Blackford Dolphin Picks Up Additional Brazilian Work

Dolphin Drilling, a subsidiary of Fred. Olsen Energy, has entered into a Letter of Intent for the provision of the semi-submersible Blackford Dolphin for the drilling of one well offshore Brazil. Commencement is scheduled late in the fourth quarter 2011, with an estimated duration of total 135 days of which some 118 days will be in continuation of the existing Reliance contract. Total contract value is approximately USD 47 million. The contract remains subject to final contract agreement, partner and management approval which are anticipated to be closed within end May.