CONFIRMATION OF CONTRACTS FOR BORGLAND DOLPHIN AND BYFO
Reference is made to the notice to Oslo Stock Exchange as
of 26.9.2005 notifying that Dolphin AS, a subsidiary of
Fred. Olsen Energy ASA, had entered into a letter of intent
with Statoil ASA, on behalf of itself and the other
licensees of the Tampen area on the Norwegian continental
shelf, for a three years drilling contract for Borgland
Dolphin from 1.1.2007. Final contract was subject to
approval by the other licensees. Statoil has notified
Dolphin that such approval now has been received.
Further, Dolphin Drilling Ltd. has received notification
from CNR that the first of two options for extension of the
drilling contract in the U.K. The extension is estimated
for up to 100 days. Estimated contract value of the
extension is approximately USD 11.5 million.