Cold-stacking Ramform Viking - Focusing on Cash Preservation

September 2, 2015 Oslo, Norway: To further reduce cost and capital expenditures, and to improve utilization PGS has decided to cold-stack the Ramform Viking after she completes a MultiClient project offshore East Newfoundland in late October this year.

The vessel was originally scheduled for a yard stay and classing in Q1 2016, which will be deferred. In-sea equipment from the Ramform Viking will be used on vessels in operation and reduces the Company's capital expenditures related to maintenance in 2016 by approximately $50 million.

In addition to the Ramform Viking, PGS has earlier announced that the Ramform Explorer and Ramform Challenger will be cold-stacked after end of the North Europe acquisition season this year. Cold-stacking of the three Ramform vessels will reduce quarterly cash costs by approximately $25-30 million with full effect from Q1 2016.


Bård Stenberg, VP IR & Corporate Communications
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Rune Olav Pedersen, General Counsel & SVP Communications and Marketing
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PGS is a focused Marine geophysical company that provides a broad range of seismic and reservoir services, including acquisition, imaging, interpretation, and field evaluation. The Company's MultiClient data library is among the largest in the seismic industry, with modern 3D coverage in all significant offshore hydrocarbon provinces of the world. The Company operates on a worldwide basis with headquarters in Oslo, Norway.

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