OSLO, Norway, June 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --
Anton Dibowitz, President and CEO, commented:
"First and foremost, we need to recognize the way in which the whole Seadrill community has risen to the operational and logistical challenges arising because of COVID-19. We have continued our record of strong operational delivery in the quarter, working across 28 locations with over 4,000 employees from 57 different countries. Whilst our onshore personnel get used to a new mode of working, we have many offshore personnel whose continuous time working to maintain safe operations for our customers is now measured in terms of months rather than weeks. I continue to be humbled by the dedication of our people who deliver safe and efficient operations during this trying time, including some of whom will be leaving us as we maintain our focus on our cost competitiveness and adjust staffing levels to account for lower activity levels."
"This industry has two fundamental challenges which are emphasized by recent events - there are too many rigs carrying too much debt. In the quarter we took an impairment of $1.2 billion as we recognize, along with others in the sector, that a number of our assets are increasingly unlikely to return to the market and need to be scrapped. Assets across the industry also carry debt levels which are unlikely to be sustainable and consequently we should expect to see substantial indebtedness being converted to equity. Only when the industry addresses both of these issues will we be in a position where the balance of market supply and demand can deliver reasonable investment returns to stakeholders."
This information is subject to the disclosure requirements pursuant to Section 5-12 the Norwegian Securities Trading Act.
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Seadrill Limited Q1 2020
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