DAWSON PRODUCTION SERVICES INC
S-1MEF, 1997-02-14
OIL & GAS FIELD SERVICES, NEC
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   AS FILED WITH THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION ON FEBRUARY 14, 1997.
    
                                                      REGISTRATION NO. 333-19413
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                       SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
                             Washington, D.C. 20549
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                       POST-EFFECTIVE AMENDMENT NO. 1 TO
    
                                    FORM S-1
            REGISTRATION STATEMENT UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933
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                        DAWSON PRODUCTION SERVICES, INC.
                             TAYLOR COMPANIES, INC.
                   DAWSON PRODUCTION SERVICES DE MEXICO, S.A.
             (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
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              TEXAS                               1389                            74-2231546
              TEXAS                               1389                            75-2445316
              MEXICO                              1389                               N.A.
 (State or other jurisdiction of      (Primary Standard Industrial             (I.R.S. Employer
  incorporation or organization)      Classification Code Number)           Identification Number)
           901 N.E. LOOP 410, SUITE 700                            MR. MICHAEL E. LITTLE
             SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS 78209                      PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
                  (210) 828-1838                             DAWSON PRODUCTION SERVICES, INC.
         (Address, including zip code, and                     901 N.E. LOOP 410, SUITE 700
      telephone number, including area code,                     SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS 78209
   of registrant's principal executive offices)                       (210) 828-1838
                                                          (Name, address, including zip code, and
                                                          telephone number, including area code,
                                                                   of agent for service)
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                                   Copies to:
 
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               J. ROWLAND COOK, ESQ.                             CHARLES L. STRAUSS, ESQ.
             DEIDRE L. TREADWELL, ESQ.                          FULBRIGHT & JAWORSKI L.L.P.
             JENKENS & GILCHRIST, P.C.                       1301 MCKINNEY STREET, SUITE 5100
          600 CONGRESS AVENUE, SUITE 2200                        HOUSTON, TEXAS 77010-3095
                AUSTIN, TEXAS 78701                                   (713) 651-5151
                  (512) 499-3800
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    APPROXIMATE DATE OF COMMENCEMENT OF PROPOSED SALE TO THE PUBLIC: As soon as
practicable after this Registration Statement becomes effective.
    If any of the securities being registered on this Form are to be offered on
a delayed or continuous basis pursuant to Rule 415 under the Securities Act of
1933, check the following box.  [ ]
   
    If this Form is filed to register additional securities for an offering
pursuant to Rule 462(b) under the Securities Act, please check the following box
and list the Securities Act registration statement number of the earlier
effective registration statement for the same offering.  [X]  333-19413
    
    If this Form is a post-effective amendment filed pursuant to Rule 462(c)
under the Securities Act, check the following box and list the Securities Act
registration statement number of the earlier effective registration statement
for the same offering.  [ ]
    If delivery of the prospectus is expected to be made pursuant to Rule 434,
please check the following box.  [ ]
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                        CALCULATION OF REGISTRATION FEE
 
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TITLE OF EACH                           AMOUNT         PROPOSED MAXIMUM      PROPOSED MAXIMUM         AMOUNT OF
CLASS OF SECURITIES                      TO BE          OFFERING PRICE           AGGREGATE          REGISTRATION
TO BE REGISTERED                      REGISTERED       PER SECURITY(1)       OFFERING PRICE(1)           FEE
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9 3/8% Senior Notes due 2007......   $140,000,000            100%              $140,000,000          $42,425(2)
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Guarantees(3).....................        (4)                (4)                    (4)                (3)(4)
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Common Stock, $.01 par value per
  share...........................   5,288,259(5)         $12.50(6)           $ 66,103,238(6)        $24,218(7)
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         Total....................        --                  --               $206,103,238            $66,643
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(1) Estimated solely for purposes of calculating the registration fee.
   
(2) An amount of $33,334 was paid as the registration fee upon filing the
    initial Form S-1 Registration Statement on January 8, 1997, and an
    additional $3,479 was paid upon filing Pre-Effective Amendment No. 2 to Form
    S-1 Registration Statement on February 13, 1997.
    
(3) Guarantees by Taylor Companies, Inc. and Dawson Production Services de
    Mexico, S.A. are also being registered hereby. Pursuant to Rule 457(n) under
    the Securities Act of 1933, no registration fee is required with respect to
    the Guarantees.
(4) No separate consideration will be received for the Guarantees from the
    purchasers of the Notes.
   
(5) Includes 689,773 shares of Common Stock subject to the Underwriters'
    over-allotment option.
    
   
(6) Calculated based on the offering price per security.
    
   
(7) An amount of (i) $20,648 was paid as the registration fee upon filing the
    initial Form S-1 Registration Statement on January 8, 1997, calculated
    pursuant to Rule 457(a) at a proposed maximum offering price per security of
    $14.813 and (ii) $6,151 was paid upon filing Pre-effective Amendment No. 1
    to Form S-1 Registration Statement on January 23, 1997, calculated pursuant
    to Rule 457(a) at a proposed maximum offering price per security of $14.625.
    
 
   
     THE REGISTRANT HEREBY AMENDS THIS REGISTRATION STATEMENT ON SUCH DATE OR
DATES AS MAY BE NECESSARY TO DELAY ITS EFFECTIVE DATE UNTIL THE REGISTRANT SHALL
FILE A FURTHER AMENDMENT WHICH SPECIFICALLY STATES THAT THIS REGISTRATION
STATEMENT SHALL THEREAFTER BECOME EFFECTIVE IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 8(A) OF
THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933 OR UNTIL THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT SHALL BECOME
EFFECTIVE ON SUCH DATE AS THE COMMISSION, ACTING PURSUANT TO SAID SECTION 8(A),
MAY DETERMINE.
    
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                                EXPLANATORY NOTE
 
   
     This Registration Statement contains two forms of Prospectus, one to be
used in connection with the offering of 9 3/8% Senior Notes due 2007 (the "Debt
Prospectus") and the other to be used in connection with a concurrent offering
of Common Stock (the "Equity Prospectus"). The closing of the offering being
made pursuant to the Debt Prospectus and the closing of the offering being made
pursuant to the Equity Prospectus are conditioned upon the simultaneous closing
of the other and upon the simultaneous closing of the Pride Acquisition (as
defined herein).
    
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PROSPECTUS
    
 
   
                                  $140,000,000
    
 
                        DAWSON PRODUCTION SERVICES, INC.
[DAWSON INC. LOGO]
 
   
                          9 3/8% SENIOR NOTES DUE 2007
    
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     The 9 3/8% Senior Notes due February 1, 2007 (the "Notes") are being
offered (the "Debt Offering") by Dawson Production Services, Inc. ("Dawson" or
the "Company"). The Notes will bear interest from February 20, 1997 at the rate
per annum set forth above, payable semi-annually on February 1 and August 1 of
each year, commencing August 1, 1997. The Notes will mature on February 1, 2007
and will be redeemable at the option of the Company, in whole or in part, at any
time on or after February 1, 2002, at the redemption prices set forth herein,
together with accrued and unpaid interest to the date of redemption. See
"Description of Notes -- Optional Redemption." Upon a Change of Control (as
defined herein), the holders of the Notes may require the Company to purchase
all or a portion of the Notes at a price equal to 101% of the aggregate
principal amount thereof, together with accrued and unpaid interest to the date
of purchase. See "Description of Notes -- Certain Covenants."
    
 
   
     Concurrently with the Debt Offering, the Company is offering 4,032,486
shares, and certain selling shareholders (the "Selling Shareholders") are
offering 566,000 shares, of common stock of the Company (the "Common Stock")
pursuant to a separate prospectus (the "Equity Offering" and, together with the
Debt Offering, the "Offerings"). The Company will use approximately $135.9
million of the aggregate net proceeds from the Offerings to purchase the U.S.
land-based well servicing operations (the "Pride Acquisition") of Pride
Petroleum Services, Inc. ("Pride"), approximately $12.3 million to prepay
certain indebtedness (including accrued interest) of the Company and the
remainder for fees and expenses of the Pride Acquisition, working capital and
general corporate purposes. See "Use of Proceeds" and "Pride Acquisition." The
closing of the Debt Offering and the Equity Offering are each conditioned upon
the simultaneous closing of the other and upon the simultaneous closing of the
Pride Acquisition.
    
 
     The Notes will be senior unsecured obligations of the Company, ranking pari
passu in right of payment with all senior Indebtedness (as defined herein) of
the Company and senior to all Subordinated Indebtedness (as defined herein) of
the Company. The Notes will be unconditionally guaranteed (the "Subsidiary
Guarantees") on a senior unsecured basis by the Company's principal operating
subsidiaries (the "Subsidiary Guarantors"), and the Subsidiary Guarantees will
rank pari passu in right of payment with any future senior Indebtedness of the
Subsidiary Guarantors and senior to any future Subordinated Indebtedness of the
Subsidiary Guarantors. The Subsidiary Guarantees may be released under certain
circumstances. The Notes and the Subsidiary Guarantees will be effectively
subordinated to secured Indebtedness of the Company and the Subsidiary
Guarantors, including any Indebtedness under the Credit Facility (as defined
herein), which is secured by liens on certain assets of the Company and its
Subsidiaries (as defined herein). At September 30, 1996, pro forma for the Pride
Acquisition and the Offerings, the Notes and the Subsidiary Guarantees would not
have been subordinated to any secured Indebtedness (excluding letters of credit)
of the Company or the Subsidiary Guarantors. The indenture governing the Notes
(the "Indenture") will permit the Company and its subsidiaries to incur
additional Indebtedness in the future, subject to certain limitations. See "Risk
Factors -- Restrictions Imposed by Lenders."
 
     The Company does not intend to list the Notes on any securities exchange.
No assurance can be given that any market for the Notes will develop or, if any
such market develops, as to the liquidity of such market. See "Risk
Factors -- Absence of Public Market for the Notes."
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SEE "RISK FACTORS" BEGINNING ON PAGE 8 FOR A DISCUSSION OF CERTAIN FACTORS THAT
                  SHOULD BE CONSIDERED BY POTENTIAL INVESTORS.
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    THESE SECURITIES HAVE NOT BEEN APPROVED OR DISAPPROVED BY THE SECURITIES
         AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION OR ANY STATE SECURITIES COMMISSION NOR
            HAS THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION OR ANY STATE
               SECURITIES COMMISSION PASSED UPON THE ACCURACY OR
                ADEQUACY OF THIS PROSPECTUS. ANY REPRESENTATION
                     TO THE CONTRARY IS A CRIMINAL OFFENSE.
 
   
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                                                PRICE TO               UNDERWRITING             PROCEEDS TO
                                               PUBLIC(1)               DISCOUNT(2)               COMPANY(3)
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Per Note...............................          100.0%                    3.0%                    97.0%
Total..................................       $140,000,000              $4,200,000              $135,800,000
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(1) Plus accrued interest, if any, from the date of issuance.
(2) The Company and the Subsidiary Guarantors have agreed to indemnify the
    Underwriter against certain liabilities, including liabilities under the
    Securities Act of 1933, as amended. See "Underwriting."
(3) Before deducting expenses payable by the Company estimated to be $700,000.
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     The Notes are offered by the Underwriter, subject to prior sale, when, as
and if delivered to and accepted by the Underwriter. The Underwriter reserves
the right to reject orders in whole or in part. It is expected that delivery of
the Notes will be made in book-entry form through the facilities of The
Depository Trust Company in New York, New York, on or about February 20, 1997.
    
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                           JEFFERIES & COMPANY, INC.
   
February 13, 1997
    
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     IN CONNECTION WITH THE OFFERINGS, THE UNDERWRITERS MAY OVER-ALLOT OR EFFECT
TRANSACTIONS WHICH STABILIZE OR MAINTAIN THE MARKET PRICE OF THE NOTES OR THE
COMMON STOCK AT A LEVEL ABOVE THAT WHICH MIGHT OTHERWISE PREVAIL IN THE OPEN
MARKET. SUCH TRANSACTIONS MAY BE EFFECTED ON THE NASDAQ NATIONAL MARKET OR
OTHERWISE. SUCH STABILIZING, IF COMMENCED, MAY BE DISCONTINUED AT ANY TIME.
 
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                               PROSPECTUS SUMMARY
 
     The following summary is qualified in its entirety by and should be read in
conjunction with the more detailed information and the consolidated financial
statements of the Company and notes thereto appearing elsewhere in this
Prospectus. Unless otherwise indicated, the information in this Prospectus
assumes that the Underwriters' over-allotment option in connection with the
Equity Offering will not be exercised. Unless the context otherwise requires,
references in this Prospectus to the "Company" or "Dawson" mean Dawson
Production Services, Inc., its predecessors, and its and their subsidiaries.
Unless the context otherwise requires, pro forma information contained herein
gives effect to the Taylor Acquisition (as defined herein) in July 1996, the
Pride Acquisition and the Offerings.
 
                                  THE COMPANY
 
     Dawson Production Services, Inc. is a leading provider of a broad range of
workover, liquid and production services used in the production of oil and gas.
The Company's services are utilized by major oil and gas companies as well as
independent producers to optimize performance of oil and gas wells. The Company
recently entered into an agreement to acquire the U.S. land-based well servicing
operations of Pride Petroleum Services, Inc. in a transaction that will position
Dawson as the second largest provider of workover rigs in the United States.
 
     The Company commenced operations in 1951. In 1982, the current management
team joined the Company and initiated a strategy to expand and diversify the
Company's workover rig services. Since 1982, the Company has grown from four
workover rigs in a single yard to 91 workover rigs in 10 yards through a series
of strategic acquisitions of businesses and assets. Upon the closing of the
Pride Acquisition, the Company will own and operate 498 workover rigs. In
addition, in November 1994 the Company broadened the array of services it
provides by acquiring the liquid services and production services businesses of
Well Solutions, Inc. and expanded such businesses in July 1996 with the
acquisition of Taylor Companies, Inc. The Company believes that it generally has
been successful in acquiring businesses and assets and subsequently reducing
overhead, enhancing internal controls, improving marketing and related
operations through management incentives and improving the utilization of its
assets by redeploying equipment.
 
BUSINESS STRATEGY
 
     The Company's strategy emphasizes diversification and expansion through
acquisitions and internal growth. In recent years, there has been significant
industry consolidation activity in the Company's principal businesses. The
Company has been an active participant in this industry consolidation and plans
to continue to pursue strategic acquisitions of businesses and assets which
enhance or expand its market presence or complement its existing businesses.
Upon the closing of the Pride Acquisition, the Company intends to expand the
range of services offered at its locations and increase its presence, through
redeployment of underutilized assets, within the geographic regions in which the
Company will then operate. The Company believes that its ability to offer a wide
range of services over a large operating base will provide it with a competitive
advantage by allowing its customers to consolidate their procurement of
workover, liquid and production services by utilizing fewer vendors. The Company
believes that this consolidation may allow customers to lower their costs by
streamlining production decisions and increasing operational efficiencies. The
Company also believes that its strategy will allow it to take advantage of
cross-marketing opportunities for its services and to appeal to a broader
customer base by enhancing its position as a one-stop source for workover,
liquid and production services.
 
PRIDE ACQUISITION
 
     Consistent with its business strategy, on December 23, 1996 the Company
entered into a purchase agreement to acquire substantially all of Pride's U.S.
land-based well servicing operations for approximately $135.9 million in cash.
The Pride Acquisition will significantly increase the size and geographic scope
of the Company's workover rig services business. Pride's U.S. land-based fleet
consists of 407 workover rigs and related operations in 28 locations in the
Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coasts, the Permian Basin areas of West
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Texas and New Mexico, and California. Upon completion of the Pride Acquisition,
the Company will be the largest provider of workover rigs in Texas and the
second largest provider in the United States. The Company will seek to generate
improved profit margins for the acquired assets through increased operating
efficiencies and cost savings resulting from overhead reductions and the
consolidation of certain overlapping yard locations. In addition, the Company
will seek to expand its liquid and production services businesses into new
markets through certain of the acquired yard locations and to redeploy certain
of the acquired workover rigs to areas with greater rig demand. See "Pride
Acquisition."
 
     For the year ended March 31, 1996, the Company's pro forma revenue and
EBITDA (as defined herein) were approximately $182.2 million and $26.5 million,
respectively, compared to historical revenue and EBITDA of approximately $52.4
million and $9.1 million, respectively. For the six months ended September 30,
1996, the Company's pro forma revenue and EBITDA were approximately $100.2
million and $14.8 million, respectively, compared to historical revenue and
EBITDA of approximately $33.8 million and $6.5 million, respectively.
 
MOBLEY ACQUISITION
 
     On January 20, 1997, Dawson acquired the liquid services assets of Mobley
Environmental Services, Inc. for approximately $5.0 million in cash and a $0.5
million five year subordinated note (the "Mobley Acquisition"). These assets
generated revenues of approximately $4.4 million and $3.2 million for the 12
months ended December 31, 1995 and the nine months ended September 30, 1996,
respectively.
 
OPERATIONS
 
     Workover Rig Services. The Company provides workover rig services to oil
and gas exploration and production companies through the use of mobile well
servicing workover rigs together with crews of three to four workers. As of
January 15, 1997, the Company operated 89 land workover rigs, two barge-mounted
workover rigs and ancillary equipment from 10 yards in Texas and Louisiana. Upon
the closing of the Pride Acquisition, the Company will expand its workover rig
fleet to 498 rigs located in Texas, Louisiana, California and New Mexico.
 
     Workover rig services are used throughout the life of a well and are
categorized by the type of job performed: completion, maintenance, workover and
plugging and abandonment. Completion services prepare newly drilled wells for
production. Newly drilled wells are frequently completed by well servicing rigs
to minimize the use of higher cost drilling rigs. Maintenance services are
required on producing oil and gas wells to ensure efficient and continuous
operation. In addition to periodic maintenance, producing oil and gas wells
occasionally require major repairs or modifications called "workovers." Workover
rigs are also used in the plugging and abandonment of oil and gas wells no
longer capable of producing in economic quantities. For the six months ended
September 30, 1996, workover rig services contributed approximately 46% of the
Company's revenues (75% on a pro forma basis).
 
     Liquid Services. The Company uses its vacuum trucks, frac tanks and salt
water injection wells to provide an integrated mix of liquid services to well
site customers. The Company owns and operates 175 vacuum trucks and will acquire
an additional 10 vacuum trucks in connection with the Pride Acquisition. Vacuum
trucks are used to extract fluids from pits, tanks and other storage facilities
and to transport water for frac tanks, produced salt water to injection wells
and brine and other drilling fluids to and from well locations. Vacuum truck
services are generally provided to oilfield operators within a 30-mile radius of
the Company's nearest yard. The Company owns 696 frac tanks, which are used
during all phases of the life of a producing well to store various fluids at the
well site. The Company also owns or leases 22 salt water injection wells. In
Texas and Arkansas, salt water produced from oil and gas wells is generally
required by law to be disposed of in salt water injection wells. For the six
months ended September 30, 1996, liquid services contributed approximately 38%
of the Company's revenues (20% on a pro forma basis).
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     Production Services. The Company's production services consist of
production testing services, slickline wireline services, fishing and rental
tool services and pipe testing. The Company owns 21 gas production testing units
which are used to perform deliverability tests required upon the initial
completion of a well and periodically during the productive life of a gas well.
In addition, the Company offers slickline wireline services which are used to
simplify completion operations and in connection with regular maintenance on
producing wells. The Company also provides a complete line of cased hole fishing
and rental tools to oilfield operators and service companies, and operates nine
pipe testing units along the Texas Gulf Coast. This testing equipment is used
during completion and recompletion operations for leak detection in the internal
pipe systems of oil and gas wells. For the six months ended September 30, 1996,
production services contributed approximately 16% of the Company's revenues (5%
on a pro forma basis).
 
                               THE DEBT OFFERING
 
   
Securities Offered.........  $140,000,000 principal amount of 9 3/8% Senior
                             Notes due 2007.
    
 
Maturity Date..............  February 1, 2007.
 
   
Interest Rate and Payment
  Dates....................  The Notes will bear interest at a rate of 9 3/8%
                             per annum. Interest on the Notes will accrue from
                             the date of issuance thereof and will be payable
                             semi-annually on February 1 and August 1 of each
                             year, commencing August 1, 1997.
    
 
   
Optional Redemption........  The Notes will be redeemable at the option of the
                             Company, in whole or in part, at any time on or
                             after February 1, 2002, at the redemption prices
                             set forth herein, together with accrued and unpaid
                             interest to the date of redemption. In the event
                             the Company consummates a Public Equity Offering
                             (as defined herein) on or prior to February 1,
                             2000, the Company may at its option use all or a
                             portion of the proceeds from such offering to
                             redeem up to $49.0 million principal amount of the
                             Notes at a redemption price equal to 109.375% of
                             the aggregate principal thereof, together with
                             accrued and unpaid interest to the date of
                             redemption, provided that at least $91.0 million in
                             aggregate principal amount of Notes remain
                             outstanding immediately after such redemption. See
                             "Description of Notes -- Optional Redemption."
    
 
Repurchase Obligation
  Upon Change of Control...  Upon the occurrence of a Change of Control, each
                             holder of Notes will have the right to require the
                             Company to purchase all or a portion of such
                             holder's Notes at a price equal to 101% of the
                             aggregate principal amount thereof, together with
                             accrued and unpaid interest to the date of
                             purchase. See "Description of Notes -- Repurchase
                             at the Option of Holders -- Change of Control."
 
Guarantees.................  The Notes will be unconditionally guaranteed on a
                             senior unsecured basis by each of the Company's
                             principal operating subsidiaries, and such
                             Subsidiary Guarantees will rank pari passu in right
                             of payment with all senior Indebtedness of the
                             Subsidiary Guarantors. The Subsidiary Guarantees
                             may be released under certain circumstances. See
                             "Description of Notes -- Subsidiary Guarantees."
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Ranking....................  The Notes will be senior unsecured obligations of
                             the Company, ranking pari passu in right of payment
                             with all senior Indebtedness of the Company and
                             senior to all Subordinated Indebtedness of the
                             Company. The Notes and the Subsidiary Guarantees
                             will be effectively subordinated to secured
                             Indebtedness of the Company and the Subsidiary
                             Guarantors, including any Indebtedness under the
                             Credit Facility which is secured by liens on
                             certain assets of the Company. At September 30,
                             1996, on a pro forma basis, the Notes and the
                             Subsidiary Guarantees would not have been
                             subordinated to any secured Indebtedness (excluding
                             letters of credit) of the Company or the Subsidiary
                             Guarantors. Subject to certain limitations, the
                             Company may incur additional indebtedness in the
                             future. See "Management's Discussion and Analysis
                             of Financial Condition and Results of
                             Operations -- Liquidity and Capital Resources" and
                             "Description of Notes -- General."
 
Certain Covenants..........  The Indenture relating to the Notes will contain
                             certain covenants, including covenants that limit:
                             (i) indebtedness; (ii) restricted payments; (iii)
                             issuances and sales of capital stock of restricted
                             subsidiaries; (iv) sale/leaseback transactions; (v)
                             transactions with affiliates; (vi) liens; (vii)
                             asset sales; (viii) dividends and other payment
                             restrictions affecting restricted subsidiaries;
                             (ix) conduct of business; and (x) mergers,
                             consolidations or sales of assets. See "Description
                             of Notes -- Certain Covenants."
 
   
Use of Proceeds............  The net proceeds to the Company from the sale of
                             the Notes are estimated to be approximately $135.1
                             million. The Company will use the net proceeds from
                             the sale of the Notes, together with the estimated
                             net proceeds to the Company from the Equity
                             Offering of approximately $47.1 million, to fund
                             the approximately $135.9 million purchase price of
                             the Pride Acquisition, to prepay certain existing
                             indebtedness (including accrued interest) of the
                             Company, and for fees and expenses of the Pride
                             Acquisition, working capital and general corporate
                             purposes. See "Use of Proceeds."
    
 
   
Equity Offering............  Concurrently with the Debt Offering, the Company
                             and the Selling Shareholders are offering 4,598,486
                             shares (5,288,259 shares if the underwriters'
                             over-allotment option is exercised in full) of
                             Common Stock for sale to the public, of which
                             4,032,486 shares will be sold by the Company. The
                             Company will not receive any proceeds from the sale
                             of shares of Common Stock by the Selling
                             Shareholders in the Equity Offering. The closing of
                             the Debt Offering and the Equity Offering are each
                             conditioned upon the simultaneous closing of the
                             other and upon the simultaneous closing of the
                             Pride Acquisition.
    
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                     SUMMARY OF CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL DATA
 
     The following table presents for the periods indicated certain historical
consolidated and certain pro forma combined financial data for the Company. The
following information should be read together with "Pro Forma Condensed
Consolidated Financial Statements," "Selected Consolidated Financial Data,"
"Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of
Operations" and the financial statements, including the notes thereto, included
elsewhere in this Prospectus. The results for the six months ended September 30,
1996 are not necessarily indicative of results for the full year. The pro forma
information is presented for illustrative purposes only and is not necessarily
indicative of the results of operations and financial position that would have
been achieved had the transactions reflected therein been consummated on the
dates indicated.
 
   
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                                                                                                         AT OR FOR SIX MONTHS
                                                     AT OR FOR YEARS ENDED MARCH 31,                     ENDED SEPTEMBER 30,
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                                                                                            1996                           1996
                                                                                            PRO                            PRO
                                         1992      1993      1994      1995      1996     FORMA(1)    1995      1996     FORMA(1)
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                                                              (DOLLARS IN THOUSANDS, EXCEPT PER SHARE DATA)
<S>                                     <C>       <C>       <C>       <C>       <C>       <C>        <C>       <C>       <C>
INCOME STATEMENT DATA:
Revenues.............................   $15,784   $20,822   $27,942   $36,005   $52,391   $182,219   $25,888   $33,811   $100,229
Costs and expenses:
  Operating..........................    11,440    14,772    19,937    24,241    34,320    131,052    16,875    21,893     71,994
  General and administrative.........     2,443     3,040     3,854     5,574     8,937     24,676     4,238     5,469     13,480
  Depreciation and amortization......     1,062     1,374     1,707     2,608     4,396     19,234     2,016     2,876      9,707
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Operating income.....................       839     1,636     2,444     3,582     4,738      7,257     2,759     3,573      5,048
Interest expense.....................       352       301       282       789     1,848     13,385       953       296      6,693
Other (income) expense...............        (8)       84       (61)      (41)     (129)    (1,490)      (27)     (252)      (201)
Minority interest....................        --       358       902     1,092       937        937       787        --         --
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Income (loss) before income taxes and
  extraordinary item.................       495       893     1,321     1,742     2,082     (5,575)    1,046     3,529     (1,444)
Provision for income taxes...........       236       320       525       681       709     (2,174)      398     1,354       (563)
                                        -------   -------   -------   -------   -------   --------   -------   -------   --------
Income (loss) before extraordinary
  item...............................       259       573       796     1,061     1,373     (3,401)      648     2,175       (881)
Extraordinary item(2)................        38        --       (92)       --      (514)      (514)       --        --         --
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Net income (loss)....................       297       573       704     1,061       859     (3,915)      648     2,175       (881)
Preferred stock dividends............       101       101       101       101        88         88        50        --         --
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Net income (loss) applicable to
  common stock.......................   $   196   $   472   $   603   $   960   $   771   $ (4,003)  $   598   $ 2,175   $   (881)
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Primary earnings (loss) per share....   $   .11   $   .23   $   .29   $   .45   $   .27   $   (.58)  $   .25   $   .33   $   (.08)
Fully diluted earnings (loss) per
  share..............................   $   .11   $   .23   $   .29   $   .42   $   .27   $   (.58)  $   .23   $   .33   $   (.08)
Average number of shares
  outstanding --
  primary............................   1,768,613 2,020,664 2,052,168 2,155,380 2,931,234 6,915,382  2,384,359 6,510,428 10,423,470
Average number of shares
  outstanding -- fully diluted.......   1,768,613 2,020,664 2,450,791 2,648,740 3,207,622 6,915,382  3,095,826 6,527,796 10,423,470
BALANCE SHEET DATA:
Cash and cash equivalents............   $   400   $ 1,139   $ 2,172   $ 2,797   $13,863                        $ 9,364   $ 41,882
Net property and equipment...........     6,261     8,625     8,978    25,321    29,115                         39,209    145,859
Total assets.........................    11,685    15,828    16,714    40,525    56,368                         74,092    248,860
Long-term debt and other obligations,
  net of current portion.............     1,938     1,722     1,623    15,989     3,695                          4,609    142,750
Total shareholders' equity...........     5,487     6,009     6,720    10,098    45,694                         47,933     95,015
OTHER FINANCIAL DATA:
Ratio of earnings to fixed
  charges(3).........................      2.3x      3.6x      5.0x      3.1x      2.1x       0.6x      2.1x     10.9x       0.8x
EBITDA(4)............................   $ 1,901   $ 3,010   $ 4,151   $ 6,190   $ 9,134   $ 26,491   $ 4,775   $ 6,449   $ 14,755
Ratio of EBITDA to interest
  expense............................      5.4x     10.0x     14.7x      7.9x      4.9x       2.0x      5.0x     21.8x       2.2x
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(1) Adjusted, in the case of the income statement data, to reflect the
    consummation of the Pride Acquisition, the Taylor Acquisition and the
    Offerings, as if each had occurred on April 1, 1995, and in the case of
    balance sheet data at September 30, 1996, to reflect the consummation of the
    Pride Acquisition and the Offerings as if they had been completed at such
    date. See "The Company." Does not give effect to certain estimated
    consolidation cost savings and operational efficiencies that the Company
    anticipates can be achieved in connection with the Pride Acquisition,
    primarily resulting from the consolidation of certain facilities and the
    reduction of personnel. Assuming that such consolidation cost savings had
    occurred at the beginning of the year ended March 31, 1996 and the beginning
    of the six month period ended September 30, 1996, results of operations
    (after taking into consideration the tax effect of such consolidation cost
    savings) would have been a net loss of $1.0 million and net income of $0.7
    million, respectively, and EBITDA would have been $31.3 million and $17.3
    million, respectively. There can be no assurance with respect to the amount
    or timing of any such consolidation cost savings by the Company or that any
    such consolidation cost savings will not be offset in part by additional
    operating expenses resulting from the Pride Acquisition.
    
 
(2) Includes a $92,000 charge in fiscal 1994 to reflect the cumulative effect of
change in accounting principle.
 
   
(3) For purposes of computing the ratio of earnings to fixed charges, earnings
    are computed as income before income taxes, extraordinary item and
    cumulative effect of a change in accounting principle, plus fixed charges.
    Fixed charges consist of interest, whether expensed or capitalized,
    amortization of debt issuance costs and an estimated portion of rentals
    representing interest costs. On a pro forma basis, earnings were inadequate
    to cover fixed charges for the periods ended March 31, 1996 and September
    30, 1996 by $5.6 million and $1.4 million, respectively.
    
 
(4) EBITDA is defined as earnings before interest expense, taxes, depreciation
    and amortization, minority interest and other (income) expense and is
    presented because it is a widely accepted financial indication of a
    company's ability to incur and service debt. EBITDA should not be considered
    as an alternative to earnings as an indicator of the Company's operating
    performance or to cash flows as a measure of liquidity.
 
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                                  RISK FACTORS
 
     Prospective purchasers of the securities offered hereby should carefully
consider the following factors in addition to the other information in this
Prospectus. See "Disclosure Regarding Forward-Looking Statements."
 
INCURRENCE OF SUBSTANTIAL INDEBTEDNESS
 
   
     At September 30, 1996, on a pro forma basis and giving effect to
application of the net proceeds of the Offerings as set forth herein under "Use
of Proceeds," the Company would have had approximately $143.3 million in total
indebtedness, compared with total actual indebtedness of $15.6 million at such
date. The Company historically has operated at substantially lower levels of
debt than will be outstanding after giving effect to the Offerings. The
Company's level of indebtedness will have several important effects on its
future operations, including, without limitation, (i) a substantial portion of
the Company's cash flow from operations must be dedicated to the payment of
interest and principal on its indebtedness, (ii) the Company's leveraged
position will substantially increase its vulnerability to adverse changes in
general economic and industry conditions, as well as to competitive pressure,
and (iii) the Company's ability to obtain additional financing for working
capital, capital expenditures, acquisitions, general corporate and other
purposes may be limited. The Company's ability to meet its debt service
obligations and to reduce its total indebtedness will be dependent upon the
Company's future performance, which will be subject to general economic
conditions, industry cycles and financial, business and other factors affecting
the operations of the Company, many of which are beyond its control. There can
be no assurance that the Company's business will continue to generate cash flow
at or above current levels. If the Company is unable to generate sufficient cash
flow from operations in the future to service its debt, it may be required,
among other things, to seek additional financing in the debt or equity markets,
to refinance or restructure all or a portion of its indebtedness, including the
Notes, or to sell selected assets or reduce or delay planned capital
expenditures or acquisitions. There can be no assurance that any such measures
would be sufficient to enable the Company to service its debt or that any such
financing, refinancing or sale of assets would be available on economically
favorable terms.
    
 
EFFECTIVE SUBORDINATION
 
     The Notes will be effectively subordinated in right of payment to all
existing and future senior Indebtedness of the Company, which will include any
future draws under the Credit Facility. As of September 30, 1996, after giving
pro forma effect to the Offerings and the application of the net proceeds
therefrom, the Company would have no senior Indebtedness outstanding but expects
that it would have up to $60.0 million available under the Credit Facility
(comprised of a $50.0 million working capital line of credit and a $10.0 million
acquisition line of credit) which, if borrowed, would be included as senior
Indebtedness. The Credit Facility will be secured by liens on certain assets of
the Company. See "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition
and Results of Operations -- Liquidity and Capital Resources." Accordingly, the
lenders under the Credit Facility have claims with respect to the assets
constituting collateral for any indebtedness thereunder that will be satisfied
prior to the unsecured claims of holders of the Notes. See "Description of
Notes -- General." In the event of a default on the Notes or a bankruptcy,
liquidation or reorganization of the Company, such assets will be available to
satisfy obligations with respect to the indebtedness secured thereby before any
payment therefrom could be made on the Notes. Thus, the Notes and the Subsidiary
Guarantees will be effectively subordinated to claims of the lenders under the
Credit Facility to the extent of such pledged collateral. At September 30, 1996,
pro forma for the Pride Acquisition and the Offerings, the Notes and the
Subsidiary Guarantees would not have been subordinated to any secured
Indebtedness (excluding letters of credit) of the Company or the Subsidiary
Guarantors.
 
PAYMENT UPON A CHANGE OF CONTROL
 
     Upon the occurrence of a Change of Control, each holder of the Notes may
require the Company to repurchase all or a portion of such holder's Notes at
101% of the principal amount of the Notes, together with accrued and unpaid
interest, if any, to the date of repurchase. The Indenture will require that
prior to such a repurchase, the Company must either prepay all outstanding
senior Indebtedness or obtain any required
 
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consents to such repurchase. The occurrence of a Change of Control may result in
a default under the Credit Facility. If a Change of Control were to occur, the
Company may not have the financial resources to prepay all of the senior
Indebtedness, the Notes and the other Indebtedness that would become payable
upon the occurrence of such Change of Control or may be prohibited from
repurchasing the Notes. See "Description of Notes -- Repurchase at the Option of
Holders -- Change of Control."
 
RESTRICTIONS IMPOSED BY LENDERS
 
     The Credit Facility and the Indenture will contain a number of covenants
that will restrict the ability of the Company to dispose of assets, merge or
consolidate with another entity, incur additional indebtedness, create liens,
make capital expenditures or other investments or acquisitions and otherwise
restrict corporate activities. The Credit Facility will also contain
requirements that the Company maintain certain financial ratios and may restrict
the Company from prepaying the Company's other indebtedness. The ability of the
Company to comply with such provisions may be affected by events that are beyond
the Company's control. The breach of any of these covenants could result in a
default under the Credit Facility and the Indenture and a subsequent
acceleration of such indebtedness. In addition, as a result of these covenants,
the ability of the Company to respond to changing business and economic
conditions and to secure additional financing, if needed, may be significantly
restricted, and the Company may be prevented from engaging in transactions that
might otherwise be considered beneficial to the Company. See "Management's
Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" and
"Description of Notes -- Certain Covenants."
 
FRAUDULENT CONVEYANCE
 
     Management of the Company believes that the indebtedness represented by the
Notes and the Subsidiary Guarantees is being incurred for proper purposes and in
good faith, and that, based on present forecasts, asset valuations and other
financial information, after the consummation of the Offerings, the Company will
be solvent, will have sufficient capital for carrying on its business and will
be able to pay its debts as they mature. See, however, "-- Incurrence of
Substantial Indebtedness." Notwithstanding management's belief, if a court of
competent jurisdiction in a suit by an unpaid creditor or a representative of
creditors (such as a trustee in bankruptcy or a debtor-in-possession) were to
find that, at the time of the incurrence of such indebtedness, the Company or
any of the Subsidiary Guarantors was insolvent, was rendered insolvent by reason
of such incurrence, was engaged in a business or transaction for which its
remaining assets constituted unreasonably small capital, intended to incur, or
believed that it would incur, debts beyond its ability to pay such debts as they
matured, or intended to hinder, delay or defraud its creditors, and that the
indebtedness was incurred for less than reasonably equivalent value, then such
court could, among other things, (i) void all or a portion of the Company's or
the Subsidiary Guarantors' obligations to the holders of the Notes, the effect
of which would be that the holders of the Notes may not be repaid in full,
and/or (ii) subordinate the Company's or the Subsidiary Guarantors' obligations
to the holders of the Notes to other existing and future indebtedness of the
Company to a greater extent than would otherwise be the case, the effect of
which would be to entitle such other creditors to be paid in full before any
payment could be made on the Notes or the Subsidiary Guarantees. See
"Description of Notes -- Subsidiary Guarantees."
 
DEPENDENCE ON VOLATILE OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY
 
     Demand for the Company's services depends substantially upon the level of
activity in the oil and gas industry, which in turn depends in part on oil and
gas prices, expectations about future prices, the cost of exploring for,
producing and delivering oil and gas, the discovery rate of new oil and gas
reserves in land areas, the level of drilling and workover activity, domestic
and international political, military, regulatory and economic conditions and
the ability of oil and gas companies to raise capital. Prices for oil and gas
historically have been extremely volatile and have reacted to changes in the
supply of and demand for oil and natural gas, domestic and worldwide economic
conditions and political instability in oil producing countries. No assurance
can be given that current levels of oil and gas activities will be maintained or
that demand for the Company's services will reflect the level of such
activities. Prices for oil and natural gas are expected to continue to be
volatile and affect the demand for and pricing of the Company's services. A
material decline in oil or natural
 
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gas prices or activities could materially adversely affect the demand for the
Company's services and the Company's results of operations. Industry conditions
will continue to be influenced by numerous factors over which the Company has no
control. See "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and
Results of Operations" and "Business -- Customers."
 
     The volatility of the oil and gas industry and the consequent impact
thereof on exploration activity could adversely impact certain of the Company's
customers. The Company, therefore, could be subject to special credit risks as
to certain of its customers. While the Company endeavors not to take unjustified
credit risks, it is necessary from time to time to extend trade credit to
long-term customers and others where some risks of nonpayment or late payment
could exist.
 
ACQUISITION RISKS
 
     The Company completed the Taylor Acquisition in July 1996 and the Mobley
Acquisition in January 1997. Most of the net proceeds from the Offerings will be
used to fund the Pride Acquisition. See "Use of Proceeds." Pursuant to the Pride
Acquisition, the Company will acquire 407 workover rigs, which is more than four
times the number of workover rigs Dawson currently operates. As a result of the
Pride Acquisition, the Company will acquire significant operations in
California, a market in which the Company does not currently operate.
Furthermore, Pride has advised the Company that 89 of the 407 workover rigs to
be acquired from Pride were not operated during the 12 months preceding December
23, 1996, the effective date of the Purchase Agreement. The Company believes
that a majority of these 89 rigs will be reactivated only if market demand
justifies the incremental cost, and the Company does not expect the remainder of
such rigs to be restored to operating condition. There can be no assurance that
the Company will be successful in reactivating or redeploying rigs acquired from
Pride. In addition, no assurance can be given that the Company will be
successful in achieving consolidation savings or managing and incorporating the
businesses and assets acquired in the Pride Acquisition, the Mobley Acquisition
or the Taylor Acquisition into the Company's existing operations or that such
activities will not require a disproportionate amount of management's attention.
 
     In connection with the Pride Acquisition, the Company will purchase
substantially all of Pride's U.S. land-based well servicing operations (the
"Pride Assets") "as is, where is." The Company has undertaken a limited amount
of investigation of the condition of the Pride Assets, particularly the workover
rigs, in an effort to determine that their condition appears to be sufficient to
sustain the operations previously conducted by Pride with those assets. The
Company has not, however, thoroughly investigated all material items of
equipment due to limitations of time, cost and geographic disbursement.
 
     The Purchase Agreement provides that Pride and the Company shall treat the
sale as not subject to sales and use taxes in all jurisdictions. However, it
further provides that if, contrary to the foregoing, it shall be finally
determined that the sale, or any other transaction consummated pursuant to the
closing, is subject to such tax, such tax shall be borne equally by Pride and
the Company. Certain ambiguities under existing tax laws of the states in which
assets of Pride are located, and the issue of what transactions are "consummated
pursuant to the closing," could result in substantial liability to the Company.
 
     In connection with the Pride Acquisition, it is expected that the Company
will acquire approximately 14 properties in fee simple and will receive an
assignment or sublease of approximately 14 leased properties. With respect to
all parcels of real estate, Dawson has conducted only limited environmental
studies and investigations. There can be no assurance that Dawson will not
acquire properties that have latent environmental risks and concurrent financial
exposure. Moreover, Pride has not made any warranties and representations
concerning the environmental aspects of any properties that would survive the
closing.
 
     The Company's failure to achieve consolidation savings, to incorporate the
acquired businesses and assets into its existing operations successfully, or to
minimize any unexpected costs or liabilities in the acquired businesses, could
have a material adverse effect on the Company. See "Pride Acquisition."
 
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LIQUIDITY NEEDS; ABILITY TO REPAY NOTES
 
     The Company may from time to time fund a portion of its working capital
needs and capital expenditure requirements from external financing. In addition,
the Company expects that in order to repay the principal amount of the Notes at
maturity or upon acceleration, or to purchase the Notes upon a Change of
Control, it will likely be required to seek additional financing or engage in
asset sales or similar transactions. There can be no assurance that sufficient
funds for any of the foregoing purposes would be available to the Company at the
time they are required on favorable terms. See "Management's Discussion and
Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations -- Liquidity and
Capital Resources" and "Description of Notes."
 
SUBSTANTIAL COMPETITION
 
     The Company experiences intense competition in its markets. Such markets
are highly competitive and no one competitor is dominant. Some of the Company's
competitors have greater financial and other resources than the Company. See
"Business -- Competition."
 
OPERATING RISKS AND INSURANCE
 
     The Company's operations are subject to hazards inherent in the oil and gas
industry, such as blowouts, explosions, craterings, fires and oil spills, that
can cause personal injury or loss of life, damage to or destruction of property,
equipment, the environment and marine life and suspension of operations. In
addition, claims for loss of oil and gas production and damage to formations can
occur in the workover business. Litigation arising from a catastrophic
occurrence at a location where the Company's equipment and services are used may
in the future result in the Company being named as a defendant in lawsuits
asserting potentially large claims.
 
     The Company maintains insurance coverage that it believes to be customary
in the industry against these hazards. However, there can be no assurance that
the Company will be able to maintain adequate insurance in the future at rates
it considers reasonable or that insurance will continue to be available on terms
as favorable as the Company's existing arrangements. In addition, the insurance
is subject to coverage limits and certain policies exclude coverage for damages
resulting from environmental contamination. The occurrence of a significant
event or adverse claim in excess of the insurance coverage limits maintained by
the Company or which is not covered by insurance could have a materially adverse
effect on the Company's financial condition and results of operations. See
"Business -- Operating Risks and Insurance."
 
   
RISKS RELATING TO INJECTION WELLS
    
 
     The Company's injection operations pose certain risks of environmental
liability to the Company. Although the Company monitors the injection process,
any leakage from the subsurface portions of the wells could cause degradation of
fresh groundwater resources, potentially resulting in cancellation of operation
of the well, fines and penalties from governmental agencies, expenditures for
remediation of the affected resource, and liability to third parties for
property damages and personal injuries. In addition, the sale by the Company of
residual crude oil collected as part of the saltwater injection process could
impose liability on the Company in the event the entity to which the oil was
transferred fails to manage the material in accordance with applicable
environmental health and safety laws.
 
RISK OF ENVIRONMENTAL COSTS AND LIABILITIES
 
     The Company's operations are subject to governmental laws and regulations
governing the management and disposal of waste materials or otherwise relating
to the protection of the environment or of public health and safety. Many of the
Company's operations take place in or near ecologically sensitive areas, such as
the Texas Gulf Coast and Louisiana inland waters. Numerous local, state and
federal environmental laws impose liability for causing pollution in inland and
coastal waters. Local, state and federal legislation also provides special
protection to water quality and animal and marine life that could be affected by
some of the Company's activities. The regulations applicable to the Company's
operations include certain regulations controlling the discharge of hazardous or
toxic materials into the environment, requiring removal or remediation of
pollutants, requiring permits or licenses issued by regulatory agencies and
imposing civil and
 
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criminal penalties for violations. Some of the statutory and regulatory programs
that apply to the Company's operations also authorize private suits, the
recovery of natural resource damages by the government, injunctive relief and
cease and desist orders.
 
     Some environmental statutes impose strict liability, rendering a person or
entity liable for environmental damage without regard to negligence or fault on
the part of such person or entity. As a result, the Company could be liable,
under certain circumstances, for environmental damage caused by others or for
acts of the Company that were in compliance with all applicable laws at the time
such acts were performed.
 
     The clear trend in environmental regulation has been to impose more
restrictions and limitations on activities that may impact the environment,
including the generation and disposal of wastes and the use and handling of
chemical substances. These restrictions and limitations have increased operating
costs for both the Company and its customers. Any regulatory changes that impose
additional environmental restrictions or requirements on the Company and its
customers could adversely affect the Company through increased operating costs,
capital expenditures to meet new regulatory requirements and potential decreased
demand for the Company's services.
 
     In this regard, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act ("RCRA"), the
principal federal statute governing the disposal of solid and hazardous wastes,
includes a statutory exemption that allows oil and gas exploration and
production wastes to be classified as non-hazardous waste. A similar exemption
is contained in many of the state counterparts to RCRA, including the state
statutes in Texas and Louisiana. If oil and gas exploration and production
wastes were required to be managed and disposed of as hazardous waste, either as
a result of changes in RCRA or the imposition of more stringent state
regulations, the Company could be required to make significant unanticipated
capital and operating expenditures or to cease or curtail certain operations.
Further, if such wastes were required to be managed and disposed of as hazardous
waste, domestic oil and gas producers, including many of the Company's
customers, could be required to incur substantial obligations with respect to
such waste. Because of the potential impact on the Company's customers, any
regulatory changes that impose additional restrictions or requirements on the
disposal of oil and gas wastes could adversely affect demand for the Company's
services. See "Business -- Environmental Regulation."
 
DEPENDENCE ON KEY PERSONNEL
 
     The Company believes that its success will depend to a significant extent
upon the continued services of certain key individuals, particularly Michael E.
Little, Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Joseph
B. Eustace, Vice President of Operations and Chief Operating Officer. The loss
of the services of either of these individuals could have a material adverse
effect on the Company. See "Management."
 
DEPENDENCE ON MAJOR CUSTOMERS
 
     During the six months ended September 30, 1996, the Company derived
approximately 23.0% of its revenues (9.5% on a pro forma basis) from its largest
customer. While the Company believes that its relationship with this customer is
good, the loss of such customer, or a significant reduction in business done
with the Company by this customer, if not offset by sales to new or existing
customers, could have a material adverse effect on the Company's business,
results of operations and prospects.
 
ABSENCE OF PUBLIC MARKET FOR THE NOTES
 
     The Notes are a new issue of securities that the Company does not intend to
list on any securities exchange. There can be no assurance that an active
trading market will develop for the Notes, or that holders of the Notes will be
able to sell their Notes on acceptable terms. Jefferies & Company, Inc. has
indicated that it intends to make a market in the Notes; however, it is not
obligated to do so, and any such market-making may be discontinued at any time
without notice. If the Notes are traded after their initial issuance, they may
trade at a discount from the initial public offering price depending upon
prevailing interest rates, the market price for similar securities and other
factors.
 
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                                  THE COMPANY
 
     The Company is engaged in the business of providing: (i) workover rig
services, including completion of new wells, maintenance and recompletion of
existing wells (including horizontal recompletions) and plugging and abandonment
of wells at the end of their useful lives; (ii) liquid services, including
vacuum truck services, frac tank rental and salt water injection; and (iii)
production services, including well test analysis, pipe testing, slickline
wireline services and fishing and rental tool services. For the six months ended
September 30 1996, the Company derived approximately 46%, 38% and 16% (75%, 20%
and 5% on a pro forma basis) of its revenues from its workover rig services,
liquid services and production services, respectively. The Company's services
are utilized by major oil and gas companies as well as independent producers to
optimize performance of oil and gas wells.
 
     The Company commenced operations in 1951. In 1982, the current management
team joined the Company and initiated a strategy to expand and diversify the
Company's workover rig services. Since 1982, the Company has grown from four
workover rigs in a single yard to 91 workover rigs in 10 yards through a series
of strategic acquisitions of businesses and assets. The majority of this growth
has occurred since 1992. The Company formed Dawson WellTech, L.C. (the "LLC") in
1992 as a majority owned and operated subsidiary of the Company, which in
November 1994 acquired substantially all of the assets of Well Solutions, Inc.
for approximately $18.1 million (the "Well Solutions Acquisition"). In 1995, the
Company acquired the remaining interest in the LLC. See "Certain Relationships
and Related Transactions."
 
     In July 1996, the Company acquired 70 vacuum trucks, 314 frac tanks and 11
salt water injection wells for approximately $12.8 million pursuant to the
purchase of all of the issued and outstanding stock of Taylor Companies, Inc.
(the "Taylor Acquisition"). During 1996, the Company also acquired 18 additional
vacuum trucks, six workover rigs and one production testing unit.
 
     In March 1996, the Company completed an initial public offering (the "IPO")
of 2,616,250 shares of Common Stock at $10.00 per share, with net proceeds to
the Company of approximately $23.5 million. Simultaneously with the IPO, the
Common Stock began trading on the Nasdaq National Market under the symbol
"DPSI."
 
     On January 20, 1997, the Company acquired the liquid services assets of
Mobley Environmental Services, Inc. for approximately $5.0 million in cash and a
$0.5 million five year subordinated note. On December 23, 1996 the Company
entered into a purchase agreement to acquire Pride's U.S. land-based well
servicing operations, which includes 407 workover rigs, 10 vacuum trucks and
ancillary equipment, for approximately $135.9 million. The closing of the Pride
Acquisition is conditioned upon the simultaneous closing of the Offerings.
 
