Our business strategy

Our primary objective is to profitably grow our business to increase long-term distributable cash flow per share to our shareholders.

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Our business strategy is to focus our company on modern state-of-the-art offshore drilling units with our main focus on deepwater operations. We believe we have one of the most modern fleets in the industry and believe that by combining quality assets and experienced and skilled employees we will be able to provide our customers with safe and effective operations, and establish, develop and maintain a position as a preferred provider of offshore drilling services for our customers.

We believe that a combination of quality assets and highly skilled employees will facilitate the procurement of term contracts and premium dayrates. We have grown our company significantly from its incorporation in 2005 and have strong ambitions to continue the growth. We believe that the combination of term contracts and quality assets will provide us with the opportunity to obtain debt financing for such growth, and allow us to increase the return on our invested equity.

The key elements in our strategy are as follows:

  • commitment to provide customers with safe and effective operations;
  • combine state-of-the-art mobile drilling units with experienced and skilled employees;
  • growth through targeted alliances, purchase of newbuildings, mergers and acquisitions;
  • develop our strong position in deepwater and harsh environments;
  • develop our rapid growing fleet of premium jack-up rigs;
  • develop our strong position in the tender rig market and pursue further growth in conventional waters as well as deepwater areas

We believe that consolidation in the offshore drilling rig industry would improve the pricing and earnings visibility for our services. Such consolidation activities may be in the form of transactions for specific offshore drilling units or companies. We actively look for growth opportunities and intend to take part in the future consolidation of our industry if we determine that potential transactions are in the best interest of our shareholders.

24.10.2006 04:27:21 Tove Aasberg