SeaBird Exploration plc : SeaBird Exploration Plc: SeaBird contract

     SeaBird Exploration plc : SeaBird Exploration Plc: SeaBird contract

1 February 2013, Limassol, Cyprus

SeaBird Exploration Plc ("SeaBird") is pleased to announce that the Hawk
Explorer is mobilizing for the Pelotas survey in Brazil for Spectrum ASA
(SPU). The vessel will be working under the existing global framework
agreement. The survey is approximately 7,500 km.

SeaBird is a global provider of marine acquisition for 2D/3D and 4D seismic
data, and associated products and services to the oil and gas industry.
SeaBird specializes in high quality operations within the high end of the
source vessel and 2D market, as well as in the shallow/deep water 2D/3D and 4D
market. Main focus for the company is proprietary seismic surveys (contract
seismic). Main success criteria for the company are an unrelenting focus on
Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Quality (HSSEQ), combined with
efficient collection of high quality seismic data. All statements in this
press release other than statements of historical fact are forward-looking
statements and are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties and assumptions
that are difficult to predict, and are based upon assumptions as to future
events that may not prove accurate. These factors include SeaBird`s reliance
on a cyclical industry and the utilization of the company's vessels. Actual
results may differ substantially from those expected or projected in the
forward-looking statements.

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

For further queries contact:

Dag Reynolds
CEO SeaBird Exploration
Phone: +47 90883737

Nils Haugestad
CFO SeaBird Exploration
Phone: +971 4 427 1700

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