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11 December, 2009.  Cyprus:
 
SeaBird Exploration Limited informs that an oncoming helicopter to the Kondor Explorer made a controlled emergency landing on water at about 1210 hours CET today a few hundred meters away from the vessel on the Agbami field offshore Nigeria. The helicopter had 16 crewmembers onboard scheduled to go onboard Kondor Explorer and two helicopter pilots. No persons were injured and all 18 persons from the helicopter were safely picked up from the sea by rescue boats.
 
For further queries contact:
 
Tim Isden
CEO SeaBird Exploration
Phone: + 971 504 539075
 
Thor Higraff
COO SeaBird Exploration
Phone: +971 506 559154
 
Kai Solberg-Hansen
CFO SeaBird Exploration
Phone: + 47 920 51455
 
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SeaBird Exploration Limited (BVI) `SeaBird` is a global provider of marine 2D and 3D seismic data, solutions for seabed acquisition of 4C/4D multimode seismic, 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 water 2D/3D market. Main focus for the company is proprietary seismic surveys (contract seismic). SeaBird does not have a multi-client data library. 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.