Energy Solutions International Acquires CriticalControl's PipeWorks

    Creates World-Leading Supplier of Liquids Pipeline Management Software

    HOUSTON, October 1 /CNW/ - Energy Solutions International, Inc., a
Houston-based privately owned software company and leading provider of
solutions for oil and gas pipeline management, announced it has acquired the
PipeWorks division of CriticalControl Solutions Corp. (TSX-V:CCZ) of Canada.
Details of the transaction were not disclosed.

    The strategic acquisition strengthens EnergySolutions' position as a
world leader in providing software solutions for liquid pipeline operators, in
addition to its long-standing leadership in gas pipeline operations. In
business for more than 30 years, EnergySolutions designs and delivers
operational and commercial solutions for both gas and liquids pipeline
management through a comprehensive software suite featuring design, planning,
leak detection, monitoring, scheduling, optimization, transaction and risk

    PipeWorks, a division of CriticalControl, provides a highly integrated
suite of software products created and supported by a team of experienced
pipeline hydraulics specialists. Their focus is to help companies succeed by
providing reliable tools for the batch scheduling and leak detection aspects
of their business.

    "We are very excited to bring the PipeWorks division of CriticalControl
into the EnergySolutions family," said Dr. Jo Webber, chief executive officer
of EnergySolutions. "We believe this concentrates the world's best liquid
pipeline software engineers and the leading technology into one company. This
integration is strategic to our business plan for expanding our focus on
liquids pipelines and providing end-to-end solutions that help our customers
better integrate with their customers' supply chains.

    "In addition," she explained, "PipeWorks' location near the Alberta oil
sands gives us a local presence to serve this growing market with software
solutions that can improve pipeline transmission performance."

    About CriticalControl

    CriticalControl is a technology company that builds, implements and
manages critical business process solutions. Their proprietary products are
data management tools to operate the critical business operations of
government and energy sector clients. In addition to proprietary products,
they implement large scale document and records management solutions using
strong domain expertise and in-depth knowledge of their customer base. The
company also manages and performs certain operational functions on a short
term or long term, outsourced basis. For more information, visit

    About Energy Solutions International

    Energy Solutions International, Inc. is the leading global supplier of
pipeline management software for the oil and gas industry. The company's broad
range of integrated products drives excellence in operational efficiency,
throughput management, and pipeline safety and transaction management. Founded
in 1976 and headquartered in Houston, Texas, EnergySolutions serves more than
250 clients in 45 countries through its offices in the United States, United
Kingdom, Dubai, India, China and Canada. Energy Solutions International is a
privately held company within the Philadelphia-based Inverness Capital
Partners, L.P., portfolio. For more information, visit

For further information:

For further information: Encore Communications Carole Minor,
713-880-9550 or For EnergySolutions Kathleen
Beaulieu, 774-571-8112

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