Seadrill Limited : SDRL - Seadrill receives term extension for semi-submersible West Leo

        Seadrill Limited : SDRL - Seadrill receives term extension for
                          semi-submersible West Leo

Hamilton, Bermuda, January 16, 2013- Tullow plc has exercised its contractual
option to extend the contract forthe ultra-deepwater semi-submersible rig
West Leo by two years from May 2016 to May 2018. The West Leo is expected to
carry out operations in West Africa until the end of its contract in May 2018.

The potential contract revenue for the extension is estimated to
approximatelyUS$450 million based on 97 percentutilization and includes a
performance bonus arrangement. This brings the total estimated contract value
to US$1.13 billion.

In line with the omnibus agreement terms and conditions between Seadrill and
Seadrill Partners, Seadrill is obligated to offer the West Leo to Seadrill
Partners at a fair market price.

Media contact
Rune Magnus Lundetræ
Chief Financial Officer
Seadrill Management AS
+47 51 30 91 26

Analyst contact
Ragnvald Kavli
Investor Relations Manager
Seadrill Management AS
+47 51 30 91 26

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

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