     The Company's principal executive office is located at 901 N.E. Loop 410,
Suite 700, San Antonio, Texas 78209, and its telephone number is (210) 828-1838.
 
                              RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
 
   
     On February 11, 1997, the Company issued a release announcing earnings for
the third fiscal quarter ended December 31, 1996. The release states that
revenues in the third quarter of fiscal 1997 increased by 72% to $22.5 million,
compared to the $13.0 million in the third quarter of fiscal 1996. Net income of
$1.6 million increased 631% from the third quarter of fiscal 1996. Similarly,
primary earnings per share of $0.24 on 6,548,000 average shares outstanding
increased from $.06 on 2,971,000 average shares outstanding for the prior year.
    
 
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                DISCLOSURE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
 
     This Prospectus includes "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of
Section 27A of the Securities Act and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act
of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act"). All statements other than statements
of historical information provided herein are forward-looking and may contain
information about financial results, economic conditions, trends and known
uncertainties. The Company cautions the reader that actual results could differ
materially from those expected by the Company, depending on the outcome of
certain factors, including, without limitation, (i) factors discussed under
"Risk Factors" such as fluctuations in the prices of oil and natural gas,
competition, operating risks, acquisition risks, liquidity and capital
requirements and the effects of governmental and environmental regulation, (ii)
adverse changes in the operations acquired in the Pride Acquisition or the
failure of the Company to achieve anticipated consolidation cost savings in
connection with the Pride Acquisition and (iii) adverse changes in the market
for the Company's services. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on
these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. The
Company undertakes no obligation to release publicly the result of any revisions
to these forward-looking statements which may be made to reflect events or
circumstances after the date hereof, including, without limitation, changes in
the Company's business strategy or planned capital expenditures, or to reflect
the occurrence of unanticipated events.
 
                                EQUITY OFFERING
 
   
     Concurrently with the Debt Offering, the Company and the Selling
Shareholders are offering 4,032,486 shares and 566,000 shares, respectively, of
Common Stock to the public. In addition, in the Equity Offering the Company has
granted the underwriters an option to purchase up to 689,773 additional shares
of Common Stock to cover over-allotments. The consummation of the Debt Offering
and the Equity Offering are each conditioned upon the simultaneous closing of
the other and upon the simultaneous closing of the Pride Acquisition.
    
 
                                USE OF PROCEEDS
 
   
     The net proceeds to the Company from the issuance and sale of the Notes
offered hereby, after deducting the underwriting discount and expenses of the
Debt Offering, are estimated to be approximately $135.1 million. The net
proceeds to the Company from the sale of the shares of Common Stock offered by
the Company pursuant to the Equity Offering are estimated to be approximately
$47.1 million (approximately $55.2 million if the underwriters' over-allotment
option in connection with the Equity Offering is exercised in full), after
deducting the underwriting discount and expenses of the Equity Offering payable
by the Company.
    
 
     The following table illustrates the sources and uses of the gross proceeds
to the Company, as estimated by the Company's management, in connection with the
Offerings (dollars in millions):
 
   
<TABLE>
<S>                                   <C>
SOURCES
- - --------------------------------------------
Notes (Debt Offering)...............  $140.0
Common Stock (Equity Offering)......    50.4
                                      ------
          Total Sources.............  $190.4
                                      ======
USES
- - --------------------------------------------
Pride Acquisition -- Purchase
  Price(1)..........................  $135.9
Prepayment of Existing Debt(2)......    12.3
Working Capital.....................    32.5
Fees and Expenses...................     9.7
                                      ------
          Total Uses................  $190.4
                                      ======
</TABLE>
    
 
- - ---------------
 
(1) The Pride Acquisition purchase price is subject to certain adjustments.
 
(2) Consists of a balance as of September 30, 1996 of approximately $7.0 million
    on the loan incurred as a result of the Taylor Acquisition, $3.2 million of
    capitalized lease obligations and $2.1 million of other indebtedness. The
    $7.0 million loan bears interest at a rate of 7.75% and matures on March 31,
    1997. The capitalized lease obligations bear interest at rates ranging from
    5% to 9% and are due in monthly installments of approximately $136,000. The
    other indebtedness consists of approximately $2.0 million of term notes that
    were assumed in connection with the Taylor Acquisition, bear interest at
    rates ranging from 6% to 10% and have maturity dates ranging from one to
    five years after July 29, 1996, the date of assumption.
 
     Pending application of the net proceeds of the Offerings, the Company will
invest such net proceeds in short-term interest-bearing, investment grade
securities.
 
                                       14
<PAGE>   17
 
                                 CAPITALIZATION
 
     The following table sets forth the cash and cash equivalents, current debt
and capitalization of the Company at September 30, 1996, and as adjusted to give
effect to the Offerings and the application of the net proceeds therefrom as set
forth under "Use of Proceeds." This table should be read in conjunction with the
financial statements and the notes thereto included elsewhere in this Prospectus
and "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of
Operations."
 
   
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                                SEPTEMBER 30, 1996
                                                              ----------------------
                                                              ACTUAL     AS ADJUSTED
                                                              -------    -----------
                                                                  (IN THOUSANDS)
<S>                                                           <C>        <C>
Cash and cash equivalents...................................  $ 9,364     $ 41,882
                                                              =======     ========
Current portion of long-term debt...........................  $ 9,247     $    500
Current portion of obligations under capital leases.........    1,708           --
                                                              -------     --------
          Total current debt................................  $10,955     $    500
                                                              =======     ========
Long-term debt, net of current portion:
  Notes payable.............................................  $   380     $     --
  9 3/8% Senior Notes due 2007..............................       --      140,000
  Subordinated notes........................................    2,750        2,750
                                                              -------     --------
          Total notes, net of current portion...............    3,130      142,750
  Obligations under capital leases, net of current
     portion................................................    1,478           --
                                                              -------     --------
          Total long-term debt, net of current portion......    4,608      142,750
Shareholders' equity:
  Preferred stock, no par value, 560,600 shares authorized,
     none issued and outstanding............................       --           --
  Common stock, $.01 par value, 20,560,600 shares
     authorized, 6,391,126 shares issued and outstanding,
     10,423,612 shares issued and outstanding as
     adjusted(1)............................................       64          104
  Paid-in capital...........................................   41,522       88,564
  Retained earnings.........................................    6,489        6,489
  Notes receivable from officers............................     (142)        (142)
                                                              -------     --------
          Total shareholders' equity........................   47,933       95,015
                                                              -------     --------
          Total capitalization..............................  $52,541     $237,765
                                                              =======     ========
</TABLE>
    
 
- - ---------------
 
(1) Excludes 552,950 outstanding stock options, exercisable at various prices
    ranging from $4.65 to $11.375 per share (with a weighted average price of
    $9.15 per share), of which 167,779 were exercisable.
 
                                       15
<PAGE>   18
 
             PRO FORMA CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
 
     The table below sets forth the unaudited pro forma condensed consolidated
financial statements of the Company. With respect to statements of income data,
the adjustments give effect to (i) the Pride Acquisition, (ii) the Taylor
Acquisition and (iii) the Offerings, as if each had occurred at the beginning of
the periods presented. With respect to balance sheet data, the adjustments give
effect to (i) the Pride Acquisition and (ii) the Offerings, as if they had been
completed as of the date presented. The unaudited pro forma financial statements
may not be indicative of the results that actually would have occurred if the
transactions described above had been in effect during the periods indicated or
which may be obtained in the future. The unaudited financial statements should
be read in conjunction with the audited financial statements and related notes
of the Company, Taylor and Pride contained elsewhere herein.
 
UNAUDITED PRO FORMA CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
 
   
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                                                 PRIDE                       PRO FORMA
                                                  DAWSON         TAYLOR       ACQUISITION                    COMBINED
                                                SIX MONTHS     ACQUISITION    SIX MONTHS                    SIX MONTHS
                                                   ENDED        APRIL 1 -        ENDED                         ENDED
                                               SEPTEMBER 30,    JULY 29,     SEPTEMBER 30,                 SEPTEMBER 30,
                                                   1996           1996           1996        ADJUSTMENTS     1996 (A)
                                               -------------   -----------   -------------   -----------   -------------
                                                           (DOLLARS IN THOUSANDS, EXCEPT PER SHARE AMOUNTS)
<S>                                            <C>             <C>           <C>             <C>           <C>
Revenues......................................    $33,811        $6,988         $59,430        $    --       $100,229
Operating costs...............................     21,893         5,272          45,929         (1,100)(B)     71,994
General and administrative expenses...........      5,469           979           7,468           (436)(C)     13,480
Depreciation and amortization.................      2,876           384           2,659          3,788 (D)      9,707
                                                  -------        ------         -------        -------       --------
Operating income..............................      3,573           353           3,374         (2,252)         5,048
Interest expense..............................        296           194             986          5,217 (E)      6,693
Other (income) expense........................       (252)          218            (167)            --           (201)
                                                  -------        ------         -------        -------       --------
Income (loss) before income taxes.............      3,529           (59)          2,555         (7,469)        (1,444)
Provision for income taxes....................      1,354            65           1,007         (2,989)(F)       (563)
                                                  -------        ------         -------        -------       --------
Net income (loss).............................    $ 2,175        $ (124)        $ 1,548        $(4,480)      $   (881)
                                                  =======        ======         =======        =======       ========
Primary earnings (loss) per share.............    $   .33                                                    $   (.08)
Fully diluted earnings (loss) per share.......    $   .33                                                    $   (.08)
Average shares outstanding -- primary.........  6,510,428                                    3,913,042 (G) 10,423,470
Average shares outstanding -- fully diluted...  6,527,796                                    3,895,674 (G) 10,423,470
</TABLE>
    
 
   
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                                       YEAR ENDED MARCH 31, 1996
                                                  --------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                    DAWSON       TAYLOR         PRIDE                      PRO FORMA
                                                  HISTORICAL   ACQUISITION   ACQUISITION   ADJUSTMENTS    COMBINED(A)
                                                  ----------   -----------   -----------   -----------    ------------
                                                            (DOLLARS IN THOUSANDS, EXCEPT PER SHARE AMOUNTS)
<S>                                               <C>          <C>           <C>           <C>            <C>
Revenues........................................   $52,391       $16,713      $113,115      $     --        $182,219
Operating costs.................................    34,320        12,755        86,177        (2,200)(B)     131,052
General and administrative expenses.............     8,937         2,290        14,504        (1,055)(C)      24,676
Depreciation and amortization...................     4,396         1,607         5,385         7,846 (D)      19,234
                                                   -------       -------      --------      --------        --------
Operating income................................     4,738            61         7,049        (4,591)          7,257
Interest expense................................     1,848           461           821        10,255 (E)      13,385
Other (income) expense..........................      (129)         (101)       (1,260)           --          (1,490)
Minority interest...............................       937            --            --            --             937
                                                   -------       -------      --------      --------        --------
Income (loss) before income taxes and
  extraordinary item............................     2,082          (299)        7,488       (14,846)         (5,575)
Provision for income taxes......................       709          (158)        2,873        (5,598)(F)      (2,174)
                                                   -------       -------      --------      --------        --------
Income (loss) before extraordinary item.........     1,373          (141)        4,615        (9,248)         (3,401)
Extraordinary item..............................      (514)           --            --            --            (514)
                                                   -------       -------      --------      --------        --------
Net income (loss)...............................       859          (141)        4,615        (9,248)         (3,915)
Preferred stock dividends.......................       (88)           --            --            --             (88)
                                                   -------       -------      --------      --------        --------
Net income (loss) applicable to common stock....   $   771       $  (141)     $  4,615      $ (9,248)       $ (4,003)
                                                   =======       =======      ========      ========        ========
Primary earnings (loss) per share...............   $   .27                                                  $   (.58)
Fully diluted earnings (loss) per share.........   $   .27                                                  $   (.58)
Average shares outstanding -- primary........... 2,931,234                                 3,984,148(G)    6,915,382
Average shares outstanding-- fully diluted...... 3,207,622                                 3,707,760(G)    6,915,382
</TABLE>
    
 
                                       16
<PAGE>   19
 
UNAUDITED PRO FORMA CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET
 
   
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                                             AS OF SEPTEMBER 30, 1996
                                                              ------------------------------------------------------
                                                                              PRIDE       PRO FORMA           PRO
                                                              HISTORICAL   ACQUISITION   ADJUSTMENTS         FORMA
                                                              ----------   -----------   -----------        --------
                                                                                  (IN THOUSANDS)
<S>                                                           <C>          <C>           <C>                <C>
                           ASSETS
Cash and cash equivalents...................................   $ 9,364       $ 1,638      $ 30,880(H)       $ 41,882
Trade and other receivables.................................    14,260        19,247       (19,247)(H)        14,260
Prepaid expenses and other..................................       883         6,368        (6,368)(H)           883
Net property and equipment..................................    39,209        43,041        63,609(H)(I)     145,859
Goodwill and other assets...................................    10,376         2,006        33,594(H)(I)      45,976
                                                               -------       -------      --------          --------
        Total assets........................................   $74,092       $72,300      $102,468          $248,860
                                                               =======       =======      ========          ========
 
            LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
Current liabilities.........................................   $18,306       $18,351      $(28,806)(H)(J)   $  7,851
Long-term debt, net of current portion......................     3,130        36,885       102,735(H)(J)     142,750
Obligations under capital leases, net of current portion....     1,479         2,066        (3,545)(H)(J)         --
Deferred income taxes.......................................     3,244        11,384       (11,384)(H)         3,244
Shareholders' equity........................................    47,933         3,614        43,468(G)(H)      95,015
                                                               -------       -------      --------          --------
        Total liabilities and shareholders' equity..........   $74,092       $72,300      $102,468          $248,860
                                                               =======       =======      ========          ========
</TABLE>
    
 
- - ---------------
 
NOTES TO PRO FORMA CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS:
 
   
(A) Does not give effect to certain estimated consolidation cost savings and
    operational efficiencies that the Company anticipates can be achieved in
    connection with the Pride Acquisition, primarily resulting from the
    consolidation of certain facilities and the reduction of personnel. Assuming
    that such consolidation cost savings had occurred at the beginning of the
    year ended March 31, 1996 and the beginning of the six month period ended
    September 30, 1996, results of operations (after taking into consideration
    the tax effect of such consolidation cost savings) would have been a net
    loss of $1.0 million and net income of $0.7 million, respectively. There can
    be no assurance with respect to the amount or timing of any such
    consolidation cost savings by the Company or that any such consolidation
    cost savings will not be offset in part by additional operating expenses
    resulting from the Pride Acquisition.
    
 
(B)  To record the elimination of approximately $2.2 million of Pride's
     operating lease expenses ($1.1 million for the six month period).
 
(C) To reflect the elimination of certain general corporate cost allocations
    that will not be assumed by the Company in connection with the Pride
    Acquisition.
 
(D) To reflect the additional depreciation of property and equipment and
    amortization of goodwill (goodwill using a 25-year life) resulting from the
    Taylor Acquisition and the Pride Acquisition and a covenant not to compete
    (using a five-year life) from the Pride Acquisition, as follows:
 
   
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                             SIX MONTHS
                                             YEAR ENDED         ENDED
                                             MARCH 31,      SEPTEMBER 30,
                                                1996            1996
                                             ----------     -------------
<S>                                          <C>            <C>
Pride Acquisition..........................    $6,837          $3,452
Taylor Acquisition.........................     1,009             336
                                               ------          ------
          Total............................    $7,846          $3,788
                                               ======          ======
</TABLE>
    
 
   
(E)  To adjust interest expense to reflect the issuance of $140.0 million of
     Notes at an assumed interest rate of 9.375% per annum, adjusted for the
     retirement of existing bank debt and capital leases.
    
 
(F)  To record the tax effect of pro forma adjustments based on the effective
     tax rate of the Company.
 
   
(G) To record the issuance of 4,032,486 shares to be issued in the Equity
    Offering, adjusted for the elimination of certain antidilutive common stock
    equivalents.
    
 
(H) To record the Pride Acquisition for $135.9 million, such amount to be
    financed using a portion of the proceeds to the Company from the Offerings.
 
(I)  To record Pride's property and equipment at estimated fair market value
     ($106.7 million), covenant not to compete ($5.0 million) and goodwill and
     other assets ($29.7 million) at the date of acquisition.
 
(J)  To reflect the retirement of the Company's existing debt and capital leases
     totaling approximately $12.3 million.
 
                                       17
<PAGE>   20
 
                      SELECTED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL DATA
 
     The following table sets forth selected consolidated financial data for the
Company for the periods indicated. The selected consolidated financial data for
all fiscal years presented have been derived from the audited consolidated
financial statements of the Company. The selected consolidated financial data
for the Company for the six months ended September 30, 1995 and 1996 have been
derived from the unaudited consolidated financial statements of the Company for
such periods, which, in the opinion of management, include all adjustments,
consisting of only normal recurring adjustments, necessary to state fairly the
data included therein in accordance with generally accepted accounting
principles for such periods. Interim results are not necessarily indicative of
financial results of the Company for the full fiscal year. The selected
financial data should be read in conjunction with, and is qualified in its
entirety by, the consolidated financial statements of the Company and related
notes and other financial information included elsewhere in this Prospectus and
with "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of
Operations."
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                                                                             AT OR FOR SIX
                                                                                                             MONTHS ENDED
                                                                 AT OR FOR YEARS ENDED MARCH 31,             SEPTEMBER 30,
                                                         -----------------------------------------------   -----------------
                                                          1992      1993      1994      1995      1996      1995      1996
                                                         -------   -------   -------   -------   -------   -------   -------
                                                                    (DOLLARS IN THOUSANDS, EXCEPT PER SHARE DATA)
<S>                                                      <C>       <C>       <C>       <C>       <C>       <C>       <C>
INCOME STATEMENT DATA:
Revenues...............................................  $15,784   $20,822   $27,942   $36,005   $52,391   $25,888   $33,811
Costs and expenses:
  Operating............................................   11,440    14,772    19,937    24,241    34,320    16,875    21,893
  General and administrative...........................    2,443     3,040     3,854     5,574     8,937     4,238     5,469
  Depreciation and amortization........................    1,062     1,374     1,707     2,608     4,396     2,016     2,876
                                                         -------   -------   -------   -------   -------   -------   -------
Operating income.......................................      839     1,636     2,444     3,582     4,738     2,759     3,573
Interest expense.......................................      352       301       282       789     1,848       953       296
Other (income) expense.................................       (8)       84       (61)      (41)     (129)      (27)     (252)
Minority interest......................................       --       358       902     1,092       937       787        --
                                                         -------   -------   -------   -------   -------   -------   -------
Income before income taxes and extraordinary item......      495       893     1,321     1,742     2,082     1,046     3,529
Provision for income taxes.............................      236       320       525       681       709       398     1,354
                                                         -------   -------   -------   -------   -------   -------   -------
Income before extraordinary item.......................      259       573       796     1,061     1,373       648     2,175
Extraordinary item(1)..................................       38        --       (92)       --      (514)       --        --
                                                         -------   -------   -------   -------   -------   -------   -------
Net income.............................................      297       573       704     1,061       859       648     2,175
Preferred stock dividends..............................      101       101       101       101        88        50        --
                                                         -------   -------   -------   -------   -------   -------   -------
Net income applicable to common stock..................  $   196   $   472   $   603   $   960   $   771   $   598   $ 2,175
                                                         =======   =======   =======   =======   =======   =======   =======
Primary earnings per share.............................  $   .11   $   .23   $   .29   $   .45   $   .27   $   .25   $   .33
Fully diluted earnings per share.......................  $   .11   $   .23   $   .29   $   .42   $   .27   $   .23   $   .33
Average number of shares outstanding -- primary........  1,768,613 2,020,664 2,052,168 2,155,380 2,931,234 2,384,359 6,510,428
Average number of shares outstanding -- fully
  diluted..............................................  1,768,613 2,020,664 2,450,791 2,648,740 3,207,622 3,095,826 6,527,796
BALANCE SHEET DATA:
Cash and cash equivalents..............................  $   400   $ 1,139   $ 2,172   $ 2,797   $13,863             $ 9,364
Net property and equipment.............................    6,261     8,625     8,978    25,321    29,115              39,209
Total assets...........................................   11,685    15,828    16,714    40,525    56,368              74,092
Long-term debt and other obligations, net of current
  portion..............................................    1,938     1,722     1,623    15,989     3,695               4,609
Total shareholders' equity.............................    5,487     6,009     6,720    10,098    45,694              47,933
OTHER FINANCIAL DATA:
Ratio of earnings to fixed charges(2)..................     2.3x      3.6x      5.0x      3.1x      2.1x      2.1x     10.9x
EBITDA(3)..............................................  $ 1,901   $ 3,010   $ 4,151   $ 6,190   $ 9,134   $ 4,775   $ 6,449
Ratio of EBITDA to interest expense....................     5.4x     10.0x     14.7x      7.9x      4.9x      5.0x     21.8x
</TABLE>
 
- - ---------------
 
(1) Includes a $92,000 charge in fiscal 1994 to reflect the cumulative effect of
    change in accounting principle.
(2) For purposes of computing the ratio of earnings to fixed charges, earnings
    are computed as income before income taxes, extraordinary item and
    cumulative effect of a change in accounting principle, plus fixed charges.
    Fixed charges consist of interest, whether expensed or capitalized,
    amortization of debt issuance costs and an estimated portion of rentals
    representing interest costs.
(3) EBITDA is defined as earnings before interest expense, taxes, depreciation
    and amortization, minority interest and other (income) expense and is
    presented because it is a widely accepted financial indication of a
    company's ability to incur and service debt. EBITDA should not be considered
    as an alternative to earnings as an indicator of the Company's operating
    performance or to cash flows as a measure of liquidity.
 
                                       18
<PAGE>   21
 
          MANAGEMENT'S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION
                           AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS
 
     This Prospectus includes "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of
Section 27A of the Securities Act and Section 21E of the Exchange Act. All
statements other than statements of historical information provided herein are
forward-looking and may contain information about financial results, economic
conditions, trends and known uncertainties. The Company cautions the reader that
actual results could differ materially from those expected by the Company,
depending on the outcome of certain factors, including, without limitation, (i)
factors discussed under "Risk Factors" such as fluctuations in the prices of oil
and natural gas, competition, operating risks, acquisition risks, liquidity and
capital requirements and the effects of governmental and environmental
regulation, (ii) adverse changes in the operations acquired in the Pride
Acquisition or the failure of the Company to achieve anticipated consolidation
cost savings in connection with the Pride Acquisition and (iii) adverse changes
in the market for the Company's services. Readers are cautioned not to place
undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the
date hereof. The Company undertakes no obligation to release publicly the result
of any revisions to these forward-looking statements which may be made to
reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof, including, without
limitation, changes in the Company's business strategy or planned capital
expenditures, or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.
 
GENERAL
 
     The Company's operations and future results will be significantly impacted
by the Pride Acquisition. As a result of the Pride Acquisition, the Company will
increase its workover rig fleet to over five times its current size to become
the second largest provider of workover rigs in the United States. In addition,
the Company will acquire significant operations in California, a market in which
it does not currently operate. The Company also will seek to expand its liquid
and production services into Pride's current land-based well servicing areas.
Other than the Pride Acquisition, the Company does not have any current
understanding, arrangement or agreement to acquire other businesses or assets.
There can be no assurance that attractive acquisitions will be available to the
Company at prices it believes to be reasonable or that any acquisition achieved
will ultimately prove to be a successful undertaking by the Company.
 
     The Company will experience substantial revenue growth as a result of the
Pride Acquisition and, to a lesser extent, the Taylor Acquisition. On a pro
forma basis for the year ended March 31, 1996 and for the six months ended
September 30, 1996, the Company would have generated operating revenues of
approximately $182.2 million and $100.2 million, respectively, as compared to
historical operating revenues for the Company of $52.4 million and $33.8
million, respectively.
 
     The Company derives its revenues from workover rig services, liquid
services and production services. Workover rig services are billed at hourly
rates that are generally determined by the type of equipment required, market
conditions in the region in which the rig operates, the ancillary equipment
provided on the rig and the necessary personnel. The Company charges its
customers for liquid services either on an hourly basis or on a per barrel basis
depending on the services offered, while production services are primarily
billed on an hourly basis. The base rates for the Company's services have
generally been stable over the past three years.
 
     The Company's operating costs are comprised primarily of labor and
maintenance costs. Labor costs generally are variable and are incurred only
while a workover rig is operating or liquid services or production services are
being provided; however, the Company employs rig personnel to perform
maintenance and other services who are paid even when rigs are not operating.
The Company's administrative staff at the yard level and in the corporate office
are accounted for as general and administrative expense. Insurance costs
generally are fixed costs and relate to the number of active rigs, trucks and
other equipment in the Company's fleet. The Company's workers' compensation
insurance costs have declined over the past two years due to its favorable
safety record.
 
                                       19
<PAGE>   22
 
RESULTS OF OPERATIONS
 
  Six Months Ended September 30, 1996 Compared to Six Months Ended September 30,
1995
 
     Revenues. Revenues were $33.8 million for the six months ended September
30, 1996, a 31% increase compared with revenues of $25.9 million for the six
months ended September 30, 1995. Compared to the same period in 1995, revenues
for the six months ended September 30, 1996 increased by 13%, 81% and 8% in the
workover, liquid and production services lines of business, respectively. The
increase in revenues was attributable primarily to the Taylor Acquisition in
July 1996, the addition of 11 vacuum trucks in March 1996, the acquisition of
six workover rigs in May 1996 and a general increase in demand in the workover,
liquid services and production services lines of business.
 
     Operating Costs. Operating costs for the six months ended September 30,
1996 were $21.9 million, an increase of 30% from $16.9 million for the six
months ended September 30, 1995, which was proportional to the increase in
revenues for the same period and due to the same factors which affected
revenues. Operating costs as a percentage of revenues were 65% for each of the
six month periods ended September 30, 1996 and 1995.
 
     General and Administrative Expenses. General and administrative expenses
for the six months ended September 30, 1996 were $5.5 million, an increase of
29% from $4.2 million for the six months ended September 30, 1995. This increase
was due primarily to the higher general and administrative expenses associated
with the addition of four new yard locations in connection with the Taylor
Acquisition. As a percentage of revenues, general and administrative expenses
remained constant at 16% for each of the six month periods ended September 30,
1996 and 1995.
 
     Depreciation and Amortization. Depreciation and amortization expense for
the six months ended September 30, 1996 was $2.9 million, an increase of 43%
from $2.0 million for the six months ended September 30, 1995. The increase was
due to the additional depreciation on equipment and amortization of goodwill
related to the Taylor Acquisition, the purchase of 11 vacuum trucks in May 1996,
the acquisition of six workover rigs in May 1996, and depreciation related to
normal and ongoing purchases of additional and replacement equipment.
 
     Interest Expense. Interest expense for the six months ended September 30,
1996 was $0.3 million compared with $1.0 million for the corresponding period in
1995. The decrease of $0.7 million was attributable to the retirement of debt
with a portion of the proceeds from the IPO in March 1996.
 
     Minority Interest. The elimination of the minority interest expense in the
six month period ended September 30, 1996 was due to the acquisition of
WellTech, Inc.'s 39% minority interest (the "Minority Interest Acquisition") in
the LLC in November 1995.
 
  Year Ended March 31, 1996 Compared to the Year Ended March 31, 1995
 
     Revenues. Revenues for the year ended March 31, 1996 were $52.4 million, an
increase of 46% from $36.0 million for the year ended March 31, 1995. This
increase was due primarily to the Well Solutions Acquisition in November 1995.
Revenues from workover rig services were slightly higher for the year ended
March 31, 1996 compared to the prior year due to increased demand for horizontal
recompletion services and the introduction of a second barge-mounted workover
rig in August 1995.
 
     Operating Costs. Operating costs for the year ended March 31, 1996 were
$34.3 million, an increase of 42% from $24.2 million for the year ended March
31, 1995. This increase was due primarily to the Well Solutions Acquisition.
Operating costs as a percentage of revenues decreased to 65% for the year ended
March 31, 1996 compared to 67% for the prior year, which reflects the higher
margin characteristics of the liquid services and production services businesses
acquired in the Well Solutions Acquisition compared to the Company's workover
rig services business.
 
     General and Administrative Expenses. General and administrative expenses
for the year ended March 31, 1996 were $8.9 million, an increase of 60% from
$5.6 million for the year ended March 31, 1995. This increase was due primarily
to the higher general and administrative expenses associated with the Well
Solutions
 
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Acquisition, which significantly increased the Company's fixed cost base with
the addition of seven new yard locations. As a percentage of revenues, general
and administrative expenses increased to 17% for the year ended March 31, 1996,
compared to 15% for the prior year. In fiscal year 1996, the Company granted
bonuses of $336,000 in connection with exercises of non-statutory stock options
by certain of the Company's current and former officers, directors and employees
with regard to federal tax liability they incurred related to such exercises.
The Company does not anticipate granting bonuses for such purposes in the
future.
 
     Depreciation and Amortization. Depreciation and amortization expense for
the year ended March 31, 1996 was $4.4 million, an increase of 69% from $2.6
million for the year ended March 31, 1995. This increase was due to a
substantial increase in the Company's asset base resulting from the Well
Solutions Acquisition.
 
     Interest Expense. Interest expense for the year ended March 31, 1996 was
$1.8 million compared to $0.8 million for the year ended March 31, 1995, due to
the incurrence, in connection with the Well Solutions Acquisition, of $13.0
million of debt with a 10.81% interest rate. The approximately $11.4 million of
debt remaining in March 1996 relating to the Well Solutions Acquisition was
prepaid with a portion of the proceeds from the IPO.
 
     Minority Interest. Minority interest for the year ended March 31, 1996 was
$0.9 million, a decrease of 12% from $1.1 million for the year ended March 31,
1995. This decrease was a result of the Minority Interest Acquisition in
November 1995.
 
     Extraordinary Item. As a result of the prepayment of approximately $11.4
million of debt related to the Well Solutions Acquisition, the Company recorded
an extraordinary expense for the year ended March 31, 1996 amounting to
approximately $0.5 million (net of taxes). This amount represents prepayment
penalties, reimbursement to the lender for its costs and expenses resulting from
the prepayment and the write-off of fees incurred at loan origination (net of
taxes).
 
  Year Ended March 31, 1995 Compared to the Year Ended March 31, 1994
 
     Revenues. Revenues for the year ended March 31, 1995 were $36.0 million, an
increase of 29% from $27.9 million for the year ended March 31, 1994. This
increase was due primarily to the inclusion following the Well Solutions
Acquisition of the results of operations of Well Solutions, Inc. for four months
of the year ended March 31, 1995. Revenues from workover rig services were
slightly higher for the year ended March 31, 1995 compared to the prior year due
to an increase in billable hours resulting from improved demand for horizontal
recompletion services and the introduction of the Company's first barge-mounted
workover rig.
 
     Operating Costs. Operating costs for the year ended March 31, 1995 were
$24.2 million, an increase of 22% from $19.9 million for the year ended March
31, 1994. This increase was due primarily to the Well Solutions Acquisition.
Operating costs as a percentage of revenues decreased to 67% for the year ended
March 31, 1995 compared to 71% for the prior year, which reflects the higher
margin characteristics of the liquid services and production services businesses
acquired in the Well Solutions Acquisition compared to the Company's workover
rig services business.
 
     General and Administrative Expenses. General and administrative expenses
for the year ended March 31, 1995 were $5.6 million, an increase of 44% from
$3.9 million for the year ended March 31, 1994. This increase was due primarily
to the higher general and administrative expenses associated with the liquid
services and production services businesses acquired in November 1994. As a
percentage of revenues, general and administrative expenses increased to 16% for
the year ended March 31, 1995, compared to 14% for the prior year.
 
     Depreciation and Amortization. Depreciation and amortization expense for
the year ended March 31, 1995 was $2.6 million, an increase of 53% from $1.7
million for the year ended March 31, 1994. This increase was due to a
substantial increase in the Company's asset base resulting from the Well
Solutions Acquisition.
 
     Interest Expense. Interest expense for the year ended March 31, 1995 was
$0.8 million compared to $0.3 million for the year ended March 31, 1994, due to
the incurrence, in connection with the Well Solutions Acquisition, of $13.0
million of debt with a 10.81% interest rate in the year ended March 31, 1995.
 
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     Minority Interest. Minority interest for the year ended March 31, 1995 was
$1.1 million, an increase of 22% from $0.9 million for the year ended March 31,
1994. This increase was due to higher pretax income of the LLC resulting from
the Well Solutions Acquisition.
 
LIQUIDITY AND CAPITAL RESOURCES
 
     The Company had cash and cash equivalents of approximately $9.4 million at
September 30, 1996 compared to approximately $13.9 million at March 31, 1996.
Working capital was approximately $6.2 million and approximately $16.8 million
at September 30, 1996 and March 31, 1996, respectively. The Company used a net
amount of approximately $15.1 million for investing activities in the six months
ended September 30, 1996, primarily for the Taylor Acquisition and for other
capital expenditures of approximately $2.2 million. The Company anticipates that
capital expenditures (excluding acquisitions) for the second six months of the
fiscal year ending March 31, 1997 will be approximately $3.0 to $4.0 million for
improvements to its equipment and for capital additions. Acquisitions of
additional assets and businesses are expected to continue to be an important
part of the Company's strategy. Under certain circumstances, the Company would
need to obtain additional financing to fund such acquisitions.
 
     On January 20, 1997, the Company completed the Mobley Acquisition. The
Company paid approximately $5.0 million of the acquisition price from its
existing cash. The remainder of the purchase price consisted of a $0.5 million
five year subordinated note.
 
     The Company has available a $4.0 million revolving line of credit (the
"Revolver"), which matures on March 31, 1997, with the Frost National Bank (the
"Bank") to finance temporary working capital requirements and to support the
issuance of letters of credit. The Revolver is secured by a first lien security
interest on the Company's accounts receivable. Borrowings against the Revolver
bear interest at the Bank's prime lending rate (8.25% as of January 28, 1997).
At January 15, 1997, no amounts were drawn in cash under the Revolver, but $0.4
million was being utilized to support the issuance of letters of credit related
to the Company's workers' compensation coverage.
 
     In July 1996, to finance a portion of the Taylor Acquisition, the Company
obtained a loan from a bank in the amount of $7.0 million. The promissory note
carries an annual interest rate of 7.75% and has a maturity date of March 31,
1997. In September 1996, the Company obtained a take-out commitment for a term
loan in the amount of $7.0 million to replace the promissory note. The Company,
however, intends to prepay the loan with a portion of the proceeds from the
Offerings and thus has decided to not take advantage of the take-out commitment.
 
     Also in connection with the Taylor Acquisition, the Company assumed $0.6
million of bank debt owed by the principal Taylor stockholder, and guaranteed
payment of additional bank indebtedness of approximately $1.5 million owed by
Taylor. The Company intends to prepay both of these obligations with a portion
of the proceeds of the Offerings.
 
     The Company had approximately $3.2 million of capitalized lease obligations
outstanding as of September 30, 1996, bearing interest at rates ranging from 5%
to 9% and due in monthly installments of approximately $136,000. The Company
intends to prepay these capitalized lease obligations in full with a portion of
the proceeds of the Offerings.
 
     In March 1996, the Company sold 2,616,250 shares of Common Stock at $10 per
share in the IPO, which yielded net proceeds of approximately $23.5 million. The
Company used approximately $11.4 million of the net proceeds from the IPO to
prepay indebtedness outstanding from the Well Solutions Acquisition and
approximately $0.5 million (net of taxes) to pay prepayment penalties and
reimburse the lender for its costs and expenses resulting from the prepayment.
The remainder of the proceeds were used for acquisitions and working capital.
 
     In preparation for the IPO, effective February 19, 1996, 60,600 outstanding
shares of the Company's Series A 10% Cumulative Convertible Preferred Stock (the
"Series A Preferred Stock") were converted into 260,580 shares of Common Stock.
Also in February 1996, approximately $2.5 million of convertible debt was
converted into 356,900 shares of Common Stock. The remaining $1.5 million of
convertible debt, represented
 
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by the debenture held by Well Solutions, bears interest at 8%, matures on
November 30, 1999, is prepayable without penalty at any time, and may be
converted at any time, at the option of the holder, into 37,634 shares of Common
Stock, subject to adjustment to prevent dilution. The Company does not currently
intend to prepay the debenture but may decide to do so in the future if interest
rates decline.
 
     The Company generated cash from operating activities of approximately $6.6
million during the year ended March 31, 1996. The Company's principal uses of
cash during the year ended March 31, 1996 were to prepay the indebtedness from
the Well Solutions Acquisition and to fund approximately $4.5 million of capital
expenditures for upgrading and purchasing equipment.
 
     The Company believes that the combination of internally generated cash
flow, the net proceeds from the Offerings and availability under the Credit
Facility should provide the Company with sufficient financing to fund the
Company's operations for at least the next 12 months. There can be no assurance,
however, that the Company will not need additional financing or that such
financing will be available on economically acceptable terms.
 
Description of Credit Facility
 
   
     Prior to the closing of the Offerings, the Company expects to replace the
Revolver with a working capital line of credit (the "Working Line"). The Company
received a commitment on September 13, 1996 from the Bank for the Working Line
and an acquisition line of credit (the "Acquisition Line" and, together with the
Working Line, the "Credit Facility"). The Credit Facility has not yet been
finalized; however, the Company anticipates that certain significant terms of
the Credit Facility will be as follows. The maximum availability under the
Working Line would be the lesser of (i) $10.0 million or (ii) 80% of eligible
accounts receivable that have been outstanding less than 90 days. The Working
Line would be secured by a first lien security interest on all the Company's
accounts receivable and inventory. Borrowings under the Working Line would
mature two years from the date of any such borrowings and would bear interest at
the lesser of (i) the Bank's prime rate of interest or (ii) a varying percentage
rate ranging from 1.75% to 2.75%, based on the total funded debt to cash flow
ratio, over the Company's choice of the 30, 90 or 180-day LIBOR rate of
interest. Under the Acquisition Line, up to $10.0 million would be available
solely to fund up to 100% of the purchase price of acquisitions by the Company
during the first two years of the term of the Acquisition Line. From the third
year until maturity, the Acquisition Line would be secured by assets of the
Company with a loan to collateral value ratio of not less than 70%. Borrowings
under the Acquisition Line would mature seven years from the date of any such
borrowings and would bear interest at the lesser of (i) the Bank's prime rate of
interest or (ii) a varying percentage rate ranging from 2% to 3%, based on the
total funded debt to cash flow ratio, over the 180-day LIBOR rate of interest.
Under the terms of the commitment, the Company must maintain minimum working
capital, tangible net worth, current ratios and debt to capital ratios. The
foregoing description does not purport to be a complete description of all terms
of the Credit Facility, and the negotiation of the definitive agreements may
result in additional terms that are significant to the Company. There can be no
assurance, however, that definitive agreements will be executed.
    
 
   
     Due to the pendency of the Pride Acquisition, the Company has requested
from the Bank a modification to its commitment to increase the maximum
availability of funds under the Working Line to the lesser of (i) $50.0 million
or (ii) 80% of eligible accounts receivable that have been outstanding less than
90 days. Based on discussions with the Bank to date, management expects to
receive a commitment from the Bank to such increase and to close the Working
Line prior to and subject to the consummation of the Pride Acquisition.
    
 
INFLATION AND SEASONALITY
 
     Inflation has not had a significant impact on the Company's operations to
date and the Company's operating revenues have not historically been subject to
significant seasonal changes.
 
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NEW ACCOUNTING PRONOUNCEMENTS -- ACCOUNTING FOR ASSET IMPAIRMENT; ACCOUNTING FOR
STOCK-BASED COMPENSATION
 
     During March 1995, the Financial Accounting Standards Board ("FASB") issued
Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 121, "Accounting for the
Impairment of Long-Lived Assets and for Long-Lived Assets to Be Disposed Of "
("FAS 121"). The Company adopted FAS 121 effective April 1, 1996. FAS 121
requires that long-lived assets and certain identifiable intangibles to be held
and used by an entity be reviewed for impairment whenever events or changes in
circumstances indicate that the carrying amount of an asset may not be
recoverable. Adoption of this pronouncement had no material effect on the
financial statements.
 
     In October 1995, FASB issued Statement of Financial Accounting Standards
No. 123, "Accounting for Stock-Based Compensation" ("FAS 123"). FAS 123 defines
a fair value based method of accounting for employee stock options or similar
equity instruments and encourages all entities to adopt that method of
accounting for all of their employee stock compensation plans. Under the fair
value based method, compensation cost is measured at the grant date based on the
value of the award and is recognized over the service period of the award, which
is usually the vesting period. However, FAS 123 also allows entities to continue
to measure compensation costs for employee stock compensation plans using the
intrinsic value method of accounting prescribed by APB Opinion No. 25,
"Accounting for Stock Issued to Employees" ("APB 25"). Entities electing to
remain with the accounting prescribed by APB 25 must make pro forma disclosures
of net income and earnings per share as if the fair value based method
recommended by FAS 123 had been applied. The accounting requirements of FAS 123
are effective for transactions entered into in years that begin after December
15, 1995, though they may be adopted on issuance. The disclosure requirements of
FAS 123 are effective for financial statements for years beginning after
December 15, 1995. The Company intends to continue measuring compensation costs
using APB 25 and to provide pro forma disclosures of net income and earnings per
share as if the fair value based method of accounting under FAS 123 had been
applied beginning with its financial statements for the year ending March 31,
1997.
 
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                                    BUSINESS
 
GENERAL
 
     Dawson Production Services, Inc. is a leading provider of a broad range of
workover, liquid and production services used in the production of oil and gas.
The Company's services are utilized by major oil and gas companies as well as
independent producers to optimize performance of oil and gas wells. The Company
recently entered into an agreement to acquire the U.S. land-based well servicing
operations of Pride in a transaction that will position Dawson as the second
largest provider of workover rigs in the United States.
 
     The Company commenced operations in 1951. In 1982, the current management
team joined the Company and initiated a strategy to expand and diversify the
Company's workover rig services. Since 1982, the Company has grown from four
workover rigs in a single yard to 91 workover rigs in 10 yards through a series
of strategic acquisitions of businesses and assets. Upon the closing of the
Pride Acquisition, the Company will own and operate 498 workover rigs. In
addition, in November 1994 the Company broadened the array of services it
provides by acquiring the liquid services and production services businesses of
Well Solutions, Inc. and expanded such businesses in July 1996 with the Taylor
Acquisition. The Company believes that it generally has been successful in
acquiring businesses and assets and subsequently reducing overhead, enhancing
internal controls, improving marketing and related operations through management
incentives and improving the utilization of its assets by redeploying equipment.
 
BUSINESS STRATEGY
 
     The Company's strategy emphasizes diversification and expansion through
acquisitions and internal growth. In recent years, there has been significant
industry consolidation activity in the Company's principal businesses. The
Company has been an active participant in this industry consolidation and plans
to continue to pursue strategic acquisitions of businesses and assets which
enhance or expand its market presence or complement its existing businesses.
Upon the closing of the Pride Acquisition, the Company intends to expand the
range of services offered at its locations and increase its presence, through
redeployment of underutilized assets, within the geographic regions in which the
Company will then operate. The Company believes that its ability to offer a wide
range of services over a large operating base will provide it with a competitive
advantage by allowing its customers to consolidate their procurement of
workover, liquid and production services by utilizing fewer vendors. The Company
believes that this consolidation may allow customers to lower their costs by
streamlining production decisions and increasing operational efficiencies. The
Company also believes that its strategy will allow it to take advantage of
cross-marketing opportunities for its services and to appeal to a broader
customer base by enhancing its position as a one-stop source for workover,
liquid and production services.
 
     Consistent with its business strategy, on December 23, 1996 the Company
entered into a Purchase Agreement to acquire substantially all of Pride's U.S.
land-based well servicing operations for approximately $135.9 million in cash.
The Pride Acquisition will significantly increase the size and geographic scope
of the Company's workover rig service business. Pride's U.S. land-based fleet
consists of 407 workover rigs and related operations in 28 locations in the
Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coasts, the Permian Basin areas of West Texas and New
Mexico, and California. Upon completion of the Pride Acquisition, the Company
will be the largest provider of workover rigs in Texas and the second largest
provider in the United States. The Company will seek to generate improved profit
margins for the acquired assets through increased operating efficiencies and
cost savings resulting from overhead reductions and the consolidation of certain
overlapping yard locations. In addition, the Company will seek to expand its
liquid and production services businesses into new markets through certain of
the acquired yard locations and also to redeploy certain of the acquired
workover rigs to areas with greater rig demand. See "Pride Acquisition."
 
     The Company believes that the high quality of its equipment, employees and
services combined with its favorable safety record enables it to maintain its
position as a leader in its principal markets. In that regard, the Company has
committed substantial capital to an ongoing workover rig refurbishment program
to maintain the Company's equipment in good working condition. The Company has
invested, and plans to continue to
 
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invest, in quality management and safety programs. The Company believes that
many smaller competitors have not undertaken comparable maintenance or training
programs and do not have the financial resources to enable them to do so. The
Company believes that a number of its customers place significant importance on
their contractors' safety records and quality management systems in their
screening and selection processes, and that such factors will gain further
importance in the future.
 
OVERVIEW OF SERVICES
 
  Workover Rig Services
 
     The Company provides workover rig services to oil and gas exploration and
production companies through the use of mobile well servicing workover rigs
together with crews of three to four workers. Additional equipment such as
pumps, tanks, blowout preventers and power swivels are provided by the Company
as may be required for a particular job. The Company also provides trucking
services for moving large equipment to and from the job sites of its customers.
The Company charges its customers an hourly rate for its workover rig services,
which varies based on a number of considerations including market conditions in
each region, the type of rig, the amount of ancillary equipment required and the
necessary personnel. The Company gives its yard managers considerable
flexibility to negotiate with customers and, through compensation arrangements,
seeks to provide incentives to its managers to maximize both revenues and
profitability. For the six months ended September 30, 1996, workover rig
services contributed approximately 46% of the Company's revenues (75% on a pro
forma basis).
 
     As of January 15, 1997, the Company operated 89 land workover rigs, two
barge-mounted workover rigs and ancillary equipment from 10 yards in Texas and
Louisiana. Upon the closing of the Pride Acquisition, the Company will operate
496 land workover rigs, two barge-mounted workover rigs and ancillary equipment
from yards in Texas, Louisiana, California and New Mexico. The Company's land
workover rigs are mobile units that generally operate within a radius of
approximately 75 to 100 miles from their respective bases. Swab rigs are used
for swabbing, or cleaning, wells at depths of up to approximately 16,000 feet.
Pole rigs are used for swabbing and rod and tubing workovers and repairs on
wells at depths of up to approximately 4,000 feet. Rigs having between 150 and
250 horsepower are used for services on wells to maximum depths of between 4,000
and 6,000 feet and work primarily on rod and tubing workovers and repairs. Rigs
having between 251 and 350 horsepower are used for services on wells to maximum
depths of between 10,000 and 12,000 feet and also work primarily on rod and
tubing workovers and repairs. Rigs having between 351 and 550 horsepower are
used for deeper workovers and more complicated procedures such as deepening of
existing well bores, recompletions and complicated fishing operations. These
rigs operate at maximum depths of between 16,000 and 18,000 feet. Rigs having
between 551 and 750 horsepower are used in wells with maximum depths of
approximately 20,000 feet. Rigs having between 751 and 900 horsepower are
generally used for horizontal drilling or recompletion jobs and deep workovers
at depths of up to approximately 25,000 feet. These rigs are almost always
operated for continuous 24-hour periods as contrasted to the Company's other
rigs that typically operate during daylight hours only.
 
     The Company operates two barge-mounted workover rigs in the Louisiana
inland waters. These rigs typically are outfitted by moving a land workover rig
onto the barge, with operating crews housed on the barge, and have the
capability to operate for continuous 24-hour periods. In addition to hourly
charges for the workover rigs, when market conditions permit, the Company
charges its customers for auxiliary equipment, travel time, mobilization and
other related items.
 
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     Set forth below is certain information pertaining to the Company's
land-based workover rigs currently owned and to be acquired in the Pride
Acquisition.
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                                         PRIDE
                        DESCRIPTION                          DAWSON   ACQUISITION   TOTAL
                        -----------                          ------   -----------   -----
<S>                                                          <C>      <C>           <C>
Swab.......................................................     2          17         19
Pole.......................................................    --           1          1
150-250 hp.................................................    --          71         71
251-350 hp.................................................    71         214        285
351-550 hp.................................................    13          95        108
551-750 hp.................................................     1           6          7
751-900 hp.................................................     2           3          5
                                                               --        ----       ----
                                                               89         407        496
</TABLE>
 
     The Company operated 82 of its 91 workover rigs during 1996. Pride has
advised the Company that 89 of its 407 workover rigs were not operated during
the 12 months preceding December 23, 1996, the effective date of the Purchase
Agreement. The Company believes that a majority of these 89 rigs will be
reactivated only if market demand justifies the incremental cost, and the
Company does not expect the remainder of such rigs to be restored to operating
condition. The Company's stacked rigs will be refurbished, used for spare parts
or liquidated.
 
     Workover rig services are categorized by the type of job performed:
completion, maintenance, workover and plugging and abandonment.
 
     Completion Services. Completion services prepare a newly drilled well for
production. The completion process may involve selectively perforating the well
casing to access producing zones, stimulating and testing these zones and
installing downhole equipment. The Company provides a workover rig to assist in
this completion process. Newly drilled wells are frequently completed by well
servicing rigs to minimize the use of higher cost drilling rigs. The completion
process typically requires a few days to several weeks, depending on the nature
and type of the completion, and generally requires additional auxiliary
equipment.
 
     The demand for well completion services is directly related to drilling
activity levels, which are sensitive to expectations relating to and changes in
oil and gas prices. During periods of weak drilling demand, drilling contractors
frequently price well completion work competitively compared to a workover rig
so that the drilling rig stays on the job. Thus, excess drilling capacity will
serve to reduce the amount of completion work available to the well servicing
industry.
 
     Maintenance Services. Maintenance services are required on producing oil
and gas wells to ensure efficient and continuous operation. These services
consist of routine mechanical repairs necessary to maintain production from the
well, such as repairing parted sucker rods or defective downhole pumps in an oil
well or replacing defective tubing in a gas well. The Company provides the
workover rigs, equipment and crews for these maintenance services. Many of these
workover rigs also have pumps and tanks that can be used for circulating fluids
into and out of the well. Maintenance jobs are often performed on a series of
wells in proximity to each other and typically take less than 48 hours per well.
 
     Maintenance services are generally required throughout the life of a well.
The need for these services does not depend on the level of drilling activity
and is generally independent of short-term fluctuations in oil and gas prices.
Accordingly, maintenance services are generally the most stable type of workover
rig services activity. The general level of maintenance, however, is affected by
changes in the total number of producing oil and gas wells in the Company's
geographic service area.
 
