Oslo, Norway, May 8, 2023

Commercial update:

In April 2023, the Company’s 11 drilling rigs achieved an average operating day rate of approximately USD 32,100 and rig utilization was 99.3%.

As of May 8, 2023, 100% of available rig days in May were contracted at an average operating day rate of approximately USD 31,700. The contracted backlog beyond May was approximately USD 20.9 million with an average daily operating rate of approximately USD 32,100 per day.

Cash distribution:

The Board of Directors approved today a monthly cash distribution of USD 4.7 million or USD 0.11 per share for May 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.

Key information:

Distribution amount:  USD 0.11 per share

Declared currency: US$. Payment to shares registered with Euronext VPS will be distributed in NOK

Date of approval: May 8, 2023

Last day including right: May 11, 2023

Ex-date: May 12, 2023

Record date: May 15, 2023

Payment date: On or about May 19, 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.