Oslo, Norway, November 14, 2022
In October 2022, the Company’s 11 drilling rigs achieved an average day rate of approximately USD 27,579 and rig utilization was 99.0%. In comparison, the Company achieved an average day rate of approximately USD 25,925 and rig utilization was 97.9% in September 2022.
As of November 14, 100% of available rig days in November were contracted at an average day rate of approximately USD 28,200. The contracted backlog beyond November was approximately USD 37.0 million with an average daily rig rate of approximately USD 30,900 per day.
Liquidity and cash distribution update:
Cash position at the end of October was approximately USD 95.2 million. The Company repaid its USD 80 million bond loan plus approximately USD 3.2 million of accrued interest on November 14, 2022.
The Company anticipates that it will announce its first monthly cash distribution in December 2022.
For further queries, please contact:
Marius Furuly, Director of IR and Strategy
Tel: +47 90626191
About NorAm Drilling
NorAm Drilling owns and operates a portfolio of eleven advanced drilling rigs upgraded to maximize drilling efficiency in the Permian Basin in Texas, which is the largest oil producing region in North America. NorAm Drilling is debt free and has industry leading operating margins. The company will have a full pay-out dividend strategy, targeting frequent cash distributions in a raising market.