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STEP Offshore to upgrade Awilco Drilling's Arctic II

The contract involves major upgrades and additions to the mud mixing and solids control equipment, and will make the Arctic II capable of operating at the leading edge, both with regards to drilling efficiency and HSE.

"We are very proud to be awarded this contract by Awilco Drilling Limited," says Pål Eriksen, president of STEP Offshore. "It once again proves we are the preferred partner for critical drilling fluid management applications."

All the equipment deliveries and upgrade work will take place while the rig is going through major upgrades at Remontowa ship yard in Gdansk, Poland.

The project has started, and will be completed in Q1 2011.

About Step OffShore

STEP Offshore AS (STEP), a subsidiary of Aker Solutions, is a leading supplier of systems for drilling fluid applications to oil & gas projects world wide.

STEP offers a wide variety of products and services for drilling fluid applications. They supply a large variety of services from complete mud -, bulk – and solids control packages to piecemeal equipment.

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