CALGARY, Canada, November 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Flint Energy Services Ltd (Flint, the Company) announced today that FT Services, Flint's 50 per cent owned joint venture, was awarded a two-year, C$12 million contract to provide pipeline maintenance services at Canadian Natural Resources Ltd's Horizon Project near Fort McMurray, Alberta. This follows the award of an earlier three-year contract for maintenance work on bitumen production facilities at Canadian Naturals' Horizon Project in late 2007. The new contract adds pipeline maintenance services to the existing mechanical, electrical and instrumentation services performed bringing the value of FT Services' work at Horizon to just over C$60 million.

This new contract builds upon our current maintenance capabilities with Canadian Natural and excellent performance to-date, says Andy Mackintosh, President and CEO, FT Services. The addition of the pipeline maintenance work demonstrates our capabilities and growing relationships with our customers in the Fort McMurray oil sands region.

FT Services has completed more than 100,000 recordable hours of injury free work leading up to the successful commissioning of the Bitumen Production plant at Horizon.

Another 50 to 60 personnel will be employed as FT Services ramps up to start pipeline maintenance services in mid-December this year. FT Services currently employs more than 100 staff for mechanical, electrical and instrumentation services on the Horizon site.

Bill Lingard, President and CEO of Flint Energy Services said today, We are very pleased to have FT Services selected by Canadian Natural Resources for this work. Over the past two years FT Services has done an excellent job of establishing itself as a major maintenance provider in Fort McMurray.

FT Services was formed in August 2006 to deliver operations and maintenance solutions to the oil and gas, mining and mineral processing, petrochemical and power generation sectors in Canada. FT Services brings together Transfield Services' global experience in asset management and maintenance of complex systems and technologies together with Flint Energy Services' extensive Canadian hydrocarbons expertise and customer relationships. FT Services' business model provides best practices in safety performance, asset management and turnaround management systems and project execution. Our approach leads to a demonstrable step change in asset performance through our collaborative contracting approach.

Transfield Services delivers essential services to key industries in the resources and industrial, property and infrastructure sectors. A leading global provider of operations, maintenance, and asset and project management services, Transfield Services has more than 29,000 employees in Australia, New Zealand, the United States, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, New Caledonia, South East Asia, India, Chile and Canada. Transfield Services Limited is publicly listed in Australia and included in the SP/ ASX 100.

Flint Energy Services is a market leader providing an expanding range of integrated products and services for the oil and gas industry including: production services; field construction; oilfield transportation; process equipment design and manufacturing; and tubular management services. Flint provides this unique breadth of products and services through over 62 strategic locations in the oil and gas producing areas of western North America, from Inuvik in the Northwest Territories to Mission, Texas on the Mexican border. Flint is a preferred provider of infrastructure construction management, module fabrication, and maintenance services for upgrading and production facilities in Alberta's fast growing oil sands sector.


Certain statements in this news release are forward-looking statements, which reflect current expectations of the management of Flint regarding future events or Flint's future performance. All statements other than statements of historical fact contained in this news release may be forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results or events to differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements. Flint believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, but no assurance can be given that these expectations will prove to be correct and such forward- looking statements should not be unduly relied upon. The forward-looking statements are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. The forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this news release and Flint assumes no obligation to update or revise them to reflect new events or circumstances, except as expressly required by applicable securities law. Further information regarding risks and uncertainties relating to Flint and its securities can be found in the disclosure documents filed by Flint with the securities regulatory authorities, available at (TSX: FES) For further information: Guy Cocquyt, Director of Investor Relations, Flint Energy Services. Telephone: +1-403-218-7195, , Website: or Danielle Oberle, General Manager Corporate Affairs and Community Relations, FT Services, +1-403-718-2530,; Website: (FES.)

For further information: Guy Cocquyt, Director of Investor Relations, Flint Energy Services. Telephone: +1-403-218-7195,, or Danielle Oberle, General Manager Corporate Affairs and Community Relations, FT Services, +1-403-718-2530,