Atwood Oceanics 8-K 2008
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15 (d)
DATE OF EARLIEST EVENT REPORTED: SEPTEMBER 16, 2008
ATWOOD OCEANICS, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
COMMISSION FILE NUMBER 1-13167
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ITEM 8.01 OTHER EVENTS
Atwood Oceanics, Inc. announced today that the ATWOOD FALCON has been awarded a two-year contract from an operator in the South China Sea. This drilling program will commence immediately after the completion of its current drilling program which is expected to be August 2009. This contract provides for an operating dayrate of $425,000 subject
to adjustment for cost escalations.
ITEM 9.01 EXHIBITS
EXHIBIT 99.1 Press Release dated September 16, 2008
Statements contained in this report with respect to the future are forward-looking statements. These statements reflect management's reasonable judgment with respect to future events. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially from those anticipated as a result of various factors including; the Company's dependence on the oil and gas industry; the risks involved the construction of a rig; competition; operating risks; risks involved in foreign operations; risks associated with possible disruption in operations due to terrorism; risks associated with a possible disruption in operations due to a war with Iraq; and governmental regulations and environmental matters. A list of additional risk factors can be found in the Company's annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 30, 2007, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
EXHIBIT NO. DESCRIPTION
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
ATWOOD OCEANICS, INC.