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Pacific Drilling Receives Delivery of its New Drillship the Pacific Scirocco


HOUSTON – Pacific Drilling S.A. received on-time delivery of its newest drillship, the Pacific Scirocco.  The Pacific Scirocco is designed to operate in water depths of up to 12,000 feet and is equipped with the newest and most technologically advanced equipment, including a dual derrick with double load path.

CEO Chris Beckett stated, “We are proud to be involved in the construction of this new addition to our expanding fleet.  The Pacific Scirocco boasts some of the most modern equipment and highest capabilities of any drillship in the market.  As previously stated, we expect to sign the Pacific Scirocco to a contract with a top quality E&P company in the near future.”

With its best-in-class drillships and highly experienced team, Pacific Drilling is a fast growing company that is dedicated to becoming the preferred ultra-deepwater drilling contractor.  Pacific Drilling’s fleet of four of the newest ultra-deepwater drillships is expected to be in operation by the end of 2011, with two additional drillships on order at Samsung for delivery during 2013.
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