SDLP - Seadrill Partners Announces Contract Award for the West Capella

London, United Kingdom, March 13, 2017 - Seadrill Partners LLC ("SDLP" or "the Company") has secured a one well contract with Total E&P Cyprus B.V. for the West Capella in Cyprus. The contract is expected to commence in the second half of 2017 and backlog, estimated at 50 days, is expected to be approximately $10 million. The West Capella has recently been upgraded with a Managed Pressure Drilling ("MPD") system which is expected to be utilized as part of the upcoming work scope.