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Sevan Drilling ASA: Operational Update for January 2013

Sevan Driller:
As previously announced, the Company performed required maintenance on the dynamic positioning and electrical systems on the rig and the three-year compulsory marine hull survey in January. Sevan Driller returned to a new location in Santos Basin and started required testing of the rig on the new location on 24 January. The required maintenance and inspection work took 5 days longer than originally estimated. Sevan Driller achieved a technical uptime of 73% in January 2013.

Sevan Brasil:
Sevan Brasil achieved a technical uptime of 97.0% in January 2013.   
  
Sevan Drilling Rig no 3:
Construction of Sevan Drilling Rig no 3 is progressing according to plan and reached 68.2% overall completion in January 2013. Commissioning of the first systems, diesel generators, was initiated in January 2013.

Sevan Drilling Rig no 4:
Construction of Sevan Drilling Rig no 4 is also progressing according to plan and reached 54.4% overall completion in January 2013. Lifting of modules up to upper deck is complete and the drill floor, living quarters and derrick will be lifted and integrated to the main hull in March 2013.

For further information, please contact:

Scott Kerr, CEO, Sevan Drilling ASA
+47 99283890 mobile

Jon H. Wilmann, CFO, Sevan Drilling ASA
+47 90560406 mobile

About Sevan Drilling:
Sevan Drilling ASA is an international offshore drilling contractor specializing in the ultra deepwater segment. Sevan Drilling ASA is listed on Oslo Børs.

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

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