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  • *Q4 adjusted loss of 23 cents/ share vs estimate of 32 cents. *Company had cut 15 pct jobs, shut 4 rigs in Gulf of Mexico. Larger rival Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc and land driller Patterson-UTI Energy Inc have warned of a challenging 2015..

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  • Feb 9- Rig contractor Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc reported a 7 percent drop in quarterly revenue as demand dropped due to weak oil prices, and said it would not pay a special dividend as it had been doing since 2006.. Diamond Offshore's revenue fell 7 Percent to $675.3 million in the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31. Utilization rate for Diamond Offshore's...

  • *Q4 earnings $0.39/ shr vs $0.11/ shr last year. *Q4 rev $901.2 mln vs $658.8 mln last year. Feb 5- Land rig provider Patterson-UTI Energy Inc warned that 2015 would be "challenging," having received indications that customers could terminate a number of longer-term contracts early.

  • Feb 5- Land rig provider Patterson-UTI Energy Inc has halved its full-year rig construction program to 16 new high-tech APEX rigs as oil producers cut back on drilling due to weak prices. Patterson's decision follows rival Helmerich& Payne Inc's announcement last week that it would halve its FlexRig construction program. Patterson's net income more than...

  • Analysts say companies with considerable debt such as Nabors Industries Ltd and small private firms with less efficient rigs will scramble to keep them in operation. Rig rates of $25,000- $30,000 per day in the quarter ended Sept. 30, are expected to fall 20-25 percent or more next year and talks over lower rates are already underway, analysts said.

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  • Oct 30- National Oilwell Varco Inc, the largest U.S. oilfield equipment provider, reported a 10 percent rise in quarterly profit as its rig systems business readied more oil and gas wells for production. Land drillers Nabor Industries Ltd and Patterson-UTI Energy Inc reported a jump in revenue last week, helped by increased drilling activity.

  • Oct 23- Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc, one of the world's top five offshore rig contractors, reported a 4.5 percent rise in third-quarter revenue, helped by higher demand and improved rates for its ultra-deepwater rigs. Diamond Offshore said Petrobras has extended contracts on three ultra-deepwater rigs, which are expected to generate revenue of up to $1.4...

  • Oct 23- Rig contractors Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc and Patterson-UTI Energy Inc reported big drops in quarterly profits, hurt by one-time charges to retire some old rigs. Offshore driller Diamond Offshore recorded a non-cash impairment charge of $109 million, pushing its third-quarter net income down 44 percent. Diamond Offshore said on Thursday it had...

  • Patterson-UTI quarterly profit plunges 78.5 pct Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 6:16 AM ET

    Oct 23- Patterson-UTI Energy Inc, one of the largest U.S. onshore rig contractors, reported a 78.5 percent fall in quarterly profit as its costs surged. Net income fell to $16 million, or 11 cents per share, in the quarter from $74.4 million, or 51 cents per share, a year earlier. The Snyder, Texas- based company's revenue rose 15.7 percent to $845.6 million.

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  • Patterson-UTI 3Q net falls on slow rig demand Thursday, 25 Oct 2012 | 9:58 AM ET

    HOUSTON-- Oil and natural gas driller Patterson-UTI Energy Inc. said Thursday that its third-quarter net income fell almost 38 percent as demand fell for drilling rigs in the U.S. The company earned $50.8 million, or 33 cents per share, for the quarter that ended Sept. 30.

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  • Oct 2- Patterson-UTI Energy Inc:. *Reports drilling activity for September 2012. *Says for the month of September 2012, the company had an average of 210.