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Archer acquires Baker Hughes’ coil tubing and pumping business in the UK

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Archer Limited has announced that it has signed definitive agreements with Baker Hughes Limited to acquire its coil tubing and pumping business in the United Kingdom.

The CT&P business includes four complete CT&P packages with supporting equipment, specialised and optimised for the UK market. As part of the transaction, Archer will take over a professional team of 51 employees in the UK, under a Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) process. Customer contracts related to the CT&P business will follow the transaction.

Closing of the transaction is subject to the UK Competition and Markets Authority’s final approval and completion of the TUPE process.

Dag Skindlo, CEO of Archer: "We are excited to announce this agreement. The coil tubing and pumping business fits well within our overall strategy to grow our drilling and well services in the UK and to further grow our integrated P&A service offering. Archer has over time developed and invested in both well P&A services and technologies, and we are proud to offer the broadest and the most advanced P&A service offering within the industry. We believe the acquisition will represent an attractive long-term investment with low risk and will be accretive to Archers’ key financial ratios.”

Gary Uddenberg, VP Global Sales and VP Coil Tubing of Archer: “We look forward to working with a highly experienced and competent coil tubing team in the UK. This business fits into our strategy within brownfield and P&A operations as well as our conveyance portfolio. The UK market remains an important business environment for us and advancing Archer’s product and solution offerings together with the coil tubing business will bring value to our clients’ workover and intervention programs.”

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