Songa Offshore SE: Appointment of new Chief Operating Officer - COO

     Songa Offshore SE: Appointment of new Chief Operating Officer - COO

Songa Offshore SE ("Songa" or the "Company") strengthens its Management Team
with the Appointment of Mark Bessell to the position of COO. Bessell will
report to CEO Bjornar Iversen and will start in his new position 21^st October

"I have been working closely with the Board of Directors to create what we
believe to be the strongest and most dynamic management team in our industry -
the appointment of Mark Bessell is entirely aligned with this strategy. Mark
is widely recognized as one of our industry's top performers as such he
provides extensive strength and depth to our Management team. Marks solid
multi-disciplinary experience and operational knowledge will deliver clear
service and performance improvements to our customers & I welcome him to our
team", says Bjornar Iversen CEO.

Mark Bessell, has extensive industry and business experience. He commenced in
the industry with Sedco and remained with Transocean for over 20 years where
he held a number of senior positions within Operations, Projects, Technical
and HR. More recently he held Senior Vice President positions with Ocean Rig.

"Mark is extremely knowledgeable, highly driven, and quality orientated -
exactly what we are looking for in this role. He understands all aspects of
this industry and the business and has a solid track record as an effective
manager & leader at this level - his appointment is another important step
towards the achievement of our goal to build "Songa Offshore -The Midwater
Expert", concludes Bjornar Iversen.

14 October 2013
Limassol, Cyprus

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