Patterson-UTI to Sell Stakes

Patterson-UTI Energy announced the sale of certain oil and gas working interest rights for $22.3 million, which resulted in an estimated net of tax gain of $13 million, or $0.08 per share. The interests sold included rights to explore and develop zones deeper than depths it generally targeted for such properties. Additionally, the purchaser acquired the right to participate 20% in future wells drilled at the shallower depths. The sale did not include any producing wells.