     Workover Services. In addition to periodic maintenance, producing oil and
gas wells occasionally require major repairs or modifications called
"workovers." Workover services include extensions of existing wells to drain new
formations either through deepening well bores or through drilling of horizontal
laterals. In less extensive workovers, the Company's rigs are used to drill out
plugs and packers in existing well bores to access previously bypassed
productive zones. The Company's workover rigs are also used to convert producing
wells
 
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to injection wells during enhanced recovery operations. Workover services also
include major subsurface repairs such as casing repair or replacement, recovery
of tubing and removal of foreign objects in the well bore. These extensive
workover operations are normally performed by a workover rig with additional
specialized auxiliary equipment, which may include rotary drilling equipment,
mud pumps, mud tanks and blowout preventers, depending upon the particular type
of workover operation. Most of the Company's workover rigs are designed and
equipped to perform complex workover operations. A workover may last from a few
days to several weeks.
 
     The demand for workover services is more sensitive to expectations relating
to and changes in oil and gas prices than the demand for maintenance services,
but not as sensitive as the demand for completion services. When oil and gas
prices are low, there is little incentive to perform workovers on wells to
increase production and well operators tend to defer workover services. As oil
and gas prices increase, the level of workover activity tends to increase as
operators seek to increase production by enhancing the efficiency of their
wells.
 
     Plugging and Abandonment Services. Workover rigs are also used in the
plugging and abandonment of oil and gas wells no longer capable of producing in
economic quantities. The demand for well plugging services is not impacted
significantly by levels of demand for oil and gas.
 
  Liquid Services
 
     The Company provides liquid services, which are comprised of vacuum truck
services, frac tank rentals and salt water injection services. The Company uses
its vacuum trucks, frac tanks and salt water injection wells to provide an
integrated mix of liquid services to well site customers. For the six months
ended September 30, 1996, liquid services contributed approximately 38% of the
Company's revenues (20% on a pro forma basis).
 
     Vacuum Truck Services. The Company owns and operates 175 vacuum trucks and
will acquire an additional 10 vacuum trucks in connection with the Pride
Acquisition. A vacuum truck is a tractor trailer with a fluid hauling capacity
of 130 barrels. A large vacuum pump mounted on each truck extracts fluids from
pits, tanks and other storage facilities. The vacuum trucks also are used for
the following purposes: to transport water to fill frac tanks on well locations,
including frac tanks provided by the Company and by others; to transport
produced salt water to injection wells, including injection wells owned and
operated by the Company; and to transport brine and other drilling fluids to and
from well locations. In conjunction with the rental of its frac tanks, the
Company generally uses its vacuum trucks to transport water for use in
fracturing operations. Following completion of fracturing operations, the
Company's vacuum trucks are used to transport salt water produced as a result of
the fracturing operations from the well site to injection wells. Vacuum truck
services are generally provided to oilfield operators within a 30-mile radius of
the Company's nearest yard.
 
     Frac Tank Rentals. The Company owns 696 frac tanks located primarily at the
Company's yards in Bryan, Giddings and Kilgore, Texas. Each frac tank can store
up to 500 barrels of fluid and is used by oilfield operators to store various
fluids at the well site, including water, drilling mud, acid and brine. The
Company transports frac tanks on its trucks to well locations which are usually
within a 30-mile radius of the Company's nearest yard. Frac tanks are used
during all phases of the life of a producing well. The Company generally rents
frac tanks at daily rates for a minimum of four days. A typical fracturing
operation, absent complications, can be completed within four days using 20 to
100 frac tanks.
 
     Injection Well Services. The Company owns or leases 22 injection wells that
are authorized to dispose of salt water and incidental non-hazardous oil and gas
wastes, each with an injection capacity of 2,000 to 21,000 barrels per day. The
Company's injection wells are strategically located in close proximity to its
customers' producing wells. These wells are utilized primarily to dispose of
salt water produced from oil and gas wells. Most oil and gas wells ultimately
produce varying amounts of salt water and, particularly in vertically fractured
formations such as those common in the Austin Chalk trend, produce salt water at
increasing rates throughout their productive lives. In addition, these wells are
utilized for the disposal of incidental, non-hazardous oil and gas wastes. In
Texas and Arkansas, oil and gas wastes and salt water produced from oil and gas
wells are required by law to be disposed of in authorized facilities, including
permitted injection wells. Injection wells are licensed by state authorities and
are completed in permeable formations below the fresh water table.
 
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     The Company utilizes its injection wells primarily for the disposal of salt
water and incidental, non-hazardous oil and gas waste transported from the well
site by vacuum trucks owned and operated by the Company. Although the Company is
authorized to inject salt water and non-hazardous oil and gas wastes transported
by other licensed vacuum truck operators, the Company does not currently permit
such uses by third parties. The Company also maintains separators at each of its
injection wells permitting it to salvage residual crude oil, which is later sold
for the account of the Company.
 
     The Company's injection operations pose certain risks of environmental
liability to the Company. Although the Company monitors the injection process,
any leakage from the subsurface portions of the wells could cause degradation of
fresh groundwater resources, potentially resulting in cancellation of operation
of the well, fines and penalties from governmental agencies, expenditures for
remediation of the affected resource, and liability to third parties for
property damages and personal injuries. In addition, the sale by the Company of
residual crude oil collected as part of the saltwater injection process could
impose liability on the Company in the event the entity to which the oil was
transferred fails to manage the material in accordance with applicable
environmental health and safety laws.
 
  Production Services
 
     The Company provides production services, which are comprised of production
testing services, slickline wireline services, fishing and rental tool services
and pipe testing. For the six months ended September 30, 1996, production
services contributed approximately 16% of the Company's revenues (5% on a pro
forma basis).
 
     Production Testing Services. The Company owns 21 gas production testing
units that are used to provide services to oil and gas wells located onshore and
in inland waters. The Company performs production testing services for oil and
gas producers primarily along the Texas Gulf Coast. In addition, the Company is
bidding on a multi-year contract for services in northern Mexico.
 
     The Company's equipment includes several trailer-mounted manifolds,
separators, heater treaters, sand separators, light generators and slickline
wireline units. Manifolds are used to reduce the flowing pressure of the well
stream to a rate which will easily flow through the production testing
equipment. After the appropriate well stream rate is achieved, a separator is
used to divide the well stream into its respective components -- oil, gas and
water. For gas wells, a heater is used to prevent the gas from freezing during
flowbacks. Slickline wireline equipment generally is used to lower measurement
equipment into a well for several days to retrieve data to determine the
characteristics of the reservoir.
 
     The Company uses its production testing units to perform deliverability
tests required upon the initial completion of a well and periodically during the
productive life of a gas well to determine the maximum production allowable
under certain rules of the Texas Railroad Commission, the state oil and gas
regulatory agency. In addition, these units are used to clean and test
stimulated wells and to measure the pressure, volume and quality of gas and
liquids produced by the well. These units also are used to determine the most
efficient production flow rate, to run pressure build-up tests that measure the
rate of increase of shut-in gas pressure to determine reservoir characteristics
and to determine whether a producing formation has been damaged.
 
     Slickline Wireline Services. The Company owns seven slickline wireline
units and will acquire three additional units upon the closing of the Pride
Acquisition. The mechanical downhole wireline or "slickline" services are used
to simplify completion operations and in connection with regular maintenance on
producing wells. In some cases, slickline wireline services may be used instead
of workover rigs to provide workover services. By using slickline wireline
services, workover services can be performed under 15,000 psi of pressure
without shutting-in the well. The Company also provides slickline wireline
consulting services where unusual conditions exist.
 
     Fishing and Rental Tools. The Company provides a complete line of cased
hole fishing and rental tools to oilfield operators and well service companies
from two yards in the Texas Panhandle. The Company's rental tool inventory
includes both air compressor equipment, which is used in drilling and workover
activities, and
 
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fishing tools, which are used to mill or retrieve loose or broken equipment or
other material in the well bore or to free stuck pipe and other tools, such as
slips, elevators and casing cutters. The Company rents the equipment to its
customers at daily rates and, in the case of air compressors and fishing tools,
generally conducts or supervises the operations.
 
     Pipe Testing. The Company operates nine pipe testing units along the Texas
Gulf Coast. The Company's testing equipment is used during completion and
recompletion operations for leak detection in the internal pipe systems of oil
and gas wells.
 
CUSTOMERS
 
     The Company had approximately 1,050 customers during the 12 months ended
September 30, 1996. For the six months ended September 30, 1996, the Company's
largest customer, Union Pacific Resources Company ("UPRC"), accounted for
approximately 23% of the Company's revenues (approximately 9.5% on a pro forma
basis). The Company has a contract with UPRC to provide liquid and workover rig
services, which expires in February 1999 (with respect to liquid services) and
August 1997 (with respect to workover rig services). The Company is required to
maintain established levels of insurance and to indemnify UPRC against all
losses arising in whole or in part from the Company's negligence, whether or not
UPRC and its agents were contributorily negligent. While the Company believes
that its relationship with UPRC is good, the loss of UPRC, or a significant
reduction in business done with the Company by UPRC, if not offset by sales to
new or existing customers, could have a material adverse effect on the Company's
business, results of operations and prospects. No other customer accounted for
more than 10% of the Company's revenues during the six months ended September
30, 1996.
 
OPERATING RISKS AND INSURANCE
 
     The Company's operations are subject to hazards inherent in the oil and gas
industry, such as blowouts, explosions, craterings, fires and oil spills, that
can cause personal injury or loss of life, damage to or destruction of property,
equipment, the environment and marine life, and suspension of operations. In
addition, claims for loss of oil and gas production and damage to formations can
occur in the workover business. If a serious accident was to occur at a location
where the Company's equipment and services are used, it could result in the
Company being named as a defendant in lawsuits asserting potentially large
claims.
 
     Because the Company's vacuum truck and frac tank rentals involve the
transportation of heavy equipment and materials, the Company may experience
traffic accidents which may result in spills, property damage and personal
injury. Despite the Company's efforts to maintain high safety standards, the
Company from time to time has suffered losses in the past and anticipates that
it could experience further losses in the future. Moreover, the frequency and
severity of such incidents affect the Company's operating costs and
insurability, and its relationship with customers, employees and regulators. Any
significant increase in the frequency or severity of such incidents, or the
general level of compensation awards with respect thereto, could adversely
affect the cost of, or ability of the Company to obtain, workers' compensation
and other forms of insurance, and could have other material adverse effects on
the Company's financial condition and results of operations.
 
     As a protection against operating hazards, the Company maintains broad
insurance coverage, including physical damage, employer's liability,
comprehensive commercial general liability and workers' compensation insurance.
The Company believes that it is adequately insured for public liability and
property damage to others with respect to its operations, and that its insurance
coverage is comparable to that which is customary in the industry against such
hazards. However, such insurance may not be sufficient to protect the Company
against liability for all consequences of well disasters, extensive fire damage,
damage to personal property, injuries to or deaths of persons or damage to the
environment. In addition, certain insurance policies exclude coverage for
damages resulting from environmental contamination. The Company also carries
insurance to cover physical damage to or loss of its workover rigs. No assurance
can be given that the Company will be able to maintain the type and amount of
coverage that it considers adequate at rates that it considers reasonable or
that insurance will continue to be available on terms as favorable as the
Company's existing arrangements.
 
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     In addition to insurance, the Company conducts training programs designed
to promote the safe operation of all equipment and to minimize accidents
occurring on job sites. The Company gives its managers incentives, through
compensation arrangements, to take all reasonable steps possible to promote
safety. The Company monitors safety closely and has carefully designed safety
programs to reduce costs associated with accidents. However, there can be no
assurance that the Company's insurance or safety programs will be adequate to
protect against liability for accidents occurring on the job site or affecting
the Company's equipment.
 
COMPETITION
 
     The workover rig and production services industry is highly competitive and
fragmented and includes a number of small companies capable of competing
effectively on a local basis and several large companies which possess
substantially greater financial and other resources than the Company. Pool
Energy Services Co. ("Pool"), Pride and Key Energy Group, Inc. ("Key"), all of
which currently provide workover rig and liquid services, are the largest
companies in the domestic well servicing market. Pool, Pride and Key operate in
multiple geographic regions and currently have significantly more domestic
workover rigs than the Company. Upon the closing of the Pride Acquisition, the
Company will be the second largest provider of workover rigs in the United
States behind Pool. The Company has numerous regional competitors for each of
the services it provides. The Company believes that it is competitive in terms
of pricing, performance, equipment, safety, availability of equipment to meet
customer needs and availability of experienced, skilled personnel in those areas
in which it operates.
 
     Excess capacity in the well servicing industry has resulted in severe price
competition throughout much of the past decade. In the well servicing market, an
important competitive factor in establishing and maintaining long-term customer
relationships is having an experienced and skilled work force. In recent years,
many of the Company's larger customers have placed an emphasis not only on
pricing, but also on safety records and quality management systems of
contractors. The Company believes that such factors will gain further importance
in the future. The Company has directed substantial resources toward employee
safety and quality management training programs as well as its employee review
process. While the Company's efforts in these areas are not unique, many
competitors, particularly small contractors, have not undertaken similar
training programs for their employees. The Company expects competition and
pricing pressures to continue in the foreseeable future.
 
ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATION
 
     Many of the Company's operations take place in or near ecologically
sensitive areas, such as the Texas Gulf Coast and the Louisiana inland waters.
In addition, the Company's operations routinely involve the handling of
significant amounts of waste materials, some of which are classified as
hazardous substances. The Company's operations and facilities are thus subject
to numerous local, state and federal environmental and public health and safety
laws, rules and regulations, including laws concerning the containment and
disposal of hazardous materials, oilfield waste and other waste materials, the
use of underground storage tanks and the use of underground injection wells. The
regulations applicable to the Company's operations include certain regulations
controlling the discharge of hazardous or toxic materials into the environment,
requiring removal or remediation of pollutants, requiring permits or licenses
issued by regulatory agencies and imposing civil and criminal penalties for
violations. Some of the statutory and regulatory programs that apply to the
Company's operations also authorize private suits, the recovery of natural
resource damages by the government, injunctive relief and cease and desist
orders. Moreover, environmental laws typically expose the Company to "strict
liability" rendering a person or entity liable for environmental damage without
regard to negligence or fault on the part of such person or entity. As a result,
the Company could be liable for cleanup costs, even if the situation resulted
from previous acts by the Company that were lawful at the time or from the
improper conduct of, or conditions caused by, previous property owners, lessees
or other persons not associated with the Company. Environmental laws have become
more stringent in recent years and are expected to become even more so in the
future.
 
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     Cleanup costs associated with environmental claims or capital expenditures
or increased operating costs associated with changes in environmental laws and
regulations could be substantial and could have a material adverse effect on the
Company's financial condition and results of operations. However, the cost of
environmental compliance has not had any material adverse effect on the
Company's operations, financial condition or competitive position in the past,
and management is not currently aware of any situation or condition that it
believes is likely to have any such material adverse effect or require any
material capital expenditure in the foreseeable future. In addition to
management personnel who are responsible for monitoring environmental compliance
and arranging for remedial actions as required from time to time, the Company
also employs outside experts to advise and assist the Company's environmental
compliance efforts.
 
     In addition to having a direct effect on the Company, local, state and
federal environmental regulations also may negatively impact oil and gas
exploration and production companies which in turn could have a material adverse
effect on the Company. To the extent laws are enacted or other governmental
action is taken that prohibits or restricts drilling or imposes environmental
protection requirements that result in increased costs to the oil and gas
industry in general and the drilling industry in particular, the financial
condition and results of operations of the Company could be adversely affected.
 
     In this regard, RCRA, the principal federal statute governing the disposal
of solid and hazardous wastes, includes a statutory exemption that allows oil
and gas exploration and production wastes to be classified as nonhazardous
waste. A similar exemption is contained in many of the state counterparts to
RCRA, including the state statutes in Texas and Louisiana. If oil and gas
exploration and production wastes were required to be managed and disposed of as
hazardous waste, either as a result of changes in RCRA or the imposition of more
stringent state regulations, the Company could be required to make significant
unanticipated capital and operating expenditures or to cease or curtail certain
operations. Further, if such wastes were required to be managed and disposed of
as hazardous waste, domestic oil and gas producers, including many of the
Company's customers, could be required to incur substantial obligations with
respect to such waste. Because of the potential impact on the Company's
customers, any regulatory changes that impose additional restrictions or
requirements on the disposal of oil and gas wastes could adversely affect demand
for the Company's services.
 
EMPLOYEES
 
     As of January 15, 1997, the Company employed approximately 1,050 people, of
whom approximately 850 were employed on an hourly basis. The Company's future
success will depend partially on its ability to attract, retain and motivate
qualified personnel. The Company is not a party to any collective bargaining
agreements and has not experienced any strikes or work stoppages. The Company
considers its relations with employees to be generally satisfactory.
 
LEGAL PROCEEDINGS
 
     From time to time, the Company is a party to litigation or other legal
proceedings that the Company considers to be a part of the ordinary course of
its business. The Company currently is not involved in any legal proceedings
that could reasonably be expected to have a material adverse effect on the
Company's financial condition or results of operations. See "-- Operating Risks
and Insurance."
 
PROPERTIES
 
     The principal office of the Company is located in San Antonio, Texas. The
Company operates 23 yards, 11 of which it owns and 12 of which it leases. Of the
Company's 23 yards, 20 yards are located in Texas and three yards are located in
Louisiana. The Company also operates 21 injection wells in Texas and one in
Arkansas, five of which it owns and 17 of which it leases. The Company believes
that its leased and owned properties, none of which individually is material to
the Company, are adequate for its current needs.
 
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                               PRIDE ACQUISITION
 
     On December 23, 1996, the Company entered into a purchase agreement (the
"Purchase Agreement") to acquire substantially all of Pride's U.S. land-based
well servicing operations for approximately $135.9 million in cash. The Pride
Acquisition will significantly increase the size and geographic scope of the
Company's workover rig services business. Pride's U.S. land-based fleet consists
of 407 workover rigs and related operations in 28 locations in the Texas and
Louisiana Gulf Coasts, the Permian Basin areas of West Texas and New Mexico, and
California. Upon completion of the Pride Acquisition, the Company will be the
largest provider of workover rigs in Texas and the second largest provider in
the United States. The Company will seek to generate improved profit margins for
the acquired assets through increased operating efficiencies and cost savings
resulting from overhead reductions and the consolidation of certain overlapping
yard locations. In addition, the Company will also seek to expand its liquid and
production services businesses into new markets through certain of the acquired
yard locations and also to redeploy certain of the acquired workover rigs to
areas with greater rig demand.
 
     Pursuant to the Purchase Agreement, the Company will purchase the Pride
Assets "as is, where is." Dawson has undertaken a limited amount of
investigation of the condition of the Pride Assets, particularly the workover
rigs, in an effort to determine that their condition appears to be sufficient to
sustain the operations previously conducted by Pride with those assets. The
Company has not, however, thoroughly investigated all material items of
equipment due to limitations of time, cost and geographic disbursement.
 
     The Purchase Agreement provides that Pride and the Company shall treat the
sale as not subject to sales and use taxes in all jurisdictions. However, it
further provides that if, contrary to the foregoing, it shall be finally
determined that the sale, or any other transaction consummated pursuant to the
closing, is subject to such tax, such tax shall be borne equally by Pride and
the Company. Certain ambiguities under existing tax laws of the states in which
assets of Pride are located, and the issue of what transactions are "consummated
pursuant to the closing," could result in substantial liability to the Company.
 
     With regard to real property, it is expected that the Company will acquire
approximately 14 properties in fee simple and will receive an assignment or
sublease of approximately 14 leased properties. With respect to all parcels of
real estate, Dawson has conducted only limited environmental studies and
investigations. The Company has obtained Phase I reports on the properties and
has had the opportunity to review the books and records of Pride concerning
environmental compliance aspects of each of those properties. As to each such
property, Dawson has the option of acquiring Pride's interest therein, of
declining to accept the property (resulting in a reduction of the purchase
price) or of leasing the property with an option to buy. There can be no
assurance that Dawson will not acquire properties that have latent environmental
risks and concurrent financial exposure. Moreover, Pride has not made any
warranties and representations concerning the environmental aspects of any
properties that would survive the closing.
 
     The Company expects to employ approximately 1,940 employees of Pride
immediately following consummation of the Pride Acquisition. All such employees
of Pride will continue their employment following the closing as "at will"
employees of the Company. Approximately 146 salaried employees will be entitled
to certain severance benefits if their employment with the Company is
terminated, other than for cause, within 18 months of the closing. To facilitate
certain transitional issues, the Company also has obtained an agreement from
Pride that it will provide reasonable access to its headquarters office in
Houston for the use of the Company and its employees for six months at no cost
to the Company. This is intended to help facilitate and implement a transfer of
bookkeeping and accounting functions with respect to the acquired operations.
 
     Pursuant to the Purchase Agreement, Pride is required to indemnify and hold
harmless the Company with respect to damages, losses or third party warranty
claims accruing or arising prior to the date of closing and for breaches of only
certain limited warranties and representations. With respect to
misrepresentations and breaches of such warranties and representations and
certain covenants, the Company will bear the first $2.0 million of losses or
damages, with Pride being liable for losses in excess thereof. The Purchase
Agreement also provides for a $5.0 million break-up fee, payable by the Company
if it is not able to obtain financing and the Pride Acquisition is not closed on
or before March 17, 1997, and a five year non-compete agreement imposed upon
Pride with respect to U.S. land-based well servicing operations. At the option
of the Company,
 
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$4.0 million of the break-up fee may be paid in unregistered shares of Common
Stock, provided that Pride would receive registration rights relating to such
shares of Common Stock.
 
     The closing of the Debt Offering and the Equity Offering are each
conditioned upon the simultaneous closing of the other and upon the simultaneous
closing of the Pride Acquisition.
 
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                                   MANAGEMENT
 
DIRECTORS AND EXECUTIVE OFFICERS
 
     The directors and executive officers of the Company and their respective
ages and positions are as follows:
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                   NAME                     AGE                       POSITION
                   ----                     ---                       --------
<S>                                         <C>       <C>
Michael E. Little(1)......................  42        Chairman of the Board, President and
                                                      Chief Executive Officer
Joseph B. Eustace.........................  41        Vice President of Operations and Chief
                                                        Operating Officer
P. Mark Stark.............................  41        Chief Financial Officer
Russell Banks(1)..........................  77        Director
J. Michael Bell(2)........................  57        Director
Wm. Ward Greenwood(1).....................  43        Director
Douglas D. Lewis(2).......................  51        Director
Paul E. McCollam(2).......................  51        Director
Stephen F. Oakes(3).......................  47        Director
Lawrence C. Petrucci(3)...................  37        Director
</TABLE>
 
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(1) Member of the Nominations Committee.
(2) Member of the Compensation Committee.
(3) Member of the Audit Committee.
 
     Michael E. Little has been President, Chief Executive Officer and a
director of the Company since 1982 and Chairman of the Board since 1983. From
1980 to 1982, he was vice president of Cambern Engineering, Inc., a company that
provided drilling and completion consulting services in the Texas Gulf Coast
area. From 1976 to 1980, he was employed by Chevron USA as a drilling foreman in
Midland, Texas and as a drilling engineer in New Orleans, Louisiana. Mr. Little
received his Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering in 1978 from
Texas Tech University.
 
     Joseph B. Eustace has served as the Vice President of Operations and Chief
Operating Officer of the Company since March 1983. From June 1981 to March 1982,
he served as assistant manager of ServRigs, Inc., the Company's largest
competitor at the time. Mr. Eustace received his Bachelor of Arts degree in
Agribusiness in 1978 from Texas Tech University.
 
     P. Mark Stark has served as Chief Financial Officer of the Company since
January 1996. From 1991 through 1995, he was chief financial officer of the Y.O.
Ranch and family holdings of the Schreiner family which has interests in
agribusiness, tourism, lodging and retail and real estate development. From 1979
through 1991, Mr. Stark was employed by Shelton Ranch Corporation and its
successor, Texas Hill Country Orchards, LLP, serving as chief financial officer
from 1984 through 1991. His duties with Shelton Ranch Corporation included
serving as treasurer of Shelton Energy Resources, Ltd., an oil and gas
exploration and production partnership among Shelton Ranch Corporation,
Prudential Insurance Company of America and Shell Oil Company. Mr. Stark
received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance from the
University of Texas in 1977, and his Master of Business Administration degree in
1978 from Southern Methodist University.
 
     Russell Banks has been a director of the Company since April 1996. From
1962 to 1995, Mr. Banks was president and chief executive officer of Grow Group,
Inc., which was a New York Stock Exchange company that produced coatings, paints
and household products. Since 1995, Mr. Banks has been a principal of Russell
Banks & Co., Ltd., a financial consulting firm. Mr. Banks is also on the board
of directors of GVC Venture Corporation. Mr. Banks is a past president of the
National Paint and Coatings Association and has served on the executive
committee of the board of directors of the American Management Association and
is currently
 
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on its general management council. Mr. Banks has been named as a defendant in
certain litigation relating to his service as a director of another company. All
other directors of such company were also named as defendants. Counsel to such
company has taken the position that all the claims against that company and Mr.
Banks are without merit and will be vigorously defended. Mr. Banks was
designated to succeed a former director, Kevin P. Collins, to the Board of
Directors pursuant to a letter agreement that provided Mr. Collins the right,
upon his departure from the Board, to designate a successor Board member,
subject to the approval of such successor by the Board.
 
     J. Michael Bell has been a director of the Company since 1982. For more
than the past five years, he has served as the president of Southwest Venture
Management Company, a firm that provides investment management and advisory
services to three venture capital funds. Mr. Bell also serves as the managing
general partner of each of these funds, one of which is HixVen Partners, a
shareholder of the Company.
 
     Wm. Ward Greenwood has been a director of the Company since 1983. Mr.
Greenwood served as Chief Financial Officer of the Company from December 1994
through December 1995. Mr. Greenwood has been since 1990, and is currently, the
president and sole shareholder of Nueces Ventures, Inc. ("Nueces"), a firm that
provides financial consulting services with respect to acquisitions and capital
formation. Since October 1995, he has also served as a principal of First
Capital Group of Texas II, L.P., a private equity fund. Since 1982, Mr.
Greenwood has provided financial consulting services to the Company, most
recently through Nueces. See "Certain Relationships and Related Transactions."
 
     Douglas D. Lewis has been a director of the Company since 1982. Since 1972,
Mr. Lewis has been in the real estate construction, development and management
business, most recently as principal of Vanguard Development, Inc., which he
formed in 1987.
 
     Paul E. McCollam has been a director of the Company since 1991. Since 1985,
he has been a managing director of Resource Investors Management Company Limited
Partnership, a full service investment management company specializing in the
energy industry that serves as the general partner of the RIMCO Parties (as
defined herein). Mr. McCollam serves as a director of the Company pursuant to
the 1991 agreement described below.
 
     Stephen F. Oakes has been a director of the Company since 1994. Since 1996,
Mr. Oakes has served on the board of directors of Universal Seismic Associates,
Inc., a company engaged in the acquisition of seismic data and the exploration
and production of oil and gas. From 1989 to 1992, he served as managing director
of Robert Fleming, Inc., an investment banking company. Since 1992, he has been
associated with Resource Investors Management Company Limited Partnership, a
full service investment management company specializing in the energy industry
that serves as the general partner of the RIMCO Parties, serving as managing
director since 1993. Mr. Oakes serves as a director of the Company pursuant to
the 1994 Voting Agreement (as defined herein).
 
     Lawrence C. Petrucci has been a director of the Company since March 1996.
Since 1991, Mr. Petrucci has served as vice president of First Albany
Corporation, a provider of investment banking, financial advisory and brokerage
services. From April 1990 through June 1991, Mr. Petrucci was a portfolio
manager with Westinghouse Credit Corporation, a financial services company. Mr.
Petrucci is a member of the Audit Committee.
 
     In March 1996, the Company entered into a letter agreement that provided
Mr. Collins, a director of the Company at that time, with the right, upon his
departure from the Board of Directors prior to the Company's next Annual Meeting
of Shareholders, to designate a successor Board member, subject to the approval
of such successor by the Board of Directors. Mr. Banks was designated Mr.
Collins' successor to the Board pursuant to this letter agreement.
 
     A Voting Agreement dated November 28, 1994 (the "1994 Voting Agreement")
among the RIMCO Parties, L.P., RIMCO Partners, L.P. II, RIMCO Partners, L.P.
III, and RIMCO Partners, L.P. IV (the "RIMCO Parties"), Triad Ventures Limited
II and Mr. Little provides that the parties to the 1994 Voting Agreement will
vote the shares of Common Stock held by them in favor of two nominees of the
RIMCO Parties to the Company's Board of Directors. The 1994 Voting Agreement
continues as long as the RIMCO
 
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Parties own at least 10% of the issued and outstanding shares of Common Stock,
on a fully diluted basis. In addition, pursuant to a 1991 agreement, as long as
the RIMCO Parties own 5% of the issued and outstanding shares of Common Stock or
shares of Common Stock with a value of $500,000, the Company is required to use
its best efforts to elect Mr. McCollam (or a designee of the parent company of
the RIMCO Parties) to the Company's Board. Messrs. McCollam and Oakes were
reelected to the Board pursuant to these agreements. These agreements have been
terminated and superseded by a subsequent agreement. See "Certain Relationships
and Related Transactions."
 
COMMITTEES OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
 
     The Board of Directors has established standing Audit, Compensation and
Nominations Committees. The Audit Committee annually recommends to the Board the
appointment of independent certified public accountants as auditors for the
Company, discusses and reviews the scope of and fees for the prospective annual
audit and reviews the results with the auditors, reviews the Company's
compliance with its existing accounting and financial policies, reviews the
adequacy of the financial organization of the Company and considers comments by
the auditors regarding internal controls and accounting procedures and
management's response to those comments. The Audit Committee currently is
comprised of Messrs. Oakes and Petrucci. One vacancy exists on this committee.
 
     The Compensation Committee reviews and make recommendations to the Board
regarding salaries, compensation and benefits of executive officers and
employees of the Company and administers the Company's 1995 Incentive Plan (the
"Incentive Plan"). The Compensation Committee currently is comprised of Messrs.
Bell, Lewis and McCollam.
 
     The Nominations Committee is responsible for recommending to the Board
those persons who will be nominated as management's nominees for positions on
the Board. The Nominations Committee is currently comprised of Messrs. Little,
Greenwood and Banks.
 
COMPENSATION OF DIRECTORS
 
     For the year ended March 31, 1996, the Company granted each of its
non-employee directors an option under the Incentive Plan to purchase 4,300
shares of Common Stock, at an exercise price per share of $7.44, which was
determined by the Board to be the fair market value of the Common Stock on the
date of grant, for his services as a director. Additionally, all directors were
reimbursed for their reasonable travel expenses incurred in attending meetings
of the Board. Commencing April 1, 1996, each non-employee director received, and
on each April 1 thereafter until and including April 1, 2003 will receive, an
annual grant of an option under the Incentive Plan to purchase 4,300 shares of
Common Stock with an exercise price per share equal to the fair market value of
the Common Stock on the date of grant and reimbursement of reasonable travel
expenses for attending Board or committee meetings. See "Management -- 1995
Incentive Plan."
 
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COMPENSATION OF EXECUTIVE OFFICERS
 
     The following table sets forth certain information for the year ended March
31, 1996 with respect to the compensation paid to the President and Chief
Executive Officer, Mr. Little, and the Vice President of Operations and Chief
Operating Officer, Mr. Eustace (collectively, the "Named Executive Officers").
No other executive officers of the Company received annual compensation
(including salary and bonuses earned) which exceeded $100,000 for the year ended
March 31, 1996.
 
                           SUMMARY COMPENSATION TABLE
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                                                  LONG-TERM
                                         ANNUAL COMPENSATION(1)                  COMPENSATION
                                     -------------------------------     ----------------------------
                                       YEAR                              SECURITIES
                                       ENDED                             UNDERLYING      ALL OTHER
    NAME AND PRINCIPAL POSITION      MARCH 31,    SALARY     BONUS        OPTIONS     COMPENSATION(2)
    ---------------------------      ---------   --------   --------     ----------   ---------------
<S>                                  <C>         <C>        <C>          <C>          <C>
Michael E. Little..................    1996      $150,000   $ 50,000(3)    51,600            --
  President and Chief                                        241,000(4)
  Executive Officer                    1995       138,125     75,000       64,500          $500
                                       1994       105,000     30,000
Joseph B. Eustace..................    1996        96,200     20,000(3)    17,200            --
  Vice President of Operations                                24,000(4)
  and Chief Operating Officer          1995        80,000     15,000       21,500           500
                                       1994        80,000     12,000
</TABLE>
 
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(1) The value of perquisites and personal benefits are excluded because the
    aggregate amount thereof did not exceed the lesser of $50,000 or 10% of the
    total annual salary and bonus reported for each Named Executive Officer.
(2) All other compensation consists entirely of employer contributions to the
    Company's 401(k) Plan made by the Company in 1996 as a result of 1995
    earnings.
(3) Bonuses are awarded annually in the discretion of the Compensation Committee
    with respect to performance in the year indicated; the amount of the bonuses
    is determined and paid in the following year.
(4) In the year ended March 31, 1996, in addition to standard bonuses, the Board
    of Directors declared special bonuses in the amount of $241,000 for Mr.
    Little and $24,000 for Mr. Eustace, each of whom exercised stock options and
    incurred federal income tax liability in connection with such exercise.
 
STOCK OPTION GRANTS IN 1996
 
     The following table shows information concerning individual grants of
options during the year ended March 31, 1996 to the Named Executive Officers.
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                           INDIVIDUAL GRANTS                       POTENTIAL REALIZABLE
                        --------------------------------------------------------     VALUE AT ASSUMED
                        NUMBER OF    % OF TOTAL                                    ANNUAL RATES OF STOCK
                        SECURITIES    OPTIONS                                     PRICE APPRECIATION FOR
                        UNDERLYING   GRANTED TO     EXERCISE                          OPTION TERM(1)
                         OPTIONS     EMPLOYEES       PRICE         EXPIRATION     -----------------------
         NAME            GRANTED      IN YEAR     ($/SHARE)(2)        DATE            5%          10%
         ----           ----------   ----------   ------------   ---------------  ----------   ----------
<S>                     <C>          <C>          <C>            <C>              <C>          <C>
Michael E. Little(3)...   51,600        52%          $7.44       October 6, 2005    $241,435     $611,844
Joseph B. Eustace(3)...   17,200        17%          $7.44       October 6, 2005    $ 80,478     $203,948
</TABLE>
 
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(1) The exercise price of the options represents the fair market value of the
    Common Stock on the date of grant as determined by the Board of Directors.
    Potential realizable values are based on the assumption that the Common
    Stock will appreciate in value from the date of grant to the end of the
    option terms at the stated annualized rates. Such assumed rates of
    appreciation and potential realizable values are not necessarily indicative
    of appreciation, if any, that may be realized in future periods.
(2) The exercise price of the option was set equal to the fair market value of
    the Common Stock as determined by the Board of Directors on the date of
    grant. In establishing the exercise price, the Board
 
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    considered recent sales of the Company's securities, and the terms and
    conditions of such sales, the book value of the Company's outstanding shares
    of Common Stock and the Company's financial performance at the time of such
    grants.
(3) The options granted to Mr. Little and to Mr. Eustace become exercisable
    annually and ratably over a three-year period, which began June 30, 1996.
 
STOCK OPTION EXERCISES AND HOLDINGS
 
     The following table sets forth information concerning the exercise of stock
options during the year ended March 31, 1996, and the number and value of
unexercised stock options held as of the end of the year ended March 31, 1996,
by the Named Executive Officers.
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                                      NUMBER OF       VALUE OF UNEXERCISED
                                                                     UNEXERCISED          IN-THE-MONEY
                                         SHARES                    OPTIONS AT YEAR      OPTIONS AT YEAR
                                        ACQUIRED        VALUE      END EXERCISABLE/     END EXERCISABLE/
                NAME                   ON EXERCISE   REALIZED(1)    UNEXERCISABLE       UNEXERCISABLE(1)
                ----                   -----------   -----------   ----------------   --------------------
<S>                                    <C>           <C>           <C>                <C>
Michael E. Little....................    33,681       $286,599        21,500/94,600      $131,150/$433,096
Joseph B. Eustace....................     1,431       $ 15,054         7,310/31,390      $ 44,591/$143,491
</TABLE>
 
- - ---------------
 
(1) In calculating the value realized and the value of unexercised in-the-money
    options at year end, the Company used the closing price on March 31, 1996 of
    $10.75 per share.
 
OUTSTANDING OPTIONS AND CERTAIN PRIOR EXERCISES
 
     As of January 15, 1997, the Company had outstanding options granted under
the Incentive Plan to purchase 441,150 shares of Common Stock at prices ranging
from $7.44 to $12.25 per share, of which 84,574 were exercisable as of such
date. Of the total options granted pursuant to the Incentive Plan that were
outstanding as of January 15, 1997, Mr. Little held options to acquire 138,980
shares of Common Stock at prices of $7.44 and $11.375 per share, of which 17,200
were exercisable at a price of $7.44 per share, and Mr. Eustace held options to
acquire 80,720 shares of Common Stock at prices of $7.44 and $11.375 per share,
of which 5,736 were exercisable at a price of $7.44 per share.
 
     As of January 15, 1997, the Company also had outstanding nonstatutory
options to purchase 107,500 shares of Common Stock, which were granted prior to
the adoption of the Incentive Plan. The exercise price per share of these
options is $4.65, with options to acquire 78,905 shares being exercisable as of
January 15, 1997. Of the total of such options outstanding as of such date, Mr.
Little held options to acquire 64,500 shares of Common Stock, of which 43,000
were exercisable, and Mr. Eustace held options to acquire 21,500 shares of
Common Stock, of which 14,405 were exercisable. Mr. Little exercised options in
February 1996 to acquire 32,250 shares of Common Stock at $2.33 per share.
Messrs. Little and Eustace each exercised options in March 1996 to acquire 1,431
shares of Common Stock at $0.23 per share.
 
     In February 1996, the Company granted bonuses of an aggregate of
approximately $336,000 to certain current and former officers, directors and
employees who had exercised nonstatutory stock options and incurred federal
income tax liability in connection with such exercises. Of this amount, Mr.
Little received a bonus of approximately $241,000 and Mr. Eustace received a
bonus of approximately $24,000.
 
1995 INCENTIVE PLAN
 
     The Incentive Plan was adopted by the Board of Directors and approved by
the shareholders in October 1995. A total of 537,500 shares of Common Stock have
been reserved for issuance pursuant to the Incentive Plan. The Incentive Plan
provides for the grant to employees, including officers of the Company, of
"incentive stock options" within the meaning of Section 422 of the Internal
Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the "Code"), nonstatutory stock options, stock
appreciation rights and restricted shares of Common Stock (collectively, the
"Awards"). In addition, nonemployee directors (the "Outside Directors") and
consultants are eligible to receive nonstatutory stock options.
 
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     The Incentive Plan provides that Awards may be granted to employees
(including officers), consultants and directors of the Company and its majority
owned subsidiaries. The Incentive Plan is not a qualified deferred compensation
plan under Section 401(a) of the Code and is not subject to the provisions of
the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended.
 
     The Incentive Plan is required to be administered by the Board or by a
committee of the Board. The Incentive Plan is currently administered by the
Compensation Committee of the Board. Subject to special provisions relating to
Outside Directors, the Board or its designated committee selects the employees
to which Awards may be granted and the type of Award to be granted and
determines, as applicable, the number of shares to be subject to each Award, the
exercise price and the vesting. In making such determination, the Board or its
designated committee takes into account the employee's present and potential
contributions to the success of the Company and other relevant factors.
 
401(K) PLAN
 
     The Company has adopted a defined contribution retirement plan which
complies with Section 401(k) of the Code (the "401(k) Plan"). Substantially all
employees with at least one year of continuous service are eligible to
participate and may contribute up to the lesser of $9,500 or 15% of their annual
compensation. The Board made no matching contributions for employee
contributions made in the year ended March 31, 1996, and has not made a decision
regarding matching contributions for employee contributions made in the year
ending March 31, 1997. Company contributions vest over a four-year period in
increments of 25% per year.
 
EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENTS
 
     The Company has entered into employment agreements with Messrs. Little,
Eustace and Stark. Mr. Little's agreement is for a three-year term, which
commenced April 1, 1996, and provides for an annual base salary of $175,000 in
the first year, increasing to $200,000 in the second year and to $225,000 in the
third year. The agreement does not provide for a mandatory bonus, but the Board
of Directors may, in its discretion, award an annual bonus of up to 50% of Mr.
Little's compensation without regard to the special bonus described in the
footnotes to the Summary Compensation Table. If Mr. Little's employment is
terminated without cause in the first, second or third year of the agreement, he
will be entitled to severance compensation in an amount equal to his then
current annual base salary rate for 14, 15 or 16 months, respectively. If Mr.
Little's employment is terminated in connection with a change of control of the
Company (as defined in the employment agreement), he will be entitled to
severance compensation in an amount equal to three times his then current annual
base salary. If Mr. Little's employment is constructively terminated in
connection with a change of control of the Company, he will be entitled to
severance compensation in an amount equal to two times his then current base
salary.
 
     Mr. Eustace's employment agreement is for a three-year term, which
commenced April 1, 1996, and provides for an annual base salary of $125,000 in
the first year, increasing to $132,500 in the second year and to $140,000 in the
third year. The Board of Directors may, in its discretion, award Mr. Eustace an
annual cash bonus without regard to the special bonus described in the footnotes
to the Summary Compensation Table. If Mr. Eustace's employment is terminated
without cause, he will be entitled to severance compensation in an amount equal
to his then current annual base salary rate. If Mr. Eustace's employment is
terminated in connection with a change of control of the Company (as defined in
the employment agreement), he will be entitled to severance compensation in an
amount equal to 1.5 times his then current annual base salary. If Mr. Eustace's
employment is constructively terminated in connection with a change of control
of the Company, he will be entitled to severance compensation in an amount equal
to his then current annual base salary.
 
     Mr. Stark's employment agreement is for a two-year term, which commenced
April 1, 1996, and provides for an annual base salary of $80,000 in the first
year and $90,000 in the second year. The Board of Directors may, in its
discretion, award Mr. Stark an annual cash bonus. If Mr. Stark's employment is
terminated without cause in the first or second year of the agreement, he will
be entitled to severance compensation in an amount equal to one or two months'
salary, respectively, at his then current annual base salary rate. If
 
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Mr. Stark's employment is terminated in connection with a change of control of
the Company (as defined in the employment agreement), he will be entitled to
severance compensation in an amount equal to his then current annual base
salary. If Mr. Stark's employment is constructively terminated in connection
with a change of control of the Company, he will be entitled to severance
compensation in an amount equal to six months' salary at his then current annual
base salary rate.
 
                 CERTAIN RELATIONSHIPS AND RELATED TRANSACTIONS
 
     In 1990, the Company issued 80,000 shares of Series A Preferred Stock for
$12.50 per share to Triad Ventures Limited II and NationsBanc Capital
Corporation. In connection with such issuance, Nueces received 800 shares of
Series A Preferred Stock from the Company as a portion of a finder's fee for
services rendered in negotiating the issuance of such stock. H.A. Abshier, a
director of the Company until June 1996, was a general partner of Triad II
Management Company, L.P., which is the general partner of Triad Ventures Limited
II. Mr. Greenwood, a director of the Company, is the sole shareholder of Nueces.
Holders of the Series A Preferred Stock elected, pursuant to their rights under
the Certificate of Designation of Series A Preferred Stock, to convert 20,200
shares of such stock into 86,860 shares of Common Stock, effective October 18,
1995. Pursuant to the Agreement for the Conversion of Securities dated November
1, 1995 (the "Conversion Agreement"), the remaining 60,600 shares of Series A
Preferred Stock converted into 260,580 shares of Common Stock effective February
19, 1996 (the conversion of all shares of Series A Preferred Stock to Common
Stock being referred to herein as the "Series A Preferred Stock Conversion
Transaction"). Purchasers under the Preferred Purchase Agreement were entitled
to appoint one person to the Board as long as they owned an aggregate of at
least 86,860 shares of Common Stock received on conversion of Series A Preferred
Stock. Mr. Abshier, who resigned as a director in June 1996, was elected to the
Board pursuant to this agreement. This agreement has subsequently been
terminated. Purchasers of the Series A Preferred Stock received certain
registration rights in connection with that transaction. See "Description of
Capital Stock -- Registration Rights."
 
     In August 1992, the Company entered into an agreement (the "Nueces
Agreement") with Nueces, pursuant to which Nueces received a commission upon the
consummation by the Company of certain acquisition and financing transactions.
Mr. Greenwood, a director of the Company, is the sole shareholder of Nueces.
Pursuant to the Nueces Agreement, the Company paid Nueces $50,070, $25,416 and
$46,466 in the years ended March 31, 1996, 1995, and 1994, respectively. Of the
amount paid to Nueces in the year ended March 31, 1996, $34,000 was paid upon
the consummation of the IPO. In addition, Jefferies & Company, Inc. paid to
affiliates of Mr. Greenwood in the year ended March 31, 1995, a finder's fee of
$122,500 from the fee it received from the Company in connection with the Well
Solutions Acquisition. Mr. Greenwood has continued to provide consulting
services to the Company during the fiscal year ending March 31, 1997 and may
continue to do so in the future. See "Management -- Executive Officers and
Directors."
 
     In November 1992, the Company and WellTech, Inc. ("WellTech") formed the
LLC by contributing their respective workover rig service businesses in the
Texas Gulf Coast area, for which the Company received a 61% interest and
WellTech received a 39% interest in the LLC. Effective November 1, 1995, the
Company acquired WellTech's 39% minority interest in the LLC in exchange for the
issuance of 1,329,495 shares of the Common Stock to WellTech. In connection with
the Minority Interest Acquisition, the Company granted certain registration
rights to WellTech. See "Description of Capital Stock -- Registration Rights."
The purchase price paid by the Company for WellTech's minority interest in the
LLC was a result of arms-length negotiation and reflected the illiquidity of the
minority interest, the lack of control over the LLC operations by the minority
interest holder and other factors deemed relevant by the parties. The Minority
Interest Acquisition benefitted the Company by removing the Company's need to
get consent of the minority interest holder on a number of issues, such as
borrowing money and making capital expenditures, and relieved the Company from
the obligation under a non-competition provision to conduct all of its well
servicing activities in South Texas only through the LLC. On February 16, 1996,
WellTech distributed its 1,329,495 shares of Common Stock to its shareholders
and directors (the "WellTech Distributees"). As long as the WellTech
Distributees own at least 20% of the issued and outstanding shares of Common
Stock, the WellTech Distributees are entitled to recommend five persons to the
Company's Board, two of whom will be nominated
 
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<PAGE>   44
 
by the Company and recommended to the shareholders for election to the Board. As
long as the WellTech Distributees own less than 20% but more than 10% of the
issued and outstanding shares of Common Stock, the Company will nominate and
recommend to the shareholders from a list of persons recommended by the WellTech
Distributees one such person for election to the Board. Mr. Collins, a former
director of WellTech, was elected to the Board pursuant to this provision. This
right, and the right to contractual preemptive rights, terminated upon
consummation of the IPO.
 
     On November 1, 1994, the Company loaned Mr. Little, Chairman of the Board,
President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, $55,486, which amount
bears interest at 7.5% per annum, provides for annual payments of interest and
for one principal payment at the end of the six-year term of the note. The loan
was made to enable Mr. Little to acquire 33,699 shares of Common Stock and is
secured by those shares. The entire principal balance of such loan was
outstanding as of November 30, 1996. In February 1996, the Company loaned Mr.
Little $75,000, which amount bears interest at 7.5% per annum, provides for
annual payments of interest and for one principal payment at the end of the
six-year term of the note. This loan was made to enable Mr. Little to exercise
options to acquire 32,250 shares of Common Stock and is secured by those shares.
The entire principal balance of such loan was outstanding as of November 30,
1996. In addition, on November 1, 1994, the Company loaned Mr. Eustace, Vice
President of Operations and Chief Operating Officer of the Company, $11,392,
which amount bears interest at 7.5% per annum, provides for annual payments of
interest and for one principal payment at the end of the six-year term of the
note. The loan was made to enable Mr. Eustace to acquire 6,919 shares of Common
Stock and is secured by those shares. The entire principal balance on such loan
was outstanding as of November 30, 1996.
 
     In November 1994, the Company consummated the Well Solutions Acquisition
for approximately $18.1 million. In connection with this transaction, and as
part of the purchase price, the Company issued to Well Solutions, Inc. a $1.5
million convertible debenture, which bears interest at 8% per annum and matures
November 30, 1999. The debenture is convertible at any time, at the option of
Well Solutions, Inc., into 37,634 shares of Common Stock (an effective
conversion price of $39.86 per share). If more or less than $1.5 million of
principal and accrued interest is outstanding under the debenture at the time of
such conversion, Well Solutions is entitled to a proportionately increased or
decreased amount of Common Stock. The Company does not currently intend to
prepay the debenture but may decide to do so in the future if interest rates
decline. In addition to this debenture, to consummate the Well Solutions
Acquisition, the Company utilized a portion of the $2.4 million received from
the issuance of subordinated debt and the $2.4 million received from the
issuance of 344,000 shares of Common Stock to RIMCO Partners, L.P. IV described
below, and a $13.0 million term loan to provide the funding required. The terms
upon which the Company issued the Common Stock and the subordinated debt are
further described below.
 
     Also in November 1994, the Company issued $2.4 million of subordinated debt
to RIMCO Partners, L.P., RIMCO Partners, L.P. II, RIMCO Partners, L.P. III and
Triad Ventures Limited II. The subordinated debt bore interest at 10% per annum,
with a maturity date of December 1, 1999. Pursuant to the Conversion Agreement,
the subordinated debt converted into Common Stock at the rate of one share of
Common Stock for each $6.98 in principal amount of subordinated debt effective
February 19, 1996. In November 1994 and January 1995, RIMCO Partners, L.P. IV
purchased 344,000 shares of Common Stock at $6.98 per share. In addition, Triad
Ventures Limited II held a promissory note issued by the Company with a
principal balance of $75,000 and maturing June 27, 1997, which note converted,
in February 1996, into 12,900 shares of Common Stock (conversion of this debt
and the $2.4 million of subordinated debt being referred to herein as the "Debt
Conversion Transaction" and together with the Series A Preferred Stock
Conversion Transaction, the "Conversion Transactions"). The RIMCO Parties and
Triad Ventures Limited II received certain registration rights in connection
with that transaction. See "Description of Capital Stock -- Registration
Rights."
 
     The Conversion Agreement was entered into, effective November 1, 1995,
among the RIMCO Parties, Triad Ventures Limited II, NationsBanc Capital
Corporation, Nueces and the Company, and provided that the parties to that
agreement would convert all shares of Series A Preferred Stock and the $2.4
million subordinated debt owned by such parties into Common Stock on the
earliest of March 31, 1996, the consummation by the Company of an initial public
offering or notice of the distribution by WellTech of the Common Stock it owned
to the WellTech Distributees, which notice was given on February 19, 1996.
 
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<PAGE>   45
 
     In 1990, the Company issued a promissory note to an unrelated party in
connection with an asset acquisition. The promissory note, which was acquired by
Triad Ventures Limited II, provided for conversion into Common Stock, at the
rate of one share of Common Stock for each $5.81 of principal due on the note,
at the discretion of Triad Ventures Limited II. In February 1996, Triad Ventures
Limited II converted the promissory note, which had a principal balance of
$75,000, into 12,900 shares of Common Stock.
 
