Weatherford Awarded Complete Service Package for ExxonMobil Wyoming 2000 Drilling Project

31 Jul 2000

Houston, July 31, 2000

Weatherford International, Inc. (NYSE: WFT) today announced that it has been awarded all aspects of service for the ExxonMobil-Wyoming 2000 Drilling Program in LaBarge and Big Piney, WY. This is the first time a single vendor has been awarded all aspects of service for the Wyoming Project.

The Wyoming 2000 Project consists of 15 wells using three rigs; a workover rig and two rotary rigs. The workover rig utilizes Weatherford’s Underbalanced Services (UBS) air equipment, and Williams rotating control head, as well as Weatherford drill pipe and other handling tools to preset casing in advance of the rotary rigs. Weatherford’s Dailey Directional Drilling will provide services on the larger rotary rigs. Weatherford will also provide MWD equipment, drilling motors, and rotary tools. Weatherford drilling jars and cementation products will be used in the project and fishing services will also be provided.

Houston-based Weatherford International, Inc. ( is one of the largest global providers of innovative mechanical solutions, technology and services for the drilling and production sectors of the oil and gas industry. Weatherford operates in over 50 countries and employs approximately 10,000 people worldwide.

Karen Gillen Allen (713) 693-4248

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