Baker Hughes Acquires Baseline Technologies Inc.

Baker Hughes has acquired Baseline Technologies Incorporated of Calgary, Canada. The company is expected to operate as part of the Baker Hughes Pipeline Management Group, a unit of its Baker Petrolite division.

Baseline Technologies Incorporated provides a comprehensive suite of data management products and services to help pipeline operators comply with today's challenging operational and regulatory requirements. Baseline Technology's product line includes the Pipeline Information Control System (PICS), which provides essential integration and analysis capabilities needed for the timely and effective implementation of pipeline integrity management programs.

Baker Hughes PMG offers a full range of products and services to help pipeline operators increase delivery, assure system integrity, and improve reliability of upstream, transmission and distribution lines. PMG provides pipeline flow boosters, internal corrosion direct assessment services, in-line and tethered inspection services, pipeline cleaning and turnkey project management services.

"By joining forces with Baker Hughes PMG, we have effectively created the basis of a Best in Class pipeline integrity company, combining PMG's inspection, engineering and cleaning resources with Baseline Technologies' established and vendor-neutral data management expertise," said Bruce Dupuis, President and Chief Technology Officer of Baseline Technologies. "Baseline Technologies' patented data centric methodology and change management processes facilitate the efficient life cycle management of pipeline integrity."

"The geo-spatial integration of the pipeline data generated by our line of CPIG™ in-line inspection, V-LINESM tethered inspection and Engineering Services ICDA data, along with operators' existing store of data, is expected to greatly enhance the value of this data to our customer base," said Andy O'Donnell, President of Baker Petrolite.

"Baseline Technologies shares Baker Hughes PMG's strong commitment to delivering superior technology and outstanding customer service," said Pat Marfone, Vice President of Baker Petrolite Downstream operations. "In addition to our existing Best-in-Class pipeline delivery and reliability services, we now have one of the most comprehensive integrated integrity solutions in the industry to help operators manage pipeline systems."

Baker Petrolite is the specialty chemicals division of Baker Hughes Incorporated. Baker Hughes is a leading provider of drilling, formation evaluation, completion and production products and services to the worldwide oil and gas industry.