SOURCE: Seadrill Limited

December 03, 2010 02:13 ET

SDRL - Seadrill takes delivery of the West Juno jack-up rig in Singapore

HAMILTON, BERMUDA--(Marketwire - December 3, 2010) -

Seadrill has taken delivery of the new jack-up drilling rig West Juno from Keppel FELS in Singapore.

West Juno, a sister rig to West Callisto, is the sixth Keppel FELS "B Class" rig to be constructed for Seadrill. The rig features a 'fit for purpose' off-line pipe handling and stand building, enhanced mud systems as well as improved deck layouts and greater capacities compared to previous jack-up generations. The B Class design provides maximum uptime with reduced emissions and discharges.

Alf C Thorkildsen, Chief Executive Officer in Seadrill Management AS, says, "We are pleased to complement our premium fleet with yet another outstanding jack-up drilling rig within budget and ahead of schedule. West Juno is the ninth jack-up rig added to the Seadrill jack-up fleet since 2008, and we are confident we will secure the rig a contract shortly."

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Contact Information

  • Analyst contact:
    Jim Datland
    Vice President Investor Relations
    Seadrill Management AS
    +47 51 30 99 19

    Media contact:
    Esa Ikaheimonen
    Chief Financial Officer
    Seadrill Management AS
    +47 51 30 99 19