BASF Showcases Oilfield Products Portfolio at SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition


Company to highlight solutions that support petroleum engineers involved in oil & gas exploration, production

HOUSTON, TX, September 30, 2009 -- BASF is featuring a broad portfolio of products for all aspects of oil and natural gas exploration and production at the Society of Petroleum Engineers Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (SPE ATCE), Oct. 5-7 at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana.

"With the acquisitions of Degussa Construction Chemicals and Engelhard in 2006 and Ciba earlier this year, BASF has the people, products and technologies to be a valued innovation partner for our customers to help them be more successful," said Markus Kamieth, Group Vice President, Performance Chemicals, for BASF in North America.

BASF is a leading provider of chemicals for drilling, cementing, stimulation, production and enhanced oil recovery, including:
High performance additives for water-based drilling fluid systems that are temperature stable and salt tolerant; Temperature stable additives that help reduce water loss in cement slurry formations, including additives that meet high technical standards with regard to dispersion, temperature stability and salt tolerance; A broad range of performance products designed to improve production at the well bore and flow assurance in oil and gas pipelines.

Visitors to BASF booth 1658 will be able to see the solutions that BASF offers to engineers involved in energy resources development, oil and gas exploration, and production.

BASF - The Chemical Company. We don't make a lot of the products you buy.
We make a lot of the products you buy better.®

BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has more than 15,000 employees in North America, and had sales of approximately $17.5 billion in 2008. For more information about BASF's North American operations, or to sign up to receive news releases by e-mail, visit www.basf.com/usa.

BASF is the world's leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics and performance products to agricultural products, fine chemicals, as well as oil and gas. As a reliable partner, BASF helps its customers in virtually all industries to be more successful. With its high-value products and intelligent solutions, BASF plays an important role in finding answers to global challenges, such as climate protection, energy efficiency, nutrition and mobility. BASF posted sales of more than 62 billion in 2008 and has approximately 97,000 employees as of the end of the year. Further information on BASF is available on the Internet at www.basf.com.

For additional information about BASF's Global Oilfield Chemicals, call 713-428-4900, e-mail oilfieldchemicals@basf.com, or visit http://www.basf.us/GlobalOilfieldChemicals.

For more information contact:
Carole Smargon
BASF Corporation
Tel: (973) 245-6014
E-mail: carole.smargon@basf.com

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