Oil States Secures Land Lease for New Lodge Serving Oil Sands Customers



    HOUSTON and EDMONTON, Alberta, March 10 /CNW/ -- Oil States
International, Inc. (NYSE:   OIS) announced today that the Company's Canadian
subsidiary, PTI Group Inc. ("PTI"), has received all necessary land lease
approvals to begin the construction of its fourth major lodge in the oil sands
region of northern Alberta, Canada.  The Company's Board of Directors has
authorized PTI to spend approximately US$22.7 million in 2008 to initially
develop the 376-room, PTI Conklin Lodge.   These capital expenditures were
included in the Company's already announced 2008 capital expenditures budget
of US$282 million.
    PTI Conklin Lodge, located South of Fort McMurray, Alberta, is in the
heart of the oil sands developments and is expected to be fully operational by
the end of the second quarter of 2008.  The Conklin Lodge will have dorm
style, private and executive suite style rooms.  Like its three sister lodges
in the oil sands region, Beaver River Executive Lodge, Athabasca Lodge and the
Wapasu Creek Lodge, the PTI Conklin Lodge will provide PTI's full suite of
first-class accommodations and services including catering, ancillary and
convenience services, internet service, conference rooms and leisure
facilities for fitness, entertainment and relaxation.
    "We continue to expand our operations in the oil sands region," stated
Cindy B. Taylor, Oil States' President and Chief Executive Officer.  "This
lodge expands our presence in the growing southern region of the Canadian oil
sands play."
    Oil States International, Inc. is a diversified oilfield services
company. With locations around the world, Oil States is a leading manufacturer
of products for deepwater production facilities and subsea pipelines, and a
leading supplier of a broad range of services to the oil and gas industry,
including production-related rental tools, work force accommodations and
logistics, oil country tubular goods distribution and land drilling services.
Oil States is organized in three business segments -- Offshore Products,
Tubular Services and Well Site Services, and is publicly traded on the New
York Stock Exchange under the symbol OIS.  For more information on the
Company, please visit Oil States International's website at
http://www.oilstatesintl.com.
    The foregoing contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of
the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of
1934. Forward-looking statements are those that do not state historical facts
and are, therefore, inherently subject to risks and uncertainties. The
forward-looking statements included herein are based on current expectations
and entail various risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to
differ materially from those forward-looking statements. Such risks and
uncertainties include, among other things, risks associated with the general
nature of the oilfield service industry and other factors discussed within the
"Business" section of the Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2007 filed
by Oil States with the SEC on February 22, 2008.




For further information:

For further information: Bradley J. Dodson of Oil States International, 
Inc., +1-713-652-0582 Web Site: http://www.oilstatesintl.com

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