Seadrill Partners LLC : SDLP - Seadrill Partners LLC Board of Directors Appointment

   Seadrill Partners LLC : SDLP - Seadrill Partners LLC Board of Directors
                                 Appointment

London, United Kingdom, January 30, 2013 - Seadrill Partners LLC (NYSE:SDLP)
announced today that Mr. Bart Veldhuizen has been appointed to its board of
directors. Mr. Veldhuizen will also serve on the conflicts committee of
Seadrill Partners.

Mr Veldhuizen has worked in the shipping industry since 1994, on both the
banking and non-banking side, most recently as the Managing Director & Head of
Shipping of Lloyds Banking Group. Mr. Veldhuizen also serves as a Director for
Golar LNG Partners LP.
Seadrill Partners LLC owns and operates offshore drilling rigs under long-term
contracts. The current fleet consists of two ultra-deepwater semi-submersible
rigs, one drillship and one semi-tender rig, all under long-term contracts
with major oil companies.

Seadrill Partners LLC
London, United Kingdom
January 30, 2013

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