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HOUSTON, May 15, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Diamond Offshore Drilling (OTC:), Inc. (NYSE: DO) today announced that it has executed a two-year contract extension with Anadarko Petroleum (NYSE:) Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Occidental (NYSE:), in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico for the Ocean BlackHawk, commencing in November 2024 in direct continuation of the rig’s current contract. This contract extension represents approximately $350 million dollars of additional backlog, excluding any managed pressure drilling services, and replaces the one-year priced option that was agreed in May 2023. Anadarko retains three one-year unpriced options.

Bernie Wolford, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, “This extension is a testament to the safe performance of our crews and provides further visibility to our earnings and cash flow streams for 2025 and 2026. Combined with our previous awards, this brings our total contract backlog to approximately $2.1 billion.”

ABOUT DIAMOND OFFSHORE
Diamond Offshore is a leader in offshore drilling, providing innovation, thought leadership and contract drilling services to solve complex deepwater challenges around the globe. Additional information and access to the Company’s SEC filings are available at http://www.diamondoffshore.com/.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
Statements contained in this press release that are not historical facts are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, any statement that may project, indicate or imply future results, events, performance or achievements, including statements relating to future financial results; expectations regarding the Company’s plans, strategies and opportunities; expectations regarding the Company’s business or financial outlook; expected utilization, dayrates, revenues, operating expenses, rig commitments and availability, cash flows, contract status, terms and duration, contract backlog, and customer drilling programs. Forward-looking statements are inherently uncertain and subject to a variety of assumptions, risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated or expected by management of the Company. A discussion of certain of the risk factors and other considerations that could materially impact these matters as well as the…

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