Pacific Drilling Provides Fleet Status Report and Revenue Efficiency Guidance

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LUXEMBOURG--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

Pacific Drilling S.A. (PACD) today issued a Fleet Status Report which provides the current status and contract information for the company's fleet of ultra-deepwater drillships. The report also includes a summary of historical operating fleet average revenue efficiency, as well as the company’s expectations for first quarter 2014 and full year 2014 operating fleet average revenue efficiency.

The report can be accessed at www.pacificdrilling.com by selecting the Fleet Status link in the Operations section.

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.

Forward Looking Statements

Certain statements and information in this press release and the Fleet Status Report may constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements include words, phrases or projections which are generally not historical in nature. These forward-looking statements are based on our current expectations and beliefs concerning future developments and their potential effect on us. While management believes that these forward-looking statements are reasonable as and when made, there can be no assurance that future developments affecting us will be those that we anticipate. All comments concerning our expectations for future revenues and operating results, operating revenue efficiency, vessel deliveries and contract commencement dates, are based on our forecasts for our existing operations and do not include the potential impact of any future acquisitions. Our forward-looking statements involve significant risks and uncertainties (some of which are beyond our control) and assumptions that could cause actual results to differ materially from our historical experience and our present expectations or projections. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to: unplanned downtime and maintenance; expected contract commencement dates; expected vessel delivery dates; our ability to secure and maintain drilling contracts, including possible cancellation or suspension of drilling contracts as a result of mechanical difficulties, performance or other reasons; future client contract opportunities; relocations, severe weather or hurricanes and other risks associated with offshore rig operations; risks inherent to shipyard construction, repair, maintenance or enhancement; governmental regulatory, legislative and permitting requirements affecting drilling operations; changes in worldwide rig supply and demand, competition and technology; future levels of offshore drilling activity; environmental or other liabilities, risks or losses; our ability to attract and retain skilled personnel on commercially reasonable terms; governmental action, civil unrest and political and economic uncertainties; terrorism, piracy and military action; and the outcome of litigation, legal proceedings, investigations or other claims or contract disputes.

For additional information regarding known material factors that could cause our actual results to differ from our projected results, please see our filings with the SEC, including our Annual Report on Form 20-F and Current Reports on Form 6-K. These documents are available through our website at: www.pacificdrilling.com or through the SEC’s Electronic Data and Analysis Retrieval System at www.sec.gov.

Existing and prospective investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements after the date they are made, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Contact:
Pacific Drilling Services, Inc.
Amy Roddy, +1 832 255 0502
Investor@pacificdrilling.com
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