Kværner ASA: Kvaerner and KBR join forces for Johan Sverdrup contracts

15 August 2014 - Kvaerner and KBR, Inc announced today they will establish a joint venture to competitively bid on offshore platform topsides contracts for the Johan Sverdrup field development offshore Norway. The alliance combines Kvaerner's expertise and resources as a turn-key contractor for offshore platforms with KBR's competence as a leading international offshore oil and gas contractor.

"KBR sees Kvaerner as one of this industry's most experienced EPC contractor, particularly for demanding projects in Norway, including the Johan Sverdrup field," said Stuart Bradie, KBR President and Chief Executive Officer. "By combining our capabilities in this new joint venture, we can offer world-class project execution and delivery." 

The Johan Sverdrup field is one of Norway's largest offshore oil and gas fields, and it is expected that the first development phase will include four offshore platforms for a new field center.

"KBR is one of the world's most recognized EPC contractors, with a successful project execution track record in Norway, and Kvaerner is excited about this partnership for the pursuit of this important market opportunity." said Jan Arve Haugan, President & CEO of Kvaerner. "The new joint venture can provide proposals to potential clients, not only based on an efficient delivery model and strong capabilities, but also with our shared focus on health, safety, security and environment.  It is my strong belief that by combining KBR's and Kvaerner's resources and strengths, including the long term experience from offshore oil and gas developments, the basis for a successful and cost efficient execution of platform topside projects for the Johan Sverdrup field will be secured."

ENDS

For further information, please contact:

KBR
Media                                                                                 
Richard Goins
Director, Corporate Communications
+1-713-751-9471
Mediarelations@kbr.com
Kvaerner
Media
Torbjørn Andersen
Vice President Communications, Kvaerner,
Mob: +47 928 85 542
Investor Relations
Zac Nagle
Vice President, Investor Relations and Communications
+1-713-753-5082
Investors@kbr.com  
Investor Relations
Ingrid Aarsnes
SVP Investor Relations & Communications, Kvaerner,
Tel: +47 67 59 50 46, Mob: +47 950 38 364
ir@kvaerner.com

About Kvaerner
Kvaerner is a leading provider of engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services, and delivers offshore installations and onshore plants for upstream oil and gas production around the world. Kværner ASA, through its subsidiaries and affiliates ("Kvaerner"), is an international contractor and preferred partner for oil and gas operators and other engineering and fabrication contractors. Kvaerner and its approximately 2 800 HSSE-focused and experienced employees are recognized for delivering some of the world's most amazing and demanding projects.

In 2013, the Kvaerner group had consolidated annual revenues of close to NOK 13 billion and the company reported an order backlog at 30 June of more than NOK 21.5 billion. Kvaerner is publicly listed with the ticker "KVAER" at the Oslo Stock Exchange. For further information, please visit www.kvaerner.com.

About KBR
KBR is a global engineering, construction and services company supporting the energy, hydrocarbons, power, industrial, civil infrastructure, minerals, government services and commercial markets. For more information, visit www.kbr.com.

Forward Looking Statement
The statements in this press release that are not historical statements, including statements regarding future financial performance and backlog information, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws. These statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the company's control that could cause actual results to differ materially from the results expressed or implied by the statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: the outcome of and the publicity surrounding audits and investigations by domestic and foreign government agencies and legislative bodies; potential adverse proceedings by such agencies and potential adverse results and consequences from such proceedings; the scope and enforceability of the company's indemnities from Halliburton Company; changes in capital spending by the company's customers; the company's ability to obtain contracts from existing and new customers and perform under those contracts; structural changes in the industries in which the company operates, escalating costs associated with and the performance of fixed-fee projects and the company's ability to control its cost under its contracts; claims negotiations and contract disputes with the company's customers; changes in the demand for or price of oil and/or natural gas; protection of intellectual property rights; compliance with environmental laws; changes in government regulations and regulatory requirements; compliance with laws related to income taxes; unsettled political conditions, war and the effects of terrorism; foreign operations and foreign exchange rates and controls; the development and installation of financial systems; increased competition for employees; the ability to successfully complete and integrate acquisitions; and operations of joint ventures, including joint ventures that are not controlled by the company.

KBR's Annual Report on Form 10-K/A dated May 5, 2014, Form 10-Q for the quarters ended March 31, 2013, June 30, 2013, and September 30, 2013, recent Current Reports on Forms 8-K, and other Securities and Exchange Commission filings discuss some of the important risk factors that KBR has identified that may affect the business, results of operations and financial condition. Except as required by law, KBR undertakes no obligation to revise or update publicly any forward-looking statements for any reason.