EX-99.2 6 d114189dex992.htm EX-99.2 EX-99.2

Exhibit 99.2



Noble Drilling Announces Combination with Pacific Trusted Partner Company Presentation | 25 March 2021



Transaction Overview [Graphic Appears Here] Summary ï,§ All- stock transaction Transaction Structure     ï,§ Pacific Drilling (“PACD”) to receive 16.6 mm newly-issued Noble Corporation (“Noble”) shares Pro-Forma ï,§ Noble shareholders: 75.1% Ownership(1) ï,§ PACD shareholders: 24.9% Leadership and ï,§ Noble’s board of directors and senior executive leadership will continue Governance     Key Approvals / Closing ï,§ Already approved by majority of PACD shareholders Conditions ï,§ Customary closing conditions Financing / Capital ï,§ PACD to be acquired on a debt-free basis Structure ï,§ Noble to receive PACD cash balance at closing Timeline ï,§ Targeted closing: April 2021 (1): Ownership is calculated using 50mm shares for Noble. Share count excludes dilution from outstanding Noble warrant tranch es and MIP.



Strong Strategic Rationale [Graphic Appears Here] 1 High specification UDW drillship fleet 2 Shared culture of safety and operational excellence 3 Expands customer relationships and geographic footprint 4 Ability to integrate quickly and realize meaningful cost synergies 5 Strengthens balance sheet



High Specification UDW Drillship Fleet Pacific Drilling Fleet Overview 7th Generation Drillships 6th Generation Drillships Rig Name Khamsin Sharav Meltem Santa Ana Scirocco Rig Design Samsung 12,000 Samsung 10,000 Year In Service 2013 2014 2014 2011 2011 Max Water Depth – 12,000 ft Main Hookload – 2,000,000 lbs 2,500,000 lbs Dual BOP Dual BOP capable Dual Activity  Customer(1) Note: Excludes Bora and Mistral 4 (1): Currently (or will be) under contract



Ability Committed to Realize to Capital Meaningful Discipline Synergies; Noble [Graphic Appears Here] Expect to realize at least $30 million of annual pre-tax cost synergies 1 • Ability to integrate Pacific Drilling assets into Noble quickly; run rate achieved by end of 2021 Capex synergies given the complementary nature of the two drillship fleets 2 • Sharing of capital spares / efficiencies gained through improved inventory management The Bora and Mistral will be divested quickly to eliminate stacking costs 3 • Represents over $10 million per year at current run rate



Rig Demand Expected to Bottom in 2021

Historical and Estimated Floater Demand Historical and Estimated Jack-up Demand

Rig years Rig years

190 360





340 338 160 155

+38 330

150 324 140 321 140 320 318 314 130 129 124 308 120 120 310 307 120 111 300 109 110 300 296 110 102 291

0 0

2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025

Source: Rystad Energy UCube; Rystad Energy research and analysis

Number of rigs operated will exceed number of rig years of demand 6



The Noble Platform  



Unique Investment Opportunity and Timing  

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1 Premium fleet of 24 offshore drilling rigs (1)

2 Strategic and diverse customer relationships supported by strong backlog

3 Unwavering commitment to safety and operational excellence

4 Cash flow focused

5 Strong, resilient and flexible balance sheet

6 Ideal platform to capture value in a changing offshore drilling landscape

(1): Pro Forma for the Pacific Drilling fleet



High Specification Fleet  

The Noble Fleet

(7) 7G Floaters (4) 6G Floaters (9) High-Spec Jack-Ups (“HS JU”) (1) Ultra HS JU



(2) Premium Jackups


(1) Semisubmersible


 Contract / future contract

 Young fleet (average fleet age of 8 years) Strategically positioned Technically advanced  Strong contract coverage

Note: Pro Forma for the Pacific Drilling fleet



Strong Customer Relationships, Diverse Footprint

Expanding Existing Geographical Footprint and Customer Roster

Noble Floaters

Noble Jack-ups

Region US GOM Region North Sea

Select Customers




Noble Floaters

Region Malaysia

Pacific Drilling

US GOM / Mexico Select Region Customers

2 2

Select 5 Noble Jack-ups

Customers 2


1 Region Far East / Australia


Noble Jack-ups 4 Select

Customers Region Trinidad & Tobago

Select Customers


Noble Floaters Pacific Drilling Noble Jack-ups

Region Guyana / Suriname Region West Africa Region Middle East

Select Select Select Customers Customers Customers

Noble Floaters Noble Jack-ups Pacific Drilling Pacific Drilling Stacked

Note: Pro Forma for the Pacific Drilling fleet, Excludes Bora and Mistral



Acquisition and Strategic Enhances Customer Already Relationships Strong Backlog Position  

Revenue Backlog By Contractor Pacific Drilling’s Customer History

$b Rig Years


$1.9 3% 7%




20% 60%



Pacific Drilling

$1.7b of revenue backlog with blue chip customers such as Exxon, Shell, Equinor and Saudi Combination with Pacific Drilling enhances relationships with customers with significant Aramco drillship demand

Note: Noble backlog as of emergence date, backlog for other companies as of latest company fillings. Pro Forma for the Pacifi c Drilling fleet, and Pacific Drilling customer history is sourced for all rig years worked from IHS Rigbase.




