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China-Iran, North Drilling Company Oil Rig Deal


CPTDC, a unit of China’s National Petroleum has signed a $143 million contract with the state run North Drilling Company (NDC) to deliver a drilling rig that will be used in the NCD’s Persian Gulf oil fields.NDC plans to order two more drilling rigs from CPTDC in the near future.


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  • Contract Date: Sat, 2010-03-06
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1. “Iran, China sign $143mn Drilling Deal”, Eurasian Review, 6 March 2010, available at

2. “Iran's NDC in $143m deal with China's CPTDC”, Payvand Iran News, 6 March 2010, available at

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