Baker Energy Awarded Training Contract for West African Gas Pipeline Co.

Baker Energy has received a contract from West African Gas Pipeline Company Limited for the Provision of Training the Trainees in Pipeline Operations and Maintenance, Compressor Station Operations and Maintenance, and other related facilities along the pipeline system.

The West African Pipeline project consists of an onshore 56-km, 30-inch pipeline originating from Escravos Lagos Gas Pipeline pigging station. The new pipeline routes south and terminates at a compression station near Badagry, Nigeria. From the Lagos Beach Compression Station, a 20-inch pipeline will route offshore for approximately 15 km and traverse westwards for 569 km along the coast to the neighboring countries of Benin, Togo and Ghana. Delivery to customers will be from regulating and metering stations located in Cotonou, Benin; Togo; and Tema and Takoradi in Ghana.

Trainees will follow the training programs as directed by Baker Energy and will form the long-term core Operations and Maintenance team for the West African Gas Pipeline System. Baker's Houston, London and Lagos offices will have project responsibility.

"This opportunity strengthens our Global Training Initiative, and West Africa will continue to be a focal point in 2006," Richard Giffhorn, president of Baker Energy, said.