Ocean Rig Confirms Deepwater Well Contract with Statoil

With reference to the earlier announcement regarding a contract for Statoil for two deepwater wells in direct continuation following the Barents Sea campaign, Ocean Rig announces that all subjects have been lifted by Statoil for the two firm wells named PL 251 "Tulipan prospect" at approximately 1300 meters of water depth and PL 322 "Edvarda prospect" at approximately 1600 meters of water depth.