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Pacific Drilling Receives Delivery of Its Ultra-Deepwater Drillship the Pacific Khamsin


LUXEMBOURG--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Pacific Drilling S.A. (NYSE:PACD) announced today that it has taken delivery of its newest drillship, the Pacific Khamsin. The drillship is scheduled to begin mobilizing tomorrow to Nigeria, where it will commence a two year drilling contract. Pacific Khamsin, which features the most advanced drilling technology in the offshore drilling industry, including dual load path capability and dual drilling fluid systems, is capable of operating in water depths of up to 12,000 feet and drilling wells up to 40,000 feet deep.

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 represents one of the youngest and most technologically advanced fleets in the world. The company currently operates five drillships under client contract, and has three drillships under construction at Samsung Heavy Industries, one of which is under client contract. For more information about Pacific Drilling, including our current Fleet Status, please visit our website at

Statements regarding the estimated duration of client contracts, future contract commencement dates and locations, and other statements that are not historical facts in this press release are forward-looking statements and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions and consequently actual results may differ materially from those indicated or implied by such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made, and we undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any of them in light of new information, future events or otherwise.

Source: Pacific Drilling S.A.

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