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Update No.6 – Hurricane Ike Recovery – September 19, 2008 3:30 PM CDT

 

TO:                   U.S. Weatherford Employees

FROM:              Weatherford Crisis Management Team

DATE:               September 19, 2008

 

 

All Weatherford facilities in the Houston, TX and South Louisiana areas will be open for normal business activity on Monday, September 22nd with the following exceptions.

 

The 520 Post Oak Boulevard building will remain closed until further notice. However, all employees should have been in contact with their supervisors at this point regarding plans for alternate work locations.  

 

The Weatherford Training and Technology Center at Spencer Rd. is expected to be open Monday for normal business.  If the situation changes, employees will be contacted by their management team prior to Monday.  

 

Employees working at the following facilities should contact their local management team throughout the day for an updated status on power restoration and scheduled openings:

 

ILI Houston

 

As this is a dynamic situation, we encourage all employees to remain in communication with local management for periodic updates. The situation is improving daily and we will continue to keep you informed of our progress.

 

You can obtain a recorded update by phoning the following:

1-877-933-4401

1-866-836-2881

713-693-7993

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Update No.5 – Hurricane Ike Recovery – September 18, 2008 4:15 PM CDT

 

TO:                   U.S. Weatherford Employees

FROM:              Weatherford Crisis Management Team

DATE:               September 18, 2008

 

 

All Weatherford facilities in the Houston, TX and South Louisiana areas will be open for normal business activity on Friday, September 19th with the following exceptions.

 

Kingwood e-Productions will be OPEN, but the opening will be delayed until 10:00 am on Friday.  

 

Gulf Bank Completions will be OPEN, but the opening will be delayed until 9:00 am on Friday.  

 

The following facilities will remain closed:

 

Weatherford Training and Technology Center at Spencer Rd.

 

The 520 Post Oak Boulevard building will remain closed until further notice. However, all employees should have been in contact with their supervisors at this point regarding plans for alternate work locations.  

 

Employees working at the following facilities should contact their local management team throughout the day for an updated status on power restoration and scheduled openings:

 

ILI Houston

 

As this is a dynamic situation, we encourage all employees to remain in communication with local management for periodic updates. The situation is improving daily and we will continue to keep you informed of our progress.

 

You can obtain a recorded update by phoning the following:

1-877-933-4401

1-866-836-2881

713-693-7993

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Update No. 4 – Hurricane Ike Recovery – September 17, 2008 5:08 PM CDT

 

TO:                  U.S. Weatherford Employees

FROM:              Weatherford Crisis Management Team

DATE:               September 17, 2008

 

 

All Weatherford facilities in the Houston, TX and South Louisiana areas will be open for normal business activity on Thursday, September 18th with the following exceptions. The following facilities will remain closed:

 

Weatherford Training and Technology Center at Spencer Rd.

 

Gulf Bank Completions will be closed for normal business with the exception of key personnel and those that have already been contacted directly by their manager.

 

520 Post Oak Boulevard will remain closed on Thursday. However, all Accounts Payable employees should report for work at the 515 Post Oak Boulevard location – 6th floor conference rooms at their regularly scheduled times. The Corporate Marketing team will be relocated to the Marathon building and should contact their supervisor for further instructions.

 

Kingwood e-Productions will be closed for normal business on Thursday, however all Supervisors and Managers will be expected to report by 12:00 p.m. on Thursday as previously instructed. Regular business is expected to resume for all other employees on Friday, September 19th at the regularly scheduled time. The information pertaining to this location will be updated as and when necessary.

 

Employees working at the following facilities should contact their local management team throughout the day for an updated status on power restoration and scheduled openings:

 

ILI Houston

 

As this is a dynamic situation, we encourage all employees to remain in communication with local management for periodic updates. The situation is improving daily and we will continue to keep you informed of our progress.

 

You can obtain a recorded update by phoning the following:

1-877-933-4401

1-866-836-2881

713-693-7993

 

Update No. 3 – Hurricane Ike Recovery -  September 16, 2008 6:00 PM CDT

 

TO:                  U.S. Weatherford Employees

FROM:            Weatherford Crisis Management Team

DATE:            September 16, 2008

 

As we enter our fourth day post Hurricane Ike, we would like to reiterate that the safety and wellbeing of Weatherford employees and their families is our first and foremost concern.

