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 October 27, 2015 - 6:05 PM EDT
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Q5000 Enters Service

Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. (NYSE: HLX) announced today that the Q5000 entered service last week and is currently on hire for a client in the Gulf of Mexico.

Owen Kratz, President and Chief Executive Officer of Helix, stated, “The successful deployment of the Q5000 is the culmination of a three year effort on the part of our organization to launch a second semi-submersible purpose-built well intervention asset after the Q4000. We are pleased that we are able to put the vessel into service in advance of the long-term contract that commences next April for BP. The vessel is contracted with another client after the current short term project is completed and we are seeking additional opportunities to put the Q5000 to work in advance of its long-term commitment.”

About Helix

Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc., headquartered in Houston, Texas, is an international offshore energy services 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.
Erik Staffeldt, 281-618-0400
VP – Finance & Accounting

Source: Business Wire (October 27, 2015 - 6:05 PM EDT)

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