Flint reports purchases under Normal Course Issuer Bid



    (TSX: FES)

    CALGARY, Oct. 9 /CNW/ - Flint Energy Services Ltd. ("Flint") reported
today that during the month of September 2008, the company repurchased 617,800
shares for an average cost of $13.53 per share under the approved normal
course issuer bid. To date a total of 1,030,200 shares have been repurchased
at an average price of $14.79 per share.
    The normal course issuer bid commenced on February 29, 2008 and will
terminate on February 28, 2009 or such earlier time as the bid is completed or
terminated at the option of Flint.
    Under the normal course issuer bid, Flint may acquire up to 2,379,689
common shares, which represents five percent of the total issued and
outstanding common shares. All purchases of common shares will be made through
the facilities of the TSX at the market price of the shares at the time of
acquisition. Daily repurchases by Flint will be limited to a maximum of 38,014
common shares, other than block purchase exceptions, based on the average
daily trading volume of 152,055 common shares for the six calendar months
prior to the application for the normal course issuer bid. All shares acquired
by Flint will be cancelled.
    Flint is a market leader providing an expanding range of integrated
products and services for the oil and gas industry including: production
services, facility infrastructure, oilfield transportation, tubular management
services, process equipment design and manufacturing, and plant maintenance.
Flint provides this unique breadth of products and services through over 62
strategic locations in the oil and gas producing areas of western North
America, from Inuvik in the Northwest Territories to Mission, Texas on the
Mexican border. Flint is a preferred provider of infrastructure construction
management, module fabrication, and maintenance services for upgrading and
production facilities in Alberta's fast growing oil sands sector. Flint Energy
Services Ltd. is a publicly traded company listed on the Toronto Stock
Exchange under the symbol "FES".

    FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS

    Certain statements in this news release are "forward-looking statements",
which reflect current expectations of the management of Flint regarding future
events or Flint's future performance. All statements other than statements of
historical fact contained in this news release may be forward-looking
statements. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks,
uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results or events to
differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements.
Flint believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking
statements are reasonable, but no assurance can be given that these
expectations will prove to be correct and such forward-looking statements
should not be unduly relied upon. The forward-looking statements are expressly
qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. The forward-looking
statements are made as of the date of this news release and Flint assumes no
obligation to update or revise them to reflect new events or circumstances,
except as expressly required by applicable securities law. Further information
regarding risks and uncertainties relating to Flint and its securities can be
found in the disclosure documents filed by Flint with the securities
regulatory authorities, available at www.sedar.com.





For further information:

For further information: W.J. (Bill) Lingard, President & Chief
Executive Officer; Paul Boechler, Chief Financial Officer; or Guy Cocquyt,
Director of Investor Relations. Telephone: (403) 218-7100, Fax: (403)
215-5481, Website: www.flintenergy.com

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