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E M I T U S C A N Y I N T E R N AT I O N A L D R I L L I N G CAN ADA SUMMER 2012 Complex Drilling Tuscany International Drilling is embarking on significant drilling programs in South America and central Africa. Many of Tuscany’s rigs are tailor-made for operating in emerging markets.. • Brazil “When we built the company, we wanted to bring the latest and greatest technology and equipment.” // KIEL CLARK, president – South America [ B Y K AT H R Y N J O N E S ] Specializing in drilling, completion, work-over and equipment rental oilfield services, Tuscany International Drilling Inc. has grown exponentially since initiating its initial public offering (IPO) in spring 2010. The Calgary-based comPROFILE pany was founded in 2008 by Executive Chairman Walter Dawson and is presently focused on providing state-ofthe-art drilling and work-over equipment to customers operating in South America and central Africa. Since the IPO, Tuscany made two Tuscany International Drilling. | Headquarters: Calgary Employees: 2,000 | Specialty: Drill services strategic acquisitions that have expedited its growth. In May 2011, the company acquired Brazilian drilling and work-over company Drillfor Brazil. That September, it acquired Caroil SAS, the drilling and work-over subsidiary of French exploration and production company Maurel & Prom. The acquisitions enabled Tuscany to increase its rig count to 41. Of the 41 rigs in Tuscany’s current drilling program, 11 are in Africa and the remainder are in South America, specifically Brazil, Ecuador and Colombia, as well as Trinidad. “When we built the company, we wanted to bring the latest and greatest technology and equipment,” says Kiel Clark, president – South America. Approximately half of the rigs are less than five years old – the rest are being upgraded with new technologies to make them highly mobile and more efficient. Many of Tuscany’s drilling rigs are tailor-made for operating in emerging markets, such as South America and central Africa, Clark says. For instance, some of its rigs were designed to maneuver through narrow roads and bridges, and its larger rigs were designed with fastmoving capabilities. 66

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Energy & Mining International - Summer 2012
Wind Financing
Latin American Energy
Mining Developments
Wabash Mfg. Inc.
Mega Precious Metals
Iron Ore Company of Canada
Rainy River Resources Ltd.
Canada Energy
Gear Energy
Manitok Energy Inc.
Chieftain Metals
IC Potash
Nyrstar Langlois Mine
Phoenix Technology Services Inc.
Waycon Manufacturing Ltd.
Tuscany International Drilling
Latin America Focus
Canacol Energy
Orosur Mining
Lithium One Inc.
Cabo Drilling (Panama) Corp.
Continental Gold Ltd.
Guyana Oil Co. Ltd.
Batero Gold Corp.
The Williston Basin
Primary Petroleum
Sanjel Corp.
Summit Energy Services
Kengor Metals LLC
Stone Energy
Holloway Pipe
McFarren Group – Appalachian Transload Services
Trumbull Corp.
De-Cal Mechanical
Buck’s Fabricating
ITI Trailers & Truck Bodies
Hamilton Machine/ ValTek Industries
Rodenberg Diversified LLC
Mazzella Lifting Technologies
Independence Excavating
Magna-Solutions LLC
Blackhawk Specialty Tools LLC
MinExpo 2012
Rail-Veyor Technologies
STW Technic
RAM Enterprise
Miner Elastomer Products Corp.
McElroy Manufacturing
REICHdrill Inc.
Gunnebo Johnson Corp.
The Timken Co.
K/M Specialty Pumps & Systems Inc.
Schroeder Industries
The Reinforced Earth Co.
Geoprobe Systems®
Sumitomo Pogo Mine LLC – Pogo Mine
Power Service Inc.
National Pump Co.
Peak Oilfield Service Co.
TonaTec Exploration
Xtreme Oil & Gas Inc.
White Tiger Gold
TransAtlantic Petroleum Ltd.
Lydford Mining Co.
MFM Industries Inc.
Crescent Companies
Tri State Tank
Aquila Resources
Armstrong Coal
EnerJex Resources Inc.
Sanchez Energy Corp.
Chatham Steel Corp.
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