SBM Offshore N.V. : SBM Offshore and Yme Owners reach conclusion and financial settlement on Yme Project SBM Offshore and Talisman Energy Norge AS (Talisman), on behalf of itself and its joint venture partners, have reached a decision to terminate the YME MOPUstor project, including scrapping the existing above surface structure, and ending all joint activity for an agreed cost. Following an extended period of operational and execution delays, the decision has been taken to remove the MOPU (Mobile Offshore Production Unit), which will subsequently be scrapped. Ownership of the in situ subsea structure will be transferred from SBM Offshore to the Yme license holders, as they assess alternative development concepts for the field. Subject to an upfront settlement payment of US$ 470 million made by SBM Offshore, Talisman will complete the work necessary to ensure the safe re-manning and will then remove the MOPU from the Yme field. SBM Offshore will manage the transportation and ultimate scrapping of the facility. All parties will terminate the existing agreements and arbitration procedures with respect to the YME project. "Delays to first production on the Yme project have been a great disappointment to the Yme joint venture partners," said Paul Warwick, Executive Vice-President Europe-Atlantic, Talisman Energy. "Recent analysis has concluded that a new topsides solution is needed in order to develop the Yme field. The arrangement with SBM Offshore allows the Yme joint venture partners to continue to evaluate options for the Yme field." Sietze Hepkema, member of the Management Board of SBM Offshore N.V. said: "Today we have resolved the legacy difficulties of Yme at an agreed cost, bringing an end to a period of significant uncertainty for the company. We are confident that with an FPSO-focused strategy and our industry-leading technological skills, SBM Offshore can take full advantage of the strong long-term fundamentals in our markets." About SBM Offshore SBM Offshore N.V. provides floating production solutions to the offshore energy industry, over the full product life-cycle. The Company is market leading in leased floating production systems with multiple units currently in operation, and has unrivalled operational experience in this field. The Company's main activity is the design, supply, installation and operation of Floating Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessels. These are either owned and operated by the Company and leased to our clients or supplied on a turnkey sale basis. Headquartered in Schiedam, the Company employs over 7,400 people worldwide, who are spread over five execution centres, eleven operational shore bases, several construction yards and the offshore fleet of vessels. Please visit our website at www.sbmoffshore.com About Talisman Energy Inc. Talisman Energy Inc. is a global upstream oil and gas company, headquartered in Canada. Talisman has two core operating areas: the Americas (North America and Colombia) and Asia- Pacific. Talisman is committed to conducting business safely, in a socially and environmentally responsible manner, and is included in the Dow Jones Sustainability (North America) Index. Talisman is listed on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges under the symbol TLM. Please visit our website at (www.talisman-energy.com). For media enquiries or further information, please contact: Talisman Energy contacts: In Norway: Grethe Elise Foldnes Manager, External and Corporate Affairs Email: email@example.com Phone: +47 52 00 18 85 Media and General Inquiries Shareholder and Investor Inquiries Phoebe Buckland LyleMcLeod, Vice-President External Communications Investor Relations Talisman Energy Inc. Talisman Energy Inc. Phone: 403-237-1536 Phone: 403-237-1020 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org E-mail: email@example.com SBM Offshore contacts: Investor Relations Sebastiaan de Ronde Bresser Investor Relations Officer Telephone: (+377) 92 05 85 15 Mobile: (+33) 643 919 312 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.sbmoffshore.com Media Relations Anne Guerin-Moens Group Communications Director Telephone: (+377) 92 05 30 83 Mobile: (+377) 680 863 691 E-mail: email@example.com Website: www.sbmoffshore.com To see the full version of this press release please click on the link below: SBM Offshore press release ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ This announcement is distributed by Thomson Reuters on behalf of Thomson Reuters clients. The owner of this announcement warrants that: (i) the releases contained herein are protected by copyright and other applicable laws; and (ii) they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein. Source: SBM Offshore N.V. via Thomson Reuters ONE HUG#1684573
SBM Offshore N.V. : SBM Offshore and Yme Owners reach conclusion and financial settlement on Yme Project
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