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Atwood Oceanics, Inc. is a global offshore drilling contractor engaged in the drilling and completion of exploratory and developmental oil and gas wells. The company currently owns 13 mobile offshore drilling units and is constructing three ultra-deepwater drillships. The company was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas. Atwood Oceanics, Inc. common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "ATW."
“Full Speed Ahead” aptly describes Atwood Oceanics’ first ultra-deepwater drillship, the Atwood Advantage, which joined our fleet in mid-December and is pictured on the cover. The Atwood Advantage is the first of four “A-Class” ultra-deepwater drillships that will extend our market presence with state-of- the-art drilling capability, efficiency and safety. With their high transit speeds and superior size, these vessels offer the mobility and flexibility required to efficiently conduct multi-regional drilling campaigns.