Owen Kratz, President and Chief Executive Officer of Helix, stated, "As we have stated, our intention during 2008 is to unlock a portion of the value in our oil and gas portfolio through the monetization of certain reserves. These sales are the first of such efforts that we believe will allow us to demonstrate the value created through our unique two-stranded approach to oil and gas exploration and production and will allow us to recover previously invested capital, reduce future capital expenditure requirements related to these developments, and reduce the profit deferral in our services division associated with the development work."
Helix Energy Solutions, headquartered in Houston, Texas, is an international offshore energy company that provides development solutions and other key life of field services to the open energy market as well as to our own oil and gas business unit.
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SOURCE: Helix Energy Solutions
Helix Energy Solutions, Houston
Chief Financial Officer
Wade Pursell, 281-618-0400