ENSCO Earns MMS Safety Award for Excellence

ENSCO Offshore Company has been awarded the U.S. Department of the Interior's Minerals Management Service 2002 National Safety Award for Excellence ("SAFE Award") in the drilling contractor category. The award was presented to Keith Bullard, General Manager of ENSCO Offshore Company, by Rebecca W. Watson, Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management, Department of the Interior, and R. M. "Johnnie" Burton, Director, Minerals Management Service.

The SAFE Award "recognizes and commends companies that expend extra effort to conduct operations in a safe and pollution free manner by adhering to all regulations, employing trained and motivated personnel, and going the extra mile to enhance safety and environmental protection." The recipient is determined following a comprehensive review of compliance and incident data, and input from district and regional MMS offices.

ENSCO was also awarded the National SAFE Award in 2000, and was named one of the three finalists in 1999.

Carl Thorne, ENSCO's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, commented, "The MMS award for safety and environmental protection is particularly gratifying in that it recognizes our ongoing commitment to excellence relative to an ENSCO core value, preventing harm to people or the environment. ENSCO personnel are to be commended for their exemplary effort, and the contribution from our customers, vendors, and the MMS also must be recognized in light of the criticality of their participation in this team effort."