BW Offshore: Contract extension for BW Athena

BW Offshore has received a notice of termination for the FPSO BW Athena contract from Ithaca Energy. BW Offshore and Ithaca Energy (on behalf of the Athena field co-venturers) have agreed a revised contract structure to continue production on the Athena field beyond expiry of the firm period on a revised compensation scheme, involving advanced payment of an FPSO demobilisation fee and sharing of positive cashflow from the field. Both parties have the right to terminate on a 60-day notice period.

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.