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June 2, 2014
05:12 EDTSDRLSeadrill secures commitment for newbuild ultra-deepwater unit West Jupiter
Seadrill has secured a contract with Total Upstream Nigeria Ltd for employment of the newbuild ultra-deepwater drillship West Jupiter, in support of the EGINA ultra-deep offshore project in Nigeria. The contract is for a firm period of 5 years and has a total revenue potential for the primary contract term of approximately $1.1B inclusive of mobilization. Seadrill's total consolidated backlog stands at approximately $20B with the execution of this contract. The West Jupiter is one of eight 6th generation drillships currently under construction for Seadrill and is expected to be delivered from the Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard in Geoje, South Korea in August. The rig will be outfitted to work in up to 10,000 ft of water and is capable of water depths up to 12,000 ft and drilling depths up to 37,500 ft.
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January 22, 2015
09:16 EDTSDRLOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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08:49 EDTSDRLNorth Atlantic Drilling says Seadrill to back 2018 bond in trade for amendments
North Atlantic Drilling (NADL) announces the launch of an amendment process whereby Seadrill Limited (SDRL) will provide a guarantee for the company's NOK 1.5B bond maturing in 2018, in exchange for some amendments to the bond covenant package, namely replacing the NADL's current financial covenants with Seadrill's financial covenants from Seadrill's NOK denominated bonds. Concurrent with the amendment process for the Bond Agreement, NADL has also launched an amendment process for its secured credit facilities whereby Seadrill Limited will provide a guarantee. Successful conclusion of this process will amend the terms of the loan agreements to align with the terms set forth in Seadrill Limited's loan agreements. "The company's lenders have been supportive thus far and we expect successful conclusion of this amendment in the weeks to come," the company stated. North Atlantic Drilling shares are up 19% in pre-market trading following the announcement.

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