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January 01, 1970

TNK-BP and Integra Group sign long term cooperation agreements

Moscow, October 2, 2008. Integra Group (LSE:INTE), a leading Russian independent provider of onshore oilfield services, announced that it has signed several long term cooperation agreements with TNK-BP. The agreements cover development and sidetrack drilling projects to be executed in the Khanty-Mansiisk Autonomous District and at the Verkhnechonskoe oilfield in Irkutsk region. The contracts were signed by Integra Group’s subsidiary Integra-Bureniye.

The duration of the agreements is from 2008 to 2010 and throughout this period Integra-Bureniye undertakes to drill 129 development wells and conduct 63 sidetrack operations. In total 490,000 meters will be drilled throughout the life of the contracts.

Felix Lubashevsky, Chief Executive Officer of Integra Group, said:

“We see an increasing stream of long-term contracts emerging in the Russian oilfield services market. Such contracts bring stability and predictability to our relationship with customers and allow us to better plan our operations, development investment and financing. These particular contracts, which amount to over US$150 million, will provide a stable utilization of several drilling crews for the next three years. For our customer, such agreements secure access to drilling capacity and crews in an environment where there is a growing deficit of spare OFS equipment and personnel.”

Notes to editors

About TNK-BP:

TNK-BP is a vertically integrated oil company with a diversified upstream and downstream portfolio in Russia and Ukraine. The company’s upstream operations are located primarily in West Siberia (Khanty-Mansiysk and Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Districts, Tyumen Region), East Siberia (Irkutsk Region), and Volga-Urals (Orenburg Region). Key downstream plants are located in Ryazan, Saratov, Nizhnevartovsk and Lisichansk (Ukraine).

TNK-BP is headquartered in Moscow and is governed by a multinational management team with experience of working in over 50 different countries. TNK-BP employs approximately 65,000 people.

About Integra Group:

Integra Group is a leading Russian independent provider of onshore oilfield services and is also a leading manufacturer in the Russian Federation of drilling rigs with heavy lifting capacity, cementing equipment and certain specialized equipment used in the exploration, development and production of oil and gas.

Integra Group operates in the drilling, workover, seismic and geophysics sectors and manufactures oilfield services equipment.  Integra has oilfield services operations in all major oil and gas producing regions in Russia and in many other CIS countries. The company’s customer base includes major Russian and international oil and gas companies operating in Russia and CIS.

Established in March 2004, Integra Group has, through 17 strategic acquisitions, become one of the leading companies in the oilfield services and equipment manufacturing sectors of the Russian market and employs around 23 000 people.

Since February 27, 2007 Integra Group has been traded on the London Stock Exchange (symbol: INTE).




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