Hamilton, Bermuda, April 30, 2012 - Seadrill has received a letter of award for a new three year contract for a semi-submersible for operations offshore West Africa with a reputable oil company, contract starting second quarter 2013. The total potential contract revenue based on 97% utilisation is estimated to approximately USD 710 millions and includes a performance bonus arrangement. The letter of award is subject to final approval by the charterers Board to be lifted no later than May 16th.
Seadrill total order backlog is after this increased to approximately USD 13.3 billion.
Alf C Thorkildsen
Chief Executive Officer
Seadrill Management AS
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