     Effective October 17, 1990, NationsBanc Capital Corporation, Triad Ventures
Limited II and Mr. Greenwood entered into a Voting Agreement (the "1990 Voting
Agreement") pursuant to which the parties agreed to vote the shares of Series A
Preferred Stock held by them, and any Common Stock into which such Series A
Preferred Stock is converted, in the manner directed by Triad Ventures Limited
II and NationsBanc Capital Corporation. Such voting agreement was terminated in
August 1996 by holders of two-thirds of the shares covered by the 1990 Voting
Agreement.
 
     A voting agreement dated November 28, 1994 (the "1994 Voting Agreement")
among the RIMCO Parties, Triad Ventures Limited II and Michael E. Little
provided that the parties to the 1994 Voting Agreement would vote the shares of
Common Stock held by them in favor of two nominees of the RIMCO Parties to the
Board. The 1994 Voting Agreement continues as long as the RIMCO Parties own at
least 10% of the issued and outstanding shares of Common Stock, on a fully
diluted basis. Messrs. McCollam and Oakes were elected to serve on the Board
pursuant to a 1991 agreement and the 1994 Voting Agreement. See
"Management -- Directors and Executive Officers."
 
     On November 21, 1996, the 1994 Voting Agreement and the 1990 Voting
Agreement were terminated concurrent with the execution by the Company of a new
voting agreement. Under the current agreement, the Company agrees to nominate
and seek to elect two nominees of the RIMCO Parties if they own an aggregate of
10% or more of the Company's outstanding Common Stock, one nominee if such
ownership is less than 10% but more than 5% and no nominees if such ownership is
less than 5%.
 
     In March 1996, the Company entered into a letter agreement that provided
Mr. Collins, a director of the Company at that time, with the right, upon his
departure from the Board prior to the Company's next Annual Meeting of
Shareholders, to designate a successor Board member, subject to the approval of
such successor by the Board. Mr. Banks was designated Mr. Collins' successor to
the Board pursuant to this letter agreement.
 
     Gene Little, the father of Michael E. Little, serves as an operations
consultant to the Company and received fees and expense reimbursements of
$63,857, $54,491 and $44,480 in the years ended March 31, 1996, 1995 and 1994,
respectively. Gene Little has continued to serve as an operations consultant for
the Company during the fiscal year ending March 31, 1997.
 
     Jefferies & Company, Inc. has in the past provided investment banking
services to the Company and also acted as an underwriter in the IPO. Jefferies &
Company, Inc. performed investment banking services for the Company in
connection with the Well Solutions Acquisition in November 1994 for which
Jefferies & Company, Inc. received usual and customary fees in the amount of
$295,000. Jefferies & Company, Inc. paid to affiliates of Mr. Greenwood in the
year ended March 31, 1995, a finder's fee of $122,500 from the fee it received
from the Company in connection with the Well Solutions Acquisition. Jefferies &
Company, Inc. also has acted as financial advisor to the Company in connection
with the Pride Acquisition for which it will be paid a fee of approximately $1.2
million, and is being reimbursed for its reasonable out-of-pocket expenses in
connection therewith.
 
     Jefferies & Company, Inc. is serving as one of the representatives of the
underwriters for purposes of the Equity Offering. The underwriters of the Equity
Offering will receive customary compensation for such underwriting consisting of
the underwriting discount.
 
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<PAGE>   46
 
                        SECURITY OWNERSHIP OF MANAGEMENT
                     AND PRINCIPAL AND SELLING SHAREHOLDERS
 
     The following table sets forth certain information regarding the beneficial
ownership of the Common Stock as of January 15, 1997, and as adjusted to reflect
the sale of Common Stock in the Equity Offering, by (i) each director of the
Company, (ii) each Named Executive Officer, (iii) each person known or believed
by the Company to own beneficially 5% or more of the Common Stock, (iv) all
directors and executive officers as a group and (v) the Selling Shareholders.
Unless otherwise indicated, each person has sole voting and dispositive power
with respect to such shares.
 
   
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                         BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP                        BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP
                                     BEFORE THE EQUITY OFFERING(1)               AFTER THE EQUITY OFFERING(1)
                                     -----------------------------               ----------------------------
                                       SHARES OF                     SHARES TO     SHARES OF
      NAME OF BENEFICIAL OWNER        COMMON STOCK       PERCENT      BE SOLD     COMMON STOCK       PERCENT
      ------------------------       --------------     ----------   ---------   --------------     ---------
<S>                                  <C>                <C>          <C>         <C>                <C>
Michael E. Little...................      198,345(2)        3.1%           --         198,345(2)         1.9%
Russell Banks.......................        5,300(3)           *           --           5,300(3)           *
J. Michael Bell.....................       60,200(4)           *           --          60,200(4)           *
Joseph B. Eustace...................       42,138(5)           *           --          42,138(5)           *
Wm. Ward Greenwood..................       21,804(6)           *           --          21,804(6)           *
Douglas D. Lewis....................       19,633(7)           *           --          19,633(7)           *
Paul E. McCollam....................    1,063,033(8)       16.6%           --       1,063,033(8)        10.2%
Stephen F. Oakes....................    1,058,733(9)       16.5%           --       1,058,733(9)        10.1%
Lawrence C. Petrucci................        4,300(10)          *           --           4,300(10)          *
All executive officers and directors
  as a group (9 persons)............    1,423,353(11)      22.3%           --       1,423,353(11)      13.45%
 
RIMCO Partners, L.P.
  RIMCO Partners, L.P. II
  RIMCO Partners, L.P. III
  RIMCO Partners, L.P. IV...........    1,050,133(12)      16.4%           --       1,050,133(11)       10.1%
Fidelity Summer Street Trust:
  Fidelity Capital & Income Fund....      117,536(13)       1.8%      117,536              --             --
Triad Ventures Limited II...........       94,600           1.5%       94,600              --             --
Belmont Fund, L.P...................       86,903(14)       1.4%       86,903              --             --
Boston Safe Deposit FBO 303
  Virginia..........................       57,450(15)          *       57,450              --             --
Atwell & Company FBO Detroit
  Policeman/Fireman.................       47,713(15)          *       47,713              --             --
Trussal & Company FBO MERS of
  Michigan..........................       46,150(15)          *       46,150              --             --
Lark & Company FBO Arkansas Teacher
  Retirement........................       39,050(15)          *       39,050              --             --
Ell & Company FBO AT&T Corp.........       38,625(15)          *       38,625              --             --
How & Company FBO Columbia
  Healthcare........................       12,650(15)          *       12,650              --             --
NSCC FBO Pontiac Police/Fire
  Department........................        5,200(15)          *        5,200              --             --
Topworks & Company FBO Montgomery
  County Growth.....................        5,050(15)          *        5,050              --             --
H. A. Abshier, Jr...................        4,300              *        4,300              --             --
Boston Safe Deposit FBO Fairfax
  County Public Schools.............        4,000(15)          *        4,000              --             --
Ell & Company FBO Newell Co.........        2,250(15)          *        1,650             600              *
Bost. & Company FBO Bush
  Foundation........................        1,300(15)          *        1,300              --             --
Iowa State University Foundation....        1,200(15)          *        1,200              --             --
</TABLE>
    
 
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<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                         BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP                        BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP
                                     BEFORE THE EQUITY OFFERING(1)               AFTER THE EQUITY OFFERING(1)
                                     -----------------------------               ----------------------------
                                       SHARES OF                     SHARES TO     SHARES OF
      NAME OF BENEFICIAL OWNER        COMMON STOCK       PERCENT      BE SOLD     COMMON STOCK       PERCENT
      ------------------------       --------------     ----------   ---------   --------------     ---------
<S>                                  <C>                <C>          <C>         <C>                <C>
MAC & Company FBO SEIU..............          750(15)          *          750              --            --
NSCC FBO City of Pontiac General....          750(15)          *          750              --            --
Arik Y. Prawer......................          623              *          623              --            --
Siglar & Company FBO Iron Workers...          500(15)          *          500              --            --
                                                                      -------
                                                                      566,000
                                                                      =======
</TABLE>
    
 
- - ---------------
 
  *  Less than 1%
 
 (1) Shares of Common Stock that are not outstanding but that can be acquired by
     a person within 60 days upon exercise of an option or similar right are
     included in the number of shares beneficially owned and in computing the
     percentage for such person but are not included in the number of shares
     beneficially owned and in computing the percentage for any other person.
 
 (2) Includes immediately exercisable options to purchase 60,200 shares of
     Common Stock.
 
 (3) Includes immediately exercisable options to purchase 4,300 shares of Common
     Stock.
 
 (4) Includes 43,000 shares owned by HixVen Partners, of which Mr. Bell, a
     director of the Company, is the managing general partner, and with respect
     to which shares he exercises sole voting and investment power. Also
     includes immediately exercisable options for the purchase of 12,900 shares
     of Common Stock, and 4,300 shares of Common Stock owned by Mr. Bell's wife
     as to which Mr. Bell disclaims any beneficial ownership.
 
 (5) Includes immediately exercisable options to purchase 20,141 shares of
     Common Stock.
 
 (6) Includes 4,081 shares held by Nueces, of which Mr. Greenwood is the sole
     shareholder, and immediately exercisable options held by Mr. Greenwood to
     purchase 12,900 shares of Common Stock.
 
 (7) Includes immediately exercisable options to purchase 12,900 shares of
     Common Stock.
 
 (8) Includes 1,050,133 shares of Common Stock beneficially owned by the RIMCO
     Parties and immediately exercisable options to purchase 12,900 shares of
     Common Stock. Mr. McCollam intends to direct to the RIMCO Parties the
     economic benefit of any options he has acquired in his capacity as a
     director of the Company. Mr. McCollam's address is c/o RIMCO Associates,
     Inc., 600 Travis Street, Suite 6875, Houston, Texas 77002.
 
 (9) Includes 1,050,133 shares of Common Stock beneficially owned by the RIMCO
     Parties and immediately exercisable options to purchase 8,600 shares of
     Common Stock. Mr. Oakes intends to direct to the RIMCO Parties the economic
     benefit of any options he has acquired in his capacity as a director of the
     Company. Mr. Oakes' address is c/o RIMCO Associates, Inc., 22 Waterville
     Road, Avon, Connecticut 06001.
 
(10) Represents immediately exercisable options to purchase shares of Common
     Stock.
 
(11) Includes immediately exercisable options to purchase 149,141 shares of
     Common Stock.
 
(12) The RIMCO Parties are limited partnerships; the general partner of each is
     Resource Investors Management Company Limited Partnership, and its general
     partner is RIMCO Associates, Inc. Their address is 22 Waterville Road,
     Avon, Connecticut 06001. Voting and investment power over the shares held
     by the RIMCO Parties is exercised by the managing directors of Resource
     Investors Management Company Limited Partnership, and by the officers and
     directors of RIMCO Associates, Inc. Messrs. McCollam and Oakes, directors
     of the Company, are managing directors of Resource Investors Management
     Company Limited Partnership. Does not include shares of Common Stock that
     may be purchased by one or more affiliates of the RIMCO Parties in the
     Equity Offering. See "Underwriting."
 
   
(13) The entity is either an investment company or a portfolio of an investment
     company registered under Section 8 of the Investment Company Act of 1940,
     as amended, or a private investment account advised by Fidelity Management
     & Research Company ("FMR Co."). FMR Co. is an investment advisor registered
     under Section 203 of the Investment Advisors Act of 1940, as amended, and
     provides investment advisory services to the entity mentioned above, and to
     other registered investment
    
 
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<PAGE>   48
 
     companies and to certain other funds which are generally offered to a
     limited group of investors. FMR Co. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of FMR.
 
   
(14) This is a private investment limited partnership which is managed by
     Fidelity Management Trust Company ("FMTC"). FMTC is a wholly-owned
     subsidiary of FMR Corp. ("FMR") and a bank as defined in Section 3(a)(6) of
     the Exchange Act. FMR's address is 82 Devonshire, E20E, Boston,
     Massachusetts 02109.
    
 
   
(15) Represents shares held by Kennedy Capital Management for the benefit of the
     named Selling Shareholder.
    
 
                              DESCRIPTION OF NOTES
 
GENERAL
 
   
     The Notes will be issued under an indenture to be dated as of February 20,
1997 (the "Indenture"), between the Company and U.S. Trust Company of Texas,
N.A., as trustee (the "Trustee"). The terms of the Notes include those stated in
the Indenture and those made part of the Indenture by reference to the Trust
Indenture Act of 1939, as amended (the "Trust Indenture Act"). The Notes are
subject to all such terms, and Holders of Notes are referred to the Indenture
and the Trust Indenture Act for a statement thereof. The following summary of
certain provisions of the Indenture does not purport to be complete and is
qualified in its entirety by reference to the Indenture, including the
definitions therein of certain terms used below. A copy of the proposed form of
Indenture is available as set forth under "-- Available Information." The
definitions of certain terms used in the following summary are set forth below
under "-- Certain Definitions." As used below in this "Description of Notes,"
the "Company" means Dawson Production Services, Inc., but not any of its
Subsidiaries.
    
 
     The Notes will rank senior in right of payment to all Subordinated
Indebtedness of the Company issued in the future, if any. The Notes will rank
pari passu in right of payment with all senior Indebtedness of the Company,
including borrowings under the Credit Facility or any future senior Indebtedness
of the Company. However, the Notes will be unsecured obligations of the Company
and the borrowings under (i) the Working Line are expected to be secured by
Liens on the accounts receivable and inventory of the Company and its
Subsidiaries and (ii) the Acquisition Line are expected to be secured by Liens
on assets of the Company and its Subsidiaries with a loan to collateral value
ratio of not less than 70%. As a result, the Indebtedness under the Credit
Facility or under future secured Indebtedness will effectively rank senior to
the Notes to the extent of the security therefor. The Notes will be
unconditionally guaranteed on a senior unsecured basis by the Subsidiary
Guarantors. See "-- Subsidiary Guarantees."
 
     As of the date of the Indenture, all of the Company's Subsidiaries will be
Restricted Subsidiaries. Subject to the requirements of the Indenture, the
Company will be able to designate future Subsidiaries as Unrestricted
Subsidiaries. Unrestricted Subsidiaries will not be subject to the restrictive
covenants set forth in the Indenture.
 
PRINCIPAL, MATURITY AND INTEREST
 
   
     The Notes will be limited in aggregate principal amount to $140.0 million
and will mature on February 1, 2007. Interest on the Notes will accrue at the
rate of 9 3/8% per annum and will be payable semi-annually in arrears on
February 1 and August 1 commencing on August 1, 1997, to Holders of record on
the immediately preceding January 15 and July 15. Interest on the Notes will
accrue from the most recent date to which interest has been paid or, if no
interest has been paid, from the date of original issuance. Interest will be
computed on the basis of a 360-day year comprised of twelve 30-day months.
Principal, premium, if any, and interest on the Notes will be payable at the
office or agency of the Company maintained for such purpose within the City and
State of New York or in the case of Notes not in book-entry form, at the option
of the Company, payment of interest may be made by check mailed to the Holders
of the Notes at their respective addresses set forth in the register of Holders
of Notes; provided that all payments with respect to Notes in book-entry form,
and with respect to Notes in certificated form, the Holders of which have given
wire transfer
    
 
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instructions to the Company, will be required to be made by wire transfer of
immediately available funds to the accounts specified by the Holders thereof.
See "-- Book-Entry, Delivery and Form." Until otherwise designated by the
Company, the Company's office or agency in New York will be the office of the
Trustee maintained for such purpose. The Notes will be issued in denominations
of $1,000 and integral multiples thereof.
 
OPTIONAL REDEMPTION
 
     The Notes will not be redeemable at the Company's option prior to February
1, 2002. Thereafter, the Notes will be subject to redemption at the option of
the Company, in whole or in part, upon not less than 30 nor more than 60 days'
notice, at the redemption prices (expressed as percentages of principal amount)
set forth below plus accrued and unpaid interest thereon to the applicable
redemption date, if redeemed during the 12-month period beginning on February 1,
of the years indicated below:
 
   
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                            YEAR                              PERCENTAGE
                            ----                              ----------
<S>                                                           <C>
2002........................................................  104.6875%
2003........................................................  103.1250%
2004........................................................  101.5625%
2005 and thereafter.........................................  100.0000%
</TABLE>
    
 
   
     Notwithstanding the foregoing, at any time on or prior to February 1, 2000,
the Company may redeem up to an aggregate of $49.0 million principal amount of
Notes at a redemption price of 109.375% of the principal amount thereof, plus
accrued and unpaid interest thereon to the redemption date, with the net
proceeds of a Public Equity Offering; provided that at least $91.0 million in
aggregate principal amount of Notes remain outstanding immediately after the
occurrence of such redemption; and, provided, further, that such redemption
shall occur within 60 days of the date of the closing of such Public Equity
Offering.
    
 
SELECTION AND NOTICE
 
     If less than all of the Notes are to be redeemed at any time, selection of
Notes for redemption will be made by the Trustee on a pro rata basis, by lot or
by such method as the Trustee shall deem fair and appropriate; provided that no
Notes of $1,000 or less shall be redeemed in part. Notices of redemption shall
be mailed by first class mail at least 30 but not more than 60 days before the
redemption date to each Holder of Notes to be redeemed at its registered
address. If any Note is to be redeemed in part only, the notice of redemption
that relates to such Note shall state the portion of the principal amount
thereof to be redeemed. A new Note in principal amount equal to the unredeemed
portion thereof will be issued in the name of the Holder thereof upon
cancellation of the original Note. On and after the redemption date, interest
ceases to accrue on Notes or portions of them called for redemption.
 
MANDATORY REDEMPTION
 
     Except as set forth below under "-- Repurchase at the Option of Holders,"
the Company is not required to make mandatory redemption or sinking fund
payments with respect to the Notes.
 
SUBSIDIARY GUARANTEES
 
     Each of the Company's Significant Subsidiaries on the Issue Date and each
other Restricted Subsidiary that provides a guarantee under the Credit Facility
will become a Subsidiary Guarantor under the Indenture. Upon consummation of the
Pride Acquisition, the principal entities acquired will become Subsidiary
Guarantors. Each Subsidiary Guarantor will unconditionally guarantee on a senior
basis, jointly and severally, the full and prompt performance of the Company's
obligations under the Indenture and the Notes, including the payment of
principal and interest on the Notes. The obligations of each Subsidiary
Guarantor under its Subsidiary Guarantee will be limited to the maximum amount
as will, after giving effect to all other contingent and fixed liabilities of
such Subsidiary Guarantor and after giving effect to any collections from or
payments made by or on behalf of any other Subsidiary Guarantor in respect of
the obligations of such other Subsidiary Guarantor under its Subsidiary
Guarantee or pursuant to its contribution obligations under the Indenture,
 
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result in the obligations of such Subsidiary Guarantor under the Subsidiary
Guarantee not constituting a fraudulent conveyance or fraudulent transfer under
federal or state law. The terms of the Subsidiary Guarantees will provide that,
for purposes of such limitations and the applicable fraudulent conveyance laws,
any indebtedness of a Subsidiary Guarantor incurred from time to time pursuant
to the Credit Facility and secured by a perfected Lien on the assets of such
Subsidiary Guarantor (assuming, for purposes of such determination, that the
incurrence of any such indebtedness and the granting of any such security
interest did not violate any such fraudulent conveyance laws) shall be deemed,
to the extent of the value of the assets subject to such Lien, to have been
incurred prior to the incurrence by such Subsidiary Guarantor of liability under
its Subsidiary Guarantee. See "Risk Factors -- Fraudulent Conveyance."
 
     The Indenture will provide that no Subsidiary Guarantor may consolidate
with or merge with or into (whether or not such Subsidiary Guarantor is the
surviving Person) another Person (other than the Company or another Subsidiary
Guarantor), whether or not affiliated with such Subsidiary Guarantor, unless (i)
subject to the provisions of the following paragraph, the Person formed by or
surviving any such consolidation or merger (if other than such Subsidiary
Guarantor) shall execute a Subsidiary Guarantee and deliver an opinion of
counsel in accordance with the terms of the Indenture; (ii) immediately after
giving effect to such transaction, no Default or Event of Default exists; (iii)
such Subsidiary Guarantor, or any Person formed by or surviving any such
consolidation or merger, would have Consolidated Net Worth (immediately after
giving effect to such transaction), equal to or greater than the Consolidated
Net Worth of such Subsidiary Guarantor immediately preceding the transaction;
(iv) the Company would be permitted by virtue of the Company's pro forma Fixed
Charge Coverage Ratio, immediately after giving effect to such transaction, to
incur at least $1.00 of additional Indebtedness pursuant to the Fixed Charge
Coverage Ratio test set forth in the covenant described below under the caption
"-- Certain Covenants -- Incurrence of Indebtedness and Issuance of Preferred
Stock;" and (v) such transaction does not violate any of the covenants described
under "-- Certain Covenants."
 
     The Indenture will provide that in the event of (i) the designation of any
Subsidiary Guarantor as an Unrestricted Subsidiary or (ii) a sale or other
disposition of all or substantially all of the properties or assets of any
Subsidiary Guarantor to a third party or an Unrestricted Subsidiary, by way of
merger, consolidation or otherwise, or a sale or other disposition of all of the
capital stock of any Subsidiary Guarantor, in either case, in a transaction or
manner that does not violate any of the covenants in the Indenture, then such
Subsidiary Guarantor (in the event of such a designation or a sale or other
disposition, by way of such a merger, consolidation or otherwise, of all of the
capital stock of such Subsidiary Guarantor) or the Person acquiring the property
(in the event of a sale or other disposition of all or substantially all of the
properties or assets of such Subsidiary Guarantor) will be released from and
relieved of any obligations under its Subsidiary Guarantee, provided that any
Net Proceeds of such sale or other disposition are applied in accordance with
the covenant described under the caption "-- Repurchase at the Option of
Holders -- Asset Sales," and provided, further, however, that any such
termination shall occur only to the extent that all obligations of such
Subsidiary Guarantor under all of its guarantees of, and under all of its
pledges of assets or other security interests that secure, any other
Indebtedness of the Company or its Restricted Subsidiaries shall also terminate
upon such release, sale or disposition.
 
     The Indenture will provide that (i) if the Company or any of its Restricted
Subsidiaries shall, after the Issue Date, (a) transfer or cause to be
transferred, any assets, businesses, divisions, real property or equipment
having an aggregate fair market or book value in excess of $1.0 million to any
Restricted Subsidiary that is not a Subsidiary Guarantor or (b) make any
Investment having an aggregate fair market or book value in excess of $1.0
million in any Restricted Subsidiary that is not a Subsidiary Guarantor or (ii)
if, after the Issue Date, any Restricted Subsidiary that is not a Subsidiary
Guarantor shall own any assets or properties having an aggregate fair market or
book value in excess of $1.0 million, then the Company shall cause such
Restricted Subsidiary to execute a Subsidiary Guarantee and deliver an opinion
of counsel, in accordance with the terms of the Indenture. In addition, the
Company shall not permit any of its Restricted Subsidiaries, other than a
Subsidiary Guarantor, directly or indirectly, to (i) incur, guarantee or secure
through the granting of Liens the payment of any Indebtedness of the Company or
(ii) pledge any intercompany notes representing obligations of any of its
Restricted Subsidiaries to secure the payment of any Indebtedness of the
Company, in each case,
 
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<PAGE>   51
 
unless the Company shall cause such Restricted Subsidiary to execute a
Subsidiary Guarantee and deliver an opinion of counsel in advance in accordance
with the terms of the Indenture.
 
REPURCHASE AT THE OPTION OF HOLDERS
 
  Change of Control
 
     Upon the occurrence of a Change of Control, each Holder of Notes will have
the right to require the Company to repurchase all or any part (equal to $1,000
or an integral multiple thereof) of such Holder's Notes on a Business Day (the
"Change of Control Payment Date") not more than 70 nor less than 30 days
following such Change of Control, pursuant to the offer described below (the
"Change of Control Offer") at an offer price in cash equal to 101% of the
aggregate principal amount thereof plus accrued and unpaid interest thereon to
the date of purchase (the "Change of Control Payment").
 
     Within 30 days following any Change of Control, the Company will mail a
notice to each Holder describing the transaction or transactions that constitute
the Change of Control and offering to repurchase all of the Notes then
outstanding pursuant to the procedures required by the Indenture and described
in such notice. The Company will comply with the requirements of Rule 14e-1
under the Exchange Act and any other securities laws and regulations thereunder
to the extent such laws and regulations are applicable in connection with the
repurchase of the Notes as a result of a Change of Control. The Change of
Control Offer is required to remain open for at least 20 Business Days and until
the close of business on the fifth Business Day prior to the Change of Control
Payment Date.
 
     The Change of Control provisions described above will be applicable whether
or not any other provisions of the Indenture are applicable. Except as described
above with respect to a Change of Control, the Indenture does not contain
provisions that permit the Holders of the Notes to require that the Company
repurchase or redeem the Notes in the event of a takeover, recapitalization or
similar transaction.
 
     The occurrence of a Change of Control may result in a default under the
Credit Facility and give the lenders thereunder the right to require the Company
to repay all Indebtedness outstanding thereunder. There can be no assurance that
the Company will have available funds sufficient to repay all Indebtedness owing
under the Credit Facility or to fund the repurchase of the Notes upon a Change
of Control. In the event a Change of Control occurs at a time when the Company
does not have available funds sufficient to pay for all of the Notes delivered
by Holders seeking to accept the Company's repurchase offer, an Event of Default
would occur under the Indenture.
 
     The Company will not be required to make a Change of Control Offer upon a
Change of Control if a third party makes the Change of Control Offer in the
manner, at the times and otherwise in compliance with the requirements set forth
in the Indenture applicable to a Change of Control Offer made by the Company and
purchases all Notes validly tendered and not withdrawn under such Change of
Control Offer.
 
     The definition of Change of Control includes a phrase relating to the sale,
lease, transfer, conveyance or other disposition of "all or substantially all"
of the assets of the Company and its Subsidiaries taken as a whole. Although
there is a developing body of case law interpreting the phrase "substantially
all," there is no precise established definition of the phrase under applicable
law. Accordingly, the ability of a Holder of Notes to require the Company to
repurchase such Notes as a result of a sale, lease, transfer, conveyance or
other disposition of less than all of the assets of the Company and its
Subsidiaries taken as a whole to another Person or group may be uncertain.
 
  Asset Sales
 
     The Indenture will provide that the Company will not, and will not permit
any of its Restricted Subsidiaries to, engage in an Asset Sale unless (i) the
Company (or the Restricted Subsidiary, as the case may be) receives
consideration at the time of such Asset Sale at least equal to the fair market
value (evidenced by a resolution of the Board of Directors set forth in an
Officers' Certificate delivered to the Trustee) of the assets or Equity
Interests issued or sold or otherwise disposed of and (ii) at least 75% of the
consideration therefor received by the Company or such Restricted Subsidiary is
in the form of cash or Cash
 
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<PAGE>   52
 
Equivalents; provided that the amount of (x) any liabilities (as shown on the
Company's or such Restricted Subsidiary's most recent balance sheet) of the
Company or any Restricted Subsidiary (other than contingent liabilities and
liabilities that are Subordinated Indebtedness or otherwise by their terms
subordinated to the Notes or the Subsidiary Guarantees) that are assumed by the
transferee of any such assets pursuant to a novation agreement that releases the
Company or such Restricted Subsidiary from further liability and (y) any notes
or other obligations received by the Company or any such Restricted Subsidiary
from such transferee that are converted by the Company or such Restricted
Subsidiary into cash within 180 days of closing such Asset Sale (to the extent
of the cash received), shall be deemed to be cash for purposes of this
provision.
 
     Within 365 days after the receipt of any Net Proceeds from any Asset Sale,
the Company may (i) apply all or any of the Net Proceeds therefrom to repay
Indebtedness (other than Subordinated Indebtedness) of the Company or any
Restricted Subsidiary, provided, in each case, that the related loan commitment
of any revolving credit facility or other borrowing (if any) is thereby
permanently reduced by the amount of such Indebtedness so repaid or (ii) invest
all or any part of the Net Proceeds thereof in properties and other capital
assets that replace the properties or other capital assets that were the subject
of such Asset Sale or in other properties or other capital assets that will be
used in the business of the Company and its Restricted Subsidiaries or in
entities engaged in such business, subject in such latter instance to the
obligations set out in the Indenture to become a Subsidiary Guarantor or
Restricted Subsidiary, as applicable. Pending the final application of any such
Net Proceeds, the Company may temporarily reduce borrowings under any revolving
credit facility or otherwise invest such Net Proceeds in any manner that is not
prohibited by the Indenture. Any Net Proceeds from Asset Sales that are not
applied or invested as provided in the first sentence of this paragraph will be
deemed to constitute "Excess Proceeds." When the aggregate amount of Excess
Proceeds equals or exceeds $15.0 million, the Company will be required to make
an offer to all holders of Notes (an "Asset Sale Offer") to purchase the maximum
principal amount of Notes that may be purchased out of the Excess Proceeds at an
offer price in cash in an amount equal to 100% of the principal amount thereof
plus accrued and unpaid interest thereon to the date of purchase in accordance
with the procedures set forth in the Indenture. To the extent that the aggregate
amount of Notes tendered pursuant to an Asset Sale Offer is less than the Excess
Proceeds, the Company may use any remaining Excess Proceeds for general
corporate purposes. If the aggregate principal amount of Notes surrendered by
Holders thereof exceeds the amount of Excess Proceeds, the Trustee shall select
the Notes to be purchased on a pro rata basis. Upon completion of such Asset
Sale Offer, the amount of Excess Proceeds shall be reset at zero.
 
     The Company will not permit any Restricted Subsidiary to enter into or
suffer to exist any agreement that would place any restriction of any kind
(other than pursuant to law or regulation) on the ability of the Company to make
an Asset Sale Offer following any Asset Sale. The Company will comply with Rule
14e-1 under the Exchange Act, and any other securities laws and regulations
thereunder, if applicable, in the event that an Asset Sale occurs and the
Company is required to make an Asset Sale Offer.
 
CERTAIN COVENANTS
 
  Restricted Payments
 
     The Indenture will provide that the Company will not, and will not permit
any of its Restricted Subsidiaries to, directly or indirectly: (i) declare or
pay any dividend or make any other payment or distribution on account of the
Company's or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries' Equity Interests (including,
without limitation, any payment in connection with any merger or consolidation
involving the Company) or to the direct or indirect holders of the Company's
Equity Interests in their capacity as such (other than dividends or
distributions payable in Equity Interests (other than Disqualified Stock) of the
Company or dividends or distributions payable to the Company or any Wholly Owned
Restricted Subsidiary of the Company); (ii) purchase, redeem or otherwise
acquire or retire for value any Equity Interests of the Company or any Affiliate
of the Company (other than (A) any such Equity Interests owned by the Company or
any Wholly Owned Restricted Subsidiary of the Company that is a Subsidiary
Guarantor and (B) Employee Stock Repurchases); (iii) make any principal payment
on, or purchase, redeem, defease or otherwise acquire or retire for value any
Subordinated Indebtedness (other than $3.75 million of Subordinated Indebtedness
which
 
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is Existing Indebtedness, provided that such Subordinated Indebtedness is
redeemed or repaid at or below par), except in accordance with the mandatory
redemption or repayment provisions set forth in the documentation governing such
Indebtedness or (iv) make any Restricted Investment (all such payments and other
actions set forth in clauses (i) through (iv) above being collectively referred
to as "Restricted Payments"), unless, at the time of and after giving effect to
such Restricted Payment:
 
          (a) no Default or Event of Default shall have occurred and be
     continuing or would occur as a consequence thereof;
 
          (b) the Company would, at the time of such Restricted Payment and
     after giving pro forma effect thereto as if such Restricted Payment had
     been made at the beginning of the applicable four-quarter period, have been
     permitted to incur at least $1.00 of additional Indebtedness (in addition
     to Permitted Indebtedness) pursuant to the Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio test
     set forth in the first paragraph of the covenant described below under the
     caption "Incurrence of Indebtedness and Issuance of Preferred Stock;" and
 
          (c) such Restricted Payment, together with the aggregate of all other
     Restricted Payments made by the Company and its Restricted Subsidiaries
     after the Issue Date (excluding Restricted Payments permitted by clauses
     (x) and (y) of the next succeeding paragraph, but including the Restricted
     Payment permitted by clause (z) of the next succeeding paragraph), is less
     than the sum of (i) 50% of the Consolidated Net Income of the Company for
     the period (taken as one accounting period) from the beginning of the first
     quarter commencing after the Issue Date to the end of the Company's most
     recently ended quarter for which internal financial statements are
     available at the time of such Restricted Payment (or, if such Consolidated
     Net Income for such period is a deficit, less 100% of such deficit), plus
     (ii) 100% of the aggregate Net Equity Proceeds (A) received by the Company
     from the issue or sale, subsequent to the Issue Date, of Qualified Capital
     Stock of the Company or (B) of any other Equity Interests or debt
     securities of the Company that have been issued subsequent to the Issue
     Date and that have been converted into such Qualified Capital Stock (other
     than any Qualified Capital Stock sold to a Restricted Subsidiary of the
     Company) plus (iii) to the extent not otherwise included in Consolidated
     Net Income, the net reduction in Investments in Unrestricted Subsidiaries
     resulting from dividends, repayments of loans or advances, or other
     transfers of assets, in each case to the Company or a Restricted Subsidiary
     after the Issue Date from any Unrestricted Subsidiary or from the
     redesignation of an Unrestricted Subsidiary as a Restricted Subsidiary
     (valued as provided below), plus (iv) $10.0 million.
 
     The foregoing provisions will not prohibit any of the following: (w) the
payment of any dividend within 60 days after the date of declaration thereof, if
at said date of declaration such payment would have complied with the provisions
of the Indenture; (x) the redemption, repurchase, retirement or other
acquisition of any Equity Interests of the Company in exchange for, or out of
the Net Equity Proceeds of, the substantially concurrent sale (other than to a
Restricted Subsidiary of the Company) of Qualified Capital Stock of the Company
(other than any Disqualified Stock); provided that the amount of any such Net
Equity Proceeds that are utilized for any such redemption, repurchase,
retirement or other acquisition shall be excluded from clause (c)(ii) of the
preceding paragraph and (y) the defeasance, redemption or repurchase of
Subordinated Indebtedness with the net cash proceeds from an incurrence of
Permitted Refinancing Indebtedness or the substantially concurrent sale (other
than to a Restricted Subsidiary of the Company) of Qualified Capital Stock of
the Company; provided that the amount of any such net cash proceeds that are
utilized for any such redemption, repurchase, retirement or other acquisition
shall be excluded from clause (c)(ii) of the preceding paragraph.
 
     For purposes of the foregoing provisions, the amount of any Restricted
Payment (other than cash) shall be the fair market value (evidenced by a
resolution of the Board of Directors set forth in an Officers' Certificate
delivered to the Trustee) on the date of the Restricted Payment of the asset(s)
proposed to be transferred by the Company or such Restricted Subsidiary, as the
case may be, pursuant to the Restricted Payment. Not later than five days
following the date of making any Restricted Payment, the Company shall deliver
to the Trustee an Officers' Certificate stating that such Restricted Payment is
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forth the basis upon which the calculations required by this "Restricted
Payments" covenant were computed, which calculations may be based upon the
Company's latest available financial statements.
 
     The Board of Directors may designate any Restricted Subsidiary to be an
Unrestricted Subsidiary if such designation would be permitted by the provisions
of this "Restricted Payments" covenant and if such Restricted Subsidiary
otherwise meets the definition of an Unrestricted Subsidiary. For purposes of
making such determination, all outstanding Investments by the Company and its
Restricted Subsidiaries (except to the extent repaid in cash prior to such
designation) in the Restricted Subsidiary so designated will be deemed to be
Restricted Payments at the time of such designation and will reduce the amount
available for Restricted Payments under paragraph (c) of this covenant. All such
outstanding Investments will be deemed to constitute Investments in an amount
equal to the Fair Market Value of such Investments at the time of such
designation.
 
  Incurrence of Indebtedness and Issuance of Preferred Stock
 
     The Indenture will provide that the Company will not, and will not permit
any of its Restricted Subsidiaries to, directly or indirectly, create, incur,
issue, assume, guarantee or otherwise become directly or indirectly liable,
contingently or otherwise, with respect to (collectively, "incur") any
Indebtedness (including Acquired Indebtedness but excluding any Permitted
Indebtedness) and that the Company will not issue any Disqualified Stock and
will not permit any of its Restricted Subsidiaries to issue any shares of
preferred stock; provided, however, that the Company may incur Indebtedness
(including Acquired Indebtedness) or issue shares of Disqualified Stock, and any
Restricted Subsidiary may incur Indebtedness (including Acquired Indebtedness),
if the Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio for the Company's most recently ended four
full fiscal quarters for which internal financial statements are available
immediately preceding the date on which such additional Indebtedness is incurred
or such Disqualified Stock is issued would have been at least (i) 2.0 to 1.0 if
such date occurs on or after the Issue Date and on or prior to March 31, 1998,
or (ii) 2.25 to 1.0 if such date occurs after March 31, 1998, determined on a
pro forma basis (including a pro forma application of the net proceeds
therefrom), as if the additional Indebtedness had been incurred, or the
Disqualified Stock had been issued, as the case may be, at the beginning of such
four-quarter period.
 
     The Indenture will also provide that neither the Company nor any Subsidiary
Guarantor will, directly or indirectly, in any event incur any Indebtedness that
by its terms (or by the terms of any agreement governing such Indebtedness) is
subordinated to any other Indebtedness of the Company or such Subsidiary
Guarantor, as the case may be, unless such Indebtedness is also by its terms (or
by the terms of any agreement governing such Indebtedness) made expressly
subordinate to the Notes or the Subsidiary Guarantee of such Subsidiary
Guarantor, as the case may be, to the same extent and in the same manner as such
Indebtedness is subordinated pursuant to subordination provisions that are most
favorable to the holders of any other Indebtedness of the Company or such
Subsidiary Guarantor, as the case may be.
 
  Liens
 
     The Indenture will provide that the Company will not, and will not permit
any Restricted Subsidiary to, directly or indirectly, create, incur, assume,
affirm or suffer to exist or become effective any Lien of any kind, except for
Permitted Liens, upon any of their respective property or assets, whether now
owned or acquired after the Issue Date, or any income, profits or proceeds
therefrom, to secure (a) any Indebtedness of the Company or such Restricted
Subsidiary (if it is not also a Subsidiary Guarantor), unless prior to, or
contemporaneously therewith, the Notes are equally and ratably secured or (b)
any Indebtedness of any Subsidiary Guarantor, unless prior to, or
contemporaneously therewith, the Subsidiary Guarantees are equally and ratably
secured; provided, however, that if such Indebtedness is expressly subordinated
to the Notes or the Subsidiary Guarantees, the Lien securing such Indebtedness
will be subordinated and junior to the Lien securing the Notes or the Subsidiary
Guarantees, as the case may be, with the same relative priority as such
Indebtedness has with respect to the Notes or the Subsidiary Guarantees. The
foregoing covenant will not apply to any Lien securing Acquired Indebtedness,
provided that any such Lien extends only to the property or assets that were
subject to such Lien prior to the related acquisition by the Company or such
Restricted Subsidiary and was not created, incurred or assumed in contemplation
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additional secured Indebtedness by the Company and its Restricted Subsidiaries
is subject to further limitations on the incurrence of Indebtedness as described
under "-- Incurrence of Indebtedness and Issuance of Preferred Stock."
 
  Sale-and-Leaseback Transactions
 
     The Indenture will provide that the Company will not, and will not permit
any of its Restricted Subsidiaries to, enter into any sale-and-leaseback
transaction; provided that the Company or any Restricted Subsidiary, as
applicable, may enter into a sale-and-leaseback transaction if (i) the Company
could have (a) incurred Indebtedness in an amount equal to the Attributable
Indebtedness relating to such sale-and-leaseback transaction pursuant to the
Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio test set forth in the first paragraph of the
covenant described above under the caption "-- Incurrence of Additional
Indebtedness and Issuance of Preferred Stock" and (b) incurred a Lien to secure
such Indebtedness pursuant to the covenant described above under the caption
"-- Liens," (ii) the gross cash proceeds of such sale-and-leaseback transaction
are at least equal to the fair market value (as determined in good faith by the
Board of Directors and set forth in an Officers' Certificate delivered to the
Trustee) of the property that is the subject of such sale-and-leaseback
transaction and (iii) the transfer of assets in such sale-and-leaseback
transaction is permitted by, and the Company applies the proceeds of such
transaction in compliance with, the covenant described above under the caption
"-- Repurchase at the Option of Holders -- Asset Sales."
 
  Transactions with Affiliates
 
     The Indenture will provide that the Company will not, and will not permit
any of its Restricted Subsidiaries to, (a) sell, lease, transfer or otherwise
dispose of any of its properties, assets or securities to, (b) purchase or lease
any property, assets or securities from, (c) make any Investment in or (d) enter
into or suffer to exist any other transaction or series of related transactions
with, or for the benefit of, any Affiliate of the Company unless (i) such
transaction or series of transactions is on terms that are no less favorable to
the Company or such Restricted Subsidiary, as the case may be, than those that
would be available in a comparable arm's length transaction with an unrelated
third party, (ii) with respect to any one transaction or series of related
transactions involving aggregate payments in excess of $1.0 million, the Company
delivers an Officers' Certificate to the Trustee certifying that such
transaction or series of related transactions complies with clause (i) above,
and (iii) with respect to a transaction or series of related transactions
involving payments in excess of $10.0 million, the Company delivers an Officers'
Certificate to the Trustee certifying that (A) such transaction or series of
related transactions complies with clause (i) above and (B) such transaction or
series of related transactions has been approved by a majority of the
Disinterested Directors of the Company; provided, however, that the foregoing
restriction shall not apply to (u) any arrangements in effect on the Issue Date,
(v) transactions between or among the Company and its Wholly Owned Restricted
Subsidiaries, (w) loans or advances to officers, directors and employees of the
Company or any Restricted Subsidiary made in the ordinary course of business and
consistent with past practices of the Company and its Restricted Subsidiaries in
an aggregate amount not to exceed $1.0 million outstanding at any one time, (x)
indemnities of officers, directors and employees of the Company or any
Restricted Subsidiary permitted by bylaw or statutory provisions, (y) the
payment of reasonable and customary regular fees to directors of the Company or
any of its Restricted Subsidiaries who are not employees of the Company or any
Affiliate and (z) the Company's employee compensation and other benefit
arrangements.
 
  Issuances and Sales of Capital Stock of Wholly Owned Subsidiaries
 
     The Indenture will provide that the Company (i) will not, and will not
permit any Wholly Owned Restricted Subsidiary of the Company to, transfer,
convey, sell or otherwise dispose of any Capital Stock of any Wholly Owned
Restricted Subsidiary of the Company to any Person (other than the Company or a
Wholly Owned Restricted Subsidiary of the Company), unless (a) such transfer,
conveyance, sale or other disposition is of all the Capital Stock of such Wholly
Owned Restricted Subsidiary and (b) the cash Net Proceeds from such transfer,
conveyance, sale or other disposition are applied in accordance with the
covenant described above under the caption "-- Repurchase at the Option of
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permit any Wholly Owned Restricted Subsidiary of the Company to issue any of its
Equity Interests to any Person other than to the Company or a Wholly Owned
Restricted Subsidiary of the Company; except, in the case of both clauses (i)
and (ii) above, with respect to dispositions or issuances by a Wholly Owned
Restricted Subsidiary of the Company as contemplated in clauses (i) and (ii) of
the definition of "Wholly Owned Restricted Subsidiary."
 
  Dividend and Other Payment Restrictions Affecting Subsidiaries
 
     The Indenture will provide that the Company will not, and will not permit
any of its Restricted Subsidiaries to, directly or indirectly, create or
otherwise cause or suffer to exist or become effective any encumbrance or
restriction on the ability of any Restricted Subsidiary to (i) (a) pay dividends
or make any other distributions to the Company or any of its Restricted
Subsidiaries (1) on its Capital Stock or (2) with respect to any other interest
or participation in, or measured by, its profits or (b) pay any indebtedness
owed to the Company or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries, (ii) make loans or
advances to the Company or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries or (iii) transfer
any of its properties or assets to the Company or any of its Restricted
Subsidiaries, except for such encumbrances or restrictions existing under or by
reason of (r) Existing Indebtedness as in effect on the date of the Indenture,
(s) the Credit Facility as in effect as of the date of the Indenture, and any
amendments, modifications, restatements, renewals, increases, supplements,
refundings, replacements or refinancings thereof, provided that such amendments,
modifications, restatements, renewals, increases, supplements, refundings,
replacement or refinancings are no more restrictive with respect to such
dividend and other payment restrictions than those contained in the Credit
Facility as in effect on the date of the Indenture, (t) the Indenture and the
Notes, (u) applicable law, (v) any instrument governing Indebtedness or Capital
Stock of a Person acquired by the Company or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries
as in effect at the time of such acquisition (except to the extent such
Indebtedness was incurred in connection with or in contemplation of such
acquisition), which encumbrance or restriction is not applicable to any Person,
or the properties or assets of any Person, other than the Person, or the
property or assets of the Person, so acquired, provided that, in the case of
Indebtedness, such Indebtedness was permitted by the terms of the Indenture to
be incurred, (w) by reason of customary nonassignment provisions in leases
entered into in the ordinary course of business and customary provisions in
other agreements that restrict assignment of such agreements or rights
thereunder, (x) customary restrictions contained in asset sale agreements
limiting the transfer of such assets pending the closing of such sale, (y)
purchase money obligations for property acquired in the ordinary course of
business that impose restrictions of the nature described in clause (iii) above
on the property so acquired or (z) Permitted Refinancing Indebtedness with
respect to any indebtedness referred to in clauses (r), (t) and (v) above,
provided that the restrictions contained in the agreements governing such
Permitted Refinancing Indebtedness are no more restrictive than those contained
in the agreements governing the Indebtedness being refinanced.
 
  Merger, Consolidation or Sale of Assets
 
     The Indenture will provide that the Company may not consolidate or merge
with or into (whether or not the Company is the surviving corporation), or sell,
assign, transfer, lease, convey or otherwise dispose of all or substantially all
of its properties or assets in one or more related transactions, to another
Person unless (i) the Company is the surviving corporation or the Person formed
by or surviving any such consolidation or merger (if other than the Company) or
to which such sale, assignment, transfer, lease, conveyance or other disposition
shall have been made is a corporation organized or existing under the laws of
the United States, any state thereof or the District of Columbia; (ii) the
Person formed by or surviving any such consolidation or merger (if other than
the Company) or the Person to which such sale, assignment, transfer, lease,
conveyance or other disposition shall have been made assumes all the obligations
of the Company under the Notes and the Indenture pursuant to a supplemental
indenture in a form reasonably satisfactory to the Trustee; (iii) except in the
case of a merger of the Company with or into a Wholly Owned Subsidiary of the
Company, immediately after such transaction no Default or Event of Default
exists, and (iv) except in the case of a merger of the Company with or into a
Wholly Owned Subsidiary of the Company, the Company or the Person formed by or
surviving any such consolidation or merger (if other than the Company), or to
which such sale, assignment, transfer, lease, conveyance or other disposition
shall have been made (A) will have Consolidated
 
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Net Worth immediately after the transaction equal to or greater than the
Consolidated Net Worth of the Company immediately preceding the transaction and
(B) will, at the time of such transaction and after giving pro forma effect
thereto as if such transaction had occurred at the beginning of the applicable
four-quarter period, be permitted to incur at least $1.00 of additional
Indebtedness (in addition to Permitted Indebtedness) pursuant to the Fixed
Charge Coverage Ratio test set forth in the first paragraph of the covenant
described above under the caption "-- Incurrence of Indebtedness and Issuance of
Preferred Stock."
 
  Business Activities
 
     The Indenture will provide that the Company will not, and will not permit
any Restricted Subsidiary to, engage in any business other than (i) the Oil
Service Business, (ii) such other businesses as the Company or its Restricted
Subsidiaries are engaged in on the Issue Date and (iii) such other business
activities as are reasonably related or incidental thereto.
 
REPORTS
 
     The Indenture will provide that, whether or not required by the rules and
regulations of the Commission, so long as any Notes are outstanding, the Company
will furnish to the Holders of Notes (i) either the actual Forms 10-Q and 10-K
filed with the Commission, or all quarterly and annual financial information
that would be required to be contained in a filing with the Commission on Forms
10-Q and 10-K if the Company were required to file such Forms, including a
"Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of
Operations" that describes the consolidated financial condition and results of
operations of the Company and, with respect to the annual information only, a
report thereon by the Company's certified independent accountants and (ii)
either any actual Form 8-K filed with the Commission or all information that
would be required to be contained in a filing with the Commission on Form 8-K if
the Company were required to file such Form. In addition, whether or not
required by the rules and regulations of the Commission, the Company will file a
copy of all such information and reports with the Commission for public
availability (unless the Commission will not accept such a filing) and make such
information available to securities analysts and prospective investors upon
request.
 
EVENTS OF DEFAULT AND REMEDIES
 
     The Indenture will provide that each of the following constitutes an Event
of Default: (i) default for 30 days in the payment when due of interest on the
Notes; (ii) default in payment when due of the principal of or premium, if any,
on the Notes; (iii) failure by the Company to comply with the provisions
described under the caption "-- Repurchase at the Option of Holders" or
"-- Certain Covenants -- Merger, Consolidation or Sale of Assets;" (iv) failure
by the Company for 45 days after notice to comply with any of its other
agreements in the Indenture or the Notes; (v) default under any mortgage,
indenture or instrument under which there may be issued or by which there may be
secured or evidenced any Indebtedness for money borrowed by the Company or any
of its Restricted Subsidiaries (or the payment of which is guaranteed by the
Company or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries) whether such Indebtedness or
guarantee now exists, or is created after the date of the Indenture, which
default (A) is caused by a failure to pay principal of or premium, if any, or
interest on such Indebtedness prior to the expiration of the grace period
provided in such Indebtedness on the date of such default (a "Payment Default")
or (B) results in the acceleration of such Indebtedness prior to its express
maturity and, in each case, the principal amount of any such Indebtedness,
together with the principal amount of any other such Indebtedness under which
there has been a Payment Default or the maturity of which has been so
accelerated, aggregates $5.0 million or more for any single Indebtedness or a
total of $10.0 million or more for all such Indebtedness and provided, further,
that if any such default is cured or waived or any such acceleration rescinded,
or such Indebtedness is repaid, within a period of 10 days from the continuation
of such default beyond the applicable grace period or the occurrence of such
acceleration, as the case may be, such Event of Default under the Indenture and
any consequential acceleration of the Notes shall be automatically rescinded, so
long as such rescission does not conflict with any judgment or decree; (vi)
failure by the Company or any of its Subsidiaries to pay final judgments
aggregating in excess of $5.0 million, which judgments are not paid, discharged
or stayed for a period of 60 days; (vii) any
 
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Subsidiary Guarantee shall for any reason cease to be, or be asserted by the
Company or any Subsidiary Guarantor, as applicable, not to be, in full force and
effect (except pursuant to the release of any Subsidiary Guarantee in accordance
with the Indenture) and (viii) certain events of bankruptcy or insolvency with
respect to the Company or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries that constitute a
Significant Subsidiary or any group of Restricted Subsidiaries that, taken
together, would constitute a Significant Subsidiary.
 
