AWDR – Contract signed with Hess

With reference to our press release of 5 February 2013, Awilco Drilling PLC is pleased to confirm that the contract extension with Hess UK Ltd for the provision of WilHunter for additional work related to their 2013, 2014 and 2015 abandonment program in the Central North Sea has been signed. The contract is expected to commence in April 2013.

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

Aberdeen, 14 Mars 2013

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 to the disclosure requirements pursuant to section 5-12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act.