Ocean Rig UDW Letter of Award for Drilling Contract

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

DryShips Inc. (NASDAQ: DRYS), a global provider of marine transportation services for drybulk cargoes and off-shore contract drilling oil services, announced that its fully-owned subsidiary Ocean Rig UDW Inc. has received a Letter of Award from an American exploration company for a four well contract for exploration drilling offshore West Africa for a period of about 300 days, commencing in the first or second quarter of 2011. The contract value is approximately $135m. The contract is subject to final documentation.

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