     If any Event of Default occurs and is continuing, the Trustee or the
Holders of at least 25% in aggregate principal amount of the then outstanding
Notes may declare all the Notes to be due and payable immediately.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, in the case of an Event of Default arising from
certain events of bankruptcy or insolvency, with respect to the Company, any
Restricted Subsidiary that constitutes a Significant Subsidiary or any group of
Restricted Subsidiaries that, taken together, would constitute a Significant
Subsidiary, all outstanding Notes will become due and payable without further
action or notice. Holders of the Notes may not enforce the Indenture or the
Notes except as provided in the Indenture. Subject to certain limitations,
Holders of a majority in aggregate principal amount of the then outstanding
Notes may direct the Trustee in its exercise of any trust or power. The Trustee
may withhold from Holders of the Notes notice of any continuing Default or Event
of Default (except a Default or Event of Default relating to the payment of
principal or interest) if it determines that withholding notice is in their
interest.
 
     The Holders of a majority in aggregate principal amount of the Notes then
outstanding by notice to the Trustee may on behalf of the Holders of all of the
Notes waive any existing Default or Event of Default and its consequences under
the Indenture except a continuing Default or Event of Default in the payment of
interest on, or the principal of, the Notes.
 
     The Company is required to deliver to the Trustee annually a statement
regarding compliance with the Indenture, and the Company is required upon
becoming aware of any Default or Event of Default, to deliver to the Trustee a
statement specifying such Default or Event of Default.
 
NO PERSONAL LIABILITY OF DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES AND SHAREHOLDERS
 
     No director, officer, employee, incorporator or shareholder of the Company
or any Subsidiary Guarantor, as such, shall have any liability for any
obligations of the Company or such Subsidiary Guarantor under the Notes, the
Indenture or the Subsidiary Guarantees, as the case may be, or for any claim
based on, in respect of, or by reason of, such obligations or their creation.
Each Holder of Notes by accepting a Note waives and releases all such liability.
The waiver and release are part of the consideration for issuance of the Notes
and the Subsidiary Guarantees. Such waiver may not be effective to waive
liabilities under the federal securities laws and it is the view of the
Commission that such a waiver is against public policy.
 
LEGAL DEFEASANCE AND COVENANT DEFEASANCE
 
     The Company may, at its option and at any time, elect to have all of the
obligations of itself and the Subsidiary Guarantors discharged with respect to
the outstanding Notes ("Legal Defeasance") except for (i) the rights of Holders
of outstanding Notes to receive payments in respect of the principal of,
premium, if any, and interest on such Notes when such payments are due from the
trust referred to below, (ii) the Company's obligations with respect to the
Notes concerning issuing temporary Notes, registration of Notes, mutilated,
destroyed, lost or stolen Notes and the maintenance of an office or agency for
payment and money for security payments held in trust, (iii) the rights, powers,
trusts, duties and immunities of the Trustee, and the Company's obligations in
connection therewith and (iv) the Legal Defeasance provisions of the Indenture.
In addition, the Company may, at its option and at any time, elect to have the
obligations of the Company released with respect to certain covenants that are
described in the Indenture ("Covenant Defeasance") and thereafter any omission
to comply with such obligations shall not constitute a Default or Event of
Default with respect to the Notes. In the event Covenant Defeasance occurs,
certain events (not including non-payment, bankruptcy, receivership,
rehabilitation and insolvency events) described under the caption "-- Events of
Default and Remedies" will no longer constitute an Event of Default with respect
to the Notes.
 
     To exercise either Legal Defeasance or Covenant Defeasance, (i) the Company
must irrevocably deposit with the Trustee, in trust, for the benefit of the
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Government Securities, or a combination thereof, in such amounts as will be
sufficient, in the opinion of a nationally recognized firm of independent public
accountants, to pay the principal of, premium, if any, and interest on the
outstanding Notes on the stated maturity or on the applicable redemption date,
as the case may be, and the Company must specify whether the Notes are being
defeased to maturity or to a particular redemption date; (ii) in the case of
Legal Defeasance, the Company shall have delivered to the Trustee an opinion of
counsel in the United States reasonably acceptable to the Trustee confirming
that (A) the Company has received from, or there has been published by, the
Internal Revenue Service a ruling or (B) since the date of the Indenture, there
has been a change in the applicable federal income tax law, in either case to
the effect that, and based thereon such opinion of counsel shall confirm that,
the Holders of the outstanding Notes will not recognize income, gain or loss for
federal income tax purposes as a result of such Legal Defeasance and will be
subject to federal income tax on the same amounts, in the same manner and at the
same times as would have been the case if such Legal Defeasance had not
occurred; (iii) in the case of Covenant Defeasance, the Company shall have
delivered to the Trustee an opinion of counsel in the United States reasonably
acceptable to the Trustee confirming that the Holders of the outstanding Notes
will not recognize income, gain or loss for federal income tax purposes as a
result of such Covenant Defeasance and will be subject to federal income tax on
the same amounts, in the same manner and at the same times as would have been
the case if such Covenant Defeasance had not occurred; (iv) no Default or Event
of Default shall have occurred and be continuing on the date of such deposit
(other than a Default or Event of Default resulting from the borrowing of funds
to be applied to such deposit) or insofar as Events of Default from bankruptcy
or insolvency events are concerned, at any time in the period ending on the 91st
day after the date of deposit; (v) such Legal Defeasance or Covenant Defeasance
will not result in a breach or violation of, or constitute a default under, any
material agreement or instrument (other than the Indenture) to which the Company
or any of its Subsidiaries is a party or by which the Company or any of its
Subsidiaries is bound; (vi) the Company must have delivered to the Trustee an
opinion of counsel to the effect that after the 91st day following the deposit,
the trust funds will not be subject to the effect of any applicable bankruptcy,
insolvency, reorganization or similar laws affecting creditors' rights
generally; (vii) the Company must deliver to the Trustee an Officers'
Certificate stating that the deposit was not made by the Company with the intent
of preferring the Holders of Notes over the other creditors of the Company with
the intent of defeating, hindering, delaying or defrauding creditors of the
Company or others and (viii) the Company must deliver to the Trustee an
Officers' Certificate and an opinion of counsel, which, taken together, state
that all conditions precedent provided for relating to the Legal Defeasance or
the Covenant Defeasance have been complied with.
 
TRANSFER AND EXCHANGE
 
     A Holder may transfer or exchange Notes in accordance with the Indenture.
The Registrar and the Trustee may require a Holder, among other things, to
furnish appropriate endorsements and transfer documents and the Company may
require a Holder to pay any taxes and fees required by law or permitted by the
Indenture. The Company is not required to transfer or exchange any Note selected
for redemption. Also, the Company is not required to transfer or exchange any
Note for a period of 15 days before a selection of Notes to be redeemed.
 
     The registered Holder of a Note will be treated as the owner of it for all
purposes.
 
AMENDMENT, SUPPLEMENT AND WAIVER
 
     Except as provided in the next two succeeding paragraphs, the Indenture or
the Notes may be amended or supplemented with the consent of the Holders of at
least a majority in aggregate principal amount of the Notes then outstanding
(including, without limitation, consents obtained in connection with a purchase
of, or tender offer or exchange offer for, Notes), and any existing default or
compliance with any provision of the Indenture or the Notes may be waived with
the consent of the Holders of a majority in aggregate principal amount of the
then outstanding Notes (including consents obtained in connection with a tender
offer or exchange offer for Notes).
 
     Without the consent of each Holder affected, an amendment or waiver may not
(with respect to any Notes held by a non-consenting Holder): (i) reduce the
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consent to an amendment, supplement or waiver; (ii) reduce the principal of or
change the fixed maturity of any Note or alter the provisions with respect to
the redemption of the Notes (other than provisions relating to the covenants
described above under the caption "-- Repurchase at the Option of Holders");
(iii) reduce the rate of or change the time for payment of interest on any Note;
(iv) waive a Default or Event of Default in the payment of principal of or
premium, if any, or interest on the Notes (except a rescission of acceleration
of the Notes by the Holders of at least a majority in aggregate principal amount
of the Notes and a waiver of the payment default that resulted from such
acceleration); (v) make any Note payable in money other than that stated in the
Notes; (vi) make any change in the provisions of the Indenture relating to
waivers of past Defaults or the rights of Holders of Notes to receive payments
of principal of or premium, if any, or interest on the Notes; (vii) waive a
redemption payment with respect to any Note (other than a payment required by
one of the covenants described above under the caption "-- Repurchase at the
Option of Holders"); (viii) alter the ranking of the Notes relative to other
Indebtedness of the Company or (ix) make any change in the foregoing amendment
and waiver provisions. In addition, without the consent of Holders of not less
than 66 2/3% in aggregate principal amount of the Notes then outstanding, no
such amendment, supplement or waiver may amend, change or modify the obligation
of the Company to make and consummate a Change of Control Offer in the event of
a Change of Control or make and consummate an Asset Sale Offer with respect to
any Asset Sale or modify any of the provisions or definitions with respect
thereto.
 
     Notwithstanding the foregoing, without the consent of any Holder of Notes,
the Company and the Trustee may amend or supplement the Indenture or the Notes
to (i) cure any ambiguity, defect or inconsistency, (ii) provide for
uncertificated Notes in addition to or in place of certificated Notes, (iii)
provide for the assumption of the Company's obligations to Holders of Notes in
the case of a merger or consolidation, (iv) make any change that would provide
any additional rights or benefits to the Holders of Notes or that does not
adversely affect the legal rights under the Indenture of any such Holder, (v)
secure the Notes pursuant to the requirements of the "Liens" covenant or
otherwise or (vi) comply with requirements of the Commission to effect or
maintain the qualification of the Indenture under the Trust Indenture Act.
 
CONCERNING THE TRUSTEE
 
     The Indenture contains certain limitations on the rights of the Trustee,
should it become a creditor of the Company, to obtain payment of claims in
certain cases, or to realize on certain property received in respect of any such
claim as security or otherwise. The Trustee will be permitted to engage in other
transactions; however, if it acquires any conflicting interest it must eliminate
such conflict within 90 days, apply to the Commission for permission to continue
or resign.
 
     The Holders of a majority in aggregate principal amount of the then
outstanding Notes will have the right to direct the time, method and place of
conducting any proceeding for exercising any remedy available to the Trustee,
subject to certain exceptions. The Indenture provides that in case an Event of
Default shall occur (which shall not be cured), the Trustee will be required, in
the exercise of its power, to use the degree of care of a prudent man in the
conduct of his own affairs. Subject to such provisions, the Trustee will be
under no obligation to exercise any of its rights or powers under the Indenture
at the request of any Holder of Notes, unless such Holder shall have offered to
the Trustee security and indemnity satisfactory to it against any loss,
liability or expense.
 
GOVERNING LAW
 
     The Indenture, the Notes and the Subsidiary Guarantees will provide that
they will be governed by the laws of the State of New York.
 
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BOOK-ENTRY, DELIVERY AND FORM
 
     The Notes to be resold as set forth herein will initially be issued in the
form of one or more fully registered global Notes (collectively, the "Global
Note"). The Global Note will be deposited on the Issue Date with, or on behalf
of, The Depository Trust Company, New York, New York (the "Depository") and
registered in the name of Cede & Co., as nominee of the Depository (such nominee
being referred to herein as the "Global Note Holder").
 
     The Depository is a limited-purpose trust company that was created to hold
securities for its participating organizations (collectively, the "Participants"
or the "Depository's Participants") and to facilitate the clearance and
settlement of transactions in such securities between Participants through
electronic book-entry changes in accounts of its Participants. The Depository's
Participants include securities brokers and dealers (including the Underwriter),
banks and trust companies, clearing corporations and certain other
organizations. Access to the Depository's system is also available to other
entities such as banks, brokers, dealers and trust companies (collectively, the
"Indirect Participants" or the "Depository's Indirect Participants") that clear
through or maintain a custodial relationship with a Participant, either directly
or indirectly. Persons who are not Participants may beneficially own securities
held by or on behalf of the Depository only through the Depository's
Participants or the Depository's Indirect Participants.
 
     The Company expects that pursuant to procedures established by the
Depository (i) upon deposit of the Global Note, the Depository will credit the
accounts of Participants designated by the Underwriter with portions of the
principal amount of the Global Note and (ii) ownership of the Notes evidenced by
the Global Note will be shown on, and the transfer of ownership thereof will be
effected only through, records maintained by the Depository (with respect to the
interests of the Depository's Participants), the Depository's Participants and
the Depository's Indirect Participants. Prospective purchasers are advised that
the laws of some states require that certain persons take physical delivery in
definitive form of securities that they own. Consequently, the ability to
transfer Notes evidenced by the Global Note will be limited to such extent.
 
     So long as the Global Note Holder is the registered owner of any Notes, the
Global Note Holder will be considered the sole Holder under the Indenture of any
Notes evidenced by the Global Note. Except as provided below, beneficial owners
of Notes evidenced by the Global Note will not be entitled to have the Notes
registered in their names, will not receive or be entitled to receive physical
delivery of the Notes in definitive form and will not be considered the owners
or Holders thereof under the Indenture for any purpose, including with respect
to the giving of any directions, instructions or approvals to the Trustee
thereunder. Neither the Company nor the Trustee will have any responsibility or
liability for any aspect of the records of the Depository or for maintaining,
supervising or reviewing any records of the Depository relating to the Notes.
 
     Payments in respect of the principal of, premium, if any, and interest on
any Notes registered in the name of the Global Note Holder on the applicable
record date will be made by the Company through the Paying Agent to or at the
direction of the Global Note Holder in its capacity as the registered Holder
under the Indenture. Under the terms of the Indenture, the Company and the
Trustee may treat the persons in whose names Notes, including the Global Note,
are registered as the owners thereof for the purpose of receiving such payments.
Consequently, neither the Company nor the Trustee has or will have any
responsibility or liability for the payment of such amounts to beneficial owners
of Notes. The Company believes, however, that it is currently the policy of the
Depository to immediately credit the accounts of the relevant Participants with
such payments, in amounts proportionate to their respective holdings of
beneficial interests in the relevant security as shown on the records of the
Depository. Payments by the Depository's Participants and the Depository's
Indirect Participants to the beneficial owners of Notes will be governed by
standing instructions and customary practice and will be the responsibility of
the Depository's Participants or the Depository's Indirect Participants.
 
     As long as the Notes are represented by a Global Note, the Depository's
nominee will be the Holder of the Notes and therefore will be the only entity
that can exercise a right to repurchase the Notes. See "Certain Covenants" and
"-- Repurchase at the Option of Holders." Notice by Participants or Indirect
Participants or by owners of beneficial interests in a Global Note held through
such Participants or Indirect Participants of the exercise of the option to
elect repurchase of beneficial interests in Notes represented by Global Note
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be transmitted to the Depository in accordance with its procedures on a form
required by the Depository and provided to Participants. To ensure that the
Depository's nominee will timely exercise a right to repurchase with respect to
a particular Note, the beneficial owner of such Note must instruct the broker or
other Participant or Indirect Participant through which it holds an interest in
such Note to notify the Depository of its desire to exercise a right to
repurchase. Different firms have different cut-off times for accepting
instructions from their customers and, accordingly, each beneficial owner should
consult the broker or other Participant or Indirect Participant through which it
holds an interest in a Note in order to ascertain the cut-off time by which such
an instruction must be given in order for timely notice to be delivered to the
Depository. The Company will not be liable for any delay in delivery to the
Paying Agent of notices of the exercise of any option to elect repurchase.
 
     If (i) the Company notifies the Trustee in writing that the Depository is
no longer willing or able to act as a depository and the Company is unable to
locate a qualified successor within 90 days or (ii) the Company, at its option,
notifies the Trustee in writing that it elects to cause the issuance of Notes in
the form of Certificated Securities under the Indenture, then, upon surrender by
the Global Note Holder of its Global Note, Notes in such form will be issued to
each person that the Global Note Holder and the Depository identify as being the
beneficial owner of the related Notes.
 
     Neither the Company nor the Trustee will be liable for any delay by the
Global Note Holder or the Depository in identifying the beneficial owners of
Notes and the Company and the Trustee may conclusively rely on, and will be
protected in relying on, instructions from the Global Note Holder or the
Depository for all purposes.
 
  Same-Day Settlement and Payment
 
     The Indenture will require that payments in respect of the Notes
represented by the Global Note (including principal, premium, if any, and
interest) be made by wire transfer of immediately available funds to the
accounts specified by the Global Note Holder. With respect to Certificated
Securities, the Company will make all payments of principal, premium, if any,
and interest by wire transfer of immediately available funds to the accounts
specified by the Holders thereof or, if no such account is specified, by mailing
a check to each such Holder's registered address. The Notes represented by the
Global Note are expected to trade in the Depository's Same-Day Funds Settlement
System, and any permitted secondary market trading activity in such Notes will,
therefore, be required by the Depository to be settled in immediately available
funds. The Company expects that secondary trading in Certificated Securities
will also be settled in immediately available funds.
 
CERTAIN DEFINITIONS
 
     Set forth below are certain defined terms used in the Indenture. Reference
is made to the Indenture for a full disclosure of all such terms, as well as any
other capitalized terms used herein for which no definition is provided.
 
     "Acquired Indebtedness" means, with respect to any specified Person, (i)
Indebtedness of any other Person existing at the time such other Person is
merged with or into or became a Subsidiary of such specified Person, including,
without limitation, Indebtedness incurred in connection with, or in
contemplation of, such other Person merging with or into or becoming a
Subsidiary to such specified Person and (ii) Indebtedness secured by a Lien
encumbering any asset acquired by such specified Person.
 
     "Acquisition Line" means the loan facility under the credit agreement to be
entered into with the Bank for the purpose of acquisitions of assets or
businesses, as amended, modified, supplemented, extended, restated or renewed
from time to time.
 
     "Affiliate" of any specified Person means any other Person directly or
indirectly controlling or controlled by or under direct or indirect common
control with such specified Person. For purposes of this definition, "control"
(including, with correlative meanings, the terms "controlling," "controlled by"
and "under common control with"), as used with respect to any Person, shall mean
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power to direct or cause the direction of the management or policies of such
Person, whether through the ownership of voting securities, by agreement or
otherwise; provided that beneficial ownership of 10% or more of the voting
securities of a Person shall be deemed to be control.
 
     "Asset Sale" means any sale, issuance, conveyance, transfer, lease or other
disposition to any Person other than the Company or any of its Restricted
Subsidiaries (including, without limitation, by means of a sale-and-leaseback
transaction or a merger or consolidation) (collectively, for purposes of this
definition, a "transfer"), directly or indirectly, in one or a series of related
transactions, of (a) any Capital Stock of any Restricted Subsidiary held by the
Company or any other Restricted Subsidiary, (b) all or substantially all of the
properties and assets of any division or line of business of the Company or any
of its Restricted Subsidiaries, (c) any Event of Loss or (d) any other
properties or assets of the Company or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries other
than transfers of cash, Cash Equivalents, accounts receivable, or properties or
assets in the ordinary course of business; provided that the sale, lease,
conveyance or other disposition of all or substantially all of the properties or
assets of the Company and its Restricted Subsidiaries, taken as a whole, will be
governed by the provisions of the Indenture described above under the caption
"-- Repurchase at the Option of Holders -- Change of Control" and/or the
provisions described above under the caption "-- Certain Covenants -- Merger,
Consolidation or Sale of Assets" and not by the provisions of the "Asset Sales"
covenant. For the purposes of this definition, the term "Asset Sale" also shall
not include any of the following: (i) any transfer of properties or assets to an
Unrestricted Subsidiary, if such transfer is permitted under the "Restricted
Payments" covenant described above; (ii) sales of damaged, worn-out or obsolete
equipment or assets that, in the Company's reasonable judgment, are either (A)
no longer used or (B) no longer useful in the business of the Company or its
Restricted Subsidiaries; (iii) any lease of any property entered into in the
ordinary course of business and with respect to which the Company or any
Restricted Subsidiary is the lessor, except any such lease that provides for the
acquisition of such property by the lessee during or at the end of the term
thereof for an amount that is less than the fair market value thereof at the
time the right to acquire such property occurs; (iv) any trade or exchange by
the Company or any Restricted Subsidiary of one or more workover rigs for one or
more other workover rigs owned or held by another Person, provided that (A) the
Fair Market Value of the workover rig or rigs traded or exchanged by the Company
or such Restricted Subsidiary (including any cash or Cash Equivalents, not to
exceed 15% of such Fair Market Value, to be delivered by the Company or such
Restricted Subsidiary) is reasonably equivalent to the Fair Market Value of the
workover rig or rigs (together with any cash or Cash Equivalents, not to exceed
15% of such Fair Market Value) to be received by the Company or such Restricted
Subsidiary and (B) such exchange is approved by a majority of the Disinterested
Directors of the Company; (v) sales of inventory in the ordinary course of
business of the Company and any Subsidiary consistent with past practices; (vi)
the issuance by the Company of its Capital Stock; (vii) a Restricted Payment
permitted under "-- Certain Covenants -- Restricted Payments" and (viii) any
transfers that, but for this clause (viii), would be Asset Sales, if (A) the
Company elects to designate such transfers as not constituting Asset Sales and
(B) after giving effect to such transfers, the aggregate Fair Market Value of
the properties or assets transferred in such transaction or any such series of
related transactions so designated by the Company does not exceed $500,000.
 
     "Attributable Indebtedness" in respect of a sale-and-leaseback transaction
means, at the time of determination, the present value (discounted at the rate
of interest implicit in such transaction, determined in accordance with GAAP) of
the obligation of the lessee for net rental payments during the remaining term
of the lease included in such sale-and-leaseback transaction (including any
period for which such lease has been extended or may, at the option of the
lessor, be extended). As used in the preceding sentence, the "net rental
payments" under any lease for any such period shall mean the sum of rental and
other payments required to be paid with respect to such period by the lessee
thereunder, excluding any amounts required to be paid by such lessee on account
of maintenance and repairs, insurance, taxes, assessments, water rates or
similar charges. In the case of any lease that is terminable by the lessee upon
payment of penalty, such net rental payment shall also include the amount of
such penalty, but no rent shall be considered as required to be paid under such
lease subsequent to the first date upon which it may be so terminated.
 
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     "Capital Lease Obligation" means, at the time any determination thereof is
to be made, the amount of the liability in respect of a capital lease that would
at such time be required to be capitalized on a balance sheet in accordance with
GAAP.
 
     "Capital Stock" means (i) in the case of a corporation, corporate stock,
(ii) in the case of an association or business entity, any and all shares,
interests, participations, rights or other equivalents (however designated) of
corporate stock, (iii) in the case of a partnership, partnership interests
(whether general or limited), (iv) in the case of a limited liability
corporation or similar entity, any membership or other similar interests therein
and (v) any other interest or participation that confers on a Person the right
to receive a share of the profits and losses of, or distributions of assets of,
the issuing Person.
 
     "Cash Equivalents" means (i) any evidence of Indebtedness with a maturity
of 365 days or less issued or directly and fully guaranteed or insured by the
United States of America or any agency or instrumentality thereof (provided that
the full faith and credit of the United States of America is pledged in support
thereof); (ii) demand and time deposits and certificates of deposit or
acceptances with a maturity of 365 days or less of any financial institution
that is a member of the Federal Reserve System having combined capital and
surplus and undivided profits of not less than $500 million; (iii) commercial
paper with a maturity of 270 days or less issued by a corporation that is not an
Affiliate of the Company and is organized under the laws of any state of the
United States or the District of Columbia and rated at least A-2 by Standard and
Poor's Ratings Group (or its successors) or at least P-2 by Moody's Investors
Service, Inc. (or its successors); (iv) repurchase obligations with a term of
not more than seven days for underlying securities of the types described in
clause (i) above entered into with any commercial bank meeting the
specifications of clause (ii) above; (v) overnight bank deposits and bankers'
acceptances at any commercial bank meeting the qualifications specified in
clause (ii) above; (vi) deposits available for withdrawal on demand with any
commercial bank not meeting the qualifications specified in clause (ii) above,
provided all such deposits do not exceed $5.0 million in the aggregate at any
one time; (vii) demand and time deposits and certificates of deposit with any
commercial bank organized in the United States not meeting the qualifications
specified in clause (ii) above, provided that such deposits and certificates
support bond, letter of credit and other similar types of obligations incurred
in the ordinary course of business and (viii) investments in money market or
other mutual funds substantially all of whose assets comprise securities of the
types described in clauses (i) through (v) above.
 
     "Change of Control" means the occurrence of any of the following: (i) the
sale, lease, transfer, conveyance or other disposition (other than by way of
merger or consolidation), in one or a series of related transactions, of all or
substantially all of the assets of the Company and its Restricted Subsidiaries
taken as a whole to any person (as such term is used in Section 13(d)(3) of the
Exchange Act); (ii) the Company consolidates with or merges into another Person
or any Person consolidates with, or merges into, the Company, in any such event
pursuant to a transaction in which the outstanding voting stock of the Company
is changed into or exchanged for cash, securities or other property, other than
any such transaction where (a) the outstanding voting stock of the Company is
changed into or exchanged for voting stock of the surviving or resulting Person
that is Qualified Capital Stock and (b) the holders of the voting stock of the
Company immediately prior to such transaction own, directly or indirectly, not
less than a majority of the voting stock of the surviving or resulting Person
immediately after such transaction; (iii) the adoption of a plan relating to the
liquidation or dissolution of the Company; (iv) the consummation of any
transaction (including, without limitation, any merger or consolidation) the
result of which is that any person (as defined above) becomes the "beneficial
owner" (as such term is defined in Rule 13d-3 and Rule 13d-5 under the Exchange
Act), directly or indirectly, of more than 50% of the voting stock of the
Company or (v) the first day on which a majority of the members of the Board of
Directors of the Company are not Continuing Directors. For purposes of this
definition, any transfer of an equity interest of an entity that was formed for
the purpose of acquiring voting stock of the Company will be deemed to be a
transfer of such portion of such voting stock as corresponds to the portion of
the equity of such entity that has been so transferred.
 
     "Commission" means the Securities and Exchange Commission.
 
     "Consolidated Cash Flow" means, with respect to any Person for any period,
the Consolidated Net Income of such Person for such period plus (i) an amount
equal to any extraordinary loss plus any net loss
 
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realized in connection with an Asset Sale (to the extent such losses were
deducted in computing such Consolidated Net Income), plus (ii) provision for
taxes based on income or profits of such Person and its Restricted Subsidiaries
for such period, to the extent that such provision for taxes was included in
computing such Consolidated Net Income, plus (iii) consolidated net interest
expense of such Person and its Restricted Subsidiaries for such period, whether
paid or accrued and whether or not capitalized (including, without limitation,
amortization of original issue discount, non-cash interest payments, the
interest component of any deferred payment obligations, the interest component
of all payments associated with Capital Lease Obligations, imputed interest with
respect to Attributable Indebtedness, commissions, discounts and other fees and
charges incurred in respect of letter of credit or bankers' acceptance
financings, and net payments (if any) pursuant to Interest Rate Protection
Obligations), to the extent that any such expense was deducted in computing such
Consolidated Net Income, plus (iv) depreciation, amortization (including
amortization of goodwill, debt issuance costs and other intangibles but
excluding amortization of prepaid cash expenses that were paid in a prior
period) and other non-cash charges (including any provision for the reduction in
the carrying value of assets recorded in accordance with GAAP but excluding any
such non-cash charge to the extent that it represents an accrual of or reserve
for cash charges in any future period or amortization of a prepaid cash expense
that was paid in a prior period) of such Person and its Restricted Subsidiaries
for such period to the extent that such depreciation, amortization and other
non-cash charges were deducted in computing such Consolidated Net Income, minus
(v) any non-cash items increasing the Consolidated Net Income of such Person and
its Restricted Subsidiaries during such period (excluding any such items that
represent the reversal of any accrual of, or cash reserve for, anticipated cash
charges in any prior period commencing subsequent to the Issue Date), in each
case, on a consolidated basis and determined in accordance with GAAP.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, the provision for taxes on the income or profits
of, and the depreciation and amortization and other non-cash charges of a
Restricted Subsidiary of the referent Person shall be added to Consolidated Net
Income to compute Consolidated Cash Flow only to the extent (and in same
proportion) that the Net Income of such Restricted Subsidiary was included in
calculating the Consolidated Net Income of such Person and only if a
corresponding amount would be permitted at the date of determination to be
dividended to the Company by such Restricted Subsidiary without prior
governmental approval (that has not been obtained), and without direct or
indirect restriction pursuant to the terms of its charter and all agreements,
instruments, judgments, decrees, orders, statutes, rules and governmental
regulations applicable to that Restricted Subsidiary or its stockholders.
 
     "Consolidated Net Income" means, with respect to any Person for any period,
the aggregate of the Net Income of such Person and its Restricted Subsidiaries
for such period, on a consolidated basis, determined in accordance with GAAP;
provided that (i) the Net Income (but not loss) of any Person that is not a
Restricted Subsidiary or that is accounted for by the equity method of
accounting shall be included only to the extent of the amount of dividends or
distributions paid in cash to the referent Person or a Restricted Subsidiary
thereof that is a Subsidiary Guarantor; (ii) the Net Income of any Restricted
Subsidiary shall be excluded to the extent that the declaration or payment of
dividends or similar distributions by that Restricted Subsidiary of that Net
Income is not at the date of determination permitted without any prior
governmental approval (that has not been obtained) or, directly or indirectly,
by operation of the terms of its charter or any agreement, instrument, judgment,
decree, order, statute, rule or governmental regulation applicable to that
Restricted Subsidiary or its stockholders; (iii) the Net Income of any Person
acquired in a pooling of interests transaction for any period prior to the date
of such acquisition shall be excluded and (iv) the cumulative effect of a change
in accounting principles shall be excluded.
 
     "Consolidated Net Worth" means, with respect to any Person as of any date,
the sum of (i) the consolidated equity of the common shareholders of such Person
and its consolidated Restricted Subsidiaries as of such date plus (ii) the
respective amounts reported on such Person's balance sheet as of such date with
respect to any series of preferred stock (other than Disqualified Stock) that by
its terms is not entitled to the payment of cash dividends unless such dividends
may be declared and paid only out of net earnings in respect of the year of such
declaration and payment, but only to the extent of any cash received by such
Person upon issuance of such preferred stock, less (x) all write-ups (other than
write-ups resulting from foreign currency translations and write-ups of tangible
assets of a going concern business made within 12 months after the acquisition
of such business) subsequent to the date of the Indenture in the book value of
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such Person or a consolidated Restricted Subsidiary of such Person, (y) all
investments as of such date in unconsolidated Subsidiaries and in Persons that
are not Subsidiaries (except, in each case, Permitted Investments) and (z) all
unamortized debt discount and expense and unamortized deferred charges as of
such date, all of the foregoing determined in accordance with GAAP.
 
     "Continuing Directors" means, as of any date of determination, any member
of the Board of Directors of the Company who (i) was a member of such Board of
Directors on the date of the Indenture or (ii) was nominated for election or
elected to such Board of Directors with the approval of a majority of the
Continuing Directors who were members of such Board at the time of such
nomination or election.
 
     "Credit Facility" means, collectively, the Acquisition Line and the Working
Line.
 
     "Currency Hedge Obligations" means, at any time as to any Person, the
obligations of such Person at such time that were incurred in the ordinary
course of business pursuant to any foreign currency exchange agreement, option
or futures contract or other similar agreement or arrangement designed to
protect against or manage such Person's or any of its Subsidiaries' exposure to
fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates.
 
     "Default" means any event that is, or with the passage of time or the
giving of notice or both would be, an Event of Default.
 
     "Disinterested Director" means, with respect to any transaction or series
of transactions in respect of which the Board of Directors of the Company is
required to deliver a resolution of the Board of Directors under the Indenture,
a member of the Board of Directors of the Company who does not have any material
direct or indirect financial interest (other than an interest arising solely
from the beneficial ownership of Capital Stock of the Company) in or with
respect to such transaction or series of transactions.
 
     "Disqualified Stock" means any Capital Stock that, by its terms (or by the
terms of any security into which it is convertible or for which it is
exchangeable), or upon the happening of any event, matures or is mandatorily
redeemable, pursuant to a sinking fund obligation or otherwise, or redeemable at
the option of the Holder thereof, in whole or in part, on or prior to the date
on which the Notes mature.
 
     "Employee Stock Repurchases" means purchases by the Company of any of its
Capital Stock from employees, provided that the aggregate amount of all such
purchases shall not exceed $500,000 during any fiscal year of the Company.
 
     "Equity Interests" means Capital Stock and all warrants, options or other
rights to acquire Capital Stock (but excluding any debt security that is
convertible into, or exchangeable for, Capital Stock).
 
     "Event of Loss" means, with respect to any workover rig or similar or
related property or asset of the Company or any Restricted Subsidiary, (i) any
damage to such workover rig or similar or related property or asset that results
in an insurance settlement with respect thereto on the basis of a total loss or
a constructive or compromised total loss or (ii) the confiscation, condemnation
or requisition of title to such workover rig or similar or related property or
asset by any government or instrumentality or agency thereof. An Event of Loss
shall be deemed to occur as of the date of the insurance settlement,
confiscation, condemnation or requisition of title, as applicable.
 
     "Existing Indebtedness" means up to $3.75 million in aggregate principal
amount of Indebtedness of the Company and its Subsidiaries (other than
Indebtedness under the Credit Facility) in existence on the Issue Date, until
such amounts are repaid.
 
   
     "Fair Market Value" means, with respect to any asset or Investment, the
fair market value of such asset or Investment at the time of the event requiring
such determination, and, with respect to any assets or Investment in excess of
$5.0 million (other than cash or Cash Equivalents or securities for which there
is a readily available public market) as determined by a reputable appraisal
firm that is, in the reasonable judgment of the Board of Directors of the
Company, qualified to perform the task for which such firm has been engaged and
independent with respect to the Company.
    
 
     "Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio" means with respect to any Person for any
period, the ratio of the Consolidated Cash Flow of such Person and its
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such Person for such period. In the event that the Company or any of its
Restricted Subsidiaries incurs, assumes, guarantees or redeems any Indebtedness
(other than revolving credit borrowings) or issues preferred stock subsequent to
the commencement of the period for which the Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio is
being calculated but prior to the date on which the event for which the
calculation of the Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio is made (the "Calculation Date"),
then the Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio shall be calculated giving pro forma effect
to such incurrence, assumption, guarantee or redemption of Indebtedness, or such
issuance or redemption of preferred stock, as if the same had occurred at the
beginning of the applicable four-quarter reference period. In addition, for
purposes of making the computation referred to above, (i) acquisitions of
businesses that have been made by the referent Person or any of its Restricted
Subsidiaries, including through mergers or consolidations and including any
related financing transactions, during the four-quarter reference period or
subsequent to such reference period and prior to the Calculation Date shall be
deemed to have occurred on the first day of the four-quarter reference period;
(ii) the Consolidated Cash Flow attributable to discontinued operations, as
determined in accordance with GAAP, and operations or businesses disposed of
prior to the Calculation Date, shall be excluded; and (iii) the Fixed Charges
attributable to discontinued operations, as determined in accordance with GAAP,
and operations or businesses disposed of prior to the Calculation Date, shall be
excluded, but only to the extent that the obligations giving rise to such Fixed
Charges will not be obligations of the referent Person or any of its Restricted
Subsidiaries following the Calculation Date.
 
     "Fixed Charges" means, with respect to any Person for any period, the sum
of (i) the consolidated interest expense (net of any interest income) of such
Person and its Restricted Subsidiaries for such period, whether paid or accrued
(excluding amortization of debt issuance costs and including, without
limitation, the interest component of any deferred payment obligations, the
interest component of all payments associated with Capital Lease Obligations,
imputed interest with respect to Attributable Indebtedness, commissions,
discounts and other fees and charges incurred in respect of letter of credit or
bankers' acceptance financings, and net payments (if any) pursuant to Interest
Rate Protection Obligations); (ii) the consolidated interest expense of such
Person and its Restricted Subsidiaries that was capitalized during such period;
(iii) any interest expense on Indebtedness of another Person that is guaranteed
by such Person or one of its Restricted Subsidiaries or secured by a Lien on
assets of such Person or one of its Restricted Subsidiaries (whether or not such
guarantee or Lien is called upon) and (iv) the product of (A) all cash dividend
payments (and non-cash dividend payments in the case of a Person that is a
Restricted Subsidiary) on any series of preferred stock of such Person, to the
extent such preferred stock is owned by Persons other than such Person or its
Restricted Subsidiaries, times (B) a fraction, the numerator of which is one and
the denominator of which is one minus the then current combined federal, state
and local statutory tax rate of such Person, expressed as a decimal, in each
case, on a consolidated basis and in accordance with GAAP.
 
     "GAAP" means generally accepted accounting principles set forth in the
opinions and pronouncements of the Accounting Principles Board of the American
Institute of Certified Public Accountants and statements and pronouncements of
the Financial Accounting Standards Board or in such other statements by such
other entity as have been approved by a significant segment of the accounting
profession of the United States, which are in effect as of the date of
preparation of a financial statement or the date that a particular action is
taken or event occurs, as applicable.
 
     The term "guarantee" means, as applied to any obligation, (i) a guarantee
(other than by endorsement of negotiable instruments for collection in the
ordinary course of business), direct or indirect, in any manner, of any part or
all of such obligation and (ii) an agreement, direct or indirect, contingent or
otherwise, the practical effect of which is to assure in any way the payment or
performance (or payment of damages in the event of nonperformance) of all or any
part of such obligation, including, without limiting the foregoing, the payment
of amounts drawn down under letters of credit. When used as a verb, "guarantee"
has a corresponding meaning.
 
     "Indebtedness" means, with respect to any Person, any indebtedness of such
Person, whether or not contingent, in respect of borrowed money or evidenced by
bonds, notes, debentures or similar instruments or letters of credit (or
reimbursement agreements in respect thereof) or banker's acceptances or
representing Capital Lease Obligations or the balance deferred and unpaid of the
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representing any obligations in respect of Currency Hedge Obligations or
Interest Rate Protection Obligations, except any such balance that constitutes
an accrued expense or trade payable, if and to the extent any of the foregoing
indebtedness (other than letters of credit, Currency Hedge Obligations and
Interest Rate Protection Obligations) would appear as a liability upon a balance
sheet of such Person prepared in accordance with GAAP, as well as all
indebtedness of others secured by a Lien on any asset of such Person (whether or
not such indebtedness is assumed by such Person) and, to the extent not
otherwise included, the guarantee by such Person of any Indebtedness of any
other Person.
 
     "Interest Rate Protection Obligations" means the obligations of any Person
pursuant to any arrangement with any other Person whereby, directly or
indirectly, such Person is entitled to receive from time to time periodic
payments calculated by applying either a floating or a fixed rate of interest on
a stated notional amount in exchange for periodic payments made by such Person
calculated by applying a fixed or a floating rate of interest on the same
notional amount and shall include, without limitation, interest rate swaps,
caps, floors, collars and similar agreements or arrangements designed to protect
against or manage such Person's or any of its Subsidiaries' exposure to
fluctuations in interest rates.
 
     "Investments" means, with respect to any Person, all investments by such
Person in other Persons (including Affiliates) in the forms of direct or
indirect loans (including guarantees of Indebtedness or other obligations),
advances or capital contributions (excluding commission, travel and similar
advances to officers and employees made in the ordinary course of business),
purchases or other acquisitions for consideration of Indebtedness, Equity
Interests or other securities, together with all items that are or would be
classified as investments on a balance sheet prepared in accordance with GAAP;
provided that the following shall not constitute Investments: (i) an acquisition
of assets, Equity Interests or other securities by the Company for consideration
consisting of common equity securities of the Company, (ii) extensions of trade
credit or other advances to customers on commercially reasonable terms in
accordance with normal trade practices or otherwise in the ordinary course of
business, (iii) Interest Rate Protection Obligations and Currency Hedge
Obligations, but only to the extent that the same constitute Permitted
Indebtedness and (iv) endorsements of negotiable instruments and documents in
the ordinary course of business. If the Company or any Subsidiary of the Company
sells or otherwise disposes of any Equity Interests of any direct or indirect
Subsidiary of the Company such that, after giving effect to any such sale or
disposition, such Person is no longer a Subsidiary of the Company, the Company
shall be deemed to have made an Investment on the date of any such sale or
disposition equal to the fair market value of the Equity Interests of such
Subsidiary not sold or disposed of.
 
     "Issue Date" means the date on which the Notes were first issued under the
Indenture.
 
     "Lien" means, with respect to any asset, any mortgage, lien, pledge,
charge, security interest or encumbrance of any kind in respect of such asset,
whether or not filed, recorded or otherwise perfected under applicable law
(including any conditional sale or other title retention agreement, any lease in
the nature thereof, any option or other agreement to sell or give a security
interest in and any filing of or agreement to give any financing statement under
the Uniform Commercial Code (or equivalent statutes) of any jurisdiction other
than a precautionary financing statement respecting a lease not intended as a
security agreement).
 
     "Net Equity Proceeds" means (i) in the case of any sale by the Company of
Qualified Capital Stock of the Company, the aggregate net proceeds received by
the Company, after payment of expenses, commissions and the like incurred in
connection therewith, whether such proceeds are in cash or in other property
(valued as determined reasonably and in good faith by the Board of Directors of
the Company, as evidenced by a written resolution of said Board of Directors, at
the fair market value thereof at the time of receipt) and (ii) in the case of
any exchange, exercise, conversion or surrender of any outstanding Indebtedness
of the Company or any Restricted Subsidiary for or into shares of Qualified
Capital Stock of the Company, the amount of such Indebtedness (or, if such
Indebtedness was issued at an amount less than the stated principal amount
thereof, the accrued amount thereof as determined in accordance with GAAP) as
reflected in the consolidated financial statements of the Company prepared in
accordance with GAAP as of the most recent date next preceding the date of such
exchange, exercise, conversion or surrender (plus any additional amount required
to be paid by the holders of such Indebtedness to the Company or to any Wholly
Owned Restricted Subsidiary of the Company upon such exchange, exercise,
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the holders of such Indebtedness, and all other expenses incurred by the Company
in connection therewith), in the case of each of clauses (i) and (ii) to the
extent consummated after the Issue Date.
 
     "Net Income" means, with respect to any Person, the net income (loss) of
such Person, determined in accordance with GAAP and before any reduction in
respect of preferred stock dividends, excluding, however, (i) any gain (but not
loss), together with any related provision for taxes on such gain (but not
loss), realized in connection with (a) any Asset Sale (including, without
limitation, dispositions pursuant to sale-and-leaseback transactions) or other
sale of assets or (b) the disposition of any securities by such Person or any of
its Restricted Subsidiaries or the extinguishment of any Indebtedness of such
Person or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries; (ii) any extraordinary or
nonrecurring item (but not loss), together with any related provision for taxes
on such extraordinary or nonrecurring gain (but not loss) and (iii) any interest
income, together with any related provision for taxes on such interest income.
 
     "Net Proceeds" means the aggregate cash proceeds received by the Company or
any of its Restricted Subsidiaries in respect of any Asset Sale (including,
without limitation, any cash received upon the sale or other disposition of any
non-cash consideration received in any Asset Sale), net of (i) the direct costs
relating to such Asset Sale (including, without limitation, legal, accounting
and investment banking fees, and sales commissions) and any relocation expenses
incurred as a result thereof, taxes paid or payable as a result thereof (after
taking into account any available tax credits or deductions and any tax sharing
arrangements), (ii) amounts required to be applied to the repayment of
Indebtedness (other than Indebtedness under the Credit Facility) secured by a
Lien on the asset or assets that were the subject of such Asset Sale, (iii)
amounts required to be paid to any Person (other than the Company or any
Restricted Subsidiary) owning a beneficial interest in the asset or assets that
were the subject of such Asset Sale, (iv) any reserve for adjustment in respect
of the sale price of such asset or assets established in accordance with GAAP
and (v) any adjustment for expenses of discontinuing any operations or line of
business or severance costs, in both cases associated with an Asset Sale;
provided that such adjustment does not exceed 15% of the aggregate cash
proceeds.
 
     "Non-Recourse Indebtedness" means Indebtedness (i) as to which neither the
Company nor any of its Restricted Subsidiaries (A) provides credit support of
any kind (including any undertaking, agreement or instrument that would
constitute Indebtedness), (B) is directly or indirectly liable (as a Subsidiary
Guarantor or otherwise) or (C) constitutes the lender; (ii) no default with
respect to which (including any rights that the holders thereof may have to take
enforcement action against an Unrestricted Subsidiary) would permit (upon
notice, lapse of time or both) any holder of any other Indebtedness of the
Company or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries to declare a default on such other
Indebtedness or cause the payment thereof to be accelerated or payable prior to
its stated maturity and (iii) as to which the lenders have been notified in
writing that they will not have any recourse to the stock or assets of the
Company or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries.
 
     "Non-Recourse Purchase Money Indebtedness" means Indebtedness or that
portion of Indebtedness of the Company or any Restricted Subsidiary incurred in
connection with the acquisition by the Company or such Restricted Subsidiary,
subsequent to the Issue Date, of any property or assets and as to which (i) the
holders of such Indebtedness agree that they will look solely to the property or
assets so acquired (or, in the case of the acquisition of all of the outstanding
Capital Stock of a Person, the underlying properties and assets of such Person
at the time of such acquisition, including proceeds thereof) and securing such
Indebtedness for payment on or in respect of such Indebtedness, and neither the
Company nor any Restricted Subsidiary (A) provides credit support, including any
undertaking, agreement or instrument that would constitute Indebtedness or (B)
is directly or indirectly liable for such Indebtedness and (ii) no default with
respect to such Indebtedness would permit (after notice or passage of time or
both), according to the terms thereof, any holder of any Indebtedness of the
Company or a Restricted Subsidiary to declare a default on such Indebtedness or
cause the payment thereof to be accelerated or payable prior to its stated
maturity; and, provided however, that any portion of the purchase price of such
property or assets that is not financed through the incurrence of such
Indebtedness, shall be deemed to be a "Restricted Investment" under the
Indenture and shall only be permitted to be expended by the Company or any
Restricted Subsidiary to the extent that the Company would be permitted to make
a Restricted Payment in such amount under the terms of the covenant described
above under "-- Certain Covenants -- Restricted Payments."
 
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     "Oil Service Business" means any businesses related to providing services
for the drilling for, or exploration and production of, oil, gas or other
hydrocarbons, including, but not limited to (i) the well servicing business,
(ii) liquid services and (iii) production services.
 
     "Permitted Indebtedness" means any of the following:
 
          (i) Indebtedness (and any guarantee thereof) under the Working Line in
     an aggregate principal amount at any one time outstanding not to exceed the
     greater of (A) $35 million, less any amounts derived from Asset Sales and
     applied to the permanent reduction of the Indebtedness thereunder as
     contemplated by the covenant described above under the caption "Repurchase
     at the Option of Holders -- Asset Sales" or (B) the sum of (1) 80% of the
     Company's Eligible Accounts Receivable (as defined in the Working Line) and
     (2) 50% of the inventory of the Company and its Restricted Subsidiaries
     determined in accordance with GAAP (the "Maximum Bank Facility Amount"),
     and any renewals, amendments, extensions, supplements, modifications,
     deferrals, refinancing or replacements (each, for purposes of this clause
     (i), a "refinancing") thereof, including any successive refinancing
     thereof, so long as the aggregate principal amount of any such new
     Indebtedness, together with the aggregate principal amount of all other
     Indebtedness outstanding pursuant to this clause (i), shall not at any one
     time exceed the Maximum Bank Facility Amount;
 
   
          (ii) Indebtedness under the Acquisition Line in an aggregate principal
     amount at any one time outstanding not to exceed $10.0 million, and any
     renewals, amendments, extensions, supplements, modifications, deferrals,
     refinancing or replacements (each for purposes of this clause (ii), a
     "refinancing") thereof, including any successive refinancing thereof, so
     long as the aggregate principal amount of any such new Indebtedness
     hereunder, together with the aggregate principal amount of all other
     Indebtedness outstanding pursuant to this clause (ii), shall not at any one
     time exceed $20.0 million;
    
 
          (iii) Indebtedness under the Notes;
 
          (iv) Indebtedness under any Existing Indebtedness and any Indebtedness
     under Letters of Credit existing on the Issue Date;
 
          (v) Indebtedness under Interest Rate Protection Obligations, provided
     that (A) such Interest Rate Protection Obligations are related to payment
     obligations on Permitted Indebtedness or Indebtedness otherwise permitted
     by the initial paragraph of the "Incurrence of Indebtedness and Issuance of
     Preferred Stock" covenant and (B) the notional principal amount of such
     Interest Rate Protection Obligations does not exceed the principal amount
     of such Indebtedness to which such Interest Rate Protection Obligations
     relate;
 
          (vi) Indebtedness under Currency Hedge Obligations, provided that (A)
     such Currency Hedge Obligations are related to payment obligations on
     Permitted Indebtedness or Indebtedness otherwise permitted by the initial
     paragraph of the "Incurrence of Indebtedness and Issuance of Preferred
     Stock" covenant or to the foreign currency cash flows reasonably expected
     to be generated by the Company and its Restricted Subsidiaries and (B) the
     notional principal amount of such Currency Hedge Obligations does not
     exceed the principal amount of such Indebtedness and the amount of such
     foreign currency cash flows to which such Currency Hedge Obligations
     relate;
 
          (vii) the Subsidiary Guarantees of the Notes (and any assumption of
     the obligations guaranteed thereby);
 
          (viii) Indebtedness of the Company to a Wholly Owned Restricted
     Subsidiary and Indebtedness of any Restricted Subsidiary of the Company to
     the Company or a Wholly Owned Restricted Subsidiary; provided, however,
     that upon any subsequent issuance or transfer of any Capital Stock or any
     other event that results in any such Wholly Owned Restricted Subsidiary
     ceasing to be a Wholly Owned Restricted Subsidiary or any other subsequent
     transfer of any such Indebtedness (except to the Company or a Wholly Owned
     Restricted Subsidiary), such Indebtedness shall be deemed, in each case, to
     be incurred and shall be treated as an incurrence for purposes of the
     initial paragraph of the "Incurrence of Indebtedness and Issuance of
     Preferred Stock" covenant at the time the Wholly Owned Restricted
 
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     Subsidiary in question ceased to be a Wholly Owned Restricted Subsidiary or
     the time such subsequent transfer occurred;
 
          (ix) Indebtedness in respect of bid, performance or surety bonds
     issued for the account of the Company or any Restricted Subsidiary thereof
     in the ordinary course of business, including guarantees or obligations of
     the Company or any Restricted Subsidiary thereof with respect to letters of
     credit supporting such bid, performance or surety obligations (in each case
     other than for an obligation for money borrowed);
 
          (x) the incurrence by the Company or its Restricted Subsidiaries of
     Non-Recourse Purchase Money Indebtedness;
 
          (xi) any Permitted Refinancing Indebtedness incurred by the Company or
     a Restricted Subsidiary of any Indebtedness incurred pursuant to clause
     (iii) or (iv) of this definition, including any successive refinancing by
     the Company or such Restricted Subsidiary;
 
          (xii) Capital Lease Obligations in an aggregate amount not in excess
     of $8.0 million at any one time outstanding; and
 
          (xiii) any additional Indebtedness issued pursuant to one or more
     credit agreements in an aggregate principal amount for all such credit
     agreements not in excess of $5.0 million at any one time outstanding and
     any guarantee thereof.
 
