New West Commences Major Oilsands Drilling Fluid Operation

New West Energy Services Inc. announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, New West Drilling Fluids Inc. of Calgary, Alberta, has recently commenced a steam assisted gravity drainage ("SAGD") multi-well oilsands drilling fluids operation for a major exploration and production oil company.

New West will be utilizing its patented BITUDRIL Drilling Fluids System and will provide all drilling fluids, engineering and supervision for the entire project. This system is the only patented polymer system for the SAGD market.

The project consists of eight infill wells on a previous project and 28 horizontal well pairs for a total of 64 horizontal wells. The project is scheduled to be completed over a 20 month span.

New West is a full service drilling fluids company to the oil and gas industry in Western Canada. Its products and services are unique to the industry because they are developed to address client specific problems in drilling oil and gas wells with specific emphasis on SAGD projects. New West's products maximize efficiency while minimizing costs and environmental impact.