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Pacific Drilling Emerges from Bankruptcy
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 Pacific Drilling emerges from Chapter 11 bankruptcy and names a new CEO.

At $500 Million A Pop, It's An Oil Gamble That Has No Precedent
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 In a far corner of the Caribbean Sea, billions of dollars worth of the world's finest oil equipment bobs quietly in the water.

Pacific Drilling Cancels Contract with SHI to Build Pacific Zonda Drillship
Friday, October 30, 2015 Pacific Drilling terminates contract with Samsung Heavy Industries for the construction of the Pacific Zonda ultra-deepwater drillship.

Gulf of Mexico Oil Rig Worker Dies in Accident
Wednesday, October 21, 2015 A crew member on a Gulf of Mexico oil rig contracted by Chevron Corp. was killed in an accident, the company says.

Newbuild Pacific Khamsin Prepares for Nigerian Assignment
Wednesday, September 04, 2013 Pacific Drilling takes delivery of Pacific Khamsin drillship, with the vessel mobilizing to Nigeria to commence a two year drilling contract.

Chevron Lines Up Pacific Drilling Rig for West Africa Ops
Thursday, November 15, 2012 Pacific Drilling announces that the Pacific Khamsin has been awarded a contract by Chevron for operations in West Africa.

Pacific Drilling Delays Option for Eighth UDW Drillship
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 Pacific Drilling has reached an agreement with Samsung Heavy Industries to extend its existing option to construct an eighth ultra-deepwater drillship.

Pacific Drilling Opts to Construct 7th UDW Drillship
Wednesday, February 22, 2012 Pacific Drilling announced that one of its subsidiaries has reached an agreement with Samsung Heavy Industries to extend an option to construct a seventh ultra-deepwater drillship.

Pacific Drilling Prices Private Placement
Thursday, February 16, 2012 Pacific Drilling S.A. announced the pricing of its private placement of $300 million.

Pacific Drilling Starts Gig Offshore Brazil
Monday, February 06, 2012 Pacific Drilling S.A. announced that the ultra-deepwater drillship Pacific Mistral commenced operations in Brazil on February 6, 2012.

Pacific Drilling Extends UDW Drillship Option
Thursday, February 02, 2012 Pacific Drilling has reached an agreement with Samsung Heavy Industries to extend until February 17, 2012 an option to construct a seventh ultra-deepwater drillship.

Pacific Scirocco Spins Bit Offshore Nigeria
Tuesday, January 31, 2012 Pacific Drilling S.A. announced that its ultra-deepwater drillship the Pacific Scirocco commenced operations in Nigeria on December 31, 2011.

Pacific Drilling Receives New Drillship Pacific Santa Ana
Tuesday, December 20, 2011 Pacific Drilling S.A. announced Tuesday it has received delivery of its newest drillship, the Pacific Santa Ana.

Pacific Drilling Posts Fleet Updates
Wednesday, November 23, 2011 Pacific Drilling provided an update on the status of its ultra-deepwater drillships.

Pacific Mistral Wins 3-Year Contract for Petrobras
Wednesday, August 17, 2011 Pacific Drilling announced that its ultra-deepwater drillship the Pacific Mistral has been awarded a three-year contract by Petrobras for operations in Brazil.

Chevron Subsidiary Spuds Well in Agbami Field
Thursday, August 11, 2011 Pacific Drilling announced that its ultra-deepwater drillship the Pacific Bora commenced operations at the Agbami Field in Nigeria.

Pacific Drilling Extends Option for 7th Drillship
Thursday, June 23, 2011 Pacific Drilling has reached an agreement with Samsung Heavy Industries to extend until October 31, 2011 an option to construct a seventh ultra-deepwater drillship.

Pacific Drilling Receives Latest Drillship
Thursday, June 02, 2011 Pacific Drilling has received delivery of its newest drillship, the Pacific Mistral.

Chevron to Deploy Ultra-Deepwater Pacific Santa Ana in GOM
Monday, March 15, 2010 Pacific Drilling today announced it has entered into a Letter of Intent with Chevron USA, Inc. for the ultra-deepwater drillship Pacific Santa Ana to operate in the Gulf of Mexico.

Dhirubhai Deepwater KG2 Spins Bit Offshore India
Monday, March 08, 2010 Transocean's newbuild ultra-deepwater drillship Dhirubhai Deepwater KG2 has commenced operations for Reliance Industries in India.

Pacific Drilling to Reduce Control System NPT on Ultra-Deepwater Fleet
Tuesday, October 20, 2009 Pacific Drilling and Athens Group announced a three year partnership to reduce non-productive time (NPT) from the design phase through to operations for all software-dependent control systems for Pacific Drilling's best-in-class drillships.

Dhirubhai Deepwater KG1 Drillship Spins Bit Offshore India
Monday, August 10, 2009 Transocean's ultra-deepwater drillship Dhirubhai Deepwater KG1 has commenced operations in India under a five-year drilling contract with Reliance Industries Limited.

Pacific Drilling Appoints Two New Executives
Thursday, March 12, 2009 Pacific Drilling named Cees Van Diemen Vice President of Operations and Paul Linkin Vice President of Quality, Health, Safety and Environment.

Pacific Drilling Secures Funding for 2 Ultra-Deepwater Drillships
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 Pacific Drilling announced the closing and funding of a $1,190,000,000 facility by a 50% owned joint venture which supports part of the cost of two ultra-deepwater drillships currently being constructed by Samsung Heavy Industries.

Transocean Opts to Join Drillship Joint Venture
Wednesday, October 24, 2007 Transocean has exercised its option to purchase a 50 percent interest in a joint venture company with Pacific Drilling. The joint venture company will own and operate two drillships currently under construction in South Korea.

Pride Goes Drillship Shopping
Wednesday, July 25, 2007 Pride International has acquired an ultra-deepwater drillship currently under construction at the Samsung Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. shipyard in Geoje, South Korea.

Transocean to Market Newbuild Drillships for Pacific Drilling
Monday, April 09, 2007 Transocean has inked a deal with Pacific Drilling to exclusively market two of Pacific Drilling's deepwater drillships under construction in Korea and an option to purchase a 50% stake in the jv company that would own the rigs.