Our Guiding Principles were developed exclusively by Atwood employees to define our company’s mission and our beliefs and values.

Our Company

Atwood Oceanics is a company of competent and motivated people who are genuinely committed to the success of our clients and are passionate about offshore drilling. We must deliver outstanding safety and operational performance to sustain our clients’ confidence and trust, provide an attractive workplace for our employees and create superior shareholder value – this is how we define success.

Our Beliefs and Values

Safety and Environmental Stewardship

We believe our most important responsibilities are to maintain the safety and health of the people who work on our rigs and at our onshore locations and to preserve the environments where we work.

Client Satisfaction

We believe our clients entrust us with their work because we provide safe, reliable and efficient drilling services with the highest level of responsiveness to their needs, applying industry best practices and advanced technologies.

Employee Focus

We believe our people are dedicated to performance excellence and want to achieve their full potential; we are committed to providing a workplace where they have every opportunity to succeed.

Value Creation

We believe our investors expect us to increase the long-term value of our company and deliver returns that exceed those of our competitors.

Integrity and Respect

We believe our success depends on conducting ourselves with the highest standards of integrity and respect for others, using plain talk and doing what we say we will do.