     "Permitted Investments" means any of the following: (i) Investments in Cash
Equivalents; (ii) Investments in the Company or any of its Wholly Owned
Restricted Subsidiaries (including repurchases of any of the Notes on the open
market or as otherwise permitted herein); (iii) Investments by the Company or
any of its Restricted Subsidiaries in another Person, if as a result of such
Investment (A) such other Person becomes a Wholly Owned Restricted Subsidiary or
(B) such other Person is merged or consolidated with or into, or transfers or
conveys all or substantially all of its properties and assets to, the Company or
a Wholly Owned Restricted Subsidiary; (iv) Investments permitted under the
covenant described above under the caption "-- Repurchase at the Option of
Holders -- Asset Sales;" (v) Investments made in the ordinary course of business
in prepaid expenses, lease, utility, workers' compensation, performance and
other similar deposits; (vi) Investments in stock, obligations or securities
received in, settlement of debts owing to the Company or any Restricted
Subsidiary as a result of bankruptcy or insolvency proceedings or upon the
foreclosure, perfection or enforcement of any Lien in favor of the Company or
any Restricted Subsidiary, in each case as to debt owing to the Company or any
Restricted Subsidiary that arose in the ordinary course of business of the
Company or any such Restricted Subsidiary, provided that any stocks, obligations
or securities received in settlement of debts that arose in the ordinary course
of business (and received other than as a result of bankruptcy or insolvency
proceedings or upon foreclosure, perfection or enforcement of any Lien) that
are, within 30 days of receipt, converted into cash or Cash Equivalents shall be
treated as having been cash or Cash Equivalents at the time received and (vii)
other Investments in joint ventures, corporations, limited liability companies
or partnerships formed with or organized by third Persons, which joint ventures,
corporations, limited liability companies or partnerships, engage in the Oil
Service Business and are not Unrestricted Subsidiaries at the time of such
Investment, provided all such Investments do not, in the aggregate, exceed $10.0
million.
 
     "Permitted Liens" means the following types of Liens:
 
          (a) Liens existing as of the date of the Indenture;
 
          (b) Liens securing the Notes or the Subsidiary Guarantees;
 
          (c) Liens in favor of the Company;
 
          (d) Liens securing Indebtedness that constitutes Permitted
     Indebtedness pursuant to clause (i), (ii) or (iv) of the definition of
     Permitted Indebtedness;
 
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          (e) Liens for taxes, assessments and governmental charges or claims
     either (i) not delinquent or (ii) contested in good faith by appropriate
     proceedings and as to which the Company or its Restricted Subsidiaries
     shall have set aside on its books such reserves as may be required pursuant
     to GAAP;
 
          (f) statutory Liens of landlords and Liens of carriers, warehousemen,
     mechanics, suppliers, materialmen, repairmen and other Liens imposed by law
     incurred in the ordinary course of business for sums not delinquent or
     being contested in good faith, if such reserve or other appropriate
     provision, if any, as shall be required by GAAP shall have been made in
     respect thereof;
 
          (g) Liens incurred or deposits made in the ordinary course of business
     in connection with workers' compensation, unemployment insurance and other
     types of social security, or to secure the payment or performance of
     tenders, statutory or regulatory obligations, surety and appeal bonds,
     bids, government contracts and leases, performance and return of money
     bonds and other similar obligations (exclusive of obligations for the
     payment of borrowed money);
 
          (h) judgment Liens not giving rise to an Event of Default so long as
     any appropriate legal proceedings that may have been duly initiated for the
     review of such judgment shall not have been finally terminated or the
     period within which such proceeding may be initiated shall not have
     expired;
 
          (i) any interest or title of a lessor under any Capital Lease
     Obligation or operating lease;
 
          (j) Liens securing Non-Recourse Purchase Money Indebtedness and other
     purchase money Liens; provided, however, that (A) the related Non-Recourse
     Purchase Money Indebtedness or other purchase money Indebtedness shall not
     be secured by any property or assets of the Company or any Restricted
     Subsidiary other than the property or assets so acquired and any proceeds
     therefrom and (B) the Lien securing any such Indebtedness shall be created
     within 90 days of such acquisition;
 
          (k) Liens securing obligations under or in respect of either Currency
     Hedge Obligations or Interest Rate Protection Obligations;
 
          (l) Liens upon specific items of inventory or other goods of any
     Person securing such Person's obligations in respect of bankers'
     acceptances issued or created for the account of such Person to facilitate
     the purchase, shipment or storage of such inventory or other goods;
 
          (m) Liens securing reimbursement obligations with respect to
     commercial letters of credit that encumber documents and other property or
     assets relating to such letters of credit and products and proceeds
     thereof; and
 
          (n) Liens encumbering deposits made to secure obligations arising from
     statutory, regulatory, contractual or warranty requirements of the Company
     or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries, including rights of offset and
     set-off.
 
     "Permitted Refinancing Indebtedness" means any Indebtedness of the Company
or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries issued in exchange for, or the net
proceeds of which are used to extend, refinance, renew, replace, defease or
refund other Indebtedness of the Company or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries;
provided that: (i) the principal amount (or accreted value, if applicable) of
such Permitted Refinancing Indebtedness does not exceed the principal amount (or
accreted value, if applicable) of the Indebtedness so extended, refinanced,
renewed, replaced, defeased or refunded (plus the amount of reasonable expenses
incurred in connection therewith); (ii) such Permitted Refinancing Indebtedness
has a final maturity date later than the final maturity date of, and has a
Weighted Average Life to Maturity equal to or greater than the Weighted Average
Life to Maturity of, the Indebtedness being extended, refinanced, renewed,
replaced, defeased or refunded; (iii) if the Indebtedness being extended,
refinanced, renewed, replaced, defeased or refunded is subordinated in right of
payment to the Notes, such Permitted Refinancing Indebtedness has a final
maturity date later than the final maturity date of, and is subordinated in
right of payment to, the Notes on terms at least as favorable to the Holders of
Notes as those contained in the documentation governing the Indebtedness being
extended, refinanced, renewed, replaced, defeased or refunded and (iv) with
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Indebtedness of the Company being extended, refinanced, renewed, replaced,
defeased or refunded, such Permitted Refinancing Indebtedness shall not be
incurred by any Restricted Subsidiary.
 
     "Person" means any individual, corporation, limited liability company,
partnership, joint venture, association, joint stock company, trust,
unincorporated organization or government or any agency or political subdivision
thereof.
 
     "Public Equity Offering" means an underwritten offer and sale of common
stock of the Company pursuant to a registration statement that has been declared
effective by the Commission pursuant to the Securities Act (other than a
registration statement on Form S-8 or otherwise relating to equity securities
issuable under any employee benefit plan of the Company) or a private sale in
which the Company is obligated to publicly register such common stock for resale
within 120 days of such sale.
 
     "Qualified Capital Stock" of any Person means any and all Capital Stock of
such Person other than Disqualified Stock.
 
     "Restricted Investment" means (without duplication) (i) the designation of
a Subsidiary as an Unrestricted Subsidiary in the manner described in the
definition of Unrestricted Subsidiary, (ii) any Investment other than a
Permitted Investment and (iii) any amount constituting a "Restricted Investment"
as contemplated in the definition of "Non-Recourse Purchase Money Indebtedness."
 
     "Restricted Subsidiary" of a Person means any Subsidiary of the referent
Person that is not an Unrestricted Subsidiary.
 
     "Significant Subsidiary" means any (i) Subsidiary that would be a
significant subsidiary as defined in Article 1, Rule 1-02 of Regulation S-X,
promulgated pursuant to the Securities Act, as such Regulation is in effect on
the date hereof, and (ii) any other Subsidiary that contributed more than 5% of
the Company's Consolidated Cash Flow for the most recent four fiscal quarters
for which financial statements are available.
 
     "Subordinated Indebtedness" means any Indebtedness of the Company or a
Subsidiary Guarantor that is expressly subordinated in right of payment to the
Notes or the Subsidiary Guarantees, as the case may be.
 
     "Subsidiary" means, with respect to any Person, (i) any corporation,
association or other business entity of which more than 50% of the total voting
power of shares of Capital Stock entitled (without regard to the occurrence of
any contingency) to vote in the election of directors, managers or trustees
thereof is at the time owned or controlled, directly or indirectly, by such
Person of one or more of the other Subsidiaries of that Person (or a combination
thereof) and (ii) any partnership (A) the sole general partner or the managing
general partner of which is such Person or a Subsidiary of such Person or (B)
the only general partners of which are such Person or of one or more
Subsidiaries of such Person (or any combination thereof).
 
     "Subsidiary Guarantee" means any guarantee of the Notes by any Subsidiary
Guarantor in accordance with the provisions described under "-- Subsidiary
Guarantees."
 
     "Subsidiary Guarantors" means each of (i) the Company's Significant
Subsidiaries on the Issue Date or any other Restricted Subsidiary that provides
a guarantee under the Credit Facility, (ii) any other Subsidiary that executes a
Subsidiary Guarantee in accordance with the provisions of the Indenture and
(iii) their respective successors and assigns, as required under the Indenture.
 
     "Unrestricted Subsidiary" means any Subsidiary (or any successor to any of
them) that is designated by the Board of Directors as an Unrestricted Subsidiary
pursuant to a resolution of the Board of Directors; but only to the extent that
such Subsidiary (i) has no Indebtedness other than Non-Recourse Indebtedness;
(ii) is not party to any agreement, contract, arrangement or understanding with
the Company or any Restricted Subsidiary of the Company unless the terms of any
such agreement, contract, arrangement or understanding are no less favorable to
the Company or such Restricted Subsidiary than those that might be obtained at
the time from Persons who are not Affiliates of the Company; (iii) is a Person
with respect to which neither the Company nor any of its Restricted Subsidiaries
has any direct or indirect obligation (A) to subscribe for additional Equity
Interests or (B) to maintain or preserve such Person's financial condition or to
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Person to achieve any specified levels of operating results and (iv) has not
guaranteed or otherwise directly or indirectly provided credit support for any
Indebtedness of the Company or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries.
 
     Any such designation by the Board of Directors shall be evidenced to the
Trustee by filing with the Trustee a certified copy of the resolution of the
Board of Directors giving effect to such designation and an Officers'
Certificate certifying that such designation complied with the foregoing
conditions and was permitted by the covenant described above under the caption
"Certain Covenants -- Restricted Payments." If, at any time, any Unrestricted
Subsidiary would fail to meet the foregoing requirements as an Unrestricted
Subsidiary, it shall thereafter cease to be an Unrestricted Subsidiary for
purposes of the Indenture and any Indebtedness of such Subsidiary shall be
deemed to be incurred by a Restricted Subsidiary of the Company as of such date
(and, if such Indebtedness is not permitted to be incurred as of such date under
the covenant described under the caption "-- Certain Covenants -- Incurrence of
Indebtedness and Issuance of Preferred Stock," the Company shall be in default
of such covenant). The Board of Directors of the Company may at any time
designate any Unrestricted Subsidiary to be a Restricted Subsidiary; provided
that such designation shall be deemed to be an incurrence of Indebtedness by a
Restricted Subsidiary of the Company of any outstanding Indebtedness of such
Unrestricted Subsidiary and such designation shall only be permitted if (i) such
Indebtedness is permitted under the covenant described under the caption
"-- Certain Covenants -- Incurrence of Indebtedness and Issuance of Preferred
Stock" and (ii) no Default or Event of Default would be in existence following
such designation.
 
     "Weighted Average Life to Maturity" means, when applied to any Indebtedness
at any date, the number of years obtained by dividing (i) the sum of the
products obtained by multiplying (A) the amount of each then remaining
installment, sinking fund, serial maturity or other required payments of
principal, including payment at final maturity, in respect thereof, by (B) the
number of years (calculated to the nearest one-twelfth) that will elapse between
such date and the making of such payment, by (ii) the then outstanding principal
amount of such Indebtedness.
 
     "Wholly Owned Restricted Subsidiary" means any Restricted Subsidiary to the
extent (i) all of the Capital Stock or other ownership interests in such
Restricted Subsidiary, other than any directors' qualifying shares mandated by
applicable law, is owned directly or indirectly by the Company or (ii) such
Restricted Subsidiary is organized in a foreign jurisdiction and is required by
the applicable laws and regulations of such foreign jurisdiction to be partially
owned by the government of such foreign jurisdiction or individual or corporate
citizens of such foreign jurisdiction in order for such Restricted Subsidiary to
transact business in such foreign jurisdiction, provided that the Company,
directly or indirectly, owns the remaining Capital Stock or ownership interests
in such Restricted Subsidiary and, by contract or otherwise, controls the
management and business of such Restricted Subsidiary and derives the economic
benefits of ownership of such Restricted Subsidiary to substantially the same
extent as if such Restricted Subsidiary were a wholly owned Subsidiary.
 
     "Wholly Owned Subsidiary" means any Subsidiary to the extent (i) all of the
Capital Stock or other ownership interests in such Subsidiary, other than any
directors' qualifying shares mandated by applicable law, is owned directly or
indirectly by the Company or (ii) such Subsidiary is organized in a foreign
jurisdiction and is required by the applicable laws and regulations of such
foreign jurisdiction to be partially owned by the government of such foreign
jurisdiction or individual or corporate citizens of such foreign jurisdiction in
order for such Subsidiary to transact business in such foreign jurisdiction,
provided that the Company, directly or indirectly, owns the remaining Capital
Stock or ownership interests in such Subsidiary and, by contract or otherwise,
controls the management and business of such Subsidiary and derives the economic
benefits of ownership of such Subsidiary to substantially the same extent as if
such Subsidiary were a wholly owned Subsidiary.
 
     "Working Line" means the loan facility under the credit agreement to be
entered into with the Bank prior to the closing of the Offerings for the
purposes of supporting accounts receivable, funding letters of credit and
providing for working capital needs, as amended, modified, supplemented,
extended, restated or renewed from time to time.
 
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                          DESCRIPTION OF CAPITAL STOCK
 
     The authorized capital stock of the Company consists of 20,560,600 shares
of Common Stock, $.01 par value, and 560,600 shares of undesignated preferred
stock, no par value per share.
 
COMMON STOCK
 
     The holders of Common Stock are entitled to one vote per share on all
matters submitted to a vote of shareholders voting with the holders of the
Company's preferred stock as a single class, except where class voting is
required by the Texas Business Corporation Act (the "TBCA") or by a Certificate
of Designation adopted by the Board. Cumulative voting in the election of
directors is prohibited. Accordingly, the holders of a majority of the combined
number of outstanding shares of Common Stock and the Company's preferred stock
entitled to vote in any election of directors may elect all of the directors
standing for election except to the extent otherwise provided by various voting
agreements. See "Management -- Directors and Executive Officers" and "Certain
Relationships and Related Transactions."
 
     Holders of Common Stock are entitled to receive ratably such dividends, if
any, as may be declared by the Board of Directors out of funds legally available
therefor, subject to any preferential dividend rights of outstanding preferred
stock. Upon a liquidation, dissolution or winding up of the Company, the holders
of Common Stock are entitled to receive ratably the net assets of the Company
available after the payment of all debts and other liabilities and subject to
the prior rights of any outstanding preferred stock. The holders of Common Stock
have no preemptive, subscription, redemption or conversion rights. The
outstanding shares of Common Stock are, and the shares issued in the Equity
Offering will be, when issued and paid for, fully paid and nonassessable.
 
     As of January 15, 1997, the outstanding shares of Common Stock were owned
of record by approximately 140 shareholders.
 
PREFERRED STOCK
 
     There are 560,600 shares of undesignated preferred stock authorized and no
shares of preferred stock issued or outstanding.
 
REGISTRATION RIGHTS
 
     Pursuant to a Registration Rights Agreement dated as of November 1, 1995 by
and among the Company, WellTech, the RIMCO Parties, Nueces, NationsBanc Capital
Corporation and Triad Ventures Limited II (the "Registration Rights Agreement"),
the Company granted registration rights under the Securities Act with respect to
the shares of Common Stock received by WellTech pursuant to the Minority
Interest Acquisition and with respect to the shares of Common Stock currently
held and to be received by the RIMCO Parties, Nueces, NationsBanc Capital
Corporation and Triad Ventures Limited II (collectively with WellTech, the
"Rights Holders") upon the consummation of the Conversion Transactions. The
Registration Rights Agreement replaced the registration rights previously
granted to certain of the Rights Holders.
 
     In February 1996, WellTech distributed all of the Common Stock it then
owned to its approximately 30 shareholders and to certain of its directors
("WellTech Distributees"). The WellTech Distributees, in addition to the RIMCO
Parties, Triad Ventures Limited II and Nueces (and in each case, their
respective transferees), represent the Rights Holders who are entitled to the
benefits of the Registration Rights Agreement.
 
     Under the Registration Rights Agreement, the Company is obligated,
beginning July 20, 1997, to file a registration statement (the "Shelf
Registration Statement") pursuant to Rule 415 of the Securities Act covering all
of the registrable shares held by the Rights Holders (the "Registrable
Securities"). The holders of a majority of the Registrable Securities can
require that the Shelf Registration Statement be in the form of an underwritten
offering. Additionally, if the Company proposes to register any of its
securities under the Securities Act for its own account or for the account of
the other security holders, the Rights Holders are entitled to notice of such
registration and are entitled to include all or a portion of the Registrable
Securities in such registration, subject to certain exceptions and limitations,
including the right of the underwriters (if any) of any such offering to exclude
for marketing reasons some or all of the Registrable Securities from such
registration. The Company generally is required to pay all of the expenses
relating to the registration of the
 
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<PAGE>   76
 
Registrable Securities, except for the Rights Holders' share of any underwriting
discounts and commissions. The Registration Rights Agreement prohibits the
Company from granting any new registration rights under the Securities Act that
would adversely impact the rights of the Rights Holders. Substantially all of
the 1,206,807 shares of Common Stock being offered by the Selling Shareholders
in the Equity Offering are being registered and sold pursuant to the
Registration Rights Agreement for the account of the Rights Holders. See
"Security Ownership of Management and Principal and Selling Shareholders."
 
TRANSFER AGENT AND REGISTRAR
 
     The Transfer Agent and Registrar for the Common Stock is Harris Trust
Company of New York.
 
PROVISIONS HAVING POSSIBLE ANTI-TAKEOVER EFFECT
 
     The Company's Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws contain certain
provisions that are intended to enhance the likelihood of continuity and
stability in the composition of the Board of Directors of the Company and in the
policies formulated by the Board and to discourage certain types of transactions
which may involve an actual or threatened change of control of the Company. The
provisions are designed to reduce the vulnerability of the Company to an
unsolicited proposal for a takeover of the Company that does not contemplate the
acquisition of all of its outstanding shares or an unsolicited proposal for the
restructuring or sale of all or part of the Company. The provisions also are
intended to discourage certain tactics that may be used in proxy fights.
 
     The Board will have the authority, without further action by the
shareholders, to issue up to 560,600 shares of the Company's preferred stock in
one or more series and to fix the rights, preferences, privileges and
restrictions thereof, and to issue over 9,000,000 additional shares of Common
Stock after the Equity Offering. The issuance of the Company's preferred stock
or additional shares of Common Stock could adversely affect the voting power of
the purchasers of Common Stock in the Equity Offering and could have the effect
of delaying, deferring or preventing a change in control of the Company.
 
     The Articles of Incorporation also provide that, subject to the terms of
any outstanding preferred stock, any action required or permitted to be taken by
the shareholders of the Company must be taken at a duly called annual or special
meeting of shareholders and may not be taken by written consent unless
previously approved by a majority of the entire Board. In addition, special
meetings may be called only by the President, the Board or by holders of 20% or
more of the combined voting power of the then outstanding shares of capital
stock entitled to vote at the proposed special meeting.
 
     Upon a change of control of the Company, holders of the Notes will have the
right to require the Company to purchase the Notes at a price equal to 101% of
the aggregate principal amount thereof, together with accrued and unpaid
interest to the date of purchase.
 
INDEMNIFICATION OF OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS; LIMITATION OF DIRECTOR LIABILITY
 
     The Company has entered into indemnification agreements with all of its
directors and executive officers, which, among other things, indemnify directors
of the Company against liability arising from shareholder claims of a breach of
duty by a director if a director votes against a transaction that would result
in a change of control of the Company. The Articles of Incorporation also
provide that its directors shall not be liable for monetary damages caused by an
act or omission occurring in their capacity as directors. This provision does
not eliminate the duty of care, and, in appropriate circumstances, equitable
remedies such as injunctive or other forms of non-monetary relief will remain
available under Texas law. In addition, each director will continue to be
subject to liability for breach of the director's duty of loyalty to the
Company, for acts or omissions not in good faith or involving intentional
misconduct, for knowing violations of law, for actions leading to improper
personal benefit to a director and for acts or omissions for which a director is
made expressly liable by applicable statute, such as the improper payment of
dividends. The limitations on liability provided for in the Articles of
Incorporation do not restrict the availability of non-monetary remedies and do
not affect a director's responsibilities under any other law, such as the
federal securities laws or state or federal environmental laws. The Company
believes that these provisions will assist the Company in attracting and
retaining qualified individuals to serve as executive officers and directors.
 
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                                  UNDERWRITING
 
     Subject to the terms and upon the conditions set forth in the Underwriting
Agreement, the Company has agreed to sell to Jefferies & Company, Inc. (the
"Underwriter"), and the Underwriter has agreed to purchase, the Notes at the
public offering price less the underwriting discount set forth on the cover page
of this Prospectus. At the request of the Company, the Underwriter has reserved
up to $5.5 million of the Notes offered hereby for sale at the initial public
offering price to one or more affiliates of RIMCO Associates, Inc., which has
expressed an interest in purchasing Notes. In addition, up to 200,000 shares of
the Common Stock offered in the Equity Offering have been reserved for sale at
the initial public offering price to one or more affiliates of RIMCO Associates,
Inc., which has expressed an interest in purchasing shares of Common Stock. The
amount of Notes and the number of shares of Common Stock available to the
general public will be reduced to the extent one or more affiliates of RIMCO
Associates, Inc. purchases the reserved Notes and shares of Common Stock.
 
     The Underwriting Agreement provides that the obligation of the Underwriter
to purchase the Notes offered hereby is subject to certain conditions. Under the
terms and upon the conditions of the Underwriting Agreement, the Underwriter is
committed to purchase all of the Notes offered hereby, if any are purchased. The
Underwriter proposes to offer the Notes to the public initially at the public
offering price set forth on the cover of this Prospectus. After the initial
public offering of the Notes, the public offering price may be changed by the
Underwriter.
 
   
     Prior to the Debt Offering, there has been no public market for the Notes.
The initial public offering price for the Notes was determined by negotiations
between the Company and the Underwriter. Among the principal factors considered
in such negotiations were the financial strength of the Company in recent
periods, prevailing economic prospects, debt offerings of companies in related
businesses, the prospects for the Company and the well servicing industry, and
the general conditions prevailing in the securities markets. The Underwriter
does not intend to confirm sales of the Notes to any accounts over which it
exercises discretionary authority.
    
 
     The Company has agreed to indemnify the Underwriter against certain
liabilities that may be incurred in connection with the offering of the Notes,
including liabilities under the Securities Act, or to contribute to the payments
that the Underwriter may be required to make in respect thereof.
 
     The Underwriter has advised the Company that it currently intends to make a
market in the Notes after the consummation of the Debt Offering, as permitted by
applicable laws and regulations; however, it is not obligated to do so, and any
such market-making, if commenced, may be discontinued at any time without
notice. Accordingly, there can be no assurance as to the liquidity of the
trading market for the Notes or that any active trading market for the Notes
will develop. See "Risk Factors -- Absence of Public Market for the Notes."
 
     The closing of Debt Offering is conditioned upon the simultaneous closing
of the Equity Offering and the Pride Acquisition.
 
     Jefferies & Company, Inc. has in the past provided investment banking
services to the Company and also acted as an underwriter in the IPO. Jefferies &
Company, Inc. performed investment banking services for the Company in
connection with the Well Solutions Acquisition in November 1994 for which
Jefferies & Company, Inc. received usual and customary fees in the amount of
$295,000. Jefferies & Company, Inc. paid to affiliates of Mr. Greenwood in the
year ended March 31, 1995, a finder's fee of $122,500 from the fee it received
from the Company in connection with the Well Solutions Acquisition. Jefferies &
Company, Inc. also has acted as financial advisor to the Company in connection
with the Pride Acquisition for which it will be paid a fee of approximately $1.2
million, and is being reimbursed for its reasonable out-of-pocket expenses in
connection therewith.
 
     Jefferies & Company, Inc. is serving as one of the representatives of the
underwriters for purposes of the Equity Offering. The underwriters of the Equity
Offering will receive customary compensation for such underwriting consisting of
the underwriting discount.
 
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                                 LEGAL MATTERS
 
     Certain legal matters with respect to the legality of the Notes offered
hereby will be passed upon for the Company by Jenkens & Gilchrist, A
Professional Corporation, Austin, Texas. Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P., Houston,
Texas, has acted as counsel for the Underwriter in connection with the Debt
Offering and will pass upon certain legal matters relating to the Debt Offering.
 
                                    EXPERTS
 
     The consolidated financial statements and schedule of the Company as of
March 31, 1995 and 1996 and for each of the years in the three-year period ended
March 31, 1996 included in this Prospectus and elsewhere in the Registration
Statement, of which this Prospectus constitutes a part, have been included
herein and in the Registration Statement in reliance upon the reports of KPMG
Peat Marwick LLP, independent certified public accountants, included elsewhere
herein and in the Registration Statement and upon the authority of said firm as
experts in accounting and auditing. The report of KPMG Peat Marwick LLP covering
the March 31, 1994, financial statements refers to a change in the method of
accounting for income taxes.
 
     The financial statements of the Taylor Acquisition Group as of December 31,
1994 and 1995 and for the years then ended have been audited by Chapman,
Williams & Co., Carthage, Texas, independent certified public accountants. Such
financial statements have been included herein and elsewhere in the Registration
Statement in reliance upon the report of said firm given upon their authority as
experts in accounting and auditing.
 
     The financial statements of the U.S. Land-Based Well Servicing Operations
of Pride as of December 31, 1994 and 1995 and for each of the years in the
three-year period ended December 31, 1995 have been audited by Coopers & Lybrand
L.L.P., independent accountants. Such financial statements have been included in
the Registration Statement in reliance upon the report of such firm given upon
their authority as experts in accounting and auditing.
 
     The financial statements of Well Solutions, Inc., as of March 31, 1994 and
1993 and for each of the three years in the period ended March 31, 1994, have
been audited by Arthur Andersen LLP, independent public accountants, as
indicated in their report with respect thereto, and are included herein in
reliance upon the authority of said firm as experts in giving such reports.
 
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                             AVAILABLE INFORMATION
 
     The Company is subject to the informational requirements of the Exchange
Act and in accordance therewith files reports, proxy and information statements,
and other information with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the
"Commission"). These reports, proxy and information statements, and other
information concerning the Company can be inspected and copied at the public
reference facilities maintained by the Commission at Room 1024, Judiciary Plaza,
450 Fifth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20549; and at the Commission's regional
offices at Suite 1400, Northwestern Atrium Center, 500 West Madison Avenue,
Chicago, Illinois 60661-2511 and at Seven World Trade Center, 13th Floor, New
York, New York 10048. Copies of such material can also be obtained from the
Commission at prescribed rates through its Public Reference Section at Room
1024, 450 Fifth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20549. In addition, such
materials filed electronically by the Company with the Commission are available
at the Commission's World Wide Web site at http://www.sec.gov. The Common Stock
is traded on the Nasdaq National Market and such reports, proxy and information
statements, and other information may be inspected at the Nasdaq Stock Market,
1735 K Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20006.
 
     The Company has filed with the Commission a Registration Statement on Form
S-1 under the Securities Act with respect to the securities offered hereby
(including all amendments and supplements thereto, the "Registration
Statement"). This Prospectus, which forms a part of the Registration Statement,
does not contain all the information set forth in the Registration Statement,
certain parts of which have been omitted in accordance with the rules and
regulations of the Commission. Statements contained herein concerning the
provisions of certain documents are not necessarily complete and, in each
instance, reference is made to the copy of such document filed as an exhibit to
the Registration Statement or otherwise filed with the Commission. Each such
statement is qualified in its entirety by such reference. For further
information with respect to the Company and the securities offered hereby,
reference is made to the Registration Statement, including the exhibits and
schedules thereto. The Registration Statement and the exhibits and schedules
thereto may be inspected, without charge, and copies may be obtained at
prescribed rates, at the public reference facilities and regional offices
referred to above.
 
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               DAWSON PRODUCTION SERVICES, INC. AND ACQUISITIONS
 
                   INDEX TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                              PAGE
                                                              ----
<S>                                                           <C>
Dawson Production Services, Inc.
  Independent Auditors' Report..............................  F-2
  Consolidated Balance Sheets at March 31, 1995 and 1996 and
     September 30, 1996
     (unaudited)............................................  F-3
  Consolidated Statements of Income for the years ended
     March 31, 1994, 1995 and 1996 and
     the six months ended September 30, 1995 and 1996
     (unaudited)............................................  F-4
  Consolidated Statements of Shareholders' Equity for the
     years ended March 31, 1994, 1995
     and 1996 and the six months ended September 30, 1996
     (unaudited)............................................  F-5
  Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the years ended
     March 31, 1994, 1995 and 1996
     and the six months ended September 30, 1995 and 1996
     (unaudited)............................................  F-6
  Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements............  F-7
 
U.S. Land-Based Well Servicing Operations of Pride Petroleum
  Services, Inc.
  Annual Financial Statements
     Report of Independent Accountants......................  F-19
     Combined Balance Sheet as of December 31, 1995 and
      1994..................................................  F-20
     Combined Statement of Operations and Changes in Owner's
      Equity for the years ended December 31, 1995, 1994 and
      1993..................................................  F-21
     Combined Statement of Cash Flows for the years ended
      December 31, 1995, 1994 and 1993......................  F-22
     Notes to Combined Financial Statements.................  F-23
  Interim Financial Statements (Unaudited)
     Combined Balance Sheet as of September 30, 1996 and
      December 31, 1995.....................................  F-31
     Combined Statement of Operations for the nine months
      ended September 30, 1996 and 1995.....................  F-32
     Combined Statement of Cash Flows for the nine months
      ended September 30, 1996 and 1995.....................  F-33
     Notes to Unaudited Combined Financial Statements.......  F-34
 
Taylor Acquisition Group
  Independent Auditor's Report..............................  F-36
  Combined Balance Sheet at December 31, 1994 and 1995 and
     June 30, 1996 (unaudited)..............................  F-37
  Combined Statement of Income (Loss) for the years ended
     December 31, 1994 and 1995 and the six months ended
     June 30, 1995 and 1996 (unaudited).....................  F-38
  Combined Statement of Cash Flows for the years ended
     December 31, 1994 and 1995 and
     the six months ended June 30, 1995 and 1996
     (unaudited)............................................  F-39
  Combined Statement of Changes in Stockholder's Equity for
     the years ended December 31, 1994 and 1995 and the six
     months ended June 30, 1996 (unaudited).................  F-40
  Notes to the Financial Statements.........................  F-41
 
Well Solutions, Inc.
  Report of Independent Public Accountants..................  F-48
  Balance Sheets at March 31, 1994 and 1993.................  F-49
  Statements of Income for the years ended March 31, 1994,
     1993 and 1992..........................................  F-50
  Statements of Shareholder's Equity for the years ended
     March 31, 1994, 1993 and 1992..........................  F-51
  Statements of Cash Flows for the years ended March 31,
     1994, 1993 and 1992....................................  F-52
  Notes to Financial Statements.............................  F-53
</TABLE>
 
                                       F-1
<PAGE>   81
 
                          INDEPENDENT AUDITORS' REPORT
 
The Board of Directors and Shareholders
Dawson Production Services, Inc.:
 
     We have audited the accompanying consolidated balance sheets of Dawson
Production Services, Inc. and subsidiaries as of March 31, 1995 and 1996, and
the related consolidated statements of income, shareholders' equity, and cash
flows for each of the years in the three-year period ended March 31, 1996. These
consolidated financial statements are the responsibility of the Company's
management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these consolidated
financial statements based on our audits.
 
     We conducted our audits in accordance with generally accepted auditing
standards. Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain
reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material
misstatement. An audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting
the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. An audit also includes
assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by
management, as well as evaluating the overall financial statement presentation.
We believe that our audits provide a reasonable basis for our opinion.
 
     In our opinion, the consolidated financial statements referred to above
present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of Dawson
Production Services, Inc. and subsidiaries as of March 31, 1995 and 1996, and
the results of their operations and their cash flows for each of the years in
the three-year period ended March 31, 1996, in conformity with generally
accepted accounting principles.
 
     As discussed in note 1 to the consolidated financial statements, the
Company changed its method of accounting for income taxes in fiscal 1994.
 
                                            KPMG Peat Marwick LLP
 
San Antonio, Texas
June 11, 1996, except as
  to note (14) which is as
  of December 23, 1996
 
                                       F-2
<PAGE>   82
 
                        DAWSON PRODUCTION SERVICES, INC.
 
                          CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                              MARCH 31,
                                                      --------------------------    SEPTEMBER 30,
                                                         1995           1996            1996
                                                      -----------    -----------    -------------
                                                                                     (UNAUDITED)
<S>                                                   <C>            <C>            <C>
                                             ASSETS
Current assets:
  Cash and cash equivalents.........................  $ 2,796,540    $13,863,108     $ 9,364,032
  Trade receivables (net of allowance for doubtful
     accounts of $348,052, $290,839 and $307,236,
     respectively)..................................    8,243,705      8,773,156      13,687,635
  Other receivables.................................      200,247         95,202         281,536
  Income taxes receivable...........................      294,215        740,768         290,768
  Prepaid expenses and other........................      143,985        215,497         882,996
                                                      -----------    -----------     -----------
          Total current assets......................   11,678,692     23,687,731      24,506,967
Net property and equipment, substantially all
  pledged (notes 4 and 5)...........................   25,320,908     29,114,671      39,209,362
Goodwill and other assets...........................    3,525,787      3,565,555      10,375,613
                                                      -----------    -----------     -----------
          Total assets..............................  $40,525,387    $56,367,957     $74,091,942
                                                      ===========    ===========     ===========
                              LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
Current liabilities:
  Accounts payable..................................  $ 2,929,186    $ 2,909,390     $ 4,114,105
  Accrued liabilities...............................    2,315,621      2,825,926       3,237,185
  Current portion of long-term debt (note 4)........    1,611,289         20,055       9,246,947
  Current portion of obligations under capital
     leases (note 5)................................      372,308      1,167,384       1,707,665
                                                      -----------    -----------     -----------
          Total current liabilities.................    7,228,404      6,922,755      18,305,902
                                                      -----------    -----------     -----------
Long-term debt, net of current portion (note 4).....   15,477,990      1,530,903       3,130,100
Obligations under capital leases, net of current
  portion (note 5)..................................      511,254      2,163,610       1,478,405
Deferred income taxes (note 8)......................      846,072         56,310       3,244,169
Minority interest...................................    5,353,511             --              --
Mandatorily redeemable Series A preferred stock, no
  par value, 80,800 shares issued and outstanding in
  1995 (note 3).....................................    1,010,000             --              --
Shareholders' equity (notes 6 and 7):
  Preferred stock, no par value 560,600 shares
     authorized, none issued and outstanding........           --             --              --
  Common stock, $.01 par value, 20,560,600 shares
     authorized, 1,682,827, 6,382,526 and 6,391,126
     issued, respectively, and 1,681,610, 6,382,526
     and 6,391,126 outstanding, respectively........       16,828         63,826          63,912
  Paid-in capital...................................    6,610,595     41,458,254      41,522,152
  Retained earnings.................................    3,543,271      4,314,177       6,489,180
  Notes receivable from officers....................      (66,878)      (141,878)       (141,878)
                                                      -----------    -----------     -----------
                                                       10,103,816     45,694,379      47,933,366
  Less treasury common stock, at cost...............       (5,660)            --              --
                                                      -----------    -----------     -----------
          Total shareholders' equity................   10,098,156     45,694,379      47,933,366
Commitments and contingencies (note 11).............
                                                      -----------    -----------     -----------
          Total liabilities and shareholders'
            equity..................................  $40,525,387    $56,367,957     $74,091,942
                                                      ===========    ===========     ===========
</TABLE>
 
          See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements.
 
                                       F-3
<PAGE>   83
 
                        DAWSON PRODUCTION SERVICES, INC.
 
                       CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                                                         SIX MONTHS ENDED
                                                    YEARS ENDED MARCH 31,                  SEPTEMBER 30,
                                           ---------------------------------------   -------------------------
                                              1994          1995          1996          1995          1996
                                           -----------   -----------   -----------   -----------   -----------
                                                                                            (UNAUDITED)
<S>                                        <C>           <C>           <C>           <C>           <C>
Revenues.................................  $27,942,484   $36,004,700   $52,391,307   $25,888,387   $33,811,434
                                           -----------   -----------   -----------   -----------   -----------
Costs and expenses:
  Operating..............................   19,936,624    24,240,773    34,319,579    16,875,158    21,893,507
  General and administrative.............    3,854,336     5,573,978     8,937,502     4,238,011     5,468,804
  Depreciation and amortization..........    1,706,856     2,607,837     4,396,574     2,016,424     2,875,974
                                           -----------   -----------   -----------   -----------   -----------
          Total costs and expenses.......   25,497,816    32,422,588    47,653,655    23,129,593    30,238,285
                                           -----------   -----------   -----------   -----------   -----------
          Operating income...............    2,444,668     3,582,112     4,737,652     2,758,794     3,573,149
                                           -----------   -----------   -----------   -----------   -----------
Other income and expenses:
  Interest expense.......................      281,977       789,276     1,847,678       952,872       296,022
  Other income, net......................      (60,530)      (40,939)     (129,494)      (27,207)     (251,820)
                                           -----------   -----------   -----------   -----------   -----------
          Total other income and
            expenses.....................      221,447       748,337     1,718,184       925,665        44,202
                                           -----------   -----------   -----------   -----------   -----------
          Income before minority
            interest, income taxes,
            extraordinary item and
            cumulative effect of change
            in accounting principle......    2,223,221     2,833,775     3,019,468     1,833,129     3,528,947
Minority interest in consolidated
  subsidiary.............................      901,707     1,091,717       937,164       787,001            --
                                           -----------   -----------   -----------   -----------   -----------
Income before income taxes, extraordinary
  item and cumulative effect of change in
  accounting principle...................    1,321,514     1,742,058     2,082,304     1,046,128     3,528,947
Provision for income taxes (note 8):           525,281       680,822       709,306       398,000     1,353,944
                                           -----------   -----------   -----------   -----------   -----------
Income before extraordinary item and
  cumulative effect of change in
  accounting principle...................      796,233     1,061,236     1,372,998       648,128     2,175,003
Extraordinary item.......................           --            --      (513,819)           --            --
Cumulative effect of change in accounting
  principle..............................      (92,202)           --            --            --            --
                                           -----------   -----------   -----------   -----------   -----------
Net income...............................      704,031     1,061,236       859,179       648,128     2,175,003
                                           -----------   -----------   -----------   -----------   -----------
Preferred stock dividends................      101,007       101,007        88,273        50,086            --
                                           -----------   -----------   -----------   -----------   -----------
Net income applicable to common stock....  $   603,024   $   960,229   $   770,906   $   598,042   $ 2,175,003
                                           ===========   ===========   ===========   ===========   ===========
Earnings per common share:
  Primary:
  Income before extraordinary item and
     cumulative effect of change in
     accounting principle................  $      0.34   $      0.45   $      0.44   $      0.25   $      0.33
  Extraordinary item.....................           --            --         (0.17)           --            --
  Cumulative effect of change in
     accounting principle................        (0.05)           --            --            --            --
                                           -----------   -----------   -----------   -----------   -----------
     Net income..........................  $      0.29   $      0.45   $      0.27   $      0.25   $      0.33
                                           ===========   ===========   ===========   ===========   ===========
  Average number of shares outstanding...    2,052,168     2,155,380     2,931,234     2,384,359     6,510,428
                                           ===========   ===========   ===========   ===========   ===========
  Fully diluted:
  Income before extraordinary item and
     cumulative effect of change in
     accounting principle................  $      0.33   $      0.42   $      0.43   $      0.23   $      0.33
  Extraordinary item.....................           --            --         (0.16)           --            --
  Cumulative effect of change in
     accounting principle................        (0.04)           --            --            --            --
                                           -----------   -----------   -----------   -----------   -----------
  Net income.............................  $      0.29   $      0.42   $      0.27   $      0.23   $      0.33
                                           ===========   ===========   ===========   ===========   ===========
  Average number of shares outstanding...    2,450,791     2,648,740     3,207,622     3,095,826     6,527,796
                                           ===========   ===========   ===========   ===========   ===========
</TABLE>
 
          See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements.
 
                                       F-4
<PAGE>   84
 
                        DAWSON PRODUCTION SERVICES, INC.
 
                CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                     COMMON STOCK                                                         NOTES         TOTAL
                                  -------------------                   TREASURY STOCK                  RECEIVABLE     SHARE-
                                   ISSUED                 PAID-IN     ------------------    RETAINED       FROM       HOLDERS'
                                   SHARES     AMOUNTS     CAPITAL     SHARES    AMOUNTS     EARNINGS     OFFICERS      EQUITY
                                  ---------   -------   -----------   -------   --------   ----------   ----------   -----------
<S>                               <C>         <C>       <C>           <C>       <C>        <C>          <C>          <C>
BALANCES AT MARCH 31, 1993......  1,298,548   $12,985   $ 4,093,473    48,732   $(76,994)  $1,980,018    $      --   $ 6,009,482
  Issuance of common stock in
    lieu of interest payments...      2,150       22          7,478        --         --                        --         7,500
  Dividends on preferred stock,
    paid in common stock........      7,220       72         25,113        --         --      (25,185)          --            --
  Dividends on preferred stock,
    paid in cash................         --       --             --        --         --      (75,822)          --       (75,822)
  Conversion of subordinated
    convertible note into common
    stock.......................     18,430      184         74,816        --         --           --           --        75,000
        Net income..............         --       --             --        --         --      704,031           --       704,031
                                  ---------   -------   -----------   -------   --------   ----------    ---------   -----------
BALANCES AT MARCH 31, 1994......  1,326,348   13,263      4,200,880    48,732    (76,994)   2,583,042           --     6,720,191
  Purchase of treasury stock....         --       --             --    16,172    (72,264)          --           --       (72,264)
  Sale of common stock..........    282,536    2,826      2,248,576   (63,687)   143,598           --           --     2,395,000
  Dividends on preferred stock,
    paid in cash................         --       --             --        --         --     (101,007)          --      (101,007)
  Exercise of common stock
    warrants....................     57,818      578         86,300        --         --           --      (66,878)       20,000
  Conversion of subordinated
    convertible note into common
    stock.......................     16,125      161         74,839        --         --           --           --        75,000
        Net income..............         --       --             --        --         --    1,061,236           --     1,061,236
                                  ---------   -------   -----------   -------   --------   ----------    ---------   -----------
BALANCES AT MARCH 31, 1995......  1,682,827   16,828      6,610,595     1,217     (5,660)   3,543,271      (66,878)   10,098,156
  Dividends on preferred stock,
    paid in cash................         --       --             --        --         --      (88,273)          --       (88,273)
  Common stock issued --
    Initial public offering
      (note 6)..................  2,616,202   26,163     23,495,829        --         --           --           --    23,521,992
    Conversion of subordinated
      convertible note..........    371,232    3,712      2,546,288        --         --           --           --     2,550,000
    Issuance of common stock for
      minority interest.........  1,329,495   13,295      7,686,705        --         --           --           --     7,700,000
    Conversion of preferred
      stock to common stock.....    347,440    3,474      1,006,526        --         --           --           --     1,010,000
  Exercise of stock options.....     36,547      366         75,633        --         --           --      (75,000)          999
  Tax benefit realized from
    stock options...............         --       --         42,326        --         --           --           --        42,326
  Retirement of treasury
    stock.......................     (1,217)     (12)        (5,648)   (1,217)     5,660           --           --            --
        Net income..............         --       --             --        --         --      859,179           --       859,179
                                  ---------   -------   -----------   -------   --------   ----------    ---------   -----------
BALANCES AT MARCH 31, 1996......  6,382,526   63,826     41,458,254        --         --    4,314,177     (141,878)   45,694,379
(the following information is
unaudited)
  Exercise of stock options.....      8,600       86         63,898        --         --           --           --        63,984
        Net income..............         --       --             --        --         --    2,175,003           --     2,175,003
                                  ---------   -------   -----------   -------   --------   ----------    ---------   -----------
BALANCES AT SEPTEMBER 30,
  1996..........................  6,391,126   $63,912   $41,522,152        --         --   $6,489,180    $(141,878)  $47,933,366
                                  =========   =======   ===========   =======   ========   ==========    =========   ===========
</TABLE>
 
          See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements.
 
                                       F-5
<PAGE>   85
 
                        DAWSON PRODUCTION SERVICES, INC.
 
                     CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                                                                   SIX MONTHS ENDED
                                                            YEARS ENDED MARCH 31,                   SEPTEMBER 30,
                                                  -----------------------------------------   --------------------------
                                                     1994           1995           1996          1995           1996
                                                  -----------   ------------   ------------   -----------   ------------
                                                                                                     (UNAUDITED)
<S>                                               <C>           <C>            <C>            <C>           <C>
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:
  Net income....................................  $   704,031   $  1,061,236   $    859,179   $   648,128   $  2,175,003
  Adjustments to reconcile net income to net
    cash provided by operating activities:
      Minority interest in net income of
        subsidiary company......................      901,707      1,091,717        937,164       787,001             --
      Depreciation and amortization.............    1,706,856      2,607,837      4,396,574     2,016,424      2,875,974
      Allowance for doubtful accounts...........       97,088        157,921        (57,213)      (48,088)        53,603
      Common stock issued in lieu of interest
        payments................................        7,500             --             --            --             --
      Loss (gain) on sale of assets.............      (31,762)       (22,113)        95,351       (19,176)        81,826
      Increase in deferred income taxes.........      256,037         88,740        636,665        26,740        978,192
      Decrease (increase) in receivables........      286,786     (4,338,722)      (813,746)     (509,666)      (721,886)
      Decrease (increase) in prepaid expenses
        and other...............................       57,571        (11,802)       (71,512)     (604,779)      (463,526)
      Decrease (increase) in other assets.......      (50,202)      (129,336)       170,390        68,092         10,014
      Increase (decrease) in accounts payable...      339,887      1,823,552        (19,796)      184,904        378,408
      Increase (decrease) in income tax
        payable.................................      288,671       (288,671)            --      (184,375)       (17,980)
      Increase in accrued expenses..............      433,988      1,000,374        510,305       (38,762)      (506,176)
                                                  -----------   ------------   ------------   -----------   ------------
        Net cash provided by operating
          activities............................    4,998,158      3,040,733      6,643,361     2,326,443      4,843,452
                                                  -----------   ------------   ------------   -----------   ------------
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:
  Acquisitions..................................           --    (16,597,550)      (125,000)           --    (12,958,413)
  Additions to property and equipment...........   (1,235,963)    (2,567,230)    (4,522,765)   (2,689,532)    (2,236,135)
  Proceeds from sales of property and
    equipment...................................      160,227         65,644        281,841       195,578         65,428
                                                  -----------   ------------   ------------   -----------   ------------
        Net cash used in investing activities...   (1,075,736)   (19,099,136)    (4,365,924)   (2,493,954)   (15,129,120)
                                                  -----------   ------------   ------------   -----------   ------------
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:
  Long-term borrowings..........................      781,153     16,156,053      1,042,677       170,100      7,261,330
  Payments on short-term borrowings.............     (965,297)            --             --            --             --
  Payments on long-term debt....................   (1,058,147)    (2,027,649)   (14,058,284)     (781,757)      (462,451)
  Capital lease payments........................     (700,673)      (593,838)    (1,348,564)     (320,277)    (1,076,271)
  Sale of common stock..........................           --      2,395,000     23,521,992            --             --
  Exercise of common stock options and
    warrants....................................           --         20,000            999            --         63,984
  Tax benefit realized from stock options.......           --             --         42,326            --             --
  Cost of treasury stock purchased..............           --        (72,264)            --            --             --
  Cash dividends on preferred stock.............      (75,822)      (101,007)       (88,273)      (50,086)            --
  Investment in subsidiary by minority owner....           --      1,404,000             --            --             --
  Subsidiary distributions to minority owner....     (871,442)      (497,026)      (323,742)     (131,935)            --
                                                  -----------   ------------   ------------   -----------   ------------
        Net cash used in financing activities...   (2,890,228)    16,683,269      8,789,131    (1,113,955)     5,786,592
                                                  -----------   ------------   ------------   -----------   ------------
        Net increase (decrease) in cash.........    1,032,194        624,866     11,066,568    (1,281,466)    (4,499,076)
  Cash and cash equivalents at the beginning of
    the period..................................    1,139,480      2,171,674      2,796,540     2,796,540     13,863,108
                                                  -----------   ------------   ------------   -----------   ------------
  Cash and cash equivalents at the end of the
    period......................................  $ 2,171,674   $  2,796,540   $ 13,863,108   $ 1,515,074   $  9,364,032
                                                  ===========   ============   ============   ===========   ============
SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURES OF CASH FLOW
  INFORMATION:
  Cash paid for:
    Interest....................................  $   275,461   $    708,234   $  1,928,993   $ 1,058,823   $    261,681
    Income taxes................................      100,000        967,208        912,628       640,000        214,000
SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURES OF NON-CASH
  TRANSACTIONS:
  Assets acquired under capital leases..........      844,116        645,972      3,823,282       820,292        904,547
  Conversion of preferred stock to common
    stock.......................................           --             --      1,010,000        75,000             --
  Conversion of long-term debt to common
    stock.......................................       75,000         75,000      2,550,000            --             --
  Issuance of common stock for acquisition of
    minority interest...........................           --             --      7,700,000            --             --
  Issuance of notes payable for acquisition of
    business....................................           --      1,500,000             --            --      1,750,000
  Issuance of notes receivable for exercise of
    stock options...............................           --         66,878         75,000            --             --
</TABLE>
 
          See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements.
 
                                       F-6
<PAGE>   86
 
                        DAWSON PRODUCTION SERVICES, INC.
 
                 NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
 
(1) THE COMPANY AND SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES
 
     Dawson Production Services, Inc. (the Company) is engaged in the business
of providing workover rig services, liquid services and production services in
Texas and Louisiana. The Company's primary customers are oil and gas well
operators.
 
PRINCIPLES OF CONSOLIDATION
 
     The consolidated financial statements include the accounts of the Company
and its subsidiaries. All significant intercompany accounts and transactions
have been eliminated. (See note 2).
 
