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Maersk Drilling’s Norwegian major competitor close to new billion-dollar order

Maersk Drilling’s major competitor, Norwegian Seadrill, of which the country’s shipping magnate John Fredriksen is a main shareholder, has been awarded a provisional order of no less than $4 billion for three rigs from a “major oil company”, writes the company in a stock exchange statement.

Maersk Drilling’s major competitor, the Norwegian Seadrill, of which the country’s shipping magnate John Fredriksen is a main shareholder, has been awarded a provisional order of no less than $4 billion for three rigs from a “major company”, writes the company in a stock exchange statement.

Seadrill also reveals that the oil company has made demands on the three rigs of a 19-year utilization period in a contract with a value of up to $4 billion dollars. The three rigs are under construction at Samsung in Korea, and will be delivered in the first and second quarters of 2013.

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