Tarpon To Manage New Partnership

Tarpon Energy Services Ltd. is excited to announce it has been appointed to manage the new partnership formed between Whitecap Development Corporation of Whitecap, Sask. and PTW Energy Services Ltd. of Nisku, Alta. The Whitecap Development Corporation is the business arm of Whitecap Dakota First Nation. This partnership will pursue electrical, instrumentation, construction and fabrication opportunities in the oil and gas and mining sectors within Saskatchewan.

“It’s an honour for me personally as well as for our organization to partner with a forward-thinking entrepreneurial community that demonstrates excellence in leadership and economic development,” said Rick Wickland, president of Tarpon Energy Services Ltd. “We look forward to building a mutually beneficial relationship and conducting business in a way that supports, strengthens and reinforces the core values and approaches of the Whitecap Dakota First Nation community.”

“We are pleased to partner with PTW and Tarpon. They have demonstrated industry leading commitment to quality, service and safety,” said Chief Darcy Bear of the Whitecap Dakota First Nation and president of the Whitecap Development Corporation. “We feel that this is a great partnership because their values align with ours and the services provided by Tarpon are an excellent and complementary addition to the partnerships we have formed through our Whitecap Industrial Services division.”

Over the last three years, Tarpon has expanded its commitment to its core values of community and people by developing lasting partnerships with Aboriginal businesses. This is the second formal Aboriginal partnership that Tarpon has entered into. Through this partnership, Tarpon will have the opportunity to participate in sustainable economic ventures that will have lasting benefits for all partnership stakeholders for seven generations and longer.

About Whitecap Development Corporation
The Whitecap Development Corporation is the business arm of the Whitecap Dakota First Nation; a modern and progressive First Nation with a strong sense of community located 26km south of Saskatoon, Sask. Incorporated in 1990, the Whitecap Development Corporation has been the economic engine that has fueled growth that has resulted in over $100 million in capital investment and created 700 jobs in the community. The Whitecap Development Corporation recently founded Whitecap Industrial Services, a new division that is comprised of world-class service providers that will focus on the mining, resources, oil and gas, and utilities sectors in Saskatchewan. For further information, please visit www.whitecapdevcorp.com.

About Tarpon Energy Services Ltd.
Tarpon Energy Services Ltd. is a privately held company headquartered in Calgary, Alta. Founded in 2003, Tarpon is a leading supplier of electrical and instrumentation services, control systems and integrated modular solutions with operations throughout Western Canada, the United States and overseas. For eight consecutive years, Tarpon has been recognized as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies for having implemented world-class business practices and created value in innovative ways. For more information, visit www.tarponenergy.com.

About PTW Energy Services Ltd.
PTW Energy Services Ltd. is a privately held company headquartered in Nisku, Alta. With approximately 5,000 employees, PTW is a leading energy services company providing electrical and instrumentation and building fabrication services to energy, engineering and construction clients operating across growing markets in Canada, the U.S., Southeast Asia and the Middle East. PTW is composed of three businesses that carry out operations in the oil and gas, mining and industrial sectors. These businesses are Pyramid Corporation, Tarpon Energy Services Ltd. and Warwick Structures Group. For more information, visit www.ptw-energy-services.com.