Houston, TX. January 3, 2012 – CRC-Evans Pipeline International, Inc. (CRC-Evans®) announces a new strategic agreement between its Offshore division and Technip Norway, a Major offshore engineering contractor in the development of subsea fields on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. According to the agreement, CRC-Evans Offshore will provide all onsite welding services, including full supply of welding equipment and personnel to the Statoil Hyme and Vigdis mainline welding projects.

The agreement, which was signed in November and will be valid until 2014, extends the already strong 15-year relationship between Technip Norway and CRC-Evans. This contract furthers the scope of services provided by CRC-Evans in its longstanding collaboration with Technip Norway on the supply of welding equipment, technicians and consumables for the Statoil Hyme and Vigdis projects. CRC-Evans will also be responsible for the management of the welding firing line for the projects, charged with achieving targeted productivity.

CRC-Evans Offshore Projects Director, Scott Black, believes the strategic agreement reinforces and cultivates the company's outstanding relations with Technip Norway.

"An excellent business relationship has been further strengthened through this updated frame agreement," Black said. "We are excited to keep meeting the expanding needs of our friends at Technip."

CRC-Evans will bring its newest equipment onsite – including the P625, P260 and CMT welding systems, pipe facing machines and internal clamps which will include the latest purge and laser systems. Due to this cutting edge technology and dedicated personnel, CRC-Evans has proposed a significant increase in production rates and site efficiency for the projects. Double joint production began in November 2011 and mainline fabrication will commence in January 2012.