Frequently Asked Questions

Why are you called Pacific Drilling?

The “Pacific” in Pacific Drilling continues the theme of other companies associated with our sponsor.

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When were you founded?

Pacific Drilling was founded in 2006. In 2008, we initiated construction of our first four drillships.

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When is your fiscal year end?

December 31

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Why did Pacific Drilling decide to specialize in ultra deepwater?

We believe that the greatest opportunities in the offshore oil and gas industry will be found in the ultra deepwater.
We have chosen to focus only on this segment of the drilling market because there are great advantages from fleet consistency, such as the ability to optimize our maintenance and operating systems and inventories and supply chain processes.

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Where are you listed and what is your ticker symbol?

Pacific Drilling S.A. is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol PACD and in the Norwegian OTC Market administrated by the Norwegian Security Dealers Association under the ticker symbol PDSA.

Click on the link below for share information provided by the Norwegian Securities Dealers Association:

http://www.nfmf.no/English/Unlisted_shares/NOTC_A_list/

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Where do you operate?

We operate in Nigeria, Brazil and the United States Gulf of Mexico. In addition, we have three rigs under construction in South Korea.

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What is your relationship with Quantum Pacific?

Quantum Pacific is our majority shareholder and is represented on our Board of Directors by three board members.

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Where are you incorporated?

Luxembourg.  Our principal executive office is located at:
8-10, Avenue de la Gare
L-1610 Luxembourg

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What is your dividend policy?

Pacific Drilling does not currently have an approved distribution plan in place.  The company's Board of Directors will recommend for approval at the 2014 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (AGM) distributions to shareholders of up to $152 million in the aggregate to be paid in 2015.  Additional details may be located in the 2014 Annual General Meeting materials.

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How many employees do you have?

Over 1,400.

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Where is Pacific Drilling’s corporate office?

Houston, Texas

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How can I get a copy of your annual report?

You can electronically access our latest annual 20-F filing, dated March 4, 2014, via the following link on our website:
http://www.pacificdrilling.com/Investor-Relations/SEC-Filings/default.aspx

You may request a hard copy of our annual filing, free of charge, by emailing Investor@pacificdrilling.com or sending your request to:

Pacific Drilling Services, Inc.
c/o VP of Investor Relations & External Communications
3050 Post Oak Blvd.
Suite 1500
Houston, TX 77056
USA

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