HOUSTON, March 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Atwood Oceanics, Inc. (NYSE: ATW) announced today the appointment of Jeffrey A. Miller to its Board of Directors. Mr. Miller currently serves as the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Halliburton. Previously, Mr. Miller held a number of positions at Halliburton, including most recently as Senior Vice President of Global Business Development and Marketing, responsible for strategic account management, sales and marketing. He also served as Senior Vice President of Halliburton's Gulf of Mexico Region; Vice President of Halliburton's Baroid business line; Country Vice President for Indonesia; and Country Vice President for Angola. Prior to his service at Halliburton, Mr. Miller began his career with Arthur Andersen LLP. Mr. Miller holds a MBA from Texas A&M University, a BS – Agriculture and Business from McNeese State University and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant. "Jeff brings valuable operational and business development experience to our company," commented George S. Dotson, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Atwood Oceanics, Inc. "Jeff's extensive career with Halliburton includes various international assignments and a successful track record in building businesses, providing our Board with useful perspective and insight." Atwood Oceanics, Inc. is a global offshore drilling contractor engaged in the drilling and completion of exploratory and developmental oil and gas wells. The company currently owns twelve mobile offshore drilling units and is constructing three ultra-deepwater drillships and one high-specification jackup. The company was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas. Atwood Oceanics, Inc. common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "ATW". SOURCE Atwood Oceanics, Inc.