20 December 2013, Limassol, Cyprus
SeaBird Exploration Plc ("SeaBird") is pleased to announce that is has extended the bareboat charter for the Munin Explorer from 1 November 2014 to 31 October 2019. In connection with the bareboat extension, the charter rate is being reduced from USD 20,271 per day currently to USD 12,000 per day, commencing 1 February 2014. The charter rate will escalate with 2% per year throughout the charter period, in accordance with the original agreement.
The reduction in charter rate for the remainder of the current charter period will result in a cumulative savings for the company of approximately USD 2.3 million.
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.
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CEO SeaBird Exploration
Phone: +47 90883737
CFO SeaBird Exploration
Phone: +971 4 427 1700