(Bermuda, 28 April 2008) BW Offshore has been awarded a Letter of Intent from StatoilHydro to employ the FPSO "BW Carmen" in the North Sea. The FPSO will be modified to fulfill client specific requirements prior to conducting well testing on the UK sector. BW Carmen is set to commence operation as an Anti Pollution Testing Vessel (APTV) within August 2008. The vessel will be available for new opportunities towards the end of this year.
For further information, please contact:
Svein Moxnes Harfjeld, CEO, BW Offshore, +47 4140 4886
Knut R. Sæthre, CFO, BW Offshore, +47 9111 7876
BW Offshore is one of the world's leading FPSO contractors and a market leader within advanced offshore loading and production systems to the oil and gas industry. BW Offshore has 25 years' experience and has successfully delivered 12 FPSO projects and 42 turrets and offshore terminals. BW Offshore's technology division APL has delivered solutions for production vessels, storage vessels and tankers in a wide range of field developments. Adapting through competence, in-house technology, solid project execution and operational excellence, BW Offshore ensures that customer needs are met through versatile solutions for offshore oil and gas projects. BW Offshore is headquartered in Norway, and has a global network with offices in Europe, Asia Pacific, West Africa and the Americas. BW Offshore has 1,100 employees and is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange. For more information, please visit www.bwoffshore.com and www.apl.no.