SOURCE: Seadrill Limited

January 28, 2008 02:49 ET

SDRL - Operations halt on West Navigator

HAMILTON, BERMUDA--(Marketwire - January 28, 2008) -


During a planned disconnection from the well due to deteriorating weather, the drillship West Navigator suffered damages to the BOP (Blow Out Preventor) and the sub sea equipment. As a result, the drilling on West Navigator is temporarily halted. The extent of the damages and the subsequent repair time are uncertain at this point.

West Navigator is contracted to Shell for a drilling assignment on the Ormen Lange field on the Norwegian continental shelf.

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