Northern Offshore Names Hefty Tax Man

Northern Offshore Ltd. announced the appointment of Brian Hefty to the position of Tax Director. Prior to joining Northern Offshore, Mr. Hefty's career has included positions in tax planning, accounting and compliance at GlobalSantaFe, Halliburton and Petroleum Geo-Services. Early in his career he spent six years as a Tax Consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers and Arthur Anderson.

"Brian brings a wealth of talent and international tax experience to Northern Offshore. We are looking forward to his significant contribution as a member of the management team," commented Michael Dawson, Chief Financial Officer of the Company.

Mr. Hefty holds a BBA in Accounting from Baylor University and is a Certified Public Accountant. Additionally, he is a member of the Tax Executives Institute and the International Tax Forum of Houston.