Sevan Drilling ASA: Delivery of Sevan Louisiana and completed refinancing
Sevan Drilling ASA ("Sevan Drilling") has today, 23 October 2013, taken delivery of Sevan Louisiana from Cosco Quidong Shipyard ("Cosco") in China. Sevan Louisiana is Sevan Drilling's third deep water drilling rig and will start the transit to the US Gulf of Mexico. It is expected that the rig will commence operation for LLOG Bluewater towards the end of Q1 2014, following completion of mobilization and certain additional equipment installations.
In connection with the delivery of Sevan Louisiana, the company has also closed and drawn USD 1,400 million of its new USD 1,750 million bank facility as announced on 23 July 2013. These funds have been used to repay and settle the existing bank facilities related to Sevan Driller and Sevan Brasil and to settle the remaining installment and other payables to Cosco.
For further information, please contact:
Scott Kerr, CEO, Sevan Drilling ASA,
+47 992 83 890 mobile
Jon H. Wilmann, CFO, Sevan Drilling ASA,
+47 905 60 406 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.