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WEATHERFORD COMPLETES ACQUISITION

 HOUSTON, June 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Weatherford International (AMEX: WII) announced today that its subsidiary, Weatherford U.S., Inc., has acquired the assets and business of Great Divide Enterprises, Inc., High Plains Casing and Laydown Services, Inc., and Coastal Tong Service, Inc. for approximately $4.5 million.
 High Plains and Coastal perform rigsite tubular services, including specialized geothermal services, in the Rocky Mountains, California and Hawaii.
 "We are delighted with this acquisition," said Philip Burguieres, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Weatherford. "This purchase helps to strengthen one of our principal businesses as well as making Weatherford the largest provider of tubular running services in the Rockies."
 Weatherford is a Houston-based diversified international energy service and manufacturing company that provides tubular running services, fishing and rental tool services, cementation products and other specialized equipment to the oil and gas industry.
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 /CONTACT: Robert W. Fulks, marketing manager of Weatherford, 713-439-9400/
 (WII)


CO: Weatherford International, Inc.; Weatherford U.S., Inc.; Great
 Divide Enterprises, Inc.; High Plains Casing and Laydown Services,
 Inc.; Coast Tong Service, Inc. ST: Texas IN: OIL SU: TNM


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