ExxonMobil Exercises Option for Leiv Eiriksson

Ocean Rig reports that Esso Exploration and Production Angola (Block 33) Limited has exercised the option well to the contract for Leiv Eiriksson. The contract will employ the Leiv Eiriksson for two exploration wells, which are the previously announced firm well plus the option well, for work offshore Angola, West Africa. The wells are in Block 33 and drilling of these wells will commence in direct continuation from the current contract with BP in Block 31 offshore Angola. Each well is expected to be of about 30 to 45 days duration.