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Songa Offshore SE today announces an extension of its Board of Directors with
the appointment of two new independent directors, Mr. Arnaud Bobillier (56) and
Mr Steven James McTiernan (61). The newly appointed directors have extensive
experience of the international offshore drilling and exploration & production
industries and financial markets.
As previously communicated, Songa Offshore SE has made it a priority to
strengthen the board of directors. I am therefore pleased to announce that Mr.
Arnaud Bobillier and Mr. Steven McTiernan have agreed to join Songa's Board of
Directors. They are both experienced executives with long and impressive
international careers, who will bring valuable industry, financial and
operational experience to the table. I look forward to working together with
them and am confident that these appointments will significantly strengthen our
realise our ambitious strategy, says Chairman of the Board, Jens A
Mr. Arnaud Bobillier joined the drilling industry some 33 years ago and has held
a number of senior line management positions within the industry in countries
around the world, including the United States, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, Brazil,
South Africa and China. Between 1980 and year 2000, he held various management
positions within Schlumberger and was the Operations Manager for Sedco-Forex
Schlumberger during the preparations for the upcoming merger with Transocean. As
Vice President of Transocean's European and African business units between
2004-2008, he was very much involved in the company's Norwegian operations. More
recently, he served as the Executive Vice President of Transocean where he was
responsible for the execution of integration of Aker Drilling into Transocean.
Between 2011-2012 he served as a Special Advisor to the CEO of Transocean. He
has also been a Member of the Board of Directors at Texas Institute of Science.
Mr. Bobillier holds an Engineering Degree in Fluid Mechanics and Thermics from
the Ecole Superieure des Techniques de l'Ingenieur de Nancy, France, with a
Major in thermodynamics. He is 57 years old.
Mr. Steven James McTiernan brings more than 40 years of experience within the
offshore, petroleum, and financial industries. He joined Abu Dhabi Petroleum in
1972 and worked in engineering roles with oil & gas companies across the globe
including BP, Amoco and Mesa Petroleum. Subsequently, he held senior energy
investment banking roles with Chase Manhattan Bank, NatWest Markets, and CIBC.
Mr. McTiernan recently retired as a Senior Independent Non-Executive Director at
Tullow Oil Plc, an $18 billion market cap FTSE-100 listed exploration &
production company. He currently serves as an Independent Director at First
Quantum Minerals Ltd, a $10 billion market cap mining company. He is also a
Principal at Sandown Energy Consultants Ltd, an energy and corporate finance
advisory services firm based in London. Mr. McTiernan received his undergraduate
degree in Natural Sciences (maths and physics) from the University of Cambridge
and in 1988 he completed the SEP Executive Program at Stanford University. He is
61 years old.
Limassol, 10 January 2012
Board of Directors
Songa Offshore SE
Questions should be directed to:
Jens A Wilhelmsen, Chairman and Interim CEO +357 976 49126
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