Oil States to Further Expand Wapasu Lodge Capacity



    HOUSTON and EDMONTON, Alberta, Aug. 25 /CNW/ -- Oil States International,
Inc. (NYSE:   OIS) announced today that the Company's Canadian subsidiary, PTI
Group Inc., will further expand its Wapasu Creek Lodge by an additional 672
rooms, bringing total capacity to 2,942 rooms at the facility.  The additional
dorm style rooms will accommodate clients from several projects in the
Northeast area of the Athabasca oil sands region in Alberta, Canada. The cost
to expand the facility is included in Oil States' current capital expenditures
forecast of $344 million for the full year 2008. The Company expects the
additional rooms to be fully operational by the end of the second quarter of
2009.
    "The Wapasu site is very strategic for Oil States and is being recognized
by the market as a key resource for nearby development projects," stated Cindy
B. Taylor, Oil States' President and Chief Executive Officer. "We are excited
to have the opportunity to organically grow our business with such a unique
facility."
    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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