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Russians entering Fredriksen's Seadrill group

Russian Rosneft and Norwegian-Cypriot John Fredriksen are currently negotiating a large-scale agreement concerning shares in Fredriksen's North Atlantic Drilling. According to the Russians, the next step could be the crown jewel Seadrill.

Seadrill in Russian hands? Yes, if one asks the head of giant Russian energy company Rosneft, Igor Sechin, this idea is not just something like a stray bullet fired at random in the Russian wild.

Because the current negotiations concerning Rosneft's acquisition of a significant stake in Seadrill subsidiary North Atlantic Drilling could just be the first step on the path toward the crown jewel of John Fredriksen's business empire, drilling company Seadrill.

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