News Feed Item

Trican Agrees to Acquire i-Tec Well Solutions

CALGARY, ALBERTA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/21/12 -- Trican (TSX:TCW) is pleased to announce that is has entered into an agreement to acquire i-Tec Well Solutions AS ("i-Tec"). i-Tec is a privately-owned company based in Norway that has developed a portfolio of field proven completion & intervention tool solutions. i-Tec operates in Norway, the United States and currently supports Trican's Completion Tool division in Canada.

i-Tec's current technology focus is on horizontal cemented liner completion systems, which we believe to be a growing market within the completion systems industry. The acquisition of i-Tec fits well with Trican's focus on being a technological leader and will strategically differentiates Trican in the horizontal multi-stage fracturing completion and intervention tool markets. The key management of i-Tec will remain with Trican and are committed to helping Trican become a premier provider of completion systems and tools.

Trican is a technological leader within the pressure pumping industry and this acquisition is consistent with our strategy to enhance and add to our service offering in high technology areas. i-Tec has designed and developed a portfolio of commercialized and technically differentiated completion and intervention solutions designed to meet the needs of its customers and maximize well production. In addition, i-Tec continues to research and rapidly develop the next generation of tools that will be used in the growing worldwide horizontal market. With a strong stand-alone completion and intervention tool business, i-Tec has the added benefit of complementing Trican's existing pressure pumping service lines. i-Tec's technology portfolio is well protected with a significant number of patents and patents pending.

Under the terms of the agreement, Trican will acquire all of the shares and discharge existing debt of Petro Tools Holding AS (the holding company for i-Tec and its subsidiaries) in exchange for initial cash consideration of US$30 million and 2.4 million Trican common shares. Cash consideration will be funded from existing bank facilities. In addition, Trican has agreed to pay deferred consideration of up to US$47.1 million subject to agreed upon financial targets for i-Tec for the year ended December 31, 2013. We expect this acquisition to be accretive in 2013 based on successful execution of the 2013 business plan. The transaction is expected to close before January 31, 2013.

TD Securities Inc. acted as exclusive financial advisor to Trican, while Evercore Partners and Alpha Corporate Finance acted as financial advisors to Petro Tools Holding AS on the transaction.

Headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Trican has operations in Canada, the United States, Russia, Kazakhstan, Australia and North Africa. Trican provides a comprehensive array of specialized products, equipment and services that are used during the exploration and development of oil and gas reserves.


This document contains information that constitutes forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable securities legislation. This forward-looking information is identified by the use of terms and phrases such as "anticipate," "achieve", "achievable," "believe," "estimate," "expect," "intend", "plan", "planned", and other similar terms and phrases. This outlook and information speaks only as of the date of this document and we do not undertake to publicly update the forward-looking information contained in this document except in accordance with applicable securities laws. This forward-looking information includes:

--  The belief that horizontal cemented liner completion systems are a
    growing market within the completion systems industry; 
--  The belief that the acquisition of i-Tec fits well with Trican's focus
    on being a technological leader and strategically differentiates Trican
    in the horizontal multi-stage fracturing completion and intervention
    tool markets; 
--  The belief that Trican is a technological leader within the pressure
    pumping industry; 
--  The belief that the acquisition of i-Tec is consistent with our strategy
    to enhance and add to our service offerings in high technology area; 
--  The belief that the acquisition of i-Tec will complement Trican's
    existing pressure pumping service lines. 
--  The expectation that the acquisition of i-Tec will be accretive in 2013
    based on successful execution of the 2013 business plan; 
--  The expectation that this transaction is expected to close before
    January 31, 2013. 

Forward-looking information is based on current expectations, estimates, projections and assumptions, which we believe are reasonable but which may prove to be incorrect and therefore such forward-looking information should not be unduly relied upon. In addition to other factors and assumptions which may be identified in this document, assumptions have been made regarding, among other things: industry activity; the general stability of the economic and political environment; effect of market conditions on demand for the Company's products and services; the ability to obtain qualified staff, equipment and services in a timely and cost efficient manner; the ability to operate its business in a safe, efficient and effective manner; the performance and characteristics of various business segments; the effect of current plans; the timing and costs of capital expenditures; future oil and natural gas prices; currency, exchange and interest rates; the regulatory framework regarding royalties, taxes and environmental matters in the jurisdictions in which the Company operates; and the ability of the Company to successfully market its products and services.

Forward-looking information is subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. These risks and uncertainties include: fluctuating prices for crude oil and natural gas; changes in drilling activity; general global economic, political and business conditions; weather conditions; regulatory changes; the successful exploitation and integration of technology; customer acceptance of technology; success in obtaining issued patents; the potential development of competing technologies by market competitors; and availability of products, qualified personnel, manufacturing capacity and raw materials. In addition, actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking information and financial outlook provided herein as a result of the risk factors set forth under the section entitled "Risk Factors" in our Annual Information Form dated March 22, 2012.

