Pacific Drilling S.A. (NYSE: PACD) (NOTC: PDSA) announced today that Christian J. Beckett, Chief Executive Officer, will present at the 40th Annual Howard Weil Energy Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, on Wednesday, March 28, 2012, at 11:35 a.m., Central Daylight Time. A copy of the presentation materials will be available prior to the presentation in the “Events & Presentations” subsection of the “Investor Relations” section of the company’s website, www.pacificdrilling.com. About Pacific Drilling With its best-in-class drillships and highly experienced team, Pacific Drilling is a fast growing company that is committed to becoming the industry’s preferred ultra-deepwater drilling contractor. Pacific Drilling’s fleet of seven ultra-deepwater drillships will represent one of the youngest and most technologically advanced fleets in the world. The company currently operates four recently delivered drillships, has two additional drillships under construction and has one drillship on order at Samsung. For more information about Pacific Drilling, including our current Fleet Status, please visit our website at www.pacificdrilling.com.