Vantage Drilling Company Announces Agreement to Provide Construction Management Services for Two Aker Drilling Ultra Deepwater Drillships

Friday, March 11, 2011

Vantage Drilling Company ("Vantage, or the "Company") (NYSE Amex: VTG.U) (NYSE Amex: VTG) (NYSE Amex: VTG.WS) today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to provide services related to design, construction and commissioning on behalf of Aker Drilling ASA ("Aker Drilling") of two Ultra deepwater drillships being built at Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd. ("DSME") shipyard in Okpo, Korea.

The high specification drillships of DSME design will be equipped for dual activity operations in water depths down to 12,000 feet and with drilling depths of 40,000 feet. Furthermore, Aker Drilling has options to construct two additional drillships at DSME and may elect to expand the supervision agreements to include these drillships.


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