Atwood Oceanics Appoints New Director

                    Atwood Oceanics Appoints New Director

PR Newswire

HOUSTON, March 19, 2013

HOUSTON, March 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Atwood Oceanics, Inc. (NYSE: ATW)
announced today the appointment of Jeffrey A. Miller to its Board of
Directors. Mr. Miller currently serves as the Executive Vice President and
Chief Operating Officer of Halliburton. Previously, Mr. Miller held a number
of positions at Halliburton, including most recently as Senior Vice President
of Global Business Development and Marketing, responsible for strategic
account management, sales and marketing. He also served as Senior Vice
President of Halliburton's Gulf of Mexico Region; Vice President of
Halliburton's Baroid business line; Country Vice President for Indonesia; and
Country Vice President for Angola. Prior to his service at Halliburton, Mr.
Miller began his career with Arthur Andersen LLP. Mr. Miller holds a MBA from
Texas A&M University, a BS – Agriculture and Business from McNeese State
University and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant.

"Jeff brings valuable operational and business development experience to our
company," commented George S. Dotson, Chairman of the Board of Directors of
Atwood Oceanics, Inc. "Jeff's extensive career with Halliburton includes
various international assignments and a successful track record in building
businesses, providing our Board with useful perspective and insight."

Atwood Oceanics, Inc. is a global offshore drilling contractor engaged in the
drilling and completion of exploratory and developmental oil and gas wells.
The company currently owns twelve mobile offshore drilling units and is
constructing three ultra-deepwater drillships and one high-specification
jackup. The company was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in Houston,
Texas. Atwood Oceanics, Inc. common stock is traded on the New York Stock
Exchange under the symbol "ATW".

SOURCE Atwood Oceanics, Inc.

Contact: Mark L. Mey, +1-281-749-7902
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