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Bristow Group Inc. Announces New General Counsel

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 25, 2006--Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE:BRS) today announced the appointment of Randall A. Stafford as Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of the Company.

William E. Chiles, President and CEO, stated, "I am excited to announce Randy's appointment to our senior management team. Randy brings substantial experience to the newly created general counsel position, having worked with a number of international oilfield services companies during his career. As General Counsel, Randy will be involved in a number of corporate activities, including our compliance efforts."

Prior to joining Bristow, Mr. Stafford was Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of TODCO since January 2003. From January 2000 until January 2003, Mr. Stafford served as Associate General Counsel of R&B Falcon Corporation and, following the merger of the two companies, Transocean Inc. From January 1990 until January 2000, Mr. Stafford was employed as Associate General Counsel of Pool Energy Services Company, an international oil and gas drilling and well servicing company that was acquired by Nabors Industries in November 1999. Mr. Stafford earned a JD Degree from Loyola University School of Law in Los Angeles, California in 1979 and a Bachelor's Degree in International Relations and Spanish from University of Southern California in 1976.

Bristow Group Inc. is a major provider of helicopter transportation services to the oil and gas industry worldwide. Through its subsidiaries, affiliates and joint ventures, the Company provides transportation services in most oil and gas producing regions including the U.S. Gulf of Mexico and Alaska, the North Sea, Africa, Mexico, South America, Australia, Russia, Egypt and the Far East. Additionally, the Company is a leading provider of production management services for oil and gas production facilities in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. The Company's Common Stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol BRS.

CONTACT: Bristow Group Inc., Houston
Joe Baj, 713-267-7605
Fax: 713-267-7620

SOURCE: Bristow Group Inc.