Pacific Drilling Says Pacific Bora Starts Operations Offshore Nigeria

Pacific Drilling S.A. announced today that its ultra-deepwater drillship the Pacific Bora commenced operations at the Agbami Field in Nigeria on August 10, 2011.

The rig is contracted for three years to a wholly owned Chevron subsidiary.

The Pacific Bora is capable of operating in water depths of up to 10,000 feet and drilling wells 37,500 feet deep.

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. In addition to three ultra-deepwater drillships delivered to date, Pacific Drilling expects delivery of an additional drillship in August 2011 and has two drillships on order at Samsung for delivery during 2013.

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Source: Pacific Drilling, August 11, 2011;

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