Seadrill secures contract for West Navigator

Seadrill has received a letter of award by A/S Norske Shell, on behalf of the operator Hydro, for the deepwater drillship West Navigator.

Offshore staff

HAMILTON, Bermuda -- Seadrill has received a letter of award by A/S Norske Shell, on behalf of the operator Hydro, for the deepwater drillship West Navigator. The vessel will work on the Ormen Lange field in the Norwegian Sea.

The $810-million contract has a duration of four years, Seadrill says.

The West Navigator is now working for Shell on the Ormen Lange field under a well-by-well contract, with an estimated duration including options to April 2009. The new contract replaces the current contract with effect from Jan. 1, 2009.

6/26/2007

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