SOURCE: Pride International

Pride International

May 04, 2011 19:45 ET

Pride International, Inc. Provides Fleet Contract Status Update

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - May 4, 2011) - Pride International, Inc. (NYSE: PDE) today announced that its report of drilling rig status and contract information covering the company's fleet of offshore drilling rigs and its two drilling management projects has been updated through today's date. The updated report, titled "Monthly Fleet Update," is available through the company's website at and can be accessed at the Investor Relations link.

Pride International, Inc., headquartered in Houston, Texas, operates a fleet of 26 mobile offshore drilling units, consisting primarily of floating rigs (semisubmersibles and drillships) that address deepwater drilling programs around the world. The company has one of the youngest and most technologically advanced deepwater drilling fleets in the offshore industry, with five drillships, including three delivered since 2010, six semisubmersible rigs and two managed deepwater rigs. Two additional deepwater drillships are currently under construction with expected deliveries in 2011 and 2013. The company's fleet also includes six other semisubmersible rigs and seven jackup rigs. Pride International's floating rig fleet operates primarily offshore Brazil and West Africa where the company has a long-standing presence.

Statements regarding the estimated duration of client contracts, contract dayrate amounts, future contract commencement dates and locations, planned shipyard projects, other out of service time, expected shipyard deliveries, as well as any other statements that are not historical facts in the report are 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

  • Analyst Contact:
    Jeffrey L. Chastain
    (713) 917-2020
    Media Contact:
    Kate Perez
    (713) 917-2343