Archer Limited: Second quarter and first half 2021 results

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Hamilton, Bermuda (August 13, 2021)

Second Quarter 2021 Highlights

  • Revenue increased by 18.3% year over year
  • EBITDA of $21.2 million despite challenging situation in Argentina
  • Positive net income of $1.6 million, equivalent to USD 0.01 per share
  • Completed acquisition of DeepWell
  • Backlog addition totaling $325 million in Land Drilling, Wireline and Oiltools

Dag Skindlo, CEO of Archer, comments:

“We grew our EBITDA on the back of increased activity in both Eastern and Western Hemisphere in the quarter and report positive net income, despite the continued difficult Covid-19 situation and financial distress in Argentina.

Our Wireline division experiences a sharp increase in activity as they commenced the new integrated wireline contract with Equinor, secured a five-year frame agreement with ConocoPhillips and completed the acquisition of DeepWell in the second quarter. Through these events, we have established Archer as the market leader for mechanical wireline and wireline intervention services on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. We see promising results already and look forward to growing our wireline division further going forward.

Archer believe in always being highly service-oriented and work integrated with our customers, which have enabled us to gain market share and deliver measurable efficiencies to our customers.  In the quarter we secured $325 million of backlog in Wireline, Oiltools and Land Drilling.  We believe these contract awards are the result of our continuous focus on people, safety, quality in delivery and innovation.

The ongoing energy transition is creating new challenges and opportunities for Archer.   We are committed to contribute with services and innovative solutions which support this transformation.   Later this year we will announce our commitment to emission reduction and our plan for our long-term participation in the energy transition.”  

For additional information please contact:

Espen Joranger | Chief Financial Officer | Mobile: +47 982 06 812 | Email:

Joachim Houeland | Manager Treasury & Investor Relations | Mobile: +47 482 78 748 | Email:

Q2 Presentation

In connection with the earnings release, a presentation will be held at 9:00 am CEST on August 13, 2021. To follow the presentation, the following options are available:

A. Webcast

To register for the webcast please go to

B. Conference call

To access the call, which is open to the public, please dial in at the participant telephone numbers listed below. Please call in 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time, and ask for the “Archer Second Quarter 2021 Earnings Release Call”                          

Participants dial-in:

Norway: +47 23963688

United Kingdom: +44 3333009264

United States: +1 6467224957

The operator will ask for your name and company. Following the presentation there will be a Q&A session. Information on “how to ask questions” will be given at the beginning of the Q&A session.

This information is subject to the disclosure requirements pursuant to section 5-12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act