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SEAW- Mandatory notification of trade

HAMILTON, BERMUDA (January 4, 2011)

The Board of Seawell Limited has allocated 7,500,000 of the Company’s authorized but unissued shares to a share incentive program pursuant to which the Board may grant options to subscribe for new shares to the senior managers in the Seawell Group.  The first 3,770,000 share options under the program were granted on January 3, 2011 and have a strike price of the January 3 closing price at NOK 36.00 per share. The purpose of the share ownership plan is to promote long-term employment and the term of the options are therefore 5 years.  The options will vest 1/5 on January 1 each year during the option period. First vesting is January 1, 2012 and the last on January 1, 2016, provided, however, that those options vesting in the 5th year will expire on December 31, 2016.  1,895,000 of these options are granted to primary insiders.

The following Primary Insiders have received share options:

Jorgen P. Rasmussen 800,000

Thorleif Egeli               500,000      

Lars Bethuelsen          195,000       

Max Bouthillette          300,000

Gunnar Lemvik            100,000

New total holdings for the same Primary Insiders are:

                                  Shares      Share Options

Jorgen P. Rasmussen 223,000      1,725,000      

Thorleif Egeli                31,500       1,000,000      

Lars Bethuelsen            30,000         730,000      

Max Bouthillette                                450,000      

Gunnar Lemvik                                  350,000

This information is subject of the disclosure requirements acc. to §5-12 vphl (Norwegian Securities Trading Act)