John Crane Wins Project to Supply Products and Service for One of Iraq’s Largest Oil Fields

  John Crane Wins Project to Supply Products and Service for One of Iraq’s
  Largest Oil Fields

Business Wire

CHICAGO -- December 19, 2013

John Crane today announced it will supply Italian pump designer Termomeccanica
Pompe (TMP) products from across the company’s portfolio for the development
of the Zubair Oil Field, one of largest in Iraq. The agreement covers
mechanical seals and systems, high-performance couplings and hydrodynamic
bearings used in the 24 centrifugal pumps supplied by TMP. A service option
has been discussed for a later stage once the plants are in operation.

A consortium led by Eni SpA manages the Zubair Project which has a development
target of 850,000 barrels of oil per day (bpd) through 2035. It will support
thousands of Iraqi jobs and promote economic stimulus for the country.

Dave Hill, John Crane’s Vice President of First Fit Sales and Projects, said:
“As a leader in energy services, we’re proud to be entrusted with this large
project and contribute to rebuilding and growing Iraq’s oil and gas
infrastructure. The John Crane products chosen are highly engineered and have
an established track record for reliability which was a key factor for this
win given the long duration of the project.”

John Crane www.johncrane.com is a global leader in engineered technology,
supplying engineered products and services to energy services customers and
other major process industries. The company designs and manufactures a variety
of products including mechanical seals, couplings, bearings, filtration
systems and artificial lift equipment. It is part of Smiths Group
www.smiths.com, a global leader in applying advanced technologies for markets
in threat and contraband detection, energy, medical devices, communications
and engineered components. Smiths Group employs around 23,000 people in more
than 50 countries.

Contact:

John Crane Group
Alicia Antrim-Highlander, +1 (312) 605-7812 or +1 (224) 216-0168
ahighlander@johncrane.com