AWDR - Operational Update for WilPhoenix

Reference is made to Awilco Drilling's press release of 17 June. Awilco Drilling PLC is pleased to confirm that the WilPhoenix has moored at Apache's drilling location on the Storr field and resumed operations last night, 26 June.

WilPhoenix is one of Awilco Drilling's two enhanced pacesetter semi-submersibles and is equipped for drilling in water depths up to 1,200 ft.

Aberdeen, 27 June 2016

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.