ATWOOD OCEANICS TO ATTEND THE GOLDMAN SACHS GLOBAL ENERGY CONFERENCE

Company Release - 1/4/2017 4:01 PM ET

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

            HOUSTON, January 4, 2017 - Atwood Oceanics, Inc. (NYSE: ATW) announced today that the Company's President and CEO, Rob Saltiel, will be on a panel discussion at the Goldman Sachs Global Energy Conference on Thursday, January 5, 2017 in Orlando, Florida.  A copy of the Company's presentation can be viewed on the Company's website at www.atwd.com.

Atwood Oceanics, Inc. is a leading offshore drilling contractor engaged in the drilling and completion of exploratory and developmental wells for the global oil and gas industry. The Company currently owns 10 mobile offshore drilling units and is constructing two ultra-deepwater drillships.  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."  For more information about the Company, please visit www.atwd.com.

Contact: Mark W. Smith
Senior Vice President and CFO
(281) 749-7840




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Source: Atwood Oceanics, Inc. via Globenewswire