AMENDED AND RESTATED
This AMENDMENT TO AMENDED AND RESTATED EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT (this “Amendment”) is made
and entered into effective as of the 12th day of May, 2008, by and between HORNBECK OFFSHORE OPERATORS,
LLC , a Delaware limited liability company (“Employer”), JAMES O. HARP, JR. , (“Employee”).
WHEREAS , Employer and Employee wish to amend that certain Amended and Restated Employment
Agreement dated May 7, 2006 (the “Agreement”) between Employer and Employee to reflect amendment required for
the Agreement to comply with the requirements of Section 409A of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended,
and to make certain technical changes;
NOW, THEREFORE, the parties hereby agree that from and after the date hereof, the following amended
provisions shall be effective for the Agreement.
2. Term . The term of employment under this Agreement shall commence on January 1, 2007 (the
“Commencement Date”) and shall continue through December 31, 2009; provided, however, that beginning
on January 1, 2008, and on every January 1 thereafter (each a “Renewal Date”), the then existing term of
this Agreement shall automatically be extended one additional year unless either party gives the other
written notice of termination at least ninety (90) days prior to any such Renewal Date. Written notice by
Employer shall be solely pursuant to duly adopted resolution of Employer’s or Parent’s board of directors.
Upon delivery of such notice of nonrenewal from Employer to Employee, Employee shall be entitled to
payment by Employer of an amount equal to one half of Employee’s basic annualized salary for the year
preceding such notice of nonrenewal, payable to Employee upon termination of his employment. Following
the date of termination of this Agreement, except as set forth in the preceding sentence, Employee shall
have no further rights, including but not limited to rights under Section 8, or obligations hereunder, except
obligations set forth in S