SDLP - Seadrill Partners LLC closes the ultra-deepwater drillship West Vela transaction

London, United Kingdom, November 5, 2014 - We refer to the press release dated November 4, 2014, which announced the transaction to acquire the 6thgeneration ultra-deepwater drillship West Vela. Seadrill Partners LLC has now completed the previously announced transaction to acquire the West Vela from Seadrill Limited with effect from November 4, 2014.

Questions should be directed to:
Graham Robjohns: Chief Executive Officer
Rune Magnus Lundetræ: Chief Financial Officer