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 NOV Announces Signing of Seven Drillship Equipment Packages

National Oilwell Varco, Inc. (NYSE: NOV) today announced that it has signed contracts to supply drilling equipment packages for seven drillships to Estaleiro Atlantico Sul ("EAS"), including drilling riser and pressure control equipment.

 The value, over the term of the deliveries, is approximately $1.5 Billion.

drillship-insetPete Miller, Chairman, President and CEO of National Oilwell Varco, stated "We are pleased to have been selected as the drilling equipment supplier for this prominent project, and excited to work with one of Brazil's premier shipyard companies, EAS. Brazil's extraordinary deepwater discoveries of the past several years have transformed it into one of the most significant offshore markets we serve, and one we expect to continue to grow. We are investing heavily in Brazil to manufacture more of the products and technologies National Oilwell Varco provides to our oil and gas customers, and to service the rapidly growing installed base of NOV drilling equipment in the region.

Congratulations to our Rig Technology team in securing the largest single order in our company's 150 year history."

National Oilwell Varco is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and sale of equipment and components used in oil and gas drilling and production operations, the provision of oilfield services, and supply chain integration services to the upstream oil and gas industry.

Statements made in this press release that are forward-looking in nature are intended to be "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and may involve risks and uncertainties. These statements may differ materially from actual future events or results. Readers are referred to documents filed by National Oilwell Varco with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Annual Report on Form 10-K, which identify significant risk factors which could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements.

Published Date: 2011-08-14
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 National Oilwell Varco, Inc.
National Oilwell Varco, Inc.
Clay Williams, 713-346-7606
Clay.Williams@nov.com