Seadrill Announces Contracts for West Auriga and West Polaris in Brazil
HAMILTON, Bermuda--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- December 22, 2023-- Seadrill Limited ("Seadrill" or the "Company") (NYSE & OSE: SDRL) today announced that Petrobras has awarded 1,064-day fixed-term contracts to each of the West Auriga and the West Polaris following a competitive bidding process. The contracts are expected to commence in the fourth quarter of 2024 and represent total contract value of approximately $1.1 billion, inclusive of additional services and mobilization fees. The West Auriga and the West Polaris will transition to Seadrill from the existing third-party managers before undertaking the campaigns with Petrobras.
Commenting on the awards, Simon Johnson, Seadrill’s President & Chief Executive Officer, stated, “We have secured long-term contracts for the West Auriga and the West Polaris alongside our four high-specification drillships already working in Brazil. Petrobras are an important and longstanding customer for Seadrill. We are excited to expand our contractual relationship with them and increase our rig count in this key geography.”
In connection with these contract awards, today the Company published an updated fleet status report that can be found on its website, www.seadrill.com/investors.
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About Seadrill Limited
Seadrill is a leading offshore drilling contractor utilizing advanced technology to unlock oil and gas resources for clients across harsh and benign locations around the globe. Seadrill's high-quality, technologically-advanced fleet spans all asset classes allowing its experienced crews to conduct operations across geographies, from shallow to ultra-deepwater environments.
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This announcement is considered to contain inside information as defined in article 7 of the EU Market Abuse Regulation, is subject to disclosure requirements pursuant to section 5-12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act, and was made public by Benjamin Wiseman at the Company on the date and time stated above.
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