SOURCE: Vantage Drilling Company

January 12, 2010 14:10 ET

Vantage Drilling Company Announces Letter of Award for Ultra-Premium Jackup Topaz Driller

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - January 12, 2010) - Vantage Drilling Company ("Vantage") (NYSE Amex: VTG.U) (NYSE Amex: VTG) (NYSE Amex: VTG.WS) announced today that its ultra-premium jackup rig, the Topaz Driller has a Letter of Award for a drilling program in Southeast Asia consisting of three wells plus an option well. The anticipated duration of the first three wells is seven months. The contract is to commence in March 2010 following the mobilization to Vietnam from Singapore. Estimated revenues to be generated over the initial term of the contract are approximately $26.2 million.

Paul Bragg, President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, "We are very pleased to announce the award of this contract which provides for work commencing mid-March for the Topaz Driller. Contracting the Topaz Driller, our fourth jackup, represents a significant milestone as the Company has now successfully completed construction and contracting of all of our jackups."

The Baker Marine Pacific Class 375 jackup rig is an independent leg, cantilever, non-harsh environment jackup with a drilling depth of approximately 30,000 feet and is capable of operating in water depths up to 375 feet.

The information above includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions identified above or as disclosed from time to time in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. As a result of these factors, actual results may differ materially from those indicated or implied by such forward-looking statements.

Contact Information

  • For further information, contact:
    Paul A. Bragg
    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
    (281) 404-4700