Contract for Offshore Vigilant Signed

Scorpion Offshore has signed the contract for its newbuild Offshore Vigilant with URDANETAGAZPROM-1, S.A. (Gazprom) for operations offshore Venezuela beginning in October 2008. The proposed contract will last a minimum of 11 months and will generate approximately US$ 74 million in revenue.

The Offshore Vigilant, the Company's fourth ultra-premium jackup, is currently under construction at Keppel AmFELS in Brownsville, Texas and will be delivered in August 2008.

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