Baker Hughes Media Invitation to 2010 OTC

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HOUSTON, TX – May 3, 2010 – Baker Hughes (NYSE: BHI) welcomes you to the 2010 Offshore Technology Conference and invites you to visit Booth 3731 to learn how to connect with us when you need expert sources for development of your editorial content, special publications and news about integrated technology portfolio and global services for advanced management of reservoirs, maximized recovery and minimized risk.

We've prepared for you a CD-ROM press kit, which includes all Baker Hughes OTC technical papers presented at the conference, articles, case histories, brochures and recent press releases. Join us in our booth for multimedia presentations about our solutions for deepwater challenges:

o Reservoir evaluation and reserve estimation
o Hostile environments
o Salt drilling
o Wellbore stability
o Unconsolidated formations – maximum recovery, minimum intervention
o Subsea multizone production optimization
o Flow assurance

On Monday, May 3, at 2:00 p.m., Hart's Energy will present its prestigious E&P Meritorious Engineering Awards to Baker Hughes for our Hughes Christensen Quantec™ Force PDC bit and our Baker Oil Tools SureFlo™ 298Ex downhole flowmeter. The awards will be presented in our booth, where we'll have additional information available for you about each of these technologies.

Technical papers to be presented include:

Monday, May 3, 2:22 p.m.—Proper Bit and Underreamer Synchronization Concept Delivered Excellent Performance in GoM Deepwater Well - OTC paper 21026

Tuesday, May 4, 2:22 p.m.—Gulf of Mexico's First Application of Riserless Mud Recovery for Tophole Drilling-A Case Study – OTC paper 20939

Tuesday, May 4, 3:28 p.m.—Design, Analysis and Diagnostics for Passive Inflow Control Devices with Openhole Packer Completions – OTC paper 20348

Thursday, May 6, 2:22 p.m.—Integrating Lessons Learned from over 20 Years of One-Trip Tubing-Conveyed Perforating and Frac Pack/Gravel Pack Applications – OTC 20883

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About Baker Hughes Baker Hughes provides reservoir consulting, drilling, pressure pumping, formation evaluation, completion and production products and services to the worldwide oil and gas industry.

CONTACTS: Media Relations: Kathy Shirley, +1.713.439.8135, kathy.shirley@bakerhughes.com

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H. Gene Shiels, +1.713.439.8822, gene.shiels@bakerhughes.com