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Helix Appoints Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. (NYSE: HLX) announced today the appointment of Geoffrey (Geoff) Wagner as Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer.

Mr. Wagner has more than 15 years of experience in the energy industry. Prior to joining Helix, Mr. Wagner spent several years in executive leadership with Atwood Oceanics, a global provider of offshore drilling services, serving as Vice President of Strategic Planning, Vice President of Technical Services and Supply Chain and Vice President of Marketing and Business Development. Mr. Wagner joined Atwood from Transocean, where he spent five years in various management positions with increasing responsibility, and prior to that, he worked with SeaRiver Maritime, a subsidiary of ExxonMobil. Mr. Wagner holds an MBA from the Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University and an undergraduate degree in Marine Engineering and Nautical Science from the United States Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, New York.

In connection with Mr. Wagner’s appointment, Owen Kratz, Chief Executive Officer of Helix, stated, "We are excited to have Geoff join Helix. He complements our executive leadership team, and we believe his experience and drive makes him the right choice to lead our company’s commercial strategy. We also expect to benefit as a company from Geoff’s past experience in operational execution and process development."

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 www.HelixESG.com.

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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 www.HelixESG.com.

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Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc.
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Senior Vice President & CFO

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