North Atlantic Drilling Awarded Contract Extension for West Navigator

North Atlantic Drilling has been awarded an 18 month contract extension for the West Navigator (DW drillship) 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 said, "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 percent ownership interest in North Atlantic Drilling Ltd.


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