HOUSTON, December 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Hunting PLC announced that it will donate proceeds from the 2010 Hunting Art Prize to Oilfield Helping Hands, a non-profit that provides assistance to Houston-area oil and gas industry workers who are in financial crisis.

Dennis Proctor, Chief Executive of Hunting PLC, whose U.S. corporate headquarters are in Houston, said, Oilfield Helping Hands is dedicated to assisting people in the energy industry to overcome serious personal and economic challenges. As a volunteer organization, it relies on corporate support to execute its mission. We are honored to help provide that support.

The US$50,000 Hunting Art Prize - which celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2010 - is among the largest annual art awards in the country, and is the largest award in North America for painting and drawing. Hunting moved the prize to Houston in 2006 after a quarter century in the United Kingdom, where the prize emerged as one of Great Britain's top art awards.

The recipient of the 2010 award will be announced at a May 1 gala in Houston.

For more information on the competition, visit www.huntingartprize.com.

About Oilfield Helping Hands

Oilfield Helping Hands is a non-profit charitable organization devoted to helping Houston-area families in critical need of financial assistance. It primarily serves Harris, Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Liberty, Montgomery and Waller counties. Since 2003, the organization has provided over US$740,000 to industry workers and their families, and continues to work in the most economical fashion to maximize the funds available to recipients each year. For more information, visit www.oilfieldhelpinghands.org.

About Hunting PLC

Hunting PLC is an international oil services company providing support solutions to the world's largest oil and gas concerns. Established in 1874, it is a fully listed public company, traded on the London Stock Exchange. For further information, visit www.hunting.plc.uk.


CONTACT: Shari King, +1-713-828-1050, shari@tw2kcom.com, for Hunting PLC