Blake International Rigs USA has closed on the asset purchase of Pride International's platform rig fleet including the 42 acre operations facility located in Houma, Louisiana. Blake will continue the ongoing operations of the rigs currently under contract in the US Gulf of Mexico as well as in Mexican waters with PEMEX. Contracts are being negotiated with various Operators that will utilize the rigs currently idle.

Blake has hired over 260 of the platform workforce employees both on and offshore to ensure an efficient transition of operations for its customers. Blake plans to expand its presence both domestically and abroad with the fabrication of deepwater "self-erecting" platform rigs designed for floating production structures located around the world.

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