First drilling and well services joint venture founded

PetroVietnam Drilling and Well Services Joint Stock Corp. (PVD) signed a cooperation contract with the US-based Baker Hughes in Hanoi on March 16 to set up a joint venture in Vietnam.

The PVD – Baker Hughes Joint Venture is the one of the first to specialize in oil drilling services in Vietnam. The newly-established partnership has a chartered capital of about USD20 million , of which PVD holds 51 percent.

Speaking at the signing ceremony, a representative of the newly founded company said the establishment of this joint venture will help reduce costs and promote oil and gas exploration in Vietnam.

Before the joint venture’s establishment, Baker Hughes and PVD cooperated effectively in offering oil-drilling services for other enterprises in Vietnam.

PVD, under the National Oil and Gas Group (PetroVietnam), with a chartered capital of over VND 2.1 trillion (roughly USD109.5 million ), will be involved in providing drilling services and other related services in the oil and gas field.

Baker Hughes Co. is a well-known oil and gas service provider with branches in over 90 countries around the world.

Source: VNA

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