Parker Drilling Receives Nod for Safety

Parker Drilling was recently selected as one of America's Safest Companies for 2007 by Occupational Hazards magazine.

"Parker Drilling is honored to be recognized as one of America's Safest Companies," said Robert L. Parker Jr., chairman and chief executive officer of Parker Drilling Company. "An industry-leading quality management and health, safety and environmental program is at the heart of our company culture, and the health and safety of our employees and their families, our neighbors and the communities where we operate are among our highest priorities."

"These priorities drive improved quality in every aspect of our operations, ultimately delivering the best value for our customers," Parker continued. "Our performance is a result of contributions from every one of our 3,000 worldwide employees, and they are proud to share in this honor."

Parker Drilling provides drilling services on land and offshore including drilling rigs, project management and rental tools to the energy industry. Parker's expertise extends to every region of the world, with a land fleet of 28 rigs in 12 countries and an offshore fleet of 18 barge rigs in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, Caspian Sea and Mexico.