A Ho-Hum Third Quarter
The markets are still expecting the offshore drilling market to be more of a 2012 event, so Seadrill's third quarter earnings are not likely to be examined quite so closely. Revenue was okay, falling 4% from last year and rising 3% from the second quarter. Rates were not all that incredible this quarter, but utilization was quite good and the company is bringing more of its rigs under contract.
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