AWDR - Hess agreed to early release of WilHunter

Awilco Drilling PLC and Hess Limited have mutually agreed to release the WilHunter ahead of the 1st December 2015 contract date as a consequence of the successful early completion of the decommissioning program.  There will be no negative financial repercussions to either party as a result of this early release.

WilHunter is now moored at Invergordon and is being actively marketed against future opportunities.

WilHunter is one of Awilco Drilling's two Enhanced Pacesetter semi-submersibles and is equipped for operations in water depths up to 1,500ft.

Aberdeen, 31 July 2015


For further information please contact:
Jon Oliver Bryce, CEO
Phone: +44 1224 737900

Cathrine Haavind, IR Manager
Phone: +47 93 42 84 64


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