The tender rig T-9, in which Smedvig owns 49 percent, has been awarded a contract extension by ExxonMobil in Malaysia. The production drilling assignment has a duration of three years.
Commencement of operations is scheduled in mid-January 2006, in direct continuation of the existing contract. The estimated contract value is approximately US$ 66 million. ExxonMobil has the right to terminate the contract after one year.