SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15 (d)
OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
DATE OF EARLIEST EVENT REPORTED: SEPTEMBER 1, 2010
ATWOOD OCEANICS, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
COMMISSION FILE NUMBER 1-13167
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)
Internal Revenue Service – Employer Identification No. 74-1611874
15835 Park Ten Place Drive, Houston, Texas, 77084
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ITEM 7.01 REGULATION FD DISCLOSURE
Information with respect to the Company’s Fleet Status Report at September 1, 2010 is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1. Such information is being furnished under Regulation FD and should not be deemed to be filed under Section 19 of the Exchange Act.
Statements contained in this report with respect to the future are forward-looking statements. These statements reflect management’s reasonable judgment with respect to future events. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially from those anticipated as a result of various factors including the Company’s dependence on the oil and gas industry; the risks involved in the construction of a rig and commencement of operations of the rig following delivery; competition; operating risks; risks involved in foreign operations; risks associated with possible disruption in operations due to terrorism, acts of piracy, embargoes, war or other military operations; and governmental and industry regulations and environmental matters. A list of additional risk factors can be found in the Company’s annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 30, 2009, and the Company’s quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2010, both filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
ITEM 9.01 EXHIBITS
EXHIBIT 99.1 Fleet Status Report at September 1, 2010
EXHIBIT NO. DESCRIPTION
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.