BJ Services Moves to Acquire Innicor Subsurface Technologies



    HOUSTON, March 31 /CNW/ -- BJ Services Company (NYSE:   BJS; PCX; CBOE)
announced today that it has signed a pre-acquisition agreement to acquire all
of the outstanding shares of Innicor Subsurface Technologies Inc. (Toronto:
IST). Innicor is headquartered in Calgary, Alberta and is a designer,
manufacturer and provider of tools and equipment utilized in the completion
and production phases of oil and gas well development in Canada and select
international markets.
    Subject to the terms and conditions of the agreement, BJ Services will
offer to purchase the outstanding shares of Innicor for a purchase price of
CAD $2.50 in cash per share, valuing the proposed transaction at approximately
USD $55 million, including outstanding debt and capital lease obligations. The
transaction is expected to be completed during BJ Services' third fiscal
quarter and is subject to customary closing conditions, including applicable
Canadian regulatory approvals.
    CEO J.W. Stewart commented, "This acquisition will increase the breadth
of our completion and downhole tool product lines and will add significant
manufacturing capacity. The combination of BJ's current completion tool
capabilities and Innicor's completion tool product line, manufacturing
capabilities and distribution networks significantly strengthens our ability
to meet our customers' needs."
    This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning
of the Securities Litigation Reform Act that involve risks and uncertainties,
including the Company's ability to consummate the acquisition, to integrate
the business and operations of Innicor, and other factors described from time
to time in the Company's publicly available SEC reports, which could cause
actual results to differ materially from those indicated in the forward-
looking statements. In this press release, the words "expect," "estimate,"
"project," and "believe," and similar words are intended to identify forward-
looking statements.
    BJ Services Company is a leading provider of pressure pumping, well
completion, production enhancement and pipeline services to the petroleum
industry.
    (NOT INTENDED FOR DISTRIBUTION TO BENEFICIAL OWNERS)




For further information:

For further information: Jeff Smith of BJ Services Company,
+1-713-462-4239; Web Site: http://www.bjservices.com

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