Songa Offshore SE : Songa Offshore strengthens the Board of Directors

    Songa Offshore SE : Songa Offshore strengthens the Board of Directors

Songa Offshore SE today announces an extension of its Board of Directors with
the appointment of two new independent directors, Mr. Arnaud Bobillier (56)
and Mr Steven James McTiernan (61). The newly appointed directors have
extensive experience of the international offshore drilling and exploration &
production industries and financial markets.

As previously communicated, Songa Offshore SE has made it a priority to
strengthen the board of directors. I am therefore pleased to announce that Mr.
Arnaud Bobillier and Mr. Steven McTiernan have agreed to join Songa's Board of
Directors. They are both experienced executives with long and impressive
international careers, who will bring valuable industry, financial and
operational experience to the table. I look forward to working together with
them and am confident that these appointments will significantly strengthen
our capacity to realise our ambitious strategy, says Chairman of the Board,
Jens A Wilhelmsen.

Mr. Arnaud Bobillier joined the drilling industry some 33 years ago and has
held a number of senior line management positions within the industry in
countries around the world, including the United States, Saudi Arabia,
Indonesia, Brazil, South Africa and China. Between 1980 and year 2000, he held
various management positions within Schlumberger and was the Operations
Manager for Sedco-Forex Schlumberger during the preparations for the upcoming
merger with Transocean. As Vice President of Transocean's European and African
business units between 2004-2008, he was very much involved in the company's
Norwegian operations. More recently, he served as the Executive Vice President
of Transocean where he was responsible for the execution of integration of
Aker Drilling into Transocean. Between 2011-2012 he served as a Special
Advisor to the CEO of Transocean. He has also been a Member of the Board of
Directors at Texas Institute of Science. Mr. Bobillier holds an Engineering
Degree in Fluid Mechanics and Thermics from the Ecole Superieure des
Techniques de l'Ingenieur de Nancy, France, with a Major in thermodynamics. He
is 57 years old.

Mr. Steven James McTiernan brings more than 40 years of experience within the
offshore, petroleum, and financial industries. He joined Abu Dhabi Petroleum
in 1972 and worked in engineering roles with oil & gas companies across the
globe including BP, Amoco and Mesa Petroleum. Subsequently, he held senior
energy investment banking roles with Chase Manhattan Bank, NatWest Markets,
and CIBC. Mr. McTiernan recently retired as a Senior Independent Non-Executive
Director at Tullow Oil Plc, an $18 billion market cap FTSE-100 listed
exploration & production company. He currently serves as an Independent
Director at First Quantum Minerals Ltd, a $10 billion market cap mining
company. He is also a Principal at Sandown Energy Consultants Ltd, an energy
and corporate finance advisory services firm based in London. Mr. McTiernan
received his undergraduate degree in Natural Sciences (maths and physics) from
the University of Cambridge and in 1988 he completed the SEP Executive Program
at Stanford University. He is 61 years old.

Limassol, 10 January 2012
Board of Directors
Songa Offshore SE
Questions should be directed to:
Jens A Wilhelmsen, Chairman and Interim CEO +357 976 49126

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(Norwegian Securities Trading Act)


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