Weatherford Provides Additional Services for Devils Tower

Weatherford will install the special alloy production tubing and accessories and provide drill pipe, rental tools and nitrogen services on the Devils Tower field development project for Dominion Exploration & Production, Inc. The Devils Tower field is located in the Gulf of Mexico's Mississippi Canyon, Block 773 in 5,610' of water. The anticipated start date for the Devils Tower completion program is February 2004.

The field will be developed with the world's deepest Truss Spar, and will initially support (8) dry-tree surface completions. Weatherford's Tubular Running Services group in Lafayette, LA will provide personnel and equipment for the tubing installation using Weatherford's dual completion tools with Micro-Grip non-marking technology. The tubing strings will consist of: 4.5" 13CR tubing, 5.5" VIT (vacuum insulated tubing), 4.5" x 2.375" "mud line" dual strings, and multiple electric/hydraulic control lines run simultaneously and attached to the tubing strings.

Weatherford's Houma, LA Rental Tool group will provide the drill pipe and associated rental tools, and the Lafayette, LA Pipeline & Specialty Services group will provide nitrogen services for pressuring buoyancy cans and production riser evacuation.

Weatherford has previously been awarded the production riser installation for this project. All risers will be installed using Weatherford's Stabberless System, a hazard reducing means of running casing and tubing that reduces costs and increases safety.

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