July 3, 2012
PATTERSON-UTI ENERGY, INC. (NASDAQ: PTEN)
today reported that for the month of
, the Company had an average of 222 drilling rigs operating, including 221 rigs in
the United States
and 1 rig in Canada. For the three months ended
June 30, 2012
, the Company had an average of 224 drilling rigs operating, including 224 rigs in
the United States
and no rigs in
Average drilling rigs operating reported in the Company's monthly announcements represent the average number of the Company's drilling rigs that were operating under a drilling contract. The Company cautioned that numerous factors in addition to average drilling rigs operating can impact the Company's operating results and that a particular trend in the number of drilling rigs operating may or may not indicate a trend in or be indicative of the Company's financial performance. The Company intends to continue providing monthly updates on drilling rigs operating shortly after the end of each month.
Patterson-UTI Energy, Inc. subsidiaries provide onshore contract drilling and pressure pumping services to exploration and production companies in
. Patterson-UTI Drilling Company LLC has approximately 330 marketable land-based drilling rigs and operates primarily in oil and natural gas producing regions of
. Universal Pressure Pumping, Inc. and Universal Well Services, Inc. provide pressure pumping services primarily in
and the Appalachian region.
Statements made in this press release which state the Company's or management's intentions, beliefs, expectations or predictions for the future are forward-looking statements. It is important to note that actual results could differ materially from those discussed in such forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include, but are not limited to, deterioration of global economic conditions, declines in customer spending and in oil and natural gas prices that could adversely affect demand for the Company's services, and their associated effect on rates, utilization, margins and planned capital expenditures, excess availability of land drilling rigs and pressure pumping equipment, including as a result of reactivation or construction, adverse industry conditions, adverse credit and equity market conditions, difficulty in integrating acquisitions, shortages of labor, equipment, supplies and materials, supplier issues, weather, loss of key customers, liabilities from operations, governmental regulation and ability to retain management and field personnel. Additional information concerning factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements is contained from time to time in the Company's SEC filings, which may be obtained by contacting the Company or the SEC. These filings are also available through the Company's web site at
or through the SEC's Electronic Data Gathering and Analysis Retrieval System (EDGAR) at
. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement.
-UTI ENERGY, INC.