Worldwide oil and gas drilling
contractor GlobalSantaFe Corporation reported
net income for the first quarter ended March 31, 2004, of $8.7 million, or $0.04 per diluted share, on revenues of $380.0 million, as compared to net income of $45.9 million, or $0.20 per diluted share, on revenues of $424.4 million for the same quarter in 2003. Net income for the first quarter 2003 included $22.1 million, or $0.10 per diluted share, from the settlement of a claim filed in 1993 with the United Nations Compensation Commission.
Revenues for the first quarter of 2004, and 2003, exclude $26.9 million and $28.6 million, respectively, related to revenues from land rig drilling operations, which are reflected as discontinued operations. As previously reported, GlobalSantaFe has entered into an agreement to sell its worldwide land drilling assets, with the transaction expected to be completed during the second quarter of 2004.