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Archer awarded a USD 200 million land drilling contract in Argentina

(Hamilton, Bermuda) – November 1, 2019 

Archer Limited (“Archer”) announces that YPF S.A. (“YPF”) has awarded DLS Archer Ltd. (“DLS”) a new five year drilling contract for three high specification drilling rigs currently under contract with YPF in the Vaca Muerta region of Argentina. As part of the contract, the three rigs will be upgraded to meet technical specifications for the extended well design of YPF. The estimated total contract value for three rigs over five years is approximately USD 200 million. Furthermore, the contract stipulates that two more rig upgrades could be added to the contract at a later stage.

Greg Helmen, Vice President of Land Drilling, comments:

“DLS has been providing drilling services to YPF for more than three decades, and we are proud to have been chosen to continue this strong partnership in developing one of the most prolific shale plays in the world. There has recently been a drive towards high specification rigs with capabilities to drill horizontal phases of more than 3000 meters in Vaca Muerta. These rig upgrades will secure Archer’s position as the leader in drilling services for unconventional plays in Argentina, and we look forward to continuing to provide safe and efficient operations to YPF for many more years to come.”

For additional information please contact:

Dag Skindlo, Chief Financial Officer

Mobile: +47 982 26 624, Email: 

Anders Engelsen, Vice President Corporate Business Development

Mobile: +47 932 07 901, Email:

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Archer is a global oil services company with a heritage in drilling and well services that stretch back over 40 years. Employing more than 5000 people at 40 locations in 17 countries, from drilling services, well integrity & intervention, plug & abandonment to decommissioning, Archer is focused on safely delivering the highest quality services and products to the drilling and well service markets. Visit our company website at

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