Trican Well Service Ltd.
Dale Dusterhoft
Chief Executive Officer
(403) 266-0202
(403) 237-7716 (FAX)
[email protected]

Trican Well Service Ltd.
Michael Baldwin
Vice President, Finance & CFO
(403) 266-0202
(403) 237-7716 (FAX)
[email protected]

Trican Well Service Ltd.
Gary Summach
Director of Reporting and Investor Relations
(403) 266-0202
(403) 237-7716 (FAX)
[email protected]

Trican Well Service Ltd.
2900, 645 - 7th Avenue S.W.
Calgary, Alberta T2P 4G8

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

Latest Stories
The Internet of Things will challenge the status quo of how IT and development organizations operate. Or will it? Certainly the fog layer of IoT requires special insights about data ontology, security and transactional integrity. But the developmental challenges are the same: People, Process and Platform and how we integrate our thinking to solve complicated problems. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Craig Sproule, CEO of Metavine, will demonstrate how to move beyond today's coding paradigm ...
Although it has gained significant traction in the consumer space, IoT is still in the early stages of adoption in enterprises environments. However, many companies are working on initiatives like Industry 4.0 that includes IoT as one of the key disruptive technologies expected to reshape businesses of tomorrow. The key challenges will be availability, robustness and reliability of networks that connect devices in a business environment. Software Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) is expected to...
SYS-CON Events announced today that StarNet Communications will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. StarNet Communications’ FastX is the industry first cloud-based remote X Windows emulator. Using standard Web browsers (FireFox, Chrome, Safari, etc.) users from around the world gain highly secure access to applications and data hosted on Linux-based servers in a central data center. ...
OnProcess Technology has announced it will be a featured speaker at @ThingsExpo, taking place November 1 - 3, 2016, in Santa Clara, California. Dan Gettens, OnProcess’ Chief Analytics Officer, will discuss how Internet of Things (IoT) data can be leveraged to predict product failures, improve uptime and slash costly inventory stock. @ThingsExpo is an annual gathering of IoT and cloud developers, practitioners and thought-leaders who exchange ideas and insights on topics ranging from Big Data in...
Developing software for the Internet of Things (IoT) comes with its own set of challenges. Security, privacy, and unified standards are a few key issues. In addition, each IoT product is comprised of (at least) three separate application components: the software embedded in the device, the back-end service, and the mobile application for the end user’s controls. Each component is developed by a different team, using different technologies and practices, and deployed to a different stack/target –...
Virgil consists of an open-source encryption library, which implements Cryptographic Message Syntax (CMS) and Elliptic Curve Integrated Encryption Scheme (ECIES) (including RSA schema), a Key Management API, and a cloud-based Key Management Service (Virgil Keys). The Virgil Keys Service consists of a public key service and a private key escrow service. 

SYS-CON Events announced today that CDS Global Cloud, an Infrastructure as a Service provider, will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. CDS Global Cloud is an IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) provider specializing in solutions for e-commerce, internet gaming, online education and other internet applications. With a growing number of data centers and network points around the world, ...
Big Data has been changing the world. IoT fuels the further transformation recently. How are Big Data and IoT related? In his session at @BigDataExpo, Tony Shan, a renowned visionary and thought leader, will explore the interplay of Big Data and IoT. He will anatomize Big Data and IoT separately in terms of what, which, why, where, when, who, how and how much. He will then analyze the relationship between IoT and Big Data, specifically the drilldown of how the 4Vs of Big Data (Volume, Variety,...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Tintri Inc., a leading producer of VM-aware storage (VAS) for virtualization and cloud environments, will present at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Tintri VM-aware storage is the simplest for virtualized applications and cloud. Organizations including GE, Toyota, United Healthcare, NASA and 6 of the Fortune 15 have said “No to LUNs.” With Tintri they manag...
Data is the fuel that drives the machine learning algorithmic engines and ultimately provides the business value. In his session at Cloud Expo, Ed Featherston, a director and senior enterprise architect at Collaborative Consulting, will discuss the key considerations around quality, volume, timeliness, and pedigree that must be dealt with in order to properly fuel that engine.
From wearable activity trackers to fantasy e-sports, data and technology are transforming the way athletes train for the game and fans engage with their teams. In his session at @ThingsExpo, will present key data findings from leading sports organizations San Francisco 49ers, Orlando Magic NBA team. By utilizing data analytics these sports orgs have recognized new revenue streams, doubled its fan base and streamlined costs at its stadiums. John Paul is the CEO and Founder of VenueNext. Prior ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that eCube Systems, the leading provider of modern development tools and best practices for Continuous Integration on OpenVMS, will exhibit at SYS-CON's @DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo New York, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. eCube Systems offers a family of middleware products and development tools that maximize return on technology investment by leveraging existing technical equity to meet evolving business needs. ...
P2P RTC will impact the landscape of communications, shifting from traditional telephony style communications models to OTT (Over-The-Top) cloud assisted & PaaS (Platform as a Service) communication services. The P2P shift will impact many areas of our lives, from mobile communication, human interactive web services, RTC and telephony infrastructure, user federation, security and privacy implications, business costs, and scalability. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Robin Raymond, Chief Architect...
Ask someone to architect an Internet of Things (IoT) solution and you are guaranteed to see a reference to the cloud. This would lead you to believe that IoT requires the cloud to exist. However, there are many IoT use cases where the cloud is not feasible or desirable. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Dave McCarthy, Director of Products at Bsquare Corporation, will discuss the strategies that exist to extend intelligence directly to IoT devices and sensors, freeing them from the constraints of ...
All clouds are not equal. To succeed in a DevOps context, organizations should plan to develop/deploy apps across a choice of on-premise and public clouds simultaneously depending on the business needs. This is where the concept of the Lean Cloud comes in - resting on the idea that you often need to relocate your app modules over their life cycles for both innovation and operational efficiency in the cloud. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at19th Cloud Expo, Valentin (Val) Bercovici, CTO of So...