Atwood Oceanics, Inc. : Atwood Oceanics Announces Contract for the Atwood Condor FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE HOUSTON, June 4, 2013 -- Atwood Oceanics, Inc. (NYSE: ATW) announced today that one of its subsidiaries has been awarded a drilling services contract by Shell Offshore Inc. for the dynamically positioned, ultra-deepwater semisubmersible rig, the Atwood Condor. The contract has a term of 39 months from the date the rig is assigned from Hess Corporation, which is expected to occur in late August 2013. The drilling program will be performed in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico at a dayrate of approximately $555,000. This contract will supersede the remainder of the existing contract with Hess Corporation. With the award of this contract, the firm contractual commitment for the Atwood Condor is expected to extend to November 2016. This contract adds approximately $502 million in revenue backlog. 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 13 mobile offshore drilling units and is constructing three ultra-deepwater drillships. 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." Contact: Mark L. Mey (281) 749-7902 Forward Looking Statements Statements contained in this press release with respect to the future, including expected commencement and contractual commitment, are forward-looking statements. These statements reflect management's reasonable judgment with respect to future events. Forward-looking statements are subject to numerous risks, uncertainties and assumptions and actual results could differ materially from those anticipated as a result of various factors including: uncertainties related to the level of activity in offshore oil and gas exploration and development; oil and gas prices; competition and market conditions in the contract drilling industry; the risks inherent in the construction of a rig; delays in the commencement of operations of a rig following delivery; our ability to enter into and the terms of future contracts; possible cancelation or suspension of drilling contracts; the availability of qualified personnel; labor relations; operating hazards and risks; terrorism and political and other uncertainties inherent in foreign operations (including risk of war, civil disturbances, seizure or damage to equipment and exchange and currency fluctuations); the impact of governmental and industry laws and regulations; and environmental matters. These factors and others are described and discussed in our most recently filed annual report on Form 10-K, in our Forms 10-Q for subsequent periods and in our other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission which are available on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. Each forward looking statement speaks only as of the date of the particular statement and we undertake no duty to update the content of this press release or any forward-looking statement contained herein to conform the statement to actual results or to reflect changes in our expectations. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ This announcement is distributed by Thomson Reuters on behalf of Thomson Reuters clients. The owner of this announcement warrants that: (i) the releases contained herein are protected by copyright and other applicable laws; and (ii) they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein. Source: Atwood Oceanics, Inc. via Thomson Reuters ONE HUG#1707171
Atwood Oceanics, Inc. : Atwood Oceanics Announces Contract for the Atwood Condor
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