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Easternwell further bolsters its commitment to the community with new Santos rig

Easternwell, one of Australia’s leading drilling and well servicing companies and a subsidiary of Transfield Services, has completed its latest rig build as part of its $30 million contract with Santos for the supply of heavy workover services in the Cooper Basin.

Having worked with Santos for over 20 years, Easternwell currently manages ten of its rigs in the Surat and Cooper Basin. This latest contract has secured the relationship for a further two years which could be further bolstered with the two one year extension options.

Easternwell Chief Operating Officer Darren Greer said, “The construction, delivery and management of this rig has not only cemented our relationship with Santos but also that of the community in which we operate.

“This rig build demonstrates Easternwell’s commitment to local industry participation. The rig was built locally at our Toowoomba workshop and approximately $4 million was spent with local and regional suppliers.”

“With 30 new people hired to help fulfil this contract, we have been able to further expand our 1,200 strong workforce, 99 per cent of whom reside in Australia with 65 per cent from regional Queensland,” he said.

Early this week the 24-hour rig departed Toowoomba destined for the Cooper Basin. Recruitment for experienced Rig Managers, Drillers and Floorhands began in second half of 2013 allowing plenty of time for in-house training and development through the company’s Registered Training Organisation.

For more information about Easternwell or how you can work with them visit www.careers.easternwell.com.au

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