 

All Weatherford facilities in the Houston, TX and South Louisiana areas will be open for normal business activity on Wednesday, September 17th, with the following exceptions:

 

Weatherford Training and Technology Center at Spencer Rd.

West Hardy Drilling Services

Imperial Valley Drilling Services

Gulf Bank Completions

 

520 Post Oak Boulevard will remain closed on Wednesday. However, all Accounts Payable employees should be prepared to report for work on Thursday, September 18th at the 515 Post Oak Boulevard location – 6th floor conference rooms. All other 520 Post Oak Boulevard employees should contact their supervisors for further instructions.

 

Kingwood e-Productions will be closed on Wednesday, but is expected to open for business on Thursday, September 18th.

 

Employees working at the following facilities should contact their local management team throughout the day for an updated status on power restoration and scheduled openings:

Omni Labs Houston

ILI Houston

 

With respect to employee compensation, non-exempt employees will be paid for 8 hours worked per day for the following days:

Friday, September 12th, Monday, September 15th through (and inclusive of) Wednesday, September 17th. Thereafter, employees are encouraged to utilize personal and/or vacation days.

 

As this is a dynamic situation, we encourage all employees to remain in communication with local management for periodic updates. The situation is improving daily and we will continue to keep you informed of our progress.

 

You can obtain a recorded update by phoning the following:

1-877-933-4401

1-866-836-2881

713-693-7993

 

Update No. 2 – Hurricane Ike – September15th 6:45 PM CDT

 

All Weatherford locations in the Houston, TX and South Louisiana area will be open for normal business activity on Tuesday, September

16th, with the following exceptions:

 

Huntsville Manufacturing

Kingwood e-Productions

The Technology and Training Center at Spencer Road

Gulfbank Completions, Houston, TX

520 Post Oak Boulevard, Houston, TX

 

Employees working at Houston Well Screens, OMNI Labs in Houston and ILI in Houston, should contact your local management team throughout the day for an updated status on power being restored to those respective facilities. 

 

As this is a dynamic situation, we encourage all employees to remain in communication with local management for periodic updates.

 

You can obtain a recorded update by phoning the following:

            1- 877-933-4401

            1-866-836-2881

            713-693-7993

 

 

Update No. 1 - Hurricane Ike – September 12th 1:00 PM CDT

ADDITIONAL TELEPHONE INFORMATION REGARDING HURRICANE IKE

As previously communicated, information regarding your work location may be obtained by calling 866-836-2881 for everyone outside the Houston area and 713-693-7993 for everyone within the local Houston area. Work location updates will be provided via telephone beginning Sunday evening. Or, we have established an additional emergency telephone number to handle the expected multiple incoming calls. The additional line is 877-933-4401. If you are forced to evacuate, please dial 1-800-736-6456 and leave the following information:

• Your name
• Your supervisors name
• Your exact work location
• Your temporary contact information

This information is important to track the location of all evacuated Weatherford employees. It is not necessary to contact this number if you have not evacuated.

Weatherford’s Crisis Management Team

Hurricane Ike – September 12th 11:00 AM CDT

Due to the expected landfall of Hurricane Ike, Weatherford locations in Southeast Texas should begin suspending operations at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 11, 2008. Operations will be closed for business on Friday, September 12 and will remain closed throughout the weekend. It is anticipated that Weatherford will resume normal operations on Monday, September 15, 2008. All locations should have their emergency contingency plans implemented no later than the close of business today.

Office locations in the Houston area, including 515 Post Oak, 15710 JFK, Spencer Road and other coastal Southeast Texas locations should immediately being securing their offices by powering down and unplugging electronic equipment, moving at risk equipment and important documents to an inside office or hallway not exposed to windows. Mini-blinds and curtains on exterior windows and interior doors should be closed. It is critical that all electronic equipment be unplugged to prevent damage to the equipment and to eliminate potential fire hazards. It is recommended that each facility have at least one person designated as responsible for assuring that electronic equipment is properly protected before final evacuation. Please make it your personal responsibility to see that your office and electronic equipment are prepared for the storm.

As has been communicated in the past, a toll free number can be accessed for specific information regarding how operations at individual locations have been affected by the storm. Information may be obtained by calling 866-836-2881 for everyone outside the Houston area and 713-693-7993 for everyone within the local Houston area. In addition, Weatherford will make every effort to notify local media with the most current information on office closures.

Please remember that your safety and the safety of your family is our top priority.

Weatherford’s Crisis Management Team

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