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CALGARY, March 21, 2013 /CNW/ - IROC Energy Services Corp., through its
Eagle Well Servicing division ("Eagle"), is pleased to announce a joint
venture with the O'Chiese First Nation ("O'Chiese"), whereby Eagle and
O'Chiese will jointly construct and operate a mobile free-standing
double service rig to be named O'Chiese Eagle Rig #1. Construction of O'Chiese Eagle Rig #1 is anticipated to be completed
in June 2013, with the cost of construction to be funded equally by
Eagle and O'Chiese.
The rig will be marketed to oil and natural gas exploration companies
that operate wells on the O'Chiese lands, providing equipment and
personnel for oil and gas well completions and maintenance. This joint
venture provides a commercial opportunity for the O'Chiese to
participate in the development of natural resources on their lands as
well as to provide new employment opportunities for the members of the
O'Chiese First Nation.
Chief Darren Whitford, for the O'Chiese First Nation stated, "We are
excited to participate with Eagle in building a well servicing business
on our lands which will provide opportunities for our people to work in
the oil and natural gas industry and learn the service rig operation
which the O'Chiese has a direct interest in. We believe the service rig
joint venture with Eagle will allow us to begin to build a long-term
sustainable business venture that makes our Nation proud."
Tom Alford, President and CEO of IROC said "we are very pleased that the
O'Chiese First Nation approached us to be a partner in this joint
venture. We are confident that the joint service rig business will
achieve the desired results and are committed to making this a
successful venture for the O'Chiese people, oil and gas operators in
the area and our shareholders."
Eagle currently operates one of the newest fleets of free-standing
mobile Service Rigs, with a fleet of 52 rigs operating from bases
across Western Canada.
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results to differ materially from the Corporation's expectations. Such
risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: fluctuations
in the price and demand for oil and natural gas; fluctuations in the
level of oil and natural gas exploration and development activities;
fluctuations in the demand for well servicing and ancillary oilfield
services; capital market liquidity available to fund oil and gas
exploration and development programs; the effects of seasonal and
weather conditions on operations and facilities; the highly
competitive operating environment inherent in well servicing and
ancillary oilfield services; general economic, market or business
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incentive programs relating to the oil and gas industry; risks
associated with government regulations and environmental health and
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use of equipment and services supplied by IROC.
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About IROC Energy Services Corp.
IROC Energy Services Corp. is an Alberta oilfield services company that,
through the IROC Energy Services Partnership, provides services and
equipment to the oil and gas industry that is among the newest and most
innovative in the WCSB. IROC Energy Services Partnership operates
under the business names of Eagle Well Servicing, Aero Rental Services
and Helix Coil Services. IROC combines cutting-edge technology with
depth of experience to deliver equipment and services offerings in the
following core areas: well servicing & equipment, rental services and
coiled tubing services. For more information on IROC Energy Services
Corp., visit our website at www.iroccorp.com.
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IROC Energy Services Corp.
Mr. Thomas M. Alford, President and CEO