DeepOcean Group Holding AS Names New Chief Executive Officer; Bart H. Heijermans Named to Drive Next Phase of Growth



HAUGESUND, Norway, Jan. 4, 2012 /CNW/ - DeepOcean Group Holding AS ("DeepOcean Group" or "the Company"), an integrated provider of subsea engineering and trenching services, today appointed Bart H. Heijermans as their new CEO effective February 1, 2012. The announcement represents the next step in DeepOcean Group's development into a leading global subsea services organization following the completion of its recent financial restructuring and the formation of a new Board of Directors.


DeepOcean Group is an international organization that employs more than 1,000 professionals and has a solid customer base of world-class integrated energy companies in the oil and gas markets.  Heijermans is also a member of the board of DeepOcean Group.

Heijermans is an accomplished and versatile global executive from the offshore industry. He has more than 20 years of global experience in subsea construction, oil and gas and deepwater operations. Most recently Heijermans was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc., an international offshore energy company that provides development solutions and other key life of field services to the energy market. He has also held several senior positions with recognized energy companies such as Enterprise Products Partners L.P., El Paso Corporation and Royal Dutch Shell PLC.

"Bart has over 20 years of global industry experience from the Americas and Europe to Australasia and this will be invaluable to DeepOcean Group and our growth plans. He has been a non-executive board member since July and has acquired a good understanding of our divisions and how well they complement each other.  In my time working with Bart, I have found him to be an exceptional team player and very balanced," says Thomas Thune Andersen, the Chairman of the Board.

About DeepOcean Group

DeepOcean Group is an integrated provider of comprehensive subsea engineering solutions and has a demonstrated track-record in highly-engineered, complex subsea construction projects for the oil & gas, offshore wind and telecommunication industries. The Company is a leading IMR contractor and trenching operator in Norway and the North Sea, with an unparalleled track record in engineering and project management, and has a global presence with offices in Norway, UK, Brazil, Mexico and Singapore.

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