MANAGEMENT ESTIMATES
 
     The preparation of financial statements in conformity with generally
accepted accounting principles requires management to make estimates and
assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and
disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial
statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the
reporting period. While it is believed that such estimates are reasonable,
actual results could differ from those estimates.
 
CASH EQUIVALENTS
 
     For purposes of the statement of cash flows, cash and short-term
investments with an original maturity of three months or less from the date of
purchase are considered to be cash equivalents.
 
REVENUE RECOGNITION
 
     The Company generally recognizes revenue when services are rendered.
 
PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT
 
     Property and equipment are stated at cost. Major renewals and improvements
are capitalized and depreciated over the respective asset's useful life.
Expenditures for repairs and maintenance are charged to expense as incurred.
 
     Property and equipment are depreciated over their estimated useful lives on
the straight-line method as follows:
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                               ESTIMATED
                                                              LIFE (YEARS)
                                                              ------------
<S>                                                           <C>
Buildings...................................................        20
Well servicing equipment....................................      5-12
Vehicles....................................................       3-5
Office furniture and other equipment........................      5-12
</TABLE>
 
INCOME TAXES
 
     Effective April 1, 1993, the Company adopted the provisions of Statement of
Financial Accounting Standards (SFAS) No. 109, "Accounting for Income Taxes."
SFAS 109 requires a change from the deferred method of accounting for income
taxes of APB Opinion 11 to the asset and liability method of accounting for
income taxes. Under the asset and liability method of SFAS 109, deferred tax
assets and liabilities are recognized for the future tax consequences
attributable to temporary differences between the financial statement carrying
amounts of existing assets and liabilities and their respective tax bases.
Deferred tax assets and liabilities are measured using enacted tax rates
expected to apply to taxable income in the years in which those temporary
differences are expected to be recovered or settled. Under SFAS 109, the effect
on deferred
 
                                       F-7
<PAGE>   87
 
                        DAWSON PRODUCTION SERVICES, INC.
 
         NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS -- (CONTINUED)
 
tax assets and liabilities of a change in tax rates is recognized in income in
the period that includes the enactment date. In connection with the adoption of
SFAS 109, the Company recorded an adjustment to income of $92,202 which
represents the net increase of the deferred tax liability at April 1, 1993. Such
adjustment has been reflected in the 1994 statement of income as the cumulative
effect of change in accounting principle.
 
INTANGIBLE AND OTHER ASSETS
 
     Goodwill represents the excess purchase price over fair value of net assets
acquired and is amortized on a straight-line basis over twenty years from the
date of acquisition. Other assets consist principally of loan costs and are
amortized on a straight-line basis over the term of the loan.
 
     Intangible assets are reviewed for impairment whenever events or
circumstances provide evidence that suggests that the carrying amount of the
intangible asset may not be recoverable. The Company assesses the recoverability
of the intangible asset by determining whether the carrying amount of the
intangible asset can be recovered through projected undiscounted future cash
flows over the remaining amortization period.
 
FAIR VALUES OF FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS
 
     The Company's financial instruments consist primarily of short-term,
variable rate items or recently issued debt instruments for which management
believes fair value approximates carrying value.
 
TREASURY STOCK
 
     Treasury stock is recorded under the cost method.
 
EARNINGS PER SHARE
 
     Primary earnings per share is computed by deducting preferred dividends
from net income in order to determine net income attributable to common
shareholders. This amount is then divided by the weighted average number of
common shares outstanding and common stock equivalents.
 
     Earnings per share assuming full dilution is determined by dividing net
income plus tax effected convertible debt interest by the weighted average
number of common shares outstanding during the year after giving effect for
common stock equivalents arising from stock options and for convertible debt or
preferred stock assumed converted to common stock.
 
     Pursuant to Securities and Exchange Commission Staff Accounting Bulletin
No. 83, stock and stock options issued during the twelve months immediately
preceding the Company's initial public offering filing date including those
issued in connection with the minority interest acquisition (see note 2) have
been included in the calculation of common and common equivalent shares using
the treasury stock method and the anticipated public offering price as if they
were outstanding for all periods. Common stock equivalents resulting from the
conversion or exercise of convertible debt or preferred shares and other stock
options are excluded when their result is anti-dilutive.
 
RECLASSIFICATION
 
     Certain amounts, as previously presented, have been reclassified to conform
with the current year financial statement presentation.
 
                                       F-8
<PAGE>   88
 
                        DAWSON PRODUCTION SERVICES, INC.
 
         NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS -- (CONTINUED)
 
NEW ACCOUNTING PRONOUNCEMENTS
 
  Accounting for Asset Impairment
 
     During March 1995, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued
SFAS No. 121 "Accounting for the Impairment of Long-Lived Assets and for
Long-Lived Assets to Be Disposed Of." The Company adopted Statement 121
effective April 1, 1996. Statement 121 requires that long-lived assets and
certain identifiable intangibles to be held and used by an entity be reviewed
for impairment whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the
carrying amount of an asset may not be recoverable. This new pronouncement had
no material effect on the financial statements upon adoption.
 
  Accounting for Stock-Based Compensation
 
     In October 1995, the FASB issued SFAS No. 123, "Accounting for Stock-Based
Compensation," which sets forth alternative accounting and disclosure
requirements for stock-based compensation arrangements. SFAS 123 does not
rescind the existing accounting for employee stock-based compensation under APB
Opinion No. 25. Companies may continue to follow the current accounting to
measure and recognize employee stock-based compensation; however, SFAS 123
requires disclosure of pro forma net income and earnings per share that would
have been reported under the "fair value" based recognition provisions of SFAS
123. The Company has elected to continue to follow the provisions of APB Opinion
No. 25 for employee stock-based compensation and will disclose the pro forma
information required under SFAS 123 beginning with its consolidated financial
statements for the year ending March 31, 1997.
 
CONCENTRATION OF CREDIT RISK
 
     Financial instruments which potentially subject the Company to
concentrations of credit risk consist primarily of temporary cash investments
and trade receivables. The Company places its temporary cash investments in U.S.
Government securities and in other high quality financial instruments. By policy
the Company limits the amount of credit exposure to any one financial
institution or issuer. The Company's customer base consists primarily of
independent oil and natural gas producers. During the year ended March 31, 1994
no single customer accounted for 10% or more of the Company's total revenues.
During the years ended March 31, 1995 and 1996, sales to the Company's largest
customer accounted for approximately 16% and 24%, respectively, of the Company's
total operating revenues.
 
UNAUDITED INFORMATION
 
     The consolidated financial statements as of September 30, 1996 and for the
six months ended September 30, 1996 and 1995, and related footnote disclosures
to the extent they relate to such periods, have been prepared in accordance with
generally accepted accounting principles for interim financial information and
are unaudited. Accordingly, such data does not include all of the information
and footnotes required by generally accepted accounting principles for complete
financial statements. In the opinion of management, all adjustments (consisting
only of normal recurring adjustments) considered necessary for a fair
presentation have been included. Operating results for the six months ended
September 30, 1996 are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be
expected for the year ending March 31, 1997.
 
(2) ACQUISITIONS
 
WELL SOLUTIONS, INC.
 
     On November 30, 1994, the Company acquired substantially all of the
property and equipment of Well Solutions, Inc. (Well Solutions), a company
engaged in providing oilfield services, for an aggregate purchase price of
$18,097,550, consisting of $15,895,733 in cash, a convertible note payable of
$1,500,000 and closing costs of $701,817. The acquisition has been accounted for
as a purchase and, accordingly, the operating results
 
                                       F-9
<PAGE>   89
 
                        DAWSON PRODUCTION SERVICES, INC.
 
         NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS -- (CONTINUED)
 
of Well Solutions have been included in the Company's consolidated statements of
income since the date of acquisition. The excess of the aggregate purchase price
over the fair market value of the net assets acquired was recognized as goodwill
and is being amortized over 20 years. The fair value of assets acquired,
including goodwill of $2,451,818, was $18,534,355 and liabilities assumed
totaled $436,805. The funds used to acquire Well Solutions were provided by
long-term borrowings, proceeds of sales of common stock and subordinated debt
and cash from operations.
 
TAYLOR COMPANIES, INC.
 
     Effective July 29, 1996, the Company acquired all of the issued and
outstanding stock of Taylor Companies, Inc. for an aggregate purchase price of
$12,750,000, consisting of $11,000,000 in cash and a $1,750,000 subordinated
promissory note payable to the selling shareholders. Goodwill recognized on this
transaction amounted to approximately $6,690,000, which is being amortized over
a twenty-year period. The Company reported this acquisition and related pro
forma effects on a current report Form 8-K.
 
     Assuming the purchase of Taylor Companies, Inc. had been consummated as of
the beginning of the fiscal year 1996, unaudited pro forma operating results of
the Company would be as follows:
 
<TABLE>
<S>                                                           <C>
Revenues....................................................  $69,104,000
Net income (loss)...........................................  $  (363,000)
Primary earnings (loss) per share...........................  $     (0.15)
Fully diluted earnings (loss) per share.....................  $     (0.15)
</TABLE>
 
     The pro forma results of operations are not necessarily indicative of the
actual results of operations that would have occurred had the purchase been made
at the beginning of the respective period.
 
  OTHER ACQUISITIONS:
 
     Effective November 1, 1995, the Company acquired the 39% minority interest
in the Company's subsidiary, Dawson WellTech, L.C., from WellTech, Inc. in
exchange for the issuance to WellTech, Inc. of 1,329,495 shares of common stock
for a total purchase price of $7,700,000 based on an independent appraisal of
the common stock. Goodwill recognized on this transaction amounted to $384,847
and is being amortized over 20 years.
 
     Effective March 1, 1996, the Company acquired a portion of the assets of a
small company in Giddings, Texas for an aggregate purchase price of
approximately $1,248,000, consisting of $125,000 in cash and $1,123,000 in
capital leases and a note payable. Goodwill recognized on this transaction
amounted to $97,000 and is being amortized over 20 years.
 
     In April 1996, the Company acquired the assets of two small production
testing companies in Louisiana. The aggregate purchase price was approximately
$673,000. Goodwill and a non-compete agreement were recognized on these
transactions which amounted to approximately $111,000. These items are being
amortized over 20 and five year periods, respectively.
 
     In May 1996, the Company acquired the Texas-based well servicing division
of a non-affiliated company. The aggregate purchase price was $779,000.
 
     In July 1996, the Company acquired the assets of a trucking company in
Louisiana. The aggregate purchase price was approximately $400,000. Goodwill
recognized on the transaction amounted to $50,000, which is being amortized over
a 20-year period.
 
     The acquisitions have been accounted for as purchases and, accordingly, the
operating results have been included in the Company's consolidated statements of
income since the dates of acquisition. Excluding the
 
                                      F-10
<PAGE>   90
 
                        DAWSON PRODUCTION SERVICES, INC.
 
         NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS -- (CONTINUED)
 
Taylor acquisition, the effect on results of operations would not have been
material if such acquisitions had occurred at the beginning of the year.
 
(3) MANDATORILY REDEEMABLE PREFERRED STOCK
 
     In October 1990, the Company issued 80,800 shares of 10% cumulative
convertible preferred stock for a total price of $1,010,000. Each preferred
shareholder was entitled to receive, in preference to common shareholders,
annual dividends in the amount of $1.25 per share, payable quarterly. At the
discretion of the Company, the dividends could have been declared in either cash
or common stock valued at $3.49 a share. Dividends were cumulative and accrued
from the date of the stock issuance. The Company declared dividends on the
preferred stock in the amount of $101,007 in the years ended March 31, 1994 and
1995 and $88,273 in the year ended March 31, 1996.
 
     Holders of the preferred stock elected to convert 20,200 shares of such
stock into 86,860 shares of common stock, effective October 18, 1995. Pursuant
to a November 1, 1995 Agreement for the Conversion of Securities (the
"Conversion Agreement"), the remaining 60,600 shares of preferred stock
converted into 260,580 shares of common stock effective February 19, 1996.
 
(4) NOTES PAYABLE AND LONG-TERM DEBT
 
     Long-term debt consists of the following:
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                                  MARCH 31,
                                                           ------------------------   SEPTEMBER 30,
                                                              1995          1996          1996
                                                           -----------   ----------   -------------
<S>                                                        <C>           <C>          <C>
Note payable to a bank with a fixed interest rate of
  10.81%. Principal payments of $154,762 plus interest
  are due monthly, with a balloon payment at maturity on
  November 28, 1999. Collateralized by substantially all
  of the Company's property, equipment and
  receivables............................................  $13,000,000   $       --     $        --
Promissory note payable to a bank bearing interest at
  7.53% per annum. Interest is due monthly; principal is
  due February 1997......................................           --           --       7,000,000
Subordinated convertible notes bearing interest at 10%.
  Interest is due quarterly, payable in cash or common
  stock at $6.98 per share at the Company's option;
  principal is due December 1, 1999. Convertible into
  344,000 shares of the Company's common stock...........    2,400,000           --              --
Convertible debenture bearing interest at 8%. Interest is
  due quarterly; principal is due November 30, 1999......    1,500,000    1,500,000       1,500,000
Subordinated promissory note payable to a former Taylor
  shareholder bearing interest at 8.0% per annum.
  Interest is due quarterly; principal is due in
  quarterly installments of $83,333......................           --           --       1,750,000
Subordinated convertible note bearing interest at 10%.
  Interest due quarterly, payable in cash or common stock
  at $5.23 per share at the Company's option; principal
  is due June 27, 1997...................................      150,000           --              --
Other notes payable to lenders and financing companies
  bearing interest at rates ranging from 6% to 10% due in
  monthly installments. Secured by various assets of the
  Company................................................       39,279       50,958       2,127,047
                                                           -----------   ----------     -----------
Total long-term debt.....................................   17,089,279    1,550,958      12,377,047
Less current portion.....................................    1,611,289       20,055       9,246,947
                                                           -----------   ----------     -----------
Long-term debt, net of current portion...................  $15,477,990   $1,530,903     $ 3,130,100
                                                           ===========   ==========     ===========
</TABLE>
 
                                      F-11
<PAGE>   91
 
                        DAWSON PRODUCTION SERVICES, INC.
 
         NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS -- (CONTINUED)
 
     In July 1996, to finance a portion of the Taylor acquisition, the Company
obtained a loan from a bank in the amount of $7.0 million. The promissory note
carries an annual interest rate of 7.75% and has a maturity date of March 31,
1997. In September 1996, the Company obtained a take-out commitment for a term
loan in the amount of $7.0 million to replace the promissory note. The Company
subsequently decided to not take advantage of the take-out commitment, and
accordingly, the promissory note has been included as current portion of
long-term debt at September 30, 1996.
 
     In September 1996, the Company signed a commitment letter for an
acquisition line of credit in the amount of up to $20.0 million and a working
capital line of credit with a maximum availability of the lesser of (i) $10.0
million or (ii) 80% of eligible accounts receivable that have been outstanding
less than 90 days. Borrowings under the acquisition line of credit would mature
seven years from the date of any such borrowings and would bear interest at a
per annum rate equal to the lesser of: (i) the prime rate of interest of the
bank as adjusted from time to time or (ii) a varying percentage ranging from 2%
to 3%, based on the total funded debt to cash flow ratio, over the 180-day LIBOR
rate of interest. From the third year until maturity, the acquisition line of
credit would be secured by assets of the Company with a loan to collateral value
ratio of not less than 70%. Borrowings under the working capital line of credit
would mature two years from the date of any such borrowings and would bear
interest at a per annum rate equal to the lesser of: (i) the prime rate of
interest of the bank as adjusted from time to time or (ii) a varying percentage
rate ranging from 1.75% to 2.75%, based on the total funded debt to cash flow
ratio, over the Company's choice of the 30-day, 90-day or 180-day LIBOR rate of
interest. The working capital line of credit would be secured by first lien
security interest on all the Company's accounts receivable and inventory. Under
terms of the commitment, the Company must maintain minimum working capital,
tangible net worth, current ratios and debt to capital ratios.
 
     The Company has requested from its bank a modification to the commitment
letter to increase the maximum availability of funds under the working capital
line of credit to the lesser of (i) $50.0 million or (ii) 80% of eligible
accounts receivable that have been outstanding less than 90 days. The Company
expects to receive a commitment from its bank to such increase.
 
     In March 1996, the Company elected to prepay the $13,000,000 note payable
to a bank. An extraordinary charge of $513,819 (net of income tax benefit of
$264,495) was incurred as a result of the early extinguishment of the note
payable.
 
     Scheduled maturities of principal for long-term debt based on balances
outstanding at March 31, 1996 are summarized as follows:
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
YEARS ENDING
 MARCH 31,                                                               TOTAL
- - ------------                                                           ----------
<S>          <C>                                                       <C>
   1997............................................................    $   20,055
   1998............................................................        21,292
   1999............................................................         9,611
   2000............................................................     1,500,000
                                                                       ----------
                                                                       $1,550,958
                                                                       ==========
</TABLE>
 
     The Company has a revolving line of credit with a bank in an amount not to
exceed $4,000,000, secured by the Company's receivables, expiring March 31,
1997. The Company has not drawn against the line of credit as of March 31, 1996
but has established a letter of credit in favor of its insurance carrier in the
amounts of $225,000 related to its workers compensation insurance program.
Borrowings against the line bear interest at the prime lending rate and there is
a commitment fee of 0.5% on unfunded amounts. The revolving line of credit
agreement requires the Company to maintain various loan covenants.
 
                                      F-12
<PAGE>   92
 
                        DAWSON PRODUCTION SERVICES, INC.
 
         NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS -- (CONTINUED)
 
     During the year ended March 31, 1994, 2,150 shares of common stock valued
at $7,500 were issued as payment of the interest on the $150,000 outstanding
under a $300,000 subordinated convertible note payable to a preferred
shareholder. The $150,000 subordinated note is convertible into common stock of
the Company beginning in August 1992 through August 1996 at conversion rates
varying from $4.07 to $5.81 per share. During each of fiscal 1994 and 1995,
$75,000 in principal amount of subordinated notes were converted into 18,430 and
16,125 shares of common stock. During fiscal 1996, $150,000 in principal amount
of subordinated notes were converted into 27,232 shares of common stock.
 
     Also, pursuant to the Conversion Agreement, $2.4 million of the Company's
subordinated debt converted into common stock at the rate of one share of common
stock for each $6.98 in principal amount of subordinated debt effective February
19, 1996.
 
(5) LEASES AND LEASE COMMITMENTS
 
     The Company leases vehicles and office equipment under capital leases.
Total assets recorded under capital leases at March 31, 1995 and 1996 are
$2,283,951 and $5,197,835, respectively. Amortization expense related to assets
held under capital lease for the years ended March 31, 1994, 1995 and 1996 was
$319,686, $357,363 and $243,558, respectively.
 
     The Company leases certain of its facilities under operating leases. Lease
terms generally range from one to five years. Rent expense for the years ended
March 31, 1994, 1995 and 1996 was approximately $144,830, $174,175 and $251,556,
respectively.
 
     Future minimum lease payments as of March 31, 1996 are as follows:
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                        YEAR ENDING                            CAPITAL      OPERATING
                         MARCH 31,                              LEASES       LEASES
                        -----------                           ----------    ---------
<S>                                                           <C>           <C>
1997........................................................  $1,406,027    $163,612
1998........................................................   1,096,233     150,412
1999........................................................     773,466      95,562
2000........................................................     429,837      80,262
2001........................................................     179,986      13,377
                                                              ----------    --------
Total minimum lease payments................................  $3,885,549    $503,225
                                                                            ========
Less amounts representing interest..........................    (554,555)
                                                              ----------
Present value of minimum lease payments.....................  $3,330,994
                                                              ==========
</TABLE>
 
(6) SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
 
  (a) Equity Offering
 
     In March 1996, the Company completed an initial public offering (the
"Offering") of 2,616,202 shares (net of 48 fractional shares paid in cash in
connection with the Recapitalization and Stock Split referred to below) of its
common stock for the purpose of raising funds to acquire additional businesses
and to retire debt. Net proceeds to the Company from the Offering, after
deduction of associated expenses, were approximately $23,522,000.
 
  (b) Recapitalization and Stock Split
 
     Effective January 17, 1996, the shareholders approved an amendment to the
Articles of Incorporation which, among other actions, increased the authorized
shares of all classes of capital stock to 20,560,600 and changed the par value
of the common stock to $.01 per share. Share and per share amounts for all
periods presented have been adjusted to reflect these changes. The Board of
Directors approved a 4.3-for-one stock
 
                                      F-13
<PAGE>   93
 
                        DAWSON PRODUCTION SERVICES, INC.
 
         NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS -- (CONTINUED)
 
split of the common stock which occurred on March 1, 1996. Share and per share
amounts for all periods presented have been adjusted to reflect this stock
split.
 
  (c) Treasury Stock
 
     During fiscal 1996, the Company retired all of the common shares held in
treasury. The cost of acquired shares in excess of par value has been charged to
additional paid-in capital.
 
(7) STOCK WARRANTS AND OPTIONS
 
     In fiscal 1995, 118,250 common stock warrants were issued by the Company to
several officers and directors of the Company. The warrants have an exercise
price of $4.65 per share. No warrants were exercised or granted during fiscal
1994. During fiscal 1995 and 1996, employees and officers of the Company
exercised their warrants to purchase 40,618 and 36,546 shares, respectively, of
common stock in exchange for notes payable to the Company of $66,878 and
$75,000. The notes are secured by the shares of common stock issued and the
personal guarantees of the officers receiving the stock.
 
     In October 1995, the Company adopted the 1995 Incentive Plan (the "1995
Plan"). Under the 1995 Plan, incentive options, non-statutory options,
restricted stock awards, and/or stock appreciation rights may be granted to key
employees, non-employee directors and consultants to purchase the Company's
common stock at prices not less than the fair market value at the time of grant,
which become exercisable as described in the respective Award Agreement.
Pursuant to the 1995 Plan, an aggregate of 537,500 shares of the Company's
common stock is available for issuance upon the exercise of such options, awards
and rights, which may be granted over a ten-year period. On October 6, 1995,
options to purchase 133,300 shares of common stock at $7.44 per share were
granted under the 1995 Plan.
 
     The following table summarizes the activity of stock options and warrants
granted by the Company:
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                                        WARRANT PRICE
                                                             SHARES       PER SHARE
                                                             ------     -------------
<S>                                                          <C>        <C>
OUTSTANDING, MARCH 31, 1994................................   94,364     $.23 to $2.33
  Granted..................................................  118,250             $4.65
  Exercised................................................  (57,818)   $1.16 to $1.65
  Cancelled................................................       --                --
                                                             -------    --------------
OUTSTANDING, MARCH 31, 1995................................  154,796     $.23 to $4.65
  Granted..................................................  133,300             $7.44
  Exercised................................................  (36,546)    $.23 to $2.33
  Cancelled................................................  (10,750)            $4.55
                                                             -------
OUTSTANDING, MARCH 31, 1996................................  240,800    $4.65 to $7.44
                                                             =======
EXERCISABLE AT END OF YEAR.................................   84,710
                                                             =======
</TABLE>
 
(8) INCOME TAXES
 
     The components of income tax expense applicable to continuing operations
are as follows:
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                          YEARS ENDED MARCH 31,
                                                     --------------------------------
                                                       1994        1995        1996
                                                     --------    --------    --------
<S>                                                  <C>         <C>         <C>
Current............................................  $454,989    $592,082    $     --
Deferred...........................................    70,292      88,740     709,306
                                                     --------    --------    --------
                                                     $525,281    $680,822    $709,306
                                                     ========    ========    ========
</TABLE>
 
                                      F-14
<PAGE>   94
 
                        DAWSON PRODUCTION SERVICES, INC.
 
         NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS -- (CONTINUED)
 
     As discussed in note 1, the Company adopted SFAS 109 effective April 1,
1993. Income taxes for financial reporting purposes differs from the amount
computed by applying the statutory federal income tax rate of 34% to income
before income taxes as follows:
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                          YEARS ENDED MARCH 31,
                                                     --------------------------------
                                                       1994        1995        1996
                                                     --------    --------    --------
<S>                                                  <C>         <C>         <C>
Expected tax expense at U.S. statutory rate........  $449,315    $592,300    $707,984
Expenses not deductible............................    15,858      11,220      35,501
State income taxes, net of federal effect..........    45,663      47,190     (37,116)
Other..............................................    14,445      30,112       2,937
                                                     --------    --------    --------
Provision for income taxes.........................  $525,281    $680,822    $709,306
                                                     ========    ========    ========
</TABLE>
 
     The extraordinary loss of $513,819 in 1996 is net of deferred tax benefits
of $264,495.
 
     The tax effects of temporary differences that give rise to significant
portions of the deferred tax assets and deferred tax liabilities at March 31,
1995 and 1996 are presented below:
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                                 1995          1996
                                                              ----------    ----------
<S>                                                           <C>           <C>
Deferred tax assets:
  Allowance for uncollectible accounts receivable...........  $   71,020    $  109,065
  State deferred income taxes...............................      55,729            --
  Alternative minimum tax credit carryforwards..............      53,322       435,455
  Reserve for worker's compensation.........................          --       347,966
  Accrued bonuses...........................................          --       195,110
  Net operating loss carryforwards..........................          --     1,119,522
  Other.....................................................      54,309        12,456
                                                              ----------    ----------
          Total gross deferred tax assets...................     234,380     2,219,574
                                                              ----------    ----------
Deferred tax liabilities:
Property and equipment......................................     649,181     2,275,884
Investment in Dawson WellTech, L.C. ........................     431,271            --
                                                              ----------    ----------
          Total gross deferred tax liabilities..............   1,080,452     2,275,884
                                                              ----------    ----------
          Net deferred tax liability........................  $  846,072    $   56,310
                                                              ==========    ==========
</TABLE>
 
     The Company anticipates the reversal of existing taxable temporary
differences will provide sufficient taxable income to realize the benefits of
its deferred tax assets.
 
     For the year ended March 31, 1996, a decrease in deferred income tax
expense resulted primarily from the purchase of the remaining 39% interest in
the Company's majority owned subsidiary, Dawson WellTech, L.C. (note 2), a
reduction in deferred tax liabilities occurred of approximately $1,400,000 as a
result of the differences in basis of assets for financial reporting and income
tax purposes.
 
     At March 31, 1995 and 1996, the Company had $53,322 and $435,455 of
alternative minimum tax credit carryforwards available to reduce regular Federal
income taxes which have no expiration date. The Company also has a tax net
operating loss carryforward of approximately $3,000,000 for federal income tax
purposes which expires in 2010 and 2011. Changes in ownership, as defined by
section 382 of the Internal Revenue Code, will limit the utilization of net
operating loss carryforwards to $2,000,000 per year.
 
                                      F-15
<PAGE>   95
 
                        DAWSON PRODUCTION SERVICES, INC.
 
         NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS -- (CONTINUED)
 
(9) RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS
 
     The Company retains a company owned by a member of the Board of Directors
to provide consulting services and makes payments to that company upon
completion of various financing and acquisition transactions. Payments for fees
and expenses for the years ended March 31, 1994, 1995 and 1996 were $46,466,
$147,916 and $47,475, respectively. The payment for the year ended March 31,
1995 includes $122,500 paid as a finder's fee by an investment banking firm from
the fee it received from the Company in connection with an acquisition.
 
(10) EMPLOYEE BENEFIT PLANS
 
     The Company has a welfare benefit plan (the "Plan") to provide medical
benefits for eligible employees and their dependents. Contributions to the Plan
are made by the Company and covered employees. The Plan may be terminated at the
discretion of the Company. Contributions to the Plan in the amounts of $571,387
and $686,949 were made in fiscal 1995 and 1996, respectively.
 
     In fiscal 1993, the Company established a 401(k) savings plan. Eligible
employees can make contributions to the plan. The Company may, at its option,
match a portion of the contributions made by the employees. The Company matched
50% of employee contributions up to a limit of $500 per employee in fiscal 1994,
resulting in total payments of $50,140, which amounts were paid in fiscal 1995.
The Company did not match employee contributions made in fiscal 1995 or fiscal
1996.
 
(11) COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES
 
     Under the Company's worker's compensation insurance program, the Company
pays the first $300,000 of all claims with no aggregate limit in any one year.
Provision for claims under the program has been made in the financial statements
which represent the expected future payments based on the estimated ultimate
costs for incidents incurred through the end of each period. The insurance
carrier required the Company to make a deposit of $147,663. The deposit has been
included in other assets in the accompanying balance sheet. In addition, the
Company has established a letter of credit in favor of its respective insurance
carriers (note 4) and has entered into an agreement with an insurance carrier
for the guarantee of deductible reimbursement. The amount of the guarantee for
the year ended March 31, 1996 was $500,000.
 
     The Company is involved in various claims and legal actions arising in the
ordinary course of business. In the opinion of management, the ultimate
disposition of these matters will not have a material adverse effect on the
Company's consolidated financial position or results of operations.
 
                                      F-16
<PAGE>   96
 
                        DAWSON PRODUCTION SERVICES, INC.
 
         NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS -- (CONTINUED)
 
(12) SUPPLEMENTARY BALANCE SHEET DATA
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                                      MARCH 31,
                                                              --------------------------
                                                                 1995           1996
                                                              -----------   ------------
<S>                                                           <C>           <C>
Prepaid expenses and other:
  Prepaid expenses..........................................  $    22,479   $    108,957
  Other current assets......................................      121,506        106,540
                                                              -----------   ------------
          Total prepaids and other assets...................  $   143,985   $    215,497
                                                              ===========   ============
Property and equipment:
  Land......................................................  $    80,000   $    143,228
  Buildings.................................................      814,508      1,087,308
  Well servicing equipment..................................   28,266,102     31,946,106
  Automobiles, trucks and other vehicles....................    5,092,053      8,519,707
  Office furniture and other equipment......................      269,906        354,077
                                                              -----------   ------------
                                                              $34,522,569   $ 42,050,426
  Less accumulated depreciation and depletion...............   (9,201,661)   (12,935,755)
                                                              -----------   ------------
          Net property and equipment........................  $25,320,908   $ 29,114,671
                                                              ===========   ============
Goodwill and other assets:
  Goodwill (net of accumulated amortization of $120,274 and
     $216,716)..............................................  $ 2,484,280   $  2,059,696
                                                              -----------   ------------
  Other assets (net of accumulated amortization of $142,065
     and
     $248,392)..............................................      663,955      1,107,224
  Deposits and notes receivable.............................      377,552        398,635
                                                              -----------   ------------
                                                              $ 3,525,787   $  3,565,555
                                                              ===========   ============
Accrued liabilities:
  Accrued payroll...........................................  $   603,914   $    839,446
  Accrued insurance.........................................      808,941        927,911
  Other accrued expenses....................................      902,766      1,058,569
                                                              -----------   ------------
                                                              $ 2,315,621   $  2,825,926
                                                              ===========   ============
</TABLE>
 
(13) QUARTERLY RESULTS OF OPERATIONS (UNAUDITED)
 
     Summarized quarterly financial data for 1996 are as follows:
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                         FIRST        SECOND         THIRD        FOURTH
                                        QUARTER       QUARTER       QUARTER     QUARTER(a)
                                      -----------   -----------   -----------   -----------
<S>                                   <C>           <C>           <C>           <C>
Revenues............................  $12,647,883   $13,240,504   $13,058,459   $12,444,461
Operating income....................    1,338,895     1,419,899       921,093     1,057,765
Net income (loss)...................      326,146       321,982       211,756          (705)(a)
Earnings per share -- primary.......         0.12          0.12          0.06         (0.01)(a)
Earnings per share -- fully
  diluted...........................         0.12          0.12          0.06         (0.01)(a)
</TABLE>
 
- - ---------------
 
(a) See discussion at note 4 regarding extraordinary item.
 
                                      F-17
<PAGE>   97
 
                        DAWSON PRODUCTION SERVICES, INC.
 
         NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS -- (CONTINUED)
 
(14) RECENT DEVELOPMENTS -- ACQUISITIONS
 
     On November 1, 1996, Dawson signed a letter of intent to acquire the
oilfield service assets of Mobley Environmental Services, Inc. for $5,500,000.
These assets primarily relate to liquid services operations. Pending fulfillment
of certain conditions, the Company expects this acquisition to close during the
quarter ending March 31, 1997.
 
     On December 23, 1996, the Company entered into an Asset Purchase Agreement
pursuant to which the Company will acquire substantially all of Pride's U.S.
land-based well servicing assets for approximately $135,900,000 in cash. The
acquisition is expected to be financed through public offerings of senior
subordinated notes and common stock. The Company also expects the acquisition to
close during the quarter ending March 31, 1997.
 
                                      F-18
<PAGE>   98
 
                       REPORT OF INDEPENDENT ACCOUNTANTS
 
To the Shareholders and Board of Directors of Pride Petroleum Services, Inc.:
 
     We have audited the combined balance sheet of U.S. Land-Based Well
Servicing Operations of Pride Petroleum Services, Inc. (the "Division") as of
December 31, 1995 and 1994, and the related combined statements of operations
and changes in owner's equity and cash flows for each of the three years in the
period ended December 31, 1995. These financial statements are the
responsibility of the Division's management. Our responsibility is to express an
opinion on these financial statements based on our audits.
 
     We conducted our audits in accordance with generally accepted auditing
standards. Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain
reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material
misstatement. An audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting
the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. An audit also includes
assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by
management, as well as evaluating the overall financial statement presentation.
We believe that our audits provide a reasonable basis for our opinion.
 
     In our opinion, the financial statements referred to above present fairly,
in all material respects, the combined financial position of the U.S. Land-Based
Well Servicing Operations of Pride Petroleum Services, Inc. as of December 31,
1995 and 1994, and the combined results of their operations and their cash flows
for each of the three years in the period ended December 31, 1995, in conformity
with generally accepted accounting principles.
 
     As discussed in Note 6 to the combined financial statements, the Division
changed its method of accounting for income taxes in 1993.
 
                                            COOPERS & LYBRAND L.L.P.
 
Houston, Texas
February 26, 1996 (except for the
second paragraph of Note 1 as to which the date
is December 23, 1996)
 
                                      F-19
<PAGE>   99
 
                   U.S. LAND-BASED WELL SERVICING OPERATIONS
                       OF PRIDE PETROLEUM SERVICES, INC.
 
                             COMBINED BALANCE SHEET
                                 (IN THOUSANDS)
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                                    DECEMBER 31,
                                                                --------------------
                                                                  1995        1994
                                                                --------    --------
<S>                                                             <C>         <C>
                                       ASSETS
CURRENT ASSETS
  Cash and cash equivalents.................................    $  1,253    $  1,154
  Trade receivables, net of allowance for doubtful accounts
     of $426 and $394, respectively.........................      16,055      14,167
  Parts and supplies........................................       2,098       1,586
  Deferred income taxes.....................................       2,333       3,858
  Other current assets......................................       2,145       1,548
                                                                --------    --------
          Total current assets..............................      23,884      22,313
                                                                --------    --------
PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT, at cost.............................     133,641     126,535
ACCUMULATED DEPRECIATION....................................     (90,717)    (91,825)
                                                                --------    --------
          Net property and equipment........................      42,924      34,710
                                                                --------    --------
OTHER ASSETS................................................       1,200         642
                                                                --------    --------
                                                                $ 68,008    $ 57,665
                                                                ========    ========
 
                           LIABILITIES AND OWNER'S EQUITY
 
CURRENT LIABILITIES
  Accounts payable..........................................    $  5,313    $  4,460
  Accrued expenses..........................................       7,993       8,884
  Current portion of long-term debt.........................       3,132          --
                                                                --------    --------
     Total current liabilities..............................      16,438      13,344
                                                                --------    --------
OTHER LONG-TERM LIABILITIES.................................       2,804       4,645
LONG-TERM DEBT, net of current portion......................       8,028          --
DEFERRED INCOME TAXES.......................................      12,289       9,930
COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES
OWNER'S EQUITY..............................................      28,449      29,746
                                                                --------    --------
                                                                $ 68,008    $ 57,665
                                                                ========    ========
</TABLE>
 
     The accompanying notes are an integral part of the combined financial
                                  statements.
 
                                      F-20
<PAGE>   100
 
                   U.S. LAND-BASED WELL SERVICING OPERATIONS
                       OF PRIDE PETROLEUM SERVICES, INC.
 
                      COMBINED STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS AND
                           CHANGES IN OWNER'S EQUITY
                                 (IN THOUSANDS)
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                                  YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31,
                                                              -------------------------------
                                                                1995       1994        1993
                                                              --------    -------    --------
<S>                                                           <C>         <C>        <C>
REVENUES....................................................  $113,115    $95,860    $105,865
                                                              --------    -------    --------
COSTS AND EXPENSES
  Operating costs...........................................    86,177     76,820      85,984
  Depreciation and amortization.............................     5,385      4,919       5,092
  Selling, general and administrative.......................    14,504     12,772      13,333
                                                              --------    -------    --------
          Total costs and expenses..........................   106,066     94,511     104,409
                                                              --------    -------    --------
               Earnings from operations.....................     7,049      1,349       1,456
OTHER INCOME (EXPENSE)
  Other income (expense)....................................     1,260         11          13
  Interest expense..........................................      (821)        --          --
                                                              --------    -------    --------
          Total other income, net...........................       439         11          13
                                                              --------    -------    --------
EARNINGS BEFORE INCOME TAXES AND CUMULATIVE EFFECT OF CHANGE
  IN ACCOUNTING FOR INCOME TAXES............................     7,488      1,360       1,469
INCOME TAX PROVISION........................................     2,873        649         594
                                                              --------    -------    --------
NET EARNINGS BEFORE CUMULATIVE EFFECT OF CHANGE IN
  ACCOUNTING FOR INCOME TAXES...............................     4,615        711         875
CUMULATIVE EFFECT OF CHANGE IN ACCOUNTING FOR INCOME
  TAXES.....................................................        --         --       3,835
                                                              --------    -------    --------
NET EARNINGS................................................     4,615        711       4,710
NET TRANSFERS TO PARENT.....................................    (5,912)    (4,395)     (4,354)
OWNER'S EQUITY, BEGINNING OF YEAR...........................    29,746     33,430      33,074
                                                              --------    -------    --------
OWNER'S EQUITY, END OF YEAR.................................  $ 28,449    $29,746    $ 33,430
                                                              ========    =======    ========
</TABLE>
 
     The accompanying notes are an integral part of the combined financial
                                  statements.
 
                                      F-21
<PAGE>   101
 
                   U.S. LAND-BASED WELL SERVICING OPERATIONS
                       OF PRIDE PETROLEUM SERVICES, INC.
 
                        COMBINED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS
                                 (IN THOUSANDS)
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                                 YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31,
                                                              -----------------------------
                                                               1995       1994       1993
                                                              -------    -------    -------
<S>                                                           <C>        <C>        <C>
OPERATING ACTIVITIES
  Net earnings..............................................  $ 4,615    $   711    $ 4,710
  Adjustments to reconcile net earnings to net cash provided
     by operating activities --
     Depreciation and amortization..........................    5,385      4,919      5,092
     (Gain) loss on sale of assets..........................     (905)      (177)       407
     Deferred tax provision (benefit).......................    1,084        296       (548)
       Cumulative effect of change in accounting for income
          taxes.............................................       --         --     (3,835)
       Changes in assets and liabilities, net of effects of
          acquisitions:
          Trade receivables.................................      365        423      1,370
          Parts and supplies................................     (302)        23        (74)
          Other current and noncurrent assets...............     (681)       165       (207)
          Accounts payable..................................      155     (1,161)     1,360
          Accrued expenses and other........................   (3,492)      (237)      (400)
                                                              -------    -------    -------
            Net cash provided by operating activities.......    6,224      4,962      7,875
                                                              -------    -------    -------
INVESTING ACTIVITIES
  Purchase of net assets of acquired entities, including
     acquisition costs, less cash acquired..................   (1,990)        --         --
  Purchases of property and equipment.......................   (3,688)    (2,272)      (549)
  Proceeds from sale of property and equipment..............    1,340        304        231
  Other.....................................................     (110)        --         --
                                                              -------    -------    -------
            Net cash used in investing activities...........   (4,448)    (1,968)      (318)
                                                              -------    -------    -------
FINANCING ACTIVITIES
  Proceeds from debt borrowings.............................    6,600         --         --
  Reduction of debt.........................................   (2,023)        --         --
  Net transfers to Parent...................................   (6,254)    (4,306)    (9,330)
                                                              -------    -------    -------
            Net cash used in financing activities...........   (1,677)    (4,306)    (9,330)
                                                              -------    -------    -------
NET INCREASE (DECREASE) IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS........       99     (1,312)    (1,773)
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, beginning of period..............    1,154      2,466      4,239
                                                              -------    -------    -------
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, end of period....................  $ 1,253    $ 1,154    $ 2,466
                                                              =======    =======    =======
</TABLE>
 
     The accompanying notes are an integral part of the combined financial
                                  statements.
 
                                      F-22
<PAGE>   102
 
                   U.S. LAND-BASED WELL SERVICING OPERATIONS
                       OF PRIDE PETROLEUM SERVICES, INC.
 
                     NOTES TO COMBINED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
 
1. BASIS OF PRESENTATION
 
     The U.S. Land-Based Well Servicing Operations of Pride Petroleum Services,
Inc. (the "Division") consists of the U.S. land-based well servicing operations
of Pride Petroleum Services, Inc. (the "Parent"). In addition, the Division
provides hauling services and downhole tool rentals. The Division's operations
are located in the Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast, the Permian Basin areas of
West Texas and New Mexico and California, and are principally conducted through
various operating subsidiaries directly or indirectly owned by the Parent.
 
     On December 23, 1996, the Parent and Dawson Production Services, Inc.
entered into a Purchase Agreement whereby Dawson Production Services, Inc. will
acquire the operating subsidiaries comprising the Division for approximately
$135,900,000 in cash. The Parent will retain the Division's working capital
(other than parts and supplies), other long-term liabilities and long-term debt.
 
     The accompanying combined financial statements reflect the financial
position, results of operations and cash flows of these subsidiaries plus
certain allocable corporate activities of the Parent.
 
2. SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES
 
  Cash Equivalents
 
     For purposes of the combined balance sheet and combined statement of cash
flows, the Division considers highly liquid debt instruments having maturities
of three months or less at the date of purchase to be cash equivalents.
 
  Parts and Supplies
 
     Parts and supplies consist of spare rig parts and supplies held for use in
operations and are valued at the lower of weighted average cost or estimated
market value.
 
  Property and Equipment
 
     Property and equipment are carried at original cost or adjusted net
realizable value, as applicable. Major renewals and improvements are capitalized
and depreciated over the respective asset's useful life. Maintenance and repair
costs are charged to expense as incurred. During the years ended December 31,
1995, 1994 and 1993, maintenance and repair costs included in operating costs
were $10,640,000, $9,402,000 and $10,710,000, respectively. When assets are sold
or retired, the remaining costs and related accumulated depreciation are removed
from the accounts and any resulting gain or loss is included in income.
 
     For financial reporting purposes, depreciation of property and equipment is
provided using primarily the straight line method based upon expected useful
lives of each class of assets. Estimated useful lives of the assets for
financial reporting purposes are as follows:
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                              YEARS
                                                              -----
<S>                                                           <C>
Rigs and rig equipment......................................   5-17
Transportation equipment....................................   3- 7
Buildings and improvements..................................  10-20
Furniture and fixtures......................................      5
</TABLE>
 
                                      F-23
<PAGE>   103
 
                   U.S. LAND-BASED WELL SERVICING OPERATIONS
                       OF PRIDE PETROLEUM SERVICES, INC.
 
             NOTES TO COMBINED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS -- (CONTINUED)
 
  Revenue Recognition
 
     The Division recognizes revenue from domestic land well servicing
operations as services are performed based upon actual rig hours worked.
Revenues from related operations are recognized in the period in which such
services are performed.
 
  Income Taxes
 
     The Division joins with the Parent in filing a consolidated federal income
tax return. The Division records income tax expense as though it filed
separately. Effective January 1, 1993, the Division adopted the provisions of
Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 109, "Accounting for Income
Taxes" ("SFAS 109"). SFAS 109 requires recognition of deferred tax liabilities
and assets for the expected future tax consequences of events that have been
included in the financial statements or tax returns. Deferred tax liabilities
and assets are determined based on the difference between the financial
statement and tax bases of assets and liabilities using enacted tax rates in
effect for the year in which the asset is expected to be recovered or the
liability is expected to be settled.
 
  Concentration of Credit Risk
 
     Financial instruments which potentially subject the Division to
concentrations of credit risk consist principally of cash and trade receivables.
By policy, the Company limits the amount of credit exposure to any one financial
institution or issuer. The Division's customer base consists primarily of major
integrated oil companies and smaller independent oil and gas producers.
Management believes the credit quality of its customers is generally high. The
Division provides allowances for potential credit losses when necessary. Bad
debt expense was $174,000 and $116,000 for the years ended December 31, 1995 and
1993, respectively. The Division did not incur any bad debt expense during the
year ended December 31, 1994. During the years ended December 31, 1995, 1994 and
1993, no customer accounted for more than 10% of combined revenue.
 
  Management Estimates
 
     The preparation of financial statements in conformity with generally
accepted accounting principles requires management to make estimates and
assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and
disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial
statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the
reporting period. While it is believed that such estimates are reasonable,
actual results could differ from those estimates.
 
  Conditions Affecting Ongoing Operations
 
     Increases and decreases in domestic well servicing activity historically
have had a significant correlation with changes in oil and natural gas prices.
Domestic well servicing contracts are typically entered into for one or multiple
wells, but are typically short term and rig rates may be volatile.
 
                                      F-24
<PAGE>   104
 
                   U.S. LAND-BASED WELL SERVICING OPERATIONS
                       OF PRIDE PETROLEUM SERVICES, INC.
 
             NOTES TO COMBINED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS -- (CONTINUED)
 
3. PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT
 
     Property and equipment at December 31, 1995 and 1994 consists of the
following:
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                                 DECEMBER 31,
                                                              -------------------
                                                                1995       1994
                                                              --------   --------
                                                                (IN THOUSANDS)
<S>                                                           <C>        <C>
Land........................................................  $  1,448   $  1,330
Equipment...................................................   125,358    121,058
Buildings and leasehold improvements........................     3,690      2,849
Furniture and fixtures......................................       706        599
Construction-in-progress....................................     2,439        699
                                                              --------   --------
                                                               133,641    126,535
Accumulated depreciation....................................   (90,717)   (91,825)
                                                              --------   --------
                                                              $ 42,924   $ 34,710
                                                              ========   ========
</TABLE>
 
     Depreciation expense was $5,114,000, $4,556,000 and $4,642,000 for the
years ended December 31, 1995, 1994 and 1993, respectively.
 
4. ACQUISITIONS
 
     In March 1995, the Division acquired all of the outstanding capital stock
of X-Pert Enterprises, Inc. ("X-Pert") for aggregate consideration of
approximately $10,000,000, consisting of $3,000,000 cash, a note payable to the
selling shareholders in the amount of $5,964,000, and 200,000 shares of the
Parent's common stock.
 
     The assets acquired and liabilities assumed in the X-Pert acquisition were
as follows:
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                              ASSETS (LIABILITIES)
                                                              --------------------
                                                                 (IN THOUSANDS)
<S>                                                           <C>
Cash and cash equivalents...................................        $ 1,719
Trade receivables...........................................          2,254
Other current assets........................................             80
Property and equipment......................................         10,000
Other assets................................................            725
Accounts payable............................................           (648)
Accrued expenses............................................           (761)
Long-term debt..............................................           (569)
Deferred income taxes.......................................         (2,800)
                                                                    -------
                                                                    $10,000
                                                                    =======
</TABLE>
 
     Unaudited pro forma results of operations assuming the acquisition of
X-Pert had occurred on January 1, 1994, are as follows:
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                                  YEAR ENDED
                                                                 DECEMBER 31,
                                                              -------------------
                                                                1995       1994
                                                              --------   --------
                                                                (IN THOUSANDS)
<S>                                                           <C>        <C>
Revenues....................................................  $115,109   $110,679
Net Earnings................................................  $  4,720   $  2,167
</TABLE>
 
                                      F-25
<PAGE>   105
 
                   U.S. LAND-BASED WELL SERVICING OPERATIONS
                       OF PRIDE PETROLEUM SERVICES, INC.
 
             NOTES TO COMBINED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS -- (CONTINUED)
 
     The pro forma results of operations presented above do not purport to be
indicative of the results of operations of the Division that might have occurred
nor are they indicative of future results.
 
     Also in March 1995, the Division acquired substantially all of the assets
of a fluids hauling business for total consideration of $400,000, consisting of
$350,000 in cash and a note payable to the sellers in the amount of $50,000.
 
     Each of the acquisitions discussed above was recorded using the purchase
method of accounting. The operating results of each acquisition have been
included in combined results of operations from the date of acquisition.
 
5. DEBT
 
  Long-Term Debt
 
     Long-term debt at December 31, 1995 consists of the following:
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                                  AMOUNT
                                                              --------------
                                                              (IN THOUSANDS)
<S>                                                           <C>
Collateralized term loan....................................     $ 5,696
Notes payable...............................................         394
Note payable to selling shareholders........................       5,070
                                                                 -------
                                                                  11,160
Less current portion........................................       3,132
                                                                 -------
                                                                 $ 8,028
                                                                 =======
</TABLE>
 
     The collateralized term loan is due in annual installments through 1999,
bears interest at prime plus  1/2%, (9.0% as of December 31, 1995), and is
collateralized by certain equipment of the Division. Notes payable includes two
notes payable to lending institutions totaling an aggregate $344,000 which are
collateralized by certain property and equipment and a note payable in the
amount of $50,000 issued to the sellers of certain assets acquired by the
Company during the first quarter of 1995.
 
     In March 1995, the Company entered into a note payable to two individuals
in the amount of $5,964,000 as partial consideration for the acquisition of
X-Pert. The note bears interest at the rate of 8.5% per annum and is repayable
in quarterly installments through March 2000. The note payable to selling
shareholders is collateralized by certain of the property and equipment of the
acquired business.
 
     Future maturities of long-term debt are as follows:
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                                  AMOUNT
                                                              --------------
                                                              (IN THOUSANDS)
<S>                                                           <C>
1996........................................................      $3,132
1997........................................................       2,749
1998........................................................       2,742
1999........................................................       2,239
2000........................................................         298
</TABLE>
 
     The Division has obtained bank commitments which provide for guidance lines
of credit of $18,000,000. As of December 31, 1995, letters of credit totaling
$10,672,000 were outstanding thereunder. Cash and cash equivalents and a portion
of accounts receivable have been pledged as collateral pursuant to these credit
facilities.
 
                                      F-26
<PAGE>   106
 
                   U.S. LAND-BASED WELL SERVICING OPERATIONS
                       OF PRIDE PETROLEUM SERVICES, INC.
 
             NOTES TO COMBINED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS -- (CONTINUED)
 
     Based on rates currently available to the Parent for debt with similar
terms and remaining maturities, the Division believes that the recorded value of
long-term debt approximates fair market value at December 31, 1995.
 
