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29 MAY 2021 WorldWide Drilling Resource ® WHO’S IN THE NEWS Additional announcements from the National Mining Hall of Fame, T.D. Williamson, SME (Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration), and ZF Friedrichshafen AG can be found by clicking this box in our online issue at: Send your Who’s in the News to: Matrix Drilling Products is excited to announce Art Steelman as director of business development. His primary focus will be to serve as an industry coach and consultant, sharing the lessons earned from his 35-year career of successfully drilling in some of the world’s most challenging ore deposits. His expertise is in reverse circulation (RC) drilling, flooded RC, dual rotary, mud rotary, and RC drilling tools, as well as geology, drilling techniques, and casing advancing systems. Industry Announcements Mills Machine , a family-owned company, was recognized at the 2021 NASBITE National Small Business Exporter Summit as an Outstanding Exporter, selected for its demonstrated excellence in export growth and innovative approaches to international marketing. NASBITE International created these awards, along with the National Small Business Exporter Summit, as a way to bring together top small business exporters, trade professionals, and trade assistance providers from across the country to connect with one another, and to share best practices and lessons learned. Jackie Rasmussen, CGBP, president of NASBITE International said, “During a time when the export business faced significant pandemic- and geopolitical-related challenges, it has never been more important to spotlight the leading exporters and their innovative approaches to succeeding against these headwinds. These companies grew, opened new markets, and created jobs, providing economic growth when our country greatly needed it.” Mills Machine is a leading U.S. manufacturer of a complete line of earth drilling tools, bits, and related accessories for water well, environmental, geothermal, and construction industries. Chuck Mills, president and owner said, “Mills has earned a reputation for quality products and for its innovative customer solutions. Based on years of service in multiple drilling industry sectors, we have developed the unique capacity to modify existing products from one industry for use in another, often resulting in cost savings to the customer.” Neptune Energy is an independent global E&P (exploration and production) company with operations across the North Sea, North Africa, and Asia Pacific. The company announced at the first of April it had completed the acquisition of interests in several gas and oil fields in Emsland and the Grafschaft Bentheim region of Germany from Wintershall Dea. The agreement will increase Neptune’s existing interest in the Adorf, Apeldorn, and Ringe gas fields and in the Adorf-Scheerhorn, Georgsdorf, and Ringe oil fields. It will add approximately 1800 barrels of oil equiva- lent per day to Neptune’s production portfolio in Germany - an increase of around 10%. Make plans to join the WWDR Team in Branson, Missouri, at the Second Annual WorldWide DownHome DrillFest™ Chateau on the Lake Resort Spa & Convention Center ~ August 16-18, 2021 j Call for information! 850-547-0102 j E-mail