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NOL: West Bollsta commenced operations

7 October, 2020 – Hamilton, Bermuda

Northern Ocean Ltd. (“NOL”) is pleased to announce on October 6th the harsh environment semi-submersible drilling rig West Bollsta commenced its operations for Lundin Energy Norway AS (“Lundin”) in the Barents Sea.

The West Bollsta’s initial contract is for work in the Norwegian continental shelf under a 10 well contract with 4 additional option wells available to Lundin. As previously disclosed, the estimated backlog value for the firm period is approximately USD 200m, excluding any performance bonus and additional services. Seadrill continues to manage and operate the rig from delivery through the contract term.

The West Bollsta delivered in June 2019, represents a new generation, high specification harsh environment semi-submersible drilling rig focusing on a broader specter of capabilities, a larger operating area, a high load carrying capacity, improved safety and working environment as well as a special environmental focus.

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