Weatherford Promotes Longaker and Huff

08 Feb 2000

Houston, February 08, 2000

Weatherford International, Inc. (NYSE: WFT) today announced that Bruce F. Longaker, Jr. and Curtis W. Huff have been appointed Executive Vice Presidents with new and expanded responsibilities. These changes are effective immediately.

Mr. Longaker is now Executive Vice President of Weatherford and President of Weatherford Global Compression Services. Mr. Longaker previously had been Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Weatherford. Mr. Longaker has been involved in the oil services industry for 22 years. Before joining Weatherford in April 1999 as Senior Vice President and CFO, he spent 18 years with Camco and Schlumberger. He has experience in all phases of the oilfield services industry.

Mr. Huff, who has been Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Weatherford, is adding the responsibilities of Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and will be an Executive Vice President of the Company. Mr. Huff joined Weatherford in May 1998 as Senior Vice President and General Counsel. Previously, he was a partner at Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. and served as outside counsel to Weatherford and EVI, Inc. Mr. Huff has a strong legal and financial background in the oilfield services industry.

Weatherford also announced that Robert Stiles, formerly Senior Vice President of Weatherford and President of Weatherford Global Compression Services division has left the company to pursue other interests.

Houston-based Weatherford International, Inc. ( is one of the largest global providers of innovative mechanical solutions, technology and services for the drilling, completion and production sectors of the oil and gas industry. Weatherford’s four divisions – Drilling and Intervention Services, Completion Services, Artificial Lift and Weatherford Global Compression Services – operate in over 50 countries and employ more than 10,000 people worldwide.

Don Galletly (713) 693-4148

Weatherford International, Inc.
515 Post Oak Blvd, Suite 600
Houston, Texas 77027