BW Offshore: Mandatory notification of trade

Carl K. Arnet, CEO of BW Offshore, yesterday transferred 266,000 shares in BW Offshore Limited from Kolbjørn Invest I AS to Kolbjørn Invest II AS at a price of NOK 7.38 per share. Both Kolbjørn Invest I AS and Kolbjørn Invest II AS are controlled by Carl K. Arnet. Following this transaction, Mr. Arnet's direct and indirect holding in BW Offshore Limited remains unchanged at 7,659,081 shares.

For further information, please contact:
Kristian Flaten, Vice President IR and Corporate Finance, +47 9509 2322

About BW Offshore:
BW Offshore is a leading global provider of floating production services to the oil and gas industry. BW Offshore is the world's second largest contractor with a fleet of 14 FPSOs and 1 FSO represented in all major oil regions world-wide. The company also operates additional 2 FPSOs. BW Offshore has a long track record on project execution and operations, as well as a robust balance sheet and strong financial capabilities. In more than 30 years of production, BW Offshore has executed 38 FPSO and FSO projects. The company is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange. Further information is also available on www.bwoffshore.com

This information is subject of the disclosure requirements pursuant to section 5-12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act.