Track Record for Beating the Market  

Jack-Up & Modern Drillship Contract Awards & Utilization

Noble Competitors % Noble % Competitors

4 500 100

2% 90

4 000



3 500



3 000

(months) 60 Total

2 500 d 6%

Fixe 50

2 000 10% Utilization Term 40

3% (%) Contract 1 500 30 12%

1 000


500 10

0 0 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020

Noble Ownership of

Global Rig Fleet 5%                 4%                 4%                4%                4%                 4%                 4%                

89% Noble fleet utilization vs. 65% competitor utilization in 2014-2020

Note: Average total utilization for all jack-ups excluding owner operated, and those rigs working in China and Iran and 6th and 7th generation drillships. Contract term fixed includes only new, mutually agreed contracts, excluding owner operated, Iranian & Chinese fixtures 12



Culture of Operational Excellence  

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Key Drivers

Invest in our people

Relationship driven

Core Values

• Honesty and Integrity

• Safety

• Environmental Stewardship

• Respect

• Performance Problem solvers

Committed and accountable

Top Quartile UtilizationBest in class cost efficiency

 Zero Process Safety Events in 2020Top Quartile Subsea Downtime2020 LTI FreeLong Term Customer Partnerships




Cash Flow Focused [Graphic Appears Here] Disciplined Disciplined Reduced Improved Capital Reduced Rig Operating Approach to Fleet Approach to Shorebased Costs Structure Mgmt Bidding  Reduced labor costs through standard manning and nationalization  Improved inventory management and realized maintenance program efficiencies  Centralized support functions  Significantly rationalized onshore resources  Dispose of rigs to eliminate stacking costs when rig has unfavorable outlook  Continue to evaluate new tenders based on “fully burdened” costs  Appropriately highlight the value of Noble’s assets, people and brand  Meaningfully reduced interest expense  Appropriately priced liquidity through new credit facility Noble is laser focused on cost structure optimization 14



Meaningful Dayrate Reduction in “Fully Burdened” Breakeven “Fully Burdened” Breakeven Dayrate Drillship Jack-up (JU-3000N) $k/day ~35% reduction $k/day ~35% reduction Sub $200k Sub $100k 2 Years Ago Current 2 Years Ago Current  “Fully Burdened” includes all direct costs and allocations of indirect costs (all of Noble’s indirect costs are allocated to rigs)  Includes handrail costs, capex, downtime, and allocations for shorebased burden, interest expense and cash taxes Note: Allocations based on expected operating days for 2021, including a higher allocation for a Drillship than a Jackup. 15



Strong Balance Sheet and Ample Liquidity [Graphic Appears Here] Best-in-Class Balance Sheet with M&A Flexibility Strong balance sheet supported by significant liquidity position Pacific Drilling assets are being acquired on a debt-free basis Noble to receive approximately $30 million in cash from PACD at closing (net of estimated transaction costs) Capital structure has built in flexibility to facilitate M&A Pacific Drilling will be in separate credit silo (1) Pro forma for PACD acquisition Pro Forma Capital Structure Highlights Total Debt (1) Total Liquidity (1) Sub $400 million $600+ million Backlog (1) First Debt Maturity $1.7 billion 2025 16



High Cash Generation Potential [Graphic Appears Here] Illustrative EBITDA generation from active fleet(1) Floater Dayrates $200k    $250k $300k Jackup Dayrates $75k $100k $125k Fleet Utilization 80% 90% 95% EBITDA ~$130mm ~$520mm ~$880mm (1): Annual EBITDA calculation for 11 active floaters (assumes 1 floater is stacked/scrapped) and 12 active jack-ups under Noble’s current cost structure. Noble Lloyd Noble dayrate is illustratively assumed at $300k for all cases. 17



Why Noble? Premium Fleet Operational Excellence Noble is the platform for investment in offshore Cash Flow Focused drilling Strong Balance Sheet Solid Backlog, Customers 18