Production Enhancement Group announces 2006 annual results: Revenue grows by 113% as equipment fleet expands

    HOUSTON, March 27 /CNW/ - Production Enhancement Group, Inc. ("PEG" or
the "Company") (TSX: WIS) today announced financial and operating results for
the three months and twelve months ended December 31, 2006. The results showed
substantial revenue growth in the last quarter of the year, as the Company's
expansion plans began taking effect. Revenue for the three months ended
December 31, 2006 was US$6.9 million, a 172% increase over 2005 fourth quarter
revenue of US$2.5 million. Revenue for the year was US$21.0 million, an
increase of 113%, compared to revenue of US$9.8 million for the twelve months
ended December 31, 2005. Equipment utilization has increased as activity in
the offshore Gulf of Mexico market has returned to more normal levels
following the adverse impact of hurricanes Rita and Katrina in late 2005,
which lingered into the first half of 2006. Fourth quarter revenue showed a
19% increase over third quarter 2006 revenue of US$5.8 million, due largely to
a full quarter's utilization of a larger equipment base, increased day rates,
and the expansion of operations into the Barnett Shale region of North Texas.
    "Our company has experienced a whirlwind of activity and growth since our
initial public offering in April, 2006," said Philip C. Crawford, PEG's
president and chief executive officer. "In the fourth quarter we expanded our
fleet with two WISE multifunction coiled tubing units and a new pressure
pumping truck. We also placed orders for two WISE(TM) multifunction coiled
tubing units, adding to our existing fleet of nine WISE multifunction units,
and two site-generated nitrogen units. In March 2007, we closed the
acquisition of Wireline Specialists of Louisiana ("WSL"), which we had
announced in October 2006. WSL will be immediately accretive to our revenue
and earnings, adding 29 wireline units and increasing our operating locations
from four to seven. We also announced in the fourth quarter two Memoranda of
Understanding to establish joint ventures in the Middle East and Mexico with
financing of the initial units to go into those markets being provided by our
partners. We have made significant progress in all aspects of our business and
we have laid the groundwork for an exciting and prosperous future as we expand
and exploit our unique, patented WISE competitive advantages in well
    EBITDAS(1) for the 2006 fiscal year was US$144,570, compared to EBITDAS
of US$2,018,116 for the twelve months ended December 31, 2005. EBITDAS for the
three months ended December 31, 2006 was US$385,352, compared to 2005 fourth
quarter EBITDAS of US$434,188. EBITDAS declined in 2006 due to the increased
accounting, legal, insurance and other associated fees incurred within a
public reporting environment, and an increase in the number of salaried
employees required to manage the larger consolidated company, compared to a
much smaller private corporation in 2005. These costs are expected to remain
relatively stable in the future and, therefore, decline as a percentage of
    For a complete copy of PEG's 2006 annual financial statements and
management's discussion and analysis, please visit or PEG's
website at

    About Production Enhancement Group
    Production Enhancement Group, a Houston-based energy services company
incorporated in Alberta, Canada, trades on the TSX under the symbol WIS. PEG
owns patented WISE(TM) Well Intervention multifunction coiled tubing
technologies and markets a full range of well intervention services.

    (1) EBITDAS means earnings from continuing operations before interest,
        taxes, amortization, and stock based compensation. Readers are
        cautioned that EBITDAS is generally regarded as an indirect measure
        of operating cash flow, and, as such, the Company believes it is a
        significant indicator of success of public companies, and is
        particularly relevant to readers within the investment community.
        This measure does not have any standardized meaning prescribed by
        Canadian generally accepted accounting principles and may not be
        comparable to similar measures presented by other companies; however,
        PEG is consistent in its calculation of EBITDAS for each reporting

    This release and PEG's website referenced in this release may contain
forward-looking statements including expectations of future components of cash
flow and earnings. Investors are cautioned that assumptions used in the
preparation of such information may prove to be incorrect. Events or
circumstances may cause actual results to differ materially from those
predicted, a result of numerous known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and
other factors, many of which are beyond the control of PEG. These risks
include, but are not limited to; the risks associated with the oil and gas
industry, commodity prices and exchange rate changes. Industry related risks
could include, but are not limited to; operational risks in exploration,
development and production, delays or changes in plans, health and safety
risks including, without limitation, costs and expenses. The risks outlined
above should not be construed as exhaustive. Investors are cautioned not to
place undue reliance on any forward-looking information. PEG undertakes no
obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements.

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For further information:

For further information: on PEG, visit or
contact: Chester J. Jachimiec, EVP, Finance & Acquisitions, Production
Enhancement Group, Inc., (281) 282-1812,;
Ken Wetherell, Investor Relations, Bryan Mills Iradesso, (403) 503-0144 x224,

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