Helix Announces Shell Contract for Q4000

HOUSTON--()--Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. (NYSE: HLX) announced today that it has entered into a new multi-year contract with Shell to provide well intervention services in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico utilizing Helix’s Q4000. The Q4000 is a deepwater well intervention semisubmersible which has been performing work for Shell since 2011 under a Master Service Agreement. The contract is for a three-year duration, commencing 2015 through the end of 2017.

“Shell has remained a customer for Helix over a number of years, and we appreciate their confidence in our Company’s well intervention services. Given the current state of the oil and gas markets, we view this contract as a step forward in further executing our business strategy,” said Helix President and Chief Executive Officer, Owen Kratz.

About Helix

Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc., headquartered in Houston, Texas, is an international offshore energy company that provides specialty services to the offshore energy industry, with a focus on well intervention and robotics operations. For more information about Helix, please visit our website at www.HelixESG.com.

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Contacts

Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc.
Terrence Jamerson, 281-618-0400
Director, Finance & Investor Relations

Contacts

Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc.
Terrence Jamerson, 281-618-0400
Director, Finance & Investor Relations