SDRL - North Atlantic Drilling secures extension of contract for West Navigator

Hamilton, Bermuda, January 19, 2012 - North Atlantic Drilling has been awarded an 18 month contract extension for the drillship West Navigator by A/S Norske Shell. This contract extension will secure employment for West Navigator until end of June 2014. The estimated revenue value for the contract extension is US$320 million.

Alf C Thorkildsen, Chief Executive Officer in Seadrill Management AS says, "Shell's decision to extend the contract for West Navigator reflects the performance of the drillship and a tightening market for quality drilling units in the North Atlantic area. We are very pleased to further enhance our relationship with Shell as a key client and increase the earnings visibility for our Company."

Seadrill has a 77% ownership interest in North Atlantic Drilling Ltd.

Analyst contact
Jim Dåtland
VP Investor Relations
Seadrill Management AS
+47 51 30 99 19 

Media contact
Esa Ikäheimonen
Chief Financial Officer
Seadrill Management AS
+47 51 30 99 19    



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

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