Pacific Drilling Announces Ultra-Deepwater Drillship Pacific Khamsin Begins Contract in Nigeria

LUXEMBOURG--()--Pacific Drilling S.A. (NYSE: PACD) announced today that its ultra-deepwater drillship the Pacific Khamsin received its drilling permit and commenced its drilling contract on December 17, 2013.

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 five drillships under customer contract, and has three drillships under construction at Samsung, one of which is under customer contract. For more information about Pacific Drilling, including our current Fleet Status, please visit our website at www.pacificdrilling.com.

Contacts

Pacific Drilling
Amy Roddy, +1 832 255 0502
Investor@pacificdrilling.com

Release Summary

Pacific Drilling S.A. (NYSE: PACD) announced today that its ultra-deepwater drillship the Pacific Khamsin received its drilling permit and commenced its drilling contract on December 17, 2013.

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Pacific Drilling
Amy Roddy, +1 832 255 0502
Investor@pacificdrilling.com