Flint Wins $41MM Oil Sands Construction Contract from StatoilHydro

Flint has been awarded a C$50 million (US $41 million) construction contract by StatoilHydro Canada Limited, the Canadian business unit of StatoilHydro, for work on the Leismer Oilsands Demonstration Project located near Fort MacMurray, Alberta.

The contract will involve the site construction of the central plant's mechanical components for the new SAGD (Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage) facilities.

StatoilHydro's Leismer Oilsands Demonstration Project is a grass roots SAGD facility near Conklin, Alberta designed to extract bitumen from oil sands. The facility is located approximately 160 km south of Fort McMurray, Alberta.

In 2007, StatoilHydro acquired North American Oil Sands Corporation with over 1,100 square kilometres of oil sands leases in northern Alberta. The contract awarded to Flint is part of the first phase in a multi-year development plan which will see bitumen production increase from an initial 20,000 barrels per day in 2012 to over 200,000 barrels per day by 2020.

The project is also called Kai Kos Dehseh, which in the Chipewyan Dene language, means Red Willow River, the name for the Christina River which meanders through the lease area.

Bill Lingard, President and Chief Executive Officer of Flint said, "We are very excited to have been selected by StatoilHydro for this work on the Kai Kos Dehseh Demonstration Project. StatoilHydro is a world class operator and we look forward to working with them on this important initial phase of their development."