Ensco 1st-qtr profit rises 20 pct on new rig deployment

April 29 Mon Apr 29, 2013 5:57pm EDT

April 29 (Reuters) - Ensco Plc, owner of the world's second-largest offshore drilling fleet, reported a 20 percent rise in quarterly profit, helped by the deployment of new rigs over the past year.

First-quarter net profit rose to $317 million, or $1.36 per share, from $265 million, or $1.20 per share, a year earlier. Revenue rose 13 percent to $1.15 billion.