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  • Seadrill Limited agrees to acquire high specification jack-up Prospector 3
    édité le 15/11/2013 - Plus de news de "SEADRILL" - Voir la fiche entreprise de "SEADRILL"


Seadrill Limited agrees to acquire high specification jack-up Prospector 3
Seadrill Limited announced today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the company that owns the yard construction contract of the newbuild high specification jack-up rig Prospector 3 from Prospector Offshore for a total purchase price of US$235 million. In addition, Seadrill will provide drilling and handling tools, spares and operations preparations resulting in a total cost for this rig, ready to drill, of approximately US$250 million.

The Prospector 3 is scheduled to be delivered from Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Offshore Co., Ltd. (DSIC Offshore) in China during the first quarter of 2014. The new unit is based on the F&G JU2000E design, with water depth capacity of 400ft and drilling depth of 35,000ft.

The agreement with Prospector is subject to approval by DSIC Offshore.

The lack of premium jack-up newbuild activity over the last decade is beginning to be felt and demand is currently exceeding available supply. The tightness in the market is leading many customers to contract these units for significantly longer terms than previously experienced for this asset class. The Board of Seadrill continues to be of opinion that the premium jack-up market provides a compelling investment opportunity.

This information is subject of the disclosure requirements pursuant to section 5-12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act.

About Seadrill

Seadrill is a leading offshore deepwater drilling company, aiming to be our customers' most important partner in making oil and gas available in a safe and cost-effective manner.

The company operates a versatile fleet of 69 units that comprises drillships, jack-up rigs, semi-submersible rigs and tender rigs for operations in shallow to ultra-deepwater areas in harsh and benign environments.


Origine : Communiqué SEADRILL

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