Baker Energy Wins Logistics Asset Management Contract

Baker Energy, a unit of Michael Baker Corp., said that it has received a multi- phase contract, estimated at $1.2 million, from Grupo Delta for customization and implementation of a logistics asset management system for its customer Petroleos Mexicanos (PEMEX). Phase One of the project is currently underway with completion of the four-phase project slated for late 2007. Using Bakeritrac(SM), Baker's web-based logistics asset management software application, the fully implemented system will provide PEMEX with logistics management capabilities from their Dos Bocas, Cuidad Del Carmen, Tampico, and Tuxpan ports on the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico. Baker will provide system development, system implementation, process development, personnel training, logistics counseling, and maintenance and operations consulting.

Commenting on the contract award, Baker's Walter Jackson, vice president of Baker Energy's global training services, said, "We are pleased to be working with Grupo Delta on this important project for PEMEX. With such an expansive geographic region, the sheer diversity and number of logistical assets, and the level of technology required to provide a valuable solution, we look forward to bringing all of our capabilities together to meet these challenges."

John N. Hickman, senior vice president and operations manager of Baker Energy, added, "This project highlights Baker's ability to leverage broad resources to provide innovative solutions in non-traditional markets, and it represents progress in our efforts to expand our presence in this region and with this important client. The culmination of technologies we are employing for this project will transform logistics asset management for PEMEX."

Baker Energy works with energy companies worldwide providing total operations and maintenance solutions. By integrating its diverse operating and management skills, Baker Energy has evolved into a single-source supplier of competency-based personnel recruiting and training, comprehensive operations and maintenance, and supply chain management services.