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2012-07-11 10:21:25

HOUSTON, July 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Atwood Oceanics, Inc. announced today that it would hold its conference call and webcast in conjunction with its Fiscal 2012 Third Quarter earnings release. The Company's conference call/webcast is scheduled for Thursday, August 2, 2012. The earnings announcement is scheduled to be released Wednesday, August 1, 2012 after the market closes. You are invited to listen to its conference call that will be broadcast live over the Internet at 10:00 A.M. ET,...

2012-07-09 06:22:58

HOUSTON, July 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ATWOOD OCEANICS, INC., announced today that one of its subsidiaries has been awarded a drilling services contract by GLENCORE EXPLORATION CAMEROON LTD for the jack-up rig Atwood Aurora. The contract for three wells with a minimum total duration of 200 days will be performed in Cameroon at a dayrate of approximately $155,000. Contract commencement is expected in February 2013 in direct continuation of the two well contract with Bowleven PLC....

2012-06-25 06:24:54

HOUSTON, June 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ATWOOD OCEANICS, INC., announced today that the Company's Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Mark L. Mey, will make a presentation to institutional investors at the Global Hunter Securities 100 Energy Conference on Monday, June 25, 2012 in San Francisco, CA. A copy of the Company's presentation can be viewed on the Company's website at www.atwd.com. Atwood Oceanics, Inc., is an international offshore drilling contractor engaged in the...

2012-05-15 10:21:30

HOUSTON, May 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Rowan Companies plc ("Rowan" or the "Company") (NYSE: RDC) will host its 2012 Analyst Day on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 in New York. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081031/DA43093LOGO) The analyst day presentations will begin at 3:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time and conclude at 5:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. The event will be available to the public via a live webcast at http://www.media-server.com/m/p/7a6bu4je. To listen to the live event...

2012-05-02 06:21:52

HOUSTON, May 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ATWOOD OCEANICS, INC. announced today that the Company's President and Chief Executive Officer, Robert J. Saltiel, will make a presentation to institutional investors at the Morgan Stanley Global Spring Energy Summit on Wednesday, May 2, 2012 in Houston. A copy of the Company's presentation can be viewed on the Company's website at www.atwd.com. Atwood Oceanics, Inc. is an international offshore drilling contractor engaged in the drilling and completion...

2012-04-27 10:24:26

HOUSTON, April 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Northern Offshore, Ltd. (Oslo Bors: NOF.OL) today announced that the company has amended its existing Revolving Credit Facility from US$50 million to US$75 million. The facility is provided by Metrogas Holdings, Inc., an affiliate of the company's largest shareholder, Geveran Trading Co. Limited. The amended facility will be used for general working capital needs in conjunction with the start up of the previously announced new contracts for the Energy...

2012-04-26 14:20:46

HOUSTON, April 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ATWOOD OCEANICS, INC., announced today that one of its subsidiaries has been awarded a drilling services contract by a subsidiary of Noble Energy Inc. for the Atwood Hunter for three firm wells with a minimum total duration of 150 days plus one option well. The first well will be in a tax-free location in Cameroon at a dayrate of approximately $364,000, while the second and third wells will be in Equatorial Guinea at a dayrate of approximately $388,000....

2012-04-23 02:22:38

HOUSTON, April 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ATWOOD OCEANICS, INC. announced today that one of its subsidiaries has been awarded a three year contract extension by Chevron Australia Pty Ltd ("Chevron"), for the semisubmersible Atwood Osprey. The Atwood Osprey commenced its initial three year drilling services contract with Chevron on May 27, 2011 for operations offshore Australia inclusive of the Greater Gorgon field development project. With this contract extension, the Atwood Osprey is...

2012-04-19 10:20:39

HOUSTON, April 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Northern Offshore, Ltd. (Oslo Bors: NOF.OL) today announced that both the semisubmersible Energy Driller and drillship Energy Searcher have commenced operations. The Energy Searcher went on dayrate under the contract with the Joint Operating Company Vietgazprom, a joint venture between Petrovietnam and Gazprom, ("VGP") for their drilling program offshore Vietnam on April 6, 2012. The duration is for a four-well program expected to last approximately...

2012-04-18 10:22:39

ZUG, Switzerland, April 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today reported first quarter 2012 earnings of $120 million, or $0.47 per diluted share, versus $127 million, or $0.50 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2011. Earnings for the first quarter of 2011 were $54 million, or $0.21 per diluted share. Contract drilling services revenues for the first quarter of 2012 were $746 million versus $720 million for the fourth quarter of 2011 and $543 million in the first...