RigNet Wins New Offshore Drilling Customer With Contract Award for Remote Communications Across Premium Global Fleet

HOUSTON, Sept. 23, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- RigNet, Inc. (NASDAQ:RNET), a leading global provider of remote managed communications solutions, telecoms systems integration services and collaborative applications to the oil and gas industry, today announced that it has been awarded a contract to provide remote communications solutions to a premium offshore driller across its entire global fleet of existing and newbuild rigs.

“RigNet is uniquely positioned to provide the mission critical service and support demanded by the offshore drilling industry,” said Mark Slaughter, RigNet’s CEO and President. “From service locations and field service technicians positioned in every major energy-producing region, to our proven track record in the industry, RigNet provides a degree of tailored service and support that generalist service providers simply cannot match.”

RigNet will provide comprehensive managed remote communications solutions across the customer’s fleet of jackups, drillships and semisubmersibles operating in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, Asia Pacific, Europe and Africa regions. The contract includes provision and maintenance of both stabilized and fixed antennas to deliver communications across multiple satellite bands for greater flexibility.

“The increasing complexity of offshore drilling operations is driving demand for robust, reliable digital technology solutions,” said Hector Maytorena, RigNet’s Group Vice President, Managed Services. “RigNet is pleased to have the opportunity to help this new and important customer position for continued success with support from scalable and standardized remote communications solutions.”

About RigNet

RigNet (NASDAQ:RNET) is a leading global provider of digital technology solutions to the oil and gas industry, serving offshore and onshore drilling rigs, energy production facilities and energy maritime vessels. RigNet provides solutions ranging from fully-managed voice and data networks to more advanced applications that include video conferencing and real-time data services to over 1,200 remote sites in 50 countries on six continents, effectively spanning the drilling and production industry. RigNet is based in Houston, Texas. For more information, please visit www.rig.net. RigNet is a registered trademark of RigNet, Inc.

Media Contact: Cameron Wallace Director - Communications, RigNet, Inc. Tel: +1 (281) 674-0111 media@rig.net