Helix Announces Long Term ROV Services Contract with McDermott

  Helix Announces Long Term ROV Services Contract with McDermott

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HOUSTON -- May 8, 2014

Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. (NYSE: HLX) is pleased to announce that its
Robotics subsidiary, Canyon Offshore, Inc., has reached an agreement with a
subsidiary of McDermott International, Inc. to provide remotely operated
vehicle (ROV) services and equipment for McDermott’s fleet of subsea
construction and pipelay support vessels. The agreement is for a fixed term of
three years with options to extend. Canyon will provide dual 3,000-meter ROV
systems onboard McDermott vessels, which initially is expected to include the
North Ocean 102, Lay Vessel North Ocean 105, Lay Vessel 108 and the Derrick
Lay Vessel 2000. In addition Canyon will supply tooling, personnel and ROV
project support to McDermott. Contract services and equipment mobilization are
expected to begin mid-2014, with six ROV systems being installed on three of
the McDermott vessels.

Canyon’s President Ian Edmonstone said, “We are extremely proud that McDermott
has chosen Canyon to support their subsea project ROV needs and look forward
to providing a value-added service to McDermott on all of their subsea support
vessels. We believe McDermott selected Canyon based on our track record of
deepwater construction ROV services, our quality and safety systems and most
importantly, our experienced staff of operators. We look forward to a long and
mutually successful relationship.”

About Helix

Helix Energy Solutions Group, 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

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