Pacific Drilling Provides Operational Update

  Pacific Drilling Provides Operational Update

Business Wire

LUXEMBOURG -- February 8, 2013

Pacific Drilling S.A. (NYSE: PACD) today provided an update on the status of
its ultra-deepwater drillships.

In reference to the January 29U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental
Enforcementsafety alert regarding GE connectors and bolts,none ofPacific
Drilling’srigsarecoveredby thedirectiveto suspend operations. However,
Pacific Drilling is proactively
inspectingtheVetcoExFH-4LMRPconnectorbolts on each of its rigsas
operations allow. The companyhas the necessary spareboltsto address any
issues detectedduring inspection.Currently, all of the company’s rigs are
operating normally,andno direct revenue implicationsare expectedas a
result ofthis directive.

About Pacific Drilling

With its best-in-class drillships and highly experienced team, Pacific
Drilling is a fast growing company that is committed to becoming the
industry’s preferred ultra-deepwater drilling contractor. Pacific Drilling’s
fleet of eight ultra-deepwater drillships will represent one of the youngest
and most technologically advanced fleets in the world. The company currently
operates four drillships under customer contract, and has one drillship on
order and three drillships under construction at Samsung, two of which are
under customer contract. For more information about Pacific Drilling,
including our current Fleet Status, please visit our website at
www.pacificdrilling.com.

Statements regarding expected downtime and other statements that are not
historical facts in this press release are forward-looking statements and are
subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions and consequently
actual results may differ materially from those indicated or implied by such
forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the
date they are made, and we undertake no obligation to publicly update or
revise any of them in light of new information, future events or otherwise.

Contact:

Pacific Drilling Services, Inc.
Director, Investor Relations
Amy Roddy, +1-832-255-0502
Investor@pacificdrilling.com
 
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