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10.01.2008 Williams Mullen Facilitates New Global Partnership for Client REI Drilling RICHMOND, VA – Williams Mullen client REI Drilling has entered into a global partnership with Australia based Valley Longwall International which will result in an expanded global offering of drilling services and products. The agreement was forged after the two companies successfully concluded a sale of a 50 percent ownership interest in REI to an affiliate of Valley Longwall International.

Williams Mullen attorneys Brian Johnson and David Dallas led the team that negotiated the deal between REI Drilling and Valley Longwall International. As a result of the transaction, the two companies offer 25 long hole directional drills for hire, as well as complete turnkey long hole directional drill packages.  The two companies boast a combined experience of over 50 years in the directional drilling industry.