Exhibit 99.1

  CONTACT:   Michael W. Collier
Vice President, Investor Relations
Willbros USA, Inc.
(713) 403-8016

      Connie Dever
Strategic Planning
Willbros USA, Inc.
      (713) 403-8035
    Contract margins rise to 12 percent
    Backlog surpasses $1 Billion, while replacing Nigerian backlog with North American backlog
    75 percent of backlog is cost reimbursable
    Strengthened balance sheet with 1.3:1 debt to equity ratio
    Progressing towards resolution with the DOJ/SEC investigations
HOUSTON, TX August 7, 2007 — Willbros Group, Inc. (NYSE: WG) today reported its results from continuing operations for the second quarter 2007. Revenue from continuing operations for the second quarter of 2007 was $156.7 million, compared to first quarter revenue of $206.7 million. The net loss from continuing operations for the second quarter was $40.4 million or $1.47 per share compared to $3.3 million, or $0.13 per share in the first quarter. Excluding special items consisting of $24.0 million in estimated payments relating to settlement discussions with the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and $15.4 million relating to the loss on early extinguishment of debt associated with the induced conversion of $52 million of the 6.5 percent Notes, the net loss from continuing operations was $1.0 million, or $0.04 per share, in the second quarter 2007. (See the tables attached to this release for reconciliations of non-GAAP financial measures.)
Randy Harl, President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, “It has been an encouraging quarter for Willbros. The second quarter results are evidence of the direct impact of Willbros securing its position to profitably execute the work we have in backlog and pursuing the robust market we see ahead. The key milestones we achieved this quarter are:
    Achieving contract margins of 12 percent which is a significant improvement over the first quarter 2007.


The following information was filed by Willbros Group Inc on Monday, August 13, 2007 as an 8K 2.02 statement, which is an earnings press release pertaining to results of operations and financial condition. It may be helpful to assess the quality of management by comparing the information in the press release to the information in the accompanying 10-Q Quarterly Report statement of earnings and operation as management may choose to highlight particular information in the press release.

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