Leiv Eiriksson Completes BOP Tests

Leiv Eiriksson, has now completed its deepwater BOP test, the pressure tests as well as the emergency disconnect test, and the rig is now in the process of reconnecting the lower marine riser package prior to bringing the BOP back up to the surface. Accordingly, only the final black out test should remain before the rig is ready to depart the Gulf of Mexico for West Africa. It is expected that the rig should depart the Gulf by the end of November.