BW Offshore: Closing of the acquisition of stake in Dussafu field from Panoro Energy

BW Energy Gabon Pte. Ltd ("BWEG"), a subsidiary of BW Offshore, has today completed the acquisition of 25% working interest in the Dussafu production sharing contract from Pan-Petroleum Gabon B.V. (PPGBV), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Panoro Energy ASA. Closing is in line with the terms and conditions previously communicated in the stock exchange release made on 22 February 2017.

BWEG is owned by BW Energy Holdings Pte. Ltd. (BWEH), a joint venture company between BW Offshore (66.67%) and Maple Company Limited (33.33%), a wholly owned subsidiary of BW Group Limited, for the purpose of pursuing oil and gas interests.

Following the abovementioned closing, BWEG holds a 91.667% working interest in the Dussafu production sharing contract, while Panoro Energy ASA holds the remaining 8.33%.

BWEG is in discussions with the Gabon Oil Company (GOC) for their participation.

For further information, please contact:

Knut R. Sæthre, CFO, +47 9111 7876

IR@bwoffshore.com or www.bwoffshore.com

About BW Offshore:

BW Offshore is a leading global provider of floating production services to the oil and gas industry. BW Offshore has a fleet of 14 owned FPSOs and one FSO represented in all major oil & gas regions world-wide. BW Offshore has a long track record on project execution and operations. 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.

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