YPF confirms $1.2bn in rig deals

Drilling boost: in Argentina's Neuquen basin

Argentina's YPF has signed $1.2 billion in five-year rig deals for the Vaca Muerta shale play, awarding 10 new units to US contractor Helmerich & Payne and five to DLS, a local subsidiary of Archer Limited, with units built by National Oilwell Varco.

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