Newpark Resources Announces Two International Fluids Contract Awards

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, May 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Newpark Resources, Inc. (NYSE: NR) today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Baker Hughes to provide drilling fluids and related services as part of Baker Hughes' integrated service offering in support of the Greater Enfield project in offshore Western Australia. Work under this contract is expected to begin in late 2017 and generate total revenues of approximately $20 million over a two-year period.

Separately, the Company also announced that it was awarded a three-year contract with Cairn Oil & Gas to provide drilling and completion fluids, along with associated services, in support of Cairn's onshore drilling in India. The contract also contains an option to extend the term for one additional year, at Cairn's discretion. Work under this contract is expected to begin in the third quarter of 2017 and generate total revenues of approximately $50 million over the initial three-year term, subject to the customer's drilling activity levels.

"We are very pleased to announce these two meaningful fluids contract awards, which indicate that the recovery in international exploration activity is now underway. We believe that our selection by Baker Hughes to partner on this integrated services offering, reflects Newpark's unique fluids capabilities and service quality, and we are proud to participate in the technically challenging Greater Enfield project," stated Paul Howes, Newpark's President and Chief Executive Officer.  "The India contract award builds upon our relationship established with Cairn prior to the industry downturn, and we look forward to working again with this valued customer as they resume exploration activities."

Newpark Resources, Inc. is a worldwide provider of value-added drilling fluids systems and composite matting systems used in oilfield and other commercial markets. For more information, visit our website at

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Brian Feldott                
Director, Investor Relations
Newpark Resources, Inc.