Oslo, Norway, April 11, 2023
In March 2023, the Company’s 11 drilling rigs achieved an average operating day rate of approximately $31,600 and rig utilization was 99.4%.
As of April 11, 2023, 100% of available rig days in April were contracted at an average operating day rate of approximately $32,100. The contracted backlog beyond April was approximately $29.6 million with an average daily operating rate of approximately $32,500.
The Board of Directors approved today a monthly cash distribution of $0.11 per share or approximately $4.7 million for April 2023. The distribution will be made from the Company’s Contributed Surplus account which consists of previously paid in share premium transferred from the Company’s Share Premium account.
Distribution amount: $0.11 per share
Declared currency: US$. Payment to shares registered with Euronext VPS will be distributed in NOK
Date of approval: April 11, 2023
Last day including right: April 14, 2023
Ex-date: April 17, 2023
Record date: April 18, 2023
Payment date: On or about April 21, 2023
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 has a full pay-out dividend strategy, targeting frequent cash distributions in an improving market.