Baker Hughes Declares Force Majeure in Iraq

                 Baker Hughes Declares Force Majeure in Iraq

PR Newswire

HOUSTON, Nov. 11, 2013

HOUSTON, Nov. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Baker Hughes Incorporated (NYSE: BHI)
today announced that a protest incident by local residents occurred last
Saturday at a subsidiary's facility near Basrah, Iraq. No injuries were
suffered and the facility was secured. The incident is currently under
investigation. Due to the significant disruption of business, Baker Hughes has
suspended operations in Iraq, and has issued force majeure notices to its

"Baker Hughes supports the Iraqi oil industry," commented Martin Craighead,
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Baker Hughes. "And the safety and
welfare of our employees are our top priorities. While we investigate this
incident, and until the work environment has stabilized, we are halting
activities in Iraq. We hope to resolve this issue in a timely manner, and
resume operations in support of our customers and the country of Iraq, as soon
as it is safe to do so."

Baker Hughes is a leading supplier of oilfield services, products, technology
and systems to the worldwide oil and natural gas industry. The company's
60,000-plus employees today work in more than 80 countries helping customers
find, evaluate, drill, produce, transport and process hydrocarbon resources.
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