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Rosneft and North Atlantic Drilling expand offshore partnership

Oilfield Technology,

Rosneft and North Atlantic Drilling have entered into long-term offshore drilling contracts.

The transaction considers employment of six offshore drilling rigs until 2022 with the purpose of carrying out Rosneft offshore projects.

Commenting on the partnership, Igor Sechin stated: "Entering into long-term offshore drilling agreements will allow Rosneft to ensure implementation of exploration and development of its harsh environment offshore license areas."

Alf Ragnar Lovdal, CEO of NADL, added: "We are very pleased with the execution of these contracts, which is in line with the timetable agreed earlier this year. Our partner Rosneft has shown remarkable cooperation at every stage throughout this process. This milestone is testament to the ability of both NADL and Rosneft’s employees and we hope that further transactions can be concluded in a similar manner.”

Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward

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