CERTIFICATION PURSUANT TO SECTION 906 OF THE SARBANES-OXLEY ACT OF 2002
with the Quarterly Report of National Oilwell Varco, Inc. (the Company) on Form 10-Q for the period ending June 30, 2012 as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on the date hereof (the Report), the
undersigned, Merrill A. Miller, Jr., Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, hereby certifies, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, that:
(i) The Report fully complies with the requirements of Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934; and
(ii) The information contained in the Report fairly presents, in all material respects, the financial condition and results of operations of the Company.
The certification is given to the knowledge of the undersigned.
||/s/ Merrill A. Miller, Jr.|
||Merrill A. Miller, Jr.|
||Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer|
||August 6, 2012|