Seadrill orders new drillship from Samsung Heavy

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OSLO, April 30 (Reuters) - Oslo-listed oil driller Seadrill has ordered a sixth drillship from Samsung Heavy Industries with delivery in the second quarter of 2014, the firm said on Monday. The expected total project cost is less than $600 million. "Specific interest, mainly from operators in West Africa and the Americas, demonstrate a trend towards higher day rates and longer term contracts," Seadrill said. (Reporting by Victoria Klesty)

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