Baker Hughes, Intertek Expand Global Petroleum Cargo Treatment Alliance

Joint operation centers planned for Latin America and Puerto Rico will expand the alliance network currently serving ports in the U.S., the Caribbean, Central America, the Netherlands and Singapore

HOUSTON, TEXAS - August 10, 2011 - Baker Hughes (NYSE: BHI) and Intertek (ITRK.L) are expanding the global reach of a successful alliance established to provide chemical additives and treatment services for fuels, petroleum products and crude oil cargos.

The alliance of the parties' business and operations management; technical, laboratory and field additive technicians; and sales and marketing functions are in place in most of the Western Hemisphere as well as Europe and Asia. Baker Hughes and Intertek have established cargo additive operations serving ports in the U.S.; Panama; the Bahamas; St. Eustatius, Netherlands Antilles; Rotterdam, the Netherlands; and Singapore. Additional joint operation centers are planned to further expand capabilities in other global areas.

The alliance between Baker Hughes, a world leader in the manufacture, distribution and application of additives for crude oil, petroleum products and fuels, and Intertek, a premier global cargo inspection and testing company, provides clients convenient access to a consistent and reliable level of operational and technical services.

"Baker Hughes' PREPARED TO RESPOND (P2R) service provides petroleum treatment expertise and has a global distribution network. Intertek has comprehensive global cargo inspection and testing services. The combination of these services helps refiners, traders, distributors and terminal operators maximize profits by ensuring products, fuels and crude oil meet their specifications," says Jerry Basconi, vice president and general manager of downstream chemicals for Baker Hughes.

Learn more about Baker Hughes and Intertek cargo additive services at: www.bakerhughes.com/p2r and www.intertek.com/petroleum/inspection/cargo-additive-treatment/.

About Baker Hughes
Baker Hughes provides reservoir consulting, drilling, formation evaluation, completions, pressure pumping and production products and services to the worldwide oil and gas industry. The company also provides industrial and other products and services to the downstream process and pipeline industries.

About Intertek
Intertek (ITRK.L) is a leading provider of quality and safety solutions serving a wide range of industries around the world. Intertek people add value to customers' products and processes, supporting their success in the global marketplace. Intertek supports customers through its network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices 16:35 8/10/2011 and over 30,000 people in more than 100 countries. (LSE:ITRK) www.intertek.com

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