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Flotek Industries, Inc. Announces Letter of Intent with Gulf Energy, LLC to Develop Advanced Oilfield Chemistry Production and



 Flotek Industries, Inc. Announces Letter of Intent with Gulf Energy, LLC to
  Develop Advanced Oilfield Chemistry Production and Research & Development
                       Facilities in Sultanate of Oman

PR Newswire

HOUSTON and MUSCAT, Sultanate of Oman, March 14, 2013

HOUSTON and MUSCAT, Sultanate of Oman, March 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Flotek
Industries, Inc. ("Flotek" or the "Company") announced this morning the
execution of a Letter of Intent (the "Agreement") with an affiliate of Gulf
Energy, LLC ("Gulf Energy"), a leading Oman-based diversified oil and gas
concern, to construct an advanced oilfield chemistry production facility and
create a state-of-the-art research and development organization to address the
growing need for advanced oilfield chemistry and analysis in the Middle East
and North Africa.

Under the terms of the Agreement, Flotek will own 60% of two new
Omani-registered limited liability companies: the first, a chemical production
company that plans to construct a production facility – with capabilities
similar to the Company's current facility in Marlow, Oklahoma; and the second,
a research and development laboratory that will focus on the application of
Flotek's leading oilfield chemistries to the challenges of drilling,
completion and production in the Middle East and North Africa. Flotek and Gulf
Energy will jointly market the products and services of the Company along with
Flotek's international marketing partner, Basin Supply Company. 

Creation of the Omani companies is subject to the execution of definitive
Shareholder Agreements between Flotek and Gulf Energy.

"This partnership with Gulf Energy, which has been several months in process,
is an important and significant step in establishing Flotek's leadership
position in global oilfield chemistry," said John Chisholm, Flotek's Chairman,
President and Chief Executive Officer. "Gulf Energy has become a leader in
developing a wide range of advanced oilfield solutions throughout the Middle
East and brings innovative expertise and deep relationships to this
partnership. Combining Flotek's advanced oilfield chemistry solutions, Gulf
Energy's existing clients and the best research minds in the region is a
formula that should create a leading oilfield technology effort in the Middle
East and North Africa."

Gulf Energy has secured acreage near the Omani port of Sohar to construct a
chemical production facility. The facility is expected to cost no more than
$10 million to construct and will commence upon execution of the Shareholder
Agreements and receipt of appropriate permits. Once complete, the facility
will market and provide oilfield chemistry to projects throughout the region.
It is anticipated that the research and development facility will be located
in or near Muscat, the commercial center of Oman and headquarters of Gulf
Energy.

"We are pleased to be partnered with Flotek, a leader in advanced oilfield
chemistry, as we work to bring new, technology-focused enhancements to
hydrocarbon production in the Middle East and North Africa," said Hilal Al
Busaidy, Chief Executive Officer of Gulf Energy, LLC. "Gulf Energy's continued
growth as an integrated service and oilfield technology provider throughout
the region brings key relationships to this partnership. There is little doubt
there is a compelling need for the type of advanced chemistry solutions Flotek
can provide. We look forward to developing our partnership into a leader in
oilfield chemistry throughout the Middle East and North Africa."

As a result of the relationship with Gulf Energy, Flotek will begin shipping
certain oilfield chemistries to the region in the coming weeks, prior to the
completion of the production facility. Basin Supply Company, one of Flotek's
international partners, will serve as the marketing and logistics facilitator
for the sales and continue to work with the joint venture once the production
facility is complete. Gulf Energy believes the initial market for advanced
completion chemistries in Oman and the region is robust. 

"We have said since we began to focus on international opportunities nearly
three years ago that positive results would require patience, have longer lead
times and provide lumpy outcomes," added Chisholm. "Our efforts and the
resulting outcomes have been in process for over a year. However, the
completion of this project will be very meaningful for Flotek. In Gulf Energy
we have identified a premier partner to expand our reach to a key hydrocarbon
producing region, have a partner with identical goals and a singular focus on
becoming the leading advanced oilfield chemistry provider in the region. We
are delighted to be partnering with Gulf Energy and look forward to a long and
mutually rewarding venture."

About Flotek Industries, Inc.
Flotek is a global developer and distributor of a portfolio of innovative
oilfield technologies, including specialty chemicals and down-hole drilling
and production equipment. It serves major and independent companies in the
domestic and international oilfield service industry. Flotek Industries, Inc.
is a publicly traded company headquartered in Houston, Texas, and its common
shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol
"FTK."

For additional information, please visit Flotek's website at
www.flotekind.com.

About Gulf Energy, LLC
Gulf Energy, LLC, an integrated energy company formed as a Limited Liability
Company in the Sultanate of Oman, combines the experience of personnel, first
class equipment with cutting edge technology and a strong emphasis on
innovation, reliability, quality, integrity and customer services. This
orientation to customer needs and expectations has allowed Gulf Energy to
become one of the most dynamic and fastest growing innovative solution
providers in the energy industry in the Middle East and North Africa. Gulf
Energy has grown its capabilities both intrinsically as well as through
collaborating with partner institutions to enrich its oilfield expertise.

Gulf Energy currently works with almost all of the major operators in Oman
including Petroleum Development of Oman (PDO), Occidental Petroleum Company
(OXY), PTT Exploration and Production Plc (PTTEP), MEDCO, Petrogas E&P and
Daleel Petroleum.

For additional information, please visit Gulf Energy's website at
www.gulfenergy-int.com.

Forward-Looking Statements
Certain statements set forth in this Press Release constitute forward-looking
statements (within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933
and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934) regarding Flotek
Industries, Inc.'s business, financial condition, results of operations and
prospects. Words such as expects, anticipates, intends, plans, believes,
seeks, estimates and similar expressions or variations of such words are
intended to identify forward-looking statements, but are not the exclusive
means of identifying forward-looking statements in this Press Release.

Although forward-looking statements in this Press Release reflect the good
faith judgment of management, such statements can only be based on facts and
factors currently known to management. Consequently, forward-looking
statements are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties, and actual
results and outcomes may differ materially from the results and outcomes
discussed in the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause or
contribute to such differences in results and outcomes include, but are not
limited to, demand for oil and natural gas drilling services in the areas and
markets in which the Company operates, competition, obsolescence of products
and services, the Company's ability to obtain financing to support its
operations, environmental and other casualty risks, and the impact of
government regulation.

Further information about the risks and uncertainties that may impact the
Company are set forth in the Company's most recent filings on Form 10-K
(including without limitation in the "Risk Factors" Section), and in the
Company's other SEC filings and publicly available documents. Readers are
urged not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which
speak only as of the date of this Press Release. The Company undertakes no
obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statements in order to
reflect any event or circumstance that may arise after the date of this Press
Release.

SOURCE Flotek Industries, Inc.

Website: http://www.flotekind.com
Contact: Investor Relations, +1-713-849-9911, IR@flotekind.com
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