All of us at Patterson-UTI are mourning those who lost their lives following the incident in Pittsburg County, OK.

There is nothing more important to us than the safety of our employees and others we partner with in the field. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected and their loved ones.

We are actively investigating the cause of the tragedy so that we can learn from it and protect against it happening again.

To the first responders, emergency personnel, authorities and well control experts, thank you for your tremendous courage and efforts to secure the scene.

And to the locals that dropped everything to offer support to those affected, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.