6. INCOME TAXES
 
     Effective January 1, 1993, the Division adopted SFAS 109 and in connection
therewith recorded a non-cash gain in the amount of $3,835,000, which represents
the reduction of the deferred tax liability as of January 1, 1993. The gain has
been recorded in the combined statement of operations as "cumulative effect of
change in accounting for income taxes".
 
     The components of the provision for income taxes were as follows:
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                               YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31,
                                                              -------------------------
                                                               1995     1994     1993
                                                              -------   -----   -------
                                                                         (IN THOUSANDS)
<S>                                                           <C>       <C>     <C>
United States Federal:
  Current...................................................   $1,690    $333    $1,079
  Deferred..................................................    1,024     280      (518)
                                                               ------    ----    ------
                                                                2,714     613       561
                                                               ------    ----    ------
State:
  Current...................................................       99      20        63
  Deferred..................................................       60      16       (30)
                                                               ------    ----    ------
                                                                  159      36        33
                                                               ------    ----    ------
          Total income tax provision........................   $2,873    $649    $  594
                                                               ======    ====    ======
</TABLE>
 
     The difference between the effective federal income tax rate reflected in
the income tax provision and the amounts which would be determined by applying
the statutory federal tax rate to earnings before income taxes is summarized as
follows:
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                              YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31,
                                                              -----------------------
                                                              1995     1994     1993
                                                              -----    -----    -----
<S>                                                           <C>      <C>      <C>
U.S. statutory rate.........................................   34.0%    34.0%    34.0%
State and local taxes.......................................    2.0      2.0      2.0
Other (principally nondeductible expenses)..................    2.4     11.7      4.4
                                                               ----     ----     ----
Effective tax rate..........................................   38.4%    47.7%    40.4%
                                                               ====     ====     ====
</TABLE>
 
                                      F-27
<PAGE>   107
 
                   U.S. LAND-BASED WELL SERVICING OPERATIONS
                       OF PRIDE PETROLEUM SERVICES, INC.
 
             NOTES TO COMBINED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS -- (CONTINUED)
 
     The tax effects of temporary differences that give rise to significant
portions of the deferred tax liabilities and deferred tax assets as of December
31, 1995 and 1994 were as follows:
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                                 DECEMBER 31,
                                                              ------------------
                                                               1995       1994
                                                              -------    -------
                                                                (IN THOUSANDS)
<S>                                                           <C>        <C>
Deferred tax liabilities:
  Depreciation..............................................  $12,239    $ 9,848
  Other.....................................................       50         82
                                                              -------    -------
          Total deferred tax liabilities....................   12,289      9,930
                                                              -------    -------
Deferred tax assets:
  Insurance accruals........................................   (1,891)    (3,345)
  Bad debts.................................................     (153)      (142)
  Other.....................................................     (289)      (371)
                                                              -------    -------
          Total deferred tax assets.........................   (2,333)    (3,858)
                                                              -------    -------
Net deferred tax liability..................................  $ 9,956    $ 6,072
                                                              =======    =======
</TABLE>
 
7. EMPLOYEE BENEFITS
 
     The Parent has a salary deferral plan covering its employees, including
those of the Division, whereby employees may elect to contribute up to 15% of
their annual compensation. The Parent may at its discretion make matching
contributions with respect to an employee's salary contribution of up to $1,000
or 6% of compensation, whichever is less. Total expense charged to the Division
for the years ended December 31, 1995, 1994 and 1993, were $134,000, $87,000 and
$61,000, respectively.
 
8. COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES
 
     The Division is routinely involved in litigation incidental to its
business, which often involves claims for significant monetary amounts, some of
which would not be covered by insurance. In the opinion of management, none of
the existing litigation will have any material adverse effect on the Division's
financial position or results of operations.
 
     The Division is self-insured with respect to physical damage or loss to its
domestic vehicles, land rigs, and equipment (except for thirteen of its largest
land rigs). Thirteen of the Division's largest land rigs are insured, with
deductibles of generally $25,000 per occurrence. Presently, the Division has
insurance deductibles of $250,000 per occurrence for workers' compensation
claims, $100,000 per occurrence for automobile liability claims, and $100,000
for general liability claims. The Division further limits its exposure by
maintaining, together with the Parent, an accident and health insurance policy
with respect to its employees with a deductible of $10,000 per occurrence.
 
     In July 1995, one of the Division's land rigs was destroyed in an explosion
and fire. The damaged rig was covered by insurance and the Division received net
insurance proceeds, after repurchasing the salvage, of $1,094,000. The Division
recognized a gain from the insurance recovery of $1,049,000 which is included in
other income in the accompanying consolidated statement of operations.
 
     As of December 31, 1995 and 1994, the Division had accrued approximately
$5,916,000 and $9,706,000, respectively for estimated claims liabilities, of
which $3,112,000 and $5,217,000, respectively, was included in current
liabilities and $2,804,000 and $4,489,000, respectively, was reflected as other
long-term liabilities in the accompanying balance sheet.
 
                                      F-28
<PAGE>   108
 
                   U.S. LAND-BASED WELL SERVICING OPERATIONS
                       OF PRIDE PETROLEUM SERVICES, INC.
 
             NOTES TO COMBINED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS -- (CONTINUED)
 
     As of December 31, 1995, the Division had letters of credit outstanding
totaling $10,672,000. These letters of credit guarantee principally the funding
of the Division's share of insured claims. Cash and cash equivalents of the
Parent and a portion of trade receivables have been pledged as security for
these letters of credit. The credit facility provides flexibility to reduce the
pledge of the Parent's cash and cash equivalents by pledging additional trade
receivables.
 
     Due to the nature of the Division's business and the structure of its
insurance program, the occurrence of a significant event against which the
Division is not fully insured or a number of lessor events for which the
Division is insured, but subject to substantial deductibles, could significantly
impact the operating results of the Division for a given period.
 
     Rental expense for equipment, vehicles and various facilities of the
Division for the years ended December 31, 1995, 1994 and 1993 was $4,354,000,
$4,233,000 and $3,877,000, respectively. As of December 31, 1995, the Division
did not have any significant future minimum lease payments for operating leases
having initial or remaining noncancelable lease terms longer than one year. The
Division leases vehicles used in its operations under a revolving master lease.
Although any single lease is cancelable by the Division with 60 days notice, the
Division expects to incur this lease expense in increasing amounts for the
foreseeable future. Vehicle lease expense pursuant to the master lease
agreements included in the above rental expense for the years ended December 31,
1995, 1994 and 1993 was $2,218,000, $2,134,000 and $1,809,000, respectively.
 
9. RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS
 
     Selling, general and administrative expense includes allocation of
corporate costs from the Parent of approximately $4,000,000, $4,500,000 and
$4,600,000 for the years ended December 31, 1995, 1994 and 1993, respectively.
Those costs relate principally to financial, marketing, management information,
risk management, legal and human resource services and were allocated based on
estimates of time incurred or the cost of the service provided. Although
management believes such methods of allocation are reasonable, they are not able
to determine whether the allocations are indicative of actual expenses that
would have been incurred if the Division operated as a separate entity.
 
     The Division transfers underutilized equipment to the Parent from time to
time using the equipment's net book value. The amount of such transfers were
approximately $660,000, $489,000 and $529,000 for the years ended December 31,
1995, 1994 and 1993, respectively.
 
10. SUPPLEMENTAL FINANCIAL INFORMATION
 
  Other Current Assets
 
     Other current assets at December 31, 1995 and 1994 consists of the
following:
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                               DECEMBER 31,
                                                              ---------------
                                                               1995     1994
                                                              ------   ------
                                                              (IN THOUSANDS)
<S>                                                           <C>      <C>
     Other receivables......................................  $  821   $  383
     Prepaid expenses.......................................   1,324    1,165
                                                              ------   ------
                                                              $2,145   $1,548
                                                              ======   ======
</TABLE>
 
                                      F-29
<PAGE>   109
 
                   U.S. LAND-BASED WELL SERVICING OPERATIONS
                       OF PRIDE PETROLEUM SERVICES, INC.
 
             NOTES TO COMBINED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS -- (CONTINUED)
 
  Accrued Expenses
 
     Accrued expenses at December 31, 1995 and 1994 consists of the following:
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                               DECEMBER 31,
                                                              ---------------
                                                               1995     1994
                                                              ------   ------
                                                              (IN THOUSANDS)
<S>                                                           <C>      <C>
  Insurance (excluding the long-term portion of $2,804 and
     $4,489,
  respectively).............................................  $3,112   $5,217
  Payroll...................................................   3,454    2,008
  Taxes, other than income..................................   1,101    1,422
  Other.....................................................     326      237
                                                              ------   ------
                                                              $7,993   $8,884
                                                              ======   ======
</TABLE>
 
  Cash Flow Information
 
     Cash paid for interest and income taxes during the years ended December 31,
1995, 1994 and 1993 was as follows:
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                               YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31,
                                                              -------------------------
                                                              1995     1994      1993
                                                              -----   -------   -------
                                                                   (IN THOUSANDS)
<S>                                                           <C>     <C>       <C>
  Cash paid during the year for:
     Interest...............................................   $786    $   --    $   --
     Income taxes...........................................    500     1,893         2
</TABLE>
 
                                      F-30
<PAGE>   110
 
                   U.S. LAND-BASED WELL SERVICING OPERATIONS
                       OF PRIDE PETROLEUM SERVICES, INC.
 
                             COMBINED BALANCE SHEET
                      (IN THOUSANDS, EXCEPT SHARE AMOUNTS)
                                  (UNAUDITED)
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                              SEPTEMBER 30,    DECEMBER 31,
                                                                  1996             1995
                                                              -------------    ------------
<S>                                                           <C>              <C>
                                          ASSETS
CURRENT ASSETS
  Cash and cash equivalents.................................    $  1,638         $  1,253
  Trade receivables, net of allowance for doubtful accounts
     of $426 and $426, respectively.........................      17,451           16,055
  Parts and supplies........................................       2,045            2,098
  Deferred income taxes.....................................       1,796            2,333
  Other current assets......................................       4,323            2,145
                                                                --------         --------
          Total current assets..............................      27,253           23,884
                                                                --------         --------
PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT, at cost.............................     134,133          133,641
ACCUMULATED DEPRECIATION....................................     (91,092)         (90,717)
                                                                --------         --------
          Net property and equipment........................      43,041           42,924
                                                                --------         --------
OTHER ASSETS................................................       2,006            1,200
                                                                --------         --------
                                                                $ 72,300         $ 68,008
                                                                ========         ========
 
                              LIABILITIES AND OWNER'S EQUITY
CURRENT LIABILITIES
  Accounts payable..........................................    $  5,337         $  5,313
  Accrued expenses..........................................       3,988            7,993
  Current portion of long-term debt.........................       9,026            3,132
                                                                --------         --------
          Total current liabilities.........................      18,351           16,438
                                                                --------         --------
OTHER LONG-TERM LIABILITIES.................................       2,066            2,804
LONG-TERM DEBT, net of current portion......................      36,885            8,028
DEFERRED INCOME TAXES.......................................      11,384           12,289
COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES
OWNER'S EQUITY..............................................       3,614           28,449
                                                                --------         --------
                                                                $ 72,300         $ 68,008
                                                                ========         ========
</TABLE>
 
     The accompanying notes are an integral part of the combined financial
                                  statements.
 
                                      F-31
<PAGE>   111
 
                   U.S. LAND-BASED WELL SERVICING OPERATIONS
                       OF PRIDE PETROLEUM SERVICES, INC.
 
                        COMBINED STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS
                                 (IN THOUSANDS)
                                  (UNAUDITED)
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                               NINE MONTHS ENDED
                                                                 SEPTEMBER 30,
                                                              -------------------
                                                                1996       1995
                                                              --------    -------
<S>                                                           <C>         <C>
REVENUES....................................................  $ 87,290    $85,990
                                                              --------    -------
COSTS AND EXPENSES
  Operating costs...........................................    67,756     66,390
  Depreciation and amortization.............................     4,070      4,017
  Selling, general and administrative.......................    11,012     10,870
                                                              --------    -------
          Total costs and expenses..........................    82,838     81,277
                                                              --------    -------
            Earnings from operations........................     4,452      4,713
OTHER INCOME (EXPENSE)
  Other income..............................................       230      1,264
  Interest expense..........................................    (2,244)      (551)
                                                              --------    -------
          Total other income (expense), net.................    (2,014)       713
                                                              --------    -------
EARNINGS BEFORE INCOME TAXES................................     2,438      5,426
INCOME TAX PROVISION........................................     1,008      2,048
                                                              --------    -------
NET EARNINGS................................................     1,430      3,378
NET TRANSFERS TO PARENT.....................................   (26,265)    (7,574)
OWNER'S EQUITY, beginning of period.........................    28,449     29,746
                                                              --------    -------
OWNER'S EQUITY, end of period...............................  $  3,614    $25,550
                                                              ========    =======
</TABLE>
 
   The accompanying notes are an integral part of the consolidated financial
                                  statements.
 
                                      F-32
<PAGE>   112
 
                   U.S. LAND-BASED WELL SERVICING OPERATIONS
                       OF PRIDE PETROLEUM SERVICES, INC.
 
                        COMBINED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS
                                 (IN THOUSANDS)
                                  (UNAUDITED)
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                                 NINE MONTHS ENDED
                                                                   SEPTEMBER 30,
                                                                -------------------
                                                                  1996       1995
                                                                --------    -------
<S>                                                             <C>         <C>
OPERATING ACTIVITIES
  Net earnings..............................................    $  1,430    $ 3,378
  Adjustments to reconcile net earnings to net cash provided
     by operating activities --
       Depreciation and amortization........................       4,070      4,017
       Gain on sale of assets...............................        (251)      (906)
       Deferred tax provision...............................       2,974      1,057
       Changes in assets and liabilities, net of effects of
        acquisitions --
          Trade receivables.................................      (1,396)      (442)
          Parts and supplies................................          53       (358)
          Other current and noncurrent assets...............      (3,061)    (1,671)
          Accounts payable..................................          24      1,068
          Accrued expenses and other........................      (4,743)    (1,527)
                                                                --------    -------
            Net cash provided by operating activities.......        (900)     4,616
                                                                --------    -------
INVESTING ACTIVITIES
  Purchase of net assets of acquired entities, including
     acquisition costs, less cash acquired..................      (1,850)    (1,990)
  Purchases of property and equipment.......................      (2,778)    (2,573)
  Proceeds from sales of property and equipment.............         265      1,280
  Other.....................................................         (43)      (110)
                                                                --------    -------
            Net cash used in investing activities...........      (4,406)    (3,393)
                                                                --------    -------
FINANCING ACTIVITIES
  Proceeds from debt borrowings.............................      45,000      6,600
  Reduction of debt.........................................     (10,249)    (1,000)
  Net transfers to Parent...................................     (29,060)    (7,977)
                                                                --------    -------
            Net cash provided by financing activities.......       5,691     (2,377)
                                                                --------    -------
NET INCREASE (DECREASE) IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS........         385     (1,154)
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, beginning of period..............       1,253      1,154
                                                                --------    -------
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, end of period....................    $  1,638    $     0
                                                                ========    =======
</TABLE>
 
   The accompanying notes are an integral part of the consolidated financial
                                  statements.
 
                                      F-33
<PAGE>   113
 
                   U.S. LAND-BASED WELL SERVICING OPERATIONS
                       OF PRIDE PETROLEUM SERVICES, INC.
 
                NOTES TO UNAUDITED COMBINED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
 
1. GENERAL
 
     The unaudited combined financial statements included herein have been
prepared without audit pursuant to the rules and regulations of the Securities
and Exchange Commission. Certain information and footnote disclosures normally
included in financial statements prepared in accordance with generally accepted
accounting principles have been condensed or omitted, pursuant to such rules and
regulations. These unaudited combined financial statements should be read in
conjunction with U.S. Land Based Well Servicing Operations of Pride Petroleum
Services, Inc.'s (the "Division's") audited combined financial statements and
notes thereto for the year ended December 31, 1995.
 
     The unaudited combined financial information included herein reflects all
adjustments, consisting only of normal recurring adjustments, which are
necessary, in the opinion of management, for a fair presentation of the
Division's financial position, results of operations and cash flows for the
interim periods presented. The results of operations for the interim periods
presented herein are not necessarily indicative of the results to be expected
for full years.
 
2. COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES
 
     The Division is routinely involved in litigation incidental to its
business, which often involves claims for significant monetary amounts, some of
which would not be covered by insurance. In the opinion of management, none of
the existing litigation will have any material adverse effect on the Division's
financial position or results of operations.
 
     The Division is self-insured with respect to physical damage or loss to its
vehicles, land rigs (except for thirteen of its largest land rigs), and other
equipment. Thirteen of the Division's largest land rigs are insured, with
deductibles of generally $25,000 per occurrence. Presently, the Division has
insurance deductibles of $250,000 per occurrence for workers' compensation
claims, $100,000 per occurrence for automobile liability claims, and $100,000
for general liability claims. The Division further limits its exposure by
maintaining an accident and health insurance policy with respect to its
employees with a deductible of $10,000 per occurrence.
 
     As of September 30, 1996 and December 31, 1995, the Division had accrued
approximately $5,918,000 and $5,916,000, respectively, for estimated claims
liabilities, of which $3,852,000 and $3,112,000, respectively, was included in
current liabilities and $2,066,000 and $2,804,000, respectively, was included in
other long-term liabilities in the accompanying unaudited combined balance
sheet. As of September 30, 1996, the Division had letters of credit outstanding
totaling $8,652,000. These letters of credit principally guarantee the funding
of the Division's share of insured claims.
 
3. ACQUISITIONS
 
     In February 1996, the Division acquired substantially all of the assets of
another operator in Freer, Texas for aggregate consideration of approximately
$1,879,000, consisting of $1,850,000 cash and 4,200 restricted shares of Pride
Petroleum Services, Inc. common stock. The assets acquired included seven
workover rigs, hauling and anchor trucks and other support assets.
 
     The acquisition was recorded using the purchase method of accounting. The
operating results of each acquisition have been included in the Division's
consolidated results of operations from the date of acquisition.
 
                                      F-34
<PAGE>   114
 
                   U.S. LAND-BASED WELL SERVICING OPERATIONS
                       OF PRIDE PETROLEUM SERVICES, INC.
 
        NOTES TO UNAUDITED COMBINED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS -- (CONTINUED)
 
4. DEBT
 
  Long-Term Debt
 
     Long-term debt at September 30, 1996 and December 31, 1995 consists of the
following:
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                             SEPTEMBER 30,    DECEMBER 31,
                                                                 1996             1995
                                                             -------------    ------------
                                                                    (IN THOUSANDS)
<S>                                                          <C>              <C>
Collateralized term loans..................................     $41,736         $ 5,696
Notes payable..............................................          --             394
Acquisition note payable...................................       4,175           5,070
                                                                -------         -------
                                                                 45,911          11,160
Less: current portion......................................       9,026           3,132
                                                                -------         -------
                                                                $36,885         $ 8,028
                                                                =======         =======
</TABLE>
 
     In April 1996, the Division completed two separate financing arrangements
with lending institutions pursuant to which it borrowed an aggregate amount of
$40,000,000, net of repayment of $5,000,000 of borrowings to one of the lenders.
The collateralized term loans bear interest initially at a floating rate of
prime plus  1/2% and are repayable in monthly installments of principal and
interest over a period of five to six years. The Division may elect to convert
the interest payable to a fixed rate basis at any time during the term of the
loans. The loans are collateralized by substantially all of the land-based rig
fleet and ancillary equipment.
 
                                      F-35
<PAGE>   115
 
                          INDEPENDENT AUDITOR'S REPORT
 
To the Stockholders, Members, and Owners
Taylor Acquisition Group
Carthage, Texas
 
     We have audited the accompanying combined balance sheets of the Taylor
Acquisition Group (the Group) as of December 31, 1995 and 1994, and the related
statements of income, changes in stockholder equity, and cash flows for the
years then ended. These combined financial statements are the responsibility of
the Group's management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these
combined financial statements based on our audits.
 
     The Taylor Acquisition Group is an unincorporated combination of entities
consisting of Taylor Companies, Inc. (a Texas corporation) and its wholly owned
subsidiaries (excluding Cavern Disposal, Inc.), Taylor Water Injections, Inc. (a
Texas corporation), Teague Interests, Inc. (a Texas corporation), Taylor
Caldwell Properties, LLC (a Texas limited liability company), and the
unincorporated land and buildings owned by John Randall Taylor which constitute
the Carthage yard facilities. The wholly owned subsidiaries of Taylor Companies,
Inc. which are included consist of Taylor Interests, Inc., Taylor SWD Operating,
Inc., Taylor Environmental, Inc., Taylor Disposal, Inc., Production Disposal,
Inc., Taylor Injection Systems, Inc., DeBerry SWD, Inc., Tatum SWD, Inc., and
Newton County SWD, Inc. (all Texas corporations).
 
     We conducted our audit in accordance with generally accepted auditing
standards. Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain
reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material
misstatement. An audit includes assessing the accounting principles used and
significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall
financial statement presentation. We believe that our audit provides a
reasonable basis for our opinion.
 
     In our opinion, the combined financial statements referred to above present
fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of Taylor Acquisition
Group as of December 31, 1995 and 1994, and the results of their operations and
their cash flows for the years then ended in conformity with generally accepted
accounting principles.
 
Chapman, Williams & Co.
Certified Public Accountants
Carthage, Texas
 
May 21, 1996
 
                                      F-36
<PAGE>   116
 
                            TAYLOR ACQUISITION GROUP
 
                             COMBINED BALANCE SHEET
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                              DECEMBER 31,
                                                        -------------------------    JUNE 30,
                                                           1994          1995          1996
                                                        -----------   -----------   -----------
                                                                                    (UNAUDITED)
<S>                                                     <C>           <C>           <C>
                                            ASSETS
Current assets:
  Cash and cash equivalents...........................  $   563,105   $   283,054   $   239,160
  Accounts receivable -- trade, (net).................    3,669,784     2,973,206     3,299,590
  Accounts receivable -- affiliates...................       81,399            --            --
  Accounts receivable -- officer......................      445,655       164,135       202,628
  Accounts receivable -- other........................      286,256       122,273       298,003
  Prepaid expenses....................................      141,336       110,496       226,058
                                                        -----------   -----------   -----------
          Total current assets........................    5,187,535     3,653,164     4,265,439
Property, plant and equipment:
  Heavy trucks and trailers...........................    2,415,384     2,331,400     2,371,053
  Frac tanks..........................................    3,961,543     3,980,401     3,992,401
  Other equipment.....................................    2,776,437     2,667,291     2,707,025
  Disposal wells......................................    2,348,249     2,816,349     2,810,600
  Land................................................       45,953        55,627        55,627
                                                        -----------   -----------   -----------
                                                         11,547,566    11,851,068    11,936,706
  Less: accumulated depreciation......................    6,790,230     8,073,760     8,749,869
          Net property, plant and equipment...........    4,757,336     3,777,308     3,186,837
Other assets:
  Equipment not in service............................       87,964         9,528            --
                                                        -----------   -----------   -----------
          Total assets................................  $10,032,835   $ 7,440,000   $ 7,452,276
                                                        ===========   ===========   ===========
 
                             LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDER'S EQUITY
 
Current liabilities:
  Notes payable -- current portion....................  $ 2,497,684   $ 2,026,198   $ 1,469,604
  Obligation under capital leases -- current
     portion..........................................       16,941        18,275        18,275
  Accounts payable -- trade...........................      916,657       478,519       628,106
  Accounts payable -- affiliates......................           --        89,241            --
  Accrued expenses....................................      745,452       455,912       631,013
  Deferred revenues...................................       17,215        48,800        43,959
                                                        -----------   -----------   -----------
          Total current liabilities...................    4,193,949     3,116,945     2,790,957
Long-term debt:
  Notes payable.......................................    1,640,936       852,817       820,173
  Obligation under capital leases.....................       36,288        18,013        18,013
  Subordinated payable to stockholder.................    3,999,610     2,896,201     2,505,629
                                                        -----------   -----------   -----------
          Total long-term debt........................    5,676,834     3,767,031     3,343,815
Other non-current liabilities:
  Deferred revenue....................................      242,005       193,205       186,398
  Deferred taxes......................................      380,235       224,827       122,484
                                                        -----------   -----------   -----------
          Total non-current liabilities...............      622,240       418,032       308,882
                                                        -----------   -----------   -----------
          Total liabilities...........................   10,493,023     7,302,008     6,443,654
Stockholder's equity:
  Common Stock, $1 par value; 30,000 shares
     authorized; 15,000 shares issued and
     outstanding......................................       66,100        67,100        67,100
  Paid-in surplus.....................................        5,000       743,011     1,129,083
  Retained earnings...................................     (531,288)     (672,119)     (187,561)
                                                        -----------   -----------   -----------
          Total stockholder's equity..................     (460,188)      137,992     1,008,622
                                                        -----------   -----------   -----------
          Total liabilities and stockholder's
            equity....................................  $10,032,835   $ 7,440,000   $ 7,452,276
                                                        ===========   ===========   ===========
</TABLE>
 
   The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.
 
                                      F-37
<PAGE>   117
 
                            TAYLOR ACQUISITION GROUP
 
                      COMBINED STATEMENT OF INCOME (LOSS)
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                                            SIX MONTHS ENDED
                                           YEARS ENDED DECEMBER 31,     ------------------------
                                          --------------------------     JUNE 30,      JUNE 30,
                                             1994           1995           1995          1996
                                          -----------    -----------    ----------    ----------
                                                                              (UNAUDITED)
<S>                                       <C>            <C>            <C>           <C>
REVENUES................................  $19,651,930    $16,713,246    $8,369,304    $8,943,005
DIRECT COST OF OPERATIONS...............   16,291,016     14,281,231     7,024,849     7,112,371
                                          -----------    -----------    ----------    ----------
  Gross profit..........................    3,360,914      2,432,015     1,344,455     1,830,634
  General and administrative expenses...    3,443,168      2,831,866     1,167,660     1,086,408
                                          -----------    -----------    ----------    ----------
  Net operating income (loss)...........      (82,254)      (399,851)      176,795       744,226
  Other income (expense)................     (140,046)       100,896        78,288         3,330
                                          -----------    -----------    ----------    ----------
  Net income (loss) before tax..........     (222,300)      (298,955)      255,083       747,556
  Provision for income taxes (benefit)
     Current............................       (7,973)        (2,716)      135,335       365,341
     Deferred...........................      380,235       (155,408)      236,718      (102,343)
                                          -----------    -----------    ----------    ----------
                                              372,262       (158,124)      372,053       262,998
                                          -----------    -----------    ----------    ----------
          Net income (loss).............  $  (594,562)   $  (140,831)   $ (116,970)   $  484,558
                                          ===========    ===========    ==========    ==========
</TABLE>
 
   The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements
 
                                      F-38
<PAGE>   118
 
                            TAYLOR ACQUISITION GROUP
 
                        COMBINED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                    DECEMBER 31,                JUNE 30,
                                              -------------------------   ---------------------
                                                 1994          1995         1995        1996
                                              -----------   -----------   ---------   ---------
                                                                               (UNAUDITED)
<S>                                           <C>           <C>           <C>         <C>
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:
Net income (loss)...........................  $  (594,562)  $  (140,831)  $(116,970)  $ 484,558
Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss)
  to net cash provided by operating
  activities:
  Depreciation and amortization.............    1,645,314     1,607,042     839,977     676,109
  Gain on sale of assets....................      (15,058)      (86,904)    (70,454)     (1,789)
  Decrease (increase) in accounts
     receivable.............................     (362,011)      696,578     502,441    (502,114)
  Decrease (increase) in prepaid expenses
     and other assets.......................      (57,645)      119,829    (121,101)   (106,034)
  Decrease (increase) in due to
     affiliates.............................      (64,354)      170,640      48,668     (89,241)
  Decrease (increase) in accounts payable...      265,419      (438,138)   (347,550)    149,587
  Decrease (increase) in accrued expenses...      147,618      (289,543)   (165,235)    175,101
  Decrease (increase) in deferred revenue...      259,220       (17,215)    (11,535)    (11,648)
  Decrease (increase) in income tax
     receivable.............................     (107,973)       75,000     143,308          --
  Decrease (increase) in deferred taxes.....      380,235      (155,408)    236,718    (102,343)
  Decrease in officer note receivable for
     operations.............................           --       105,509          --          --
  Decrease in fixed and other assets used
     for operations.........................           --        28,924          --          --
                                              -----------   -----------   ---------   ---------
          Net cash provided by operating
            activities......................    1,496,203     1,675,483     938,267     672,186
                                              -----------   -----------   ---------   ---------
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:
Purchase of fixed assets....................   (1,143,548)   (1,007,592)   (875,809)    (85,638)
Proceeds on sale of assets..................       31,415       343,186     313,503       1,789
Advances on officer note receivable.........           --      (321,806)    (55,908)    (38,493)
Collections on officer note receivable......      259,320       174,474          --          --
Purchase equipment not in service...........      (87,964)           --          --          --
                                              -----------   -----------   ---------   ---------
          Net cash used in investing
            activities......................     (940,777)     (811,738)   (618,214)   (122,342)
                                              -----------   -----------   ---------   ---------
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:
New loans...................................    1,158,560       250,000     342,066          --
Repayment of capital lease..................      (16,961)      (16,941)         --          --
Repayment of debt...........................   (1,674,845)   (1,509,605)   (997,739)   (589,238)
Repayment of note payable -- shareholder....     (326,339)     (100,000)         --      (4,500)
Loans from shareholder......................    2,406,574       231,750      11,250          --
Distribution of Subchapter S earnings.......   (2,406,574)           --          --          --
Issue capital stock.........................        2,000         1,000       1,000          --
                                              -----------   -----------   ---------   ---------
  Net cash used in financing activities.....     (857,585)   (1,143,796)   (643,423)   (593,738)
                                              -----------   -----------   ---------   ---------
          Net decrease in cash and cash
            equivalents.....................     (302,159)     (280,051)   (323,370)    (43,894)
Cash and cash equivalents at the beginning
  of the period.............................      865,264       563,105     563,105     283,054
                                              -----------   -----------   ---------   ---------
Cash and cash equivalents at the end of the
  period....................................  $   563,105   $   283,054   $ 239,735   $ 239,160
                                              ===========   ===========   =========   =========
NON-CASH INVESTING AND FINANCING ACTIVITIES:
Additional paid-in surplus..................                $   738,011   $      --   $ 386,072
Reduction in notes payable -- officer.......                   (738,011)         --    (386,072)
                                                            -----------   ---------   ---------
                                                                     --          --          --
                                                            ===========   =========   =========
Acquisition of equipment
Cost of equipment...........................  $ 1,617,653
Equipment loans.............................     (474,105)
                                              -----------
  Cash paid for equipment...................  $ 1,143,548
                                              ===========
</TABLE>
 
   The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.
 
                                      F-39
<PAGE>   119
 
                            TAYLOR ACQUISITION GROUP
 
             COMBINED STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN STOCKHOLDER'S EQUITY
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                          CAPITAL     PAID-IN       RETAINED
                                                           STOCK      SURPLUS       EARNINGS
                                                          -------    ----------    -----------
<S>                                                       <C>        <C>           <C>
BALANCE, DECEMBER 31, 1993..............................  $64,100    $       --    $ 2,589,538
  Issue stock: Taylor Companies, Inc....................    1,000            --             --
     Newton SWD, Inc....................................    1,000            --             --
  Capitalize Taylor Caldwell Properties, LLC............       --         5,000             --
  Distribution of Subchapter-S earnings.................       --            --     (2,526,264)
          Net loss......................................       --            --       (594,562)
                                                          -------    ----------    -----------
BALANCE, DECEMBER 31, 1994..............................   66,100         5,000       (531,288)
  Issue stock: Teague Interests, Inc....................    1,000            --             --
  Contribution of officer note payable..................       --       738,011             --
          Net loss......................................       --            --       (140,831)
                                                          -------    ----------    -----------
BALANCE, DECEMBER 31, 1995..............................   67,100       743,011       (672,119)
  Contribution of officer note payable..................       --       386,072             --
          Net income....................................       --            --        484,558
                                                          -------    ----------    -----------
BALANCE, JUNE 30, 1996 (UNAUDITED)......................  $67,100    $1,129,083    $  (187,561)
                                                          =======    ==========    ===========
</TABLE>
 
   The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements
 
                                      F-40
<PAGE>   120
 
                            TAYLOR ACQUISITION GROUP
 
                       NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
                               DECEMBER 31, 1995
 
NOTE 1 SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES
 
     A. The Group was organized for the purpose of providing oil field services
to major oil companies and drilling companies by providing vacuum trucks, frac
tanks, saltwater disposal and other services necessary for the drilling,
completion and production processes. Operational areas exist primarily in the
east, southeast, and central regions of Texas. The Group maintains facilities in
Carthage, Caldwell, Bryan, Giddings, Pineland, Freestone, and Easton, Texas. The
Group had a facility in Laredo, Texas which was closed in December 1994.
 
     B. The combined financial statements include the accounts of Taylor
Companies, Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiaries Taylor Interests, Inc., Taylor
SWD Operating, Inc., Taylor Environmental, Inc., Taylor Disposal, Inc.,
Production Disposal, Inc., Taylor Injection Systems, Inc., DeBerry SWD, Inc.,
Tatum SWD, Inc. and Newton County SWD, Inc. Cavern Disposal, Inc., which is also
a wholly owned subsidiary of Taylor Companies, Inc. is not included. Also
included are Taylor Water Injections, Inc., Teague Interests, Inc., Taylor
Caldwell Properties, LLC and the real property representing the Carthage yard,
all of which are owned by Mr. John Randall Taylor. Intercompany transactions
have been eliminated.
 
     C. Fixed assets are recorded at cost and depreciated using the
straight-line method over the estimated useful lives of the assets. Virtually
all assets, excluding buildings, are depreciated over an estimated useful life
of five years.
 
     Depreciation expense on equipment, vehicles and disposal wells is included
in cost of operations. Depreciation expense on these assets totaled $1,526,491
and $1,619,505 in 1995 and 1994, respectively. Depreciation expense on office
furnishing and equipment and leasehold improvements totaled $80,551 and $25,809
for 1995 and 1994, respectively. These amounts are included in general and
administrative expenses.
 
     For federal income tax purposes, depreciation is computed using the
modified accelerated cost recovery system. Expenditures for major renewals and
betterments that extend the useful lives of property and equipment are
capitalized. Expenditures for maintenance and repairs are charged to expense as
incurred.
 
     D. The preparation of financial statements in conformity with generally
accepted accounting principles requires management to make estimates and
assumptions that affect certain reported amounts and disclosures. Accordingly,
actual results could differ from those estimates.
 
     E. Cash and cash equivalents are comprised of checking accounts, savings
accounts, and short-term cash investment accounts maintained at various
financial institutions.
 
     The Group has had monies invested into a special account with Premier Bank
into which excess operating funds are transferred on a daily basis. The monies
in this account earn a floating interest rate and are collateralized by U.S.
Government obligations.
 
     F. As explained in Note 1B, the Group consists of various companies and
assets which do not exist as a taxable entity. However, the tax provisions
reflected in the financial statements have been computed as if the companies and
assets did exist as a single taxable entity.
 
     Income taxes are provided for the tax effects of transactions reported in
the financial statements and consist of taxes currently due plus deferred taxes
related primarily to differences between the bases of depreciation and bad debt
reserves for financial and income tax reporting. The deferred tax assets and
liabilities represent the future tax return consequences of those differences,
which will either be taxable or deductible when the assets and liabilities are
recovered or settled. Deferred taxes also are recognized for operating losses
that are available to offset future federal income taxes.
 
                                      F-41
<PAGE>   121
 
                            TAYLOR ACQUISITION GROUP
 
                NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS -- (CONTINUED)
 
NOTE 2 ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE -- TRADE
 
     The Group's receivables consist of amounts due from major oil companies and
oilfield drilling companies for frac tank and vacuum truck services and disposal
fees. Receivables are uncollateralized with 30 day terms.
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                         1995               1994
                                                   ----------------   ----------------
                                                     AMOUNT      %      AMOUNT      %
                                                   ----------   ---   ----------   ---
<S>                                                <C>          <C>   <C>          <C>
Current..........................................  $1,992,448    65   $2,477,303    66
30 Days..........................................     712,236    23      895,283    24
60 Days..........................................     193,362     6      254,940     7
90 Days and Over.................................     186,482     6      117,729     3
                                                   ----------   ---   ----------   ---
                                                   $3,084,528   100   $3,745,255   100
                                                   ==========   ===   ==========   ===
</TABLE>
 
     An allowance for doubtful accounts of $111,322 and $75,471 has been
established as of December 31, 1995 and 1994, respectively.
 
NOTE 3 NOTES PAYABLE
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                                 1995         1994
                                                              ----------   ----------
<S>                                                           <C>          <C>
Installment notes payable to The Associates, secured by frac
  tanks and trailers, payable monthly at 7.6% to 8.5%
  interest..................................................  $  162,271   $  404,744
Installment note payable to The Associates, secured by
  vehicles, payable monthly at 8.15% interest...............       8,741      120,635
Installment notes payable to General Motors Acceptance
  Corporation, secured by vehicles, payable monthly at
  interest rates of 7.9% to 9.5% interests..................      26,163       58,831
Installment notes payable to insurance companies for current
  policies..................................................      14,689       64,048
Installment notes payable to MetLife Capital Corporation,
  secured by frac tanks, certain vacuum trailers and
  vehicles, payable monthly at 6.66% to 7.33% interest......     629,934      970,214
Installment note payable to Premier Bank, secured by frac
  tanks, payable in monthly installments floating at 1.5%
  over the Chase Manhattan prime rate.......................     258,750      393,750
Installment note payable to Premier Bank, secured by frac
  tanks, payable in monthly installments floating at 1.5%
  over the Premier Bank prime rate..........................      61,655      281,250
Line of credit from Premier Bank, secured by equipment, with
  interest at prime plus 1.5%...............................     250,000           --
Line of credit from Premier Bank, secured by accounts
  receivable, with interest at prime plus 1.5%..............   1,000,000    1,000,000
Installment note payable to Case Credit, secured by
  equipment, payable monthly at 7.31% interest..............       9,962       21,144
Installment note payable to Panola National Bank, secured by
  portable office buildings, payable in monthly installments
  at 9.25% interest.........................................      59,266       72,605
Installment note payable to Premier Bank secured by disposal
  wells, payable in monthly installments at 1% over the
  Premier Bank prime rate...................................          --       58,334
Installment note payable to Texas Workers Compensation
  Insurance Fund, payable in monthly installments...........          --      221,432
</TABLE>
 
                                      F-42
<PAGE>   122
 
                            TAYLOR ACQUISITION GROUP
 
                NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS -- (CONTINUED)
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                                 1995         1994
                                                              ----------   ----------
<S>                                                           <C>          <C>
Installment notes payable to Concord Commercial Corporation,
  secured by vacuum trailers and frac tanks, at 12.5%
  interest..................................................  $       --   $    7,510
Installment notes payable to U. S. Leasing (formerly Ford
  Leasing), secured by frac tanks, at 11.7% interest........          --       29,991
Installment notes payable to SafeCo, secured by equipment
  and vehicles, at 12.25% interest..........................          --       15,705
Installment notes payable to Panola National Bank secured by
  vehicles, payable in monthly installments at 2% over Texas
  Commerce Bank, Houston base rate..........................          --       18,187
Installment note payable to Premier Bank secured by real
  estate, payable in monthly installments of $2,500.00 over
  a remaining period of 108 months floating at 1% over the
  Chase Manhattan prime rate................................     269,500      302,500
Installment note payable to Citizens State Bank secured by
  real estate, payable in monthly installments of $2,230 at
  8% interest...............................................      78,084       97,740
Note payable to an individual secured by two winch trucks,
  payable in annual installments of $10,000 over a remaining
  period of 5 years at 0% interest..........................      50,000           --
                                                              ----------   ----------
Total notes payable.........................................   2,879,015    4,138,620
Less: current portion.......................................   2,026,198    2,497,684
                                                              ----------   ----------
Long-term debt..............................................  $  852,817   $1,640,936
                                                              ==========   ==========
</TABLE>
 
     Maturities of the above notes are summarized below:
 
<TABLE>
<S>                                                           <C>
1996........................................................  $2,026,198
1997........................................................     550,084
1998........................................................      93,223
1999........................................................      48,775
2000 and thereafter.........................................     160,735
                                                              ----------
                                                              $2,879,015
                                                              ==========
</TABLE>
 
     Interest expense was $461,326 and $473,448 for 1995 and 1994, respectively.
 
     Taylor Companies, Inc. also has a line of credit available with Premier
Bank of $800,000 for the purchase of new equipment or salt water disposal wells.
The loan agreement contains a restrictive covenant which requires net worth to
be at least $2,740,000 and the ratio of debt to net worth to be less than 2.25
to 1.00.
 
     The Group had loans from its sole shareholder, Randy Taylor, for $2,896,201
and $3,999,610 at December 31, 1995 and 1994 respectively. These loans are
subordinated to the Premier Bank loans and is considered as equity for
determining the debt to net worth ratio required by the Premier covenant.
 
                                      F-43
<PAGE>   123
 
                            TAYLOR ACQUISITION GROUP
 
                NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS -- (CONTINUED)
 
NOTE 4 CAPITAL LEASES
 
     In 1992 Taylor Interests, Inc. entered into a capital lease with The
Associates for three vacuum trailers.
 
     The future minimum lease payments under capital leases together with the
present value of the net minimum lease payments are as follows:
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                              YEAR ENDING
                                                              DECEMBER 31,
                                                              ------------
<S>                                                           <C>             <C>
                                                                      1996    $20,405
                                                                      1997     20,405
                                                                              -------
Total minimum lease payments................................                   40,810
Less: amount representing interest..........................                    4,522
                                                                              -------
Present value of net minimum lease payments.................                  $36,288
                                                                              =======
</TABLE>
 
NOTE 5  FEDERAL INCOME TAXES
 
     As explained in Note 1B, the Group consists of various companies and assets
which do not exist as a taxable entity. However, the tax provisions reflected in
the financial statements have been computed as if the companies and assets did
exist as a single taxable entity.
 
     Income taxes are provided for the tax effects of transactions reported in
the financial statements and consist of taxes currently due plus deferred taxes
related primarily to differences between the bases of depreciation and bad debt
reserve for financial and income tax reporting. The deferred tax assets and
liabilities represent the future tax return consequences of those differences,
which will either be taxable or deductible when the assets and liabilities are
recovered or settled. Deferred taxes also are recognized for operating losses
that are available to offset future federal income taxes.
 
     The Group utilizes different methods of recognizing depreciation expense
and bad debt expense for financial statement and income tax purposes. The Group
also elected to expense certain costs relating to saltwater disposal wells for
tax purposes that have been capitalized under generally accepted accounting
principles.
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                                1995         1994
                                                              ---------    ---------
<S>                                                           <C>          <C>
Net loss before taxes.......................................  $(298,955)   $(222,300)
                                                              ---------    ---------
Temporary differences
  Depreciation..............................................    329,282      137,641
  Basis in assets sold......................................    110,978        4,601
  Bad debts.................................................     35,851       47,371
  Capitalization policies...................................   (180,110)    (353,310)
                                                              ---------    ---------
          Total temporary differences.......................    296,001     (163,397)
Permanent differences.......................................     41,186      (72,475)
                                                              ---------    ---------
          Total differences.................................    337,187     (236,172)
                                                              ---------    ---------
Taxable income..............................................  $  38,232    $(458,472)
                                                              =========    =========
Tax at statutory rates......................................  $   5,735    $      --
Fuel tax credit.............................................      8,451        7,973
                                                              ---------    ---------
          Net tax...........................................  $  (2,716)   $  (7,973)
                                                              =========    =========
</TABLE>
 
                                      F-44
<PAGE>   124
 
                            TAYLOR ACQUISITION GROUP
 
                NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS -- (CONTINUED)
 
     Deferred tax liability is computed as follows:
 
<TABLE>
<S>                                                   <C>           <C>
Depreciation expense (liability)....................  $1,251,644    $1,563,124
Bad debt expense (asset)............................    (111,322)     (139,018)
Net operating loss (asset)..........................    (479,065)     (222,300)
                                                      ----------    ----------
  Net differences...................................     661,257     1,201,806
  Rate..............................................          34%           31%
Deferred tax liability..............................  $  224,827    $  380,235
                                                      ==========    ==========
</TABLE>
 
The deferred tax liability for 1994 was recognized as an expense all in 1994
since the companies had previously been taxed as Subchapter S corporations. No
deferral existed in prior years.
 
NOTE 6 DEFERRED REVENUES
 
     Taylor Interests, Inc. entered into an agreement with a major oil company
whereby that company would contribute $285,900 toward the cost of drilling and
constructing a salt water disposal well. Taylor Interests, Inc., would bear the
remaining cost of placing the facility in operation. The oil company would
receive a credit of $.05 per barrel for each barrel disposed until such time as
its investment of $285,900 was recovered. Taylor Interests, Inc. had disposed of
877,900 barrels under this agreement as of December 31, 1995. Deferred revenues
recognized were $48,800 and $43,895 in 1995 and 1994, respectively.
 
NOTE 7 EMPLOYEE BENEFIT PLAN
 
     Taylor Interests, Inc. has established a 401(k) savings plan for its
employees. All persons employed by the Company on April 1, 1990, are eligible to
participate regardless of age or length of service. Persons employed after this
date become eligible upon the attainment of age 18 and the completion of six
months of service. At December 31, 1995, a total of 81 employees were
participants in the plan.
 
     This plan is a defined contribution plan in which the Company has the
option to match 50% of each employee's contributions which do not exceed 6% of
the employee's annual compensation. All contributions are paid into a trust fund
which has been established solely for the participants in the plan. Total plan
expense to the Company in 1995 was $101,663 and $53,602 in 1995 and 1994,
respectively.
 
     A valuation of plan assets is prepared by an independent actuary. At
December 31, 1995, plan assets totaled $661,156. The Company has a liability to
the plan in the amount of $30,482 which is reflected in accrued expenses.
 
                                      F-45
<PAGE>   125
 
                            TAYLOR ACQUISITION GROUP
 
                NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS -- (CONTINUED)
 
NOTE 8 RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS
 
     John Randall Taylor owns 100 percent of the stock of Taylor Companies,
Inc., Taylor Water Injections, Inc., Teague Interests, Inc., and Taylor Caldwell
Properties, LLC. On January 1, 1995, Mr. Taylor exchanged 100% of the stocks of
Newton County SWD, Inc. and Cavern Disposal, Inc. for additional stock in Taylor
Companies, Inc.
 
     Various members of the Group had outstanding notes payable to Mr. Taylor.
The note from Taylor Companies, Inc. is subordinated to the notes payable to
Premier Bank and bears an interest rate of 5% per annum.
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                                 1995          1994
                                                              ----------    ----------
<S>                                                           <C>           <C>
Taylor Companies, Inc.......................................  $2,505,629    $2,505,629
Taylor SWD Operating, Inc...................................       5,500         5,000
Teague Interests, Inc.......................................     231,500            --
Taylor Caldwell Properties, LLC.............................      17,000        17,000
Taylor Water Injectors, Inc.................................     137,072       137,072
Taylor Disposal, Inc........................................          --       243,493
Production Disposal, Inc....................................          --       109,920
Taylor Injection Systems, Inc...............................          --        65,049
DeBerry SWD, Inc............................................          --        42,215
Tatum SWD, Inc..............................................          --       244,371
Newton SWD, Inc.............................................          --       629,861
                                                              ----------    ----------
                                                              $2,896,201    $3,999,610
                                                              ==========    ==========
</TABLE>
 
     Mr. Taylor contributed to paid-in surplus $738,011 of the notes payable
from Taylor Disposal, Inc., Production Disposal, Inc., Taylor Injection Systems,
Inc., DeBerry SWD, Inc., Tatum SWD, Inc., and Newton SWD, Inc. in 1995. The
balance of the notes were distributed to Mr. Taylor.
 
     Taylor Interests, Inc. leases its office and shop facilities in Carthage
from Mr. Taylor. The lease is renewable annually with lease payments of $72,000
per annum. The Company also leases its Caldwell facilities from Taylor Caldwell
Properties, LLC, which is a member of the Group. The Company also leases the
administrative office in Carthage from Tay-Rob Interests, Inc., a company in
which Mr. Taylor is president and sole stockholder. The lease is renewable
annually with lease payments of $12,000 per annum. Taylor SWD Operating, Inc.
also leases its facilities from Mr. Taylor for $12,000 per annum.
 
NOTE 9 COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENT LIABILITIES
 
     A. Taylor Interests, Inc. leases certain heavy trucks and vehicles from
various leasing companies. These leases are accounted for as operating leases
for financial statement purposes. Future minimum lease payments on these leases
for the next three years are as follows:
 
<TABLE>
<S>                                                           <C>
1996........................................................  $  727,810
1997........................................................     527,251
1998........................................................     218,518
                                                              ----------
                                                              $1,473,579
                                                              ==========
</TABLE>
 
     B. The Group leases land for its salt water disposal wells from various
individuals at a monthly total of $5,525.
 
                                      F-46
<PAGE>   126
 
                            TAYLOR ACQUISITION GROUP
 
                NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS -- (CONTINUED)
 
     C. A suit is pending in District Court against Taylor Interests, Inc. and
Taylor SWD Operating, Inc. seeking relief based on property rights relating to a
salt water disposal well. The Company prevailed at trial of this suit; however,
the Court has granted Plaintiffs a new trial. An adverse verdict could be for a
material amount.
 
     D. Four suits are pending in various State Courts involving vehicular
accidents against Taylor Interests, Inc. The Company has sufficient insurance to
cover the claims.
 
NOTE 10 ECONOMIC DEPENDENCY
 
     The Group generated approximately 12% of its revenues from one customer in
1995. Total sales to this company were $1,918,841. In 1994, the Group generated
approximately 24% of its revenue from two customers. Total sales to these two
companies were $4,393,749. No other one customer generated more than 10% of
total revenues.
 
     The Group grants credit to customers in the oil and gas and related
industries in the normal course of business. Consequently, the Group's ability
to collect the amounts due from customers is affected by economic fluctuations
in the oil and gas industry.
 
NOTE 11 MOTOR CARRIER PERMIT
 
     Taylor Interests, Inc. had previously invested in an intrastate motor
carrier permit for which it had paid $57,200 to another carrier. Intrastate
trucking was deregulated by the federal government as of January 1, 1995,
resulting in a permanent impairment of the value of the permit held by the
Company. This permanent impairment in value has been recognized as an expense in
1994.
 
NOTE 12 SUBSEQUENT EVENT
 
     On January 1, 1996, Mr. Taylor contributed all the capital stock of Taylor
Water Injections, Inc. and Teague Interests, Inc. to Taylor Companies, Inc. in
exchange for additional shares in Taylor Companies, Inc.
 
                                      F-47
<PAGE>   127
 
                    REPORT OF INDEPENDENT PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS
 
To the Board of Directors of
Dawson WellTech, L.C.:
 
We have audited the accompanying balance sheets of Well Solutions, Inc. (a
Delaware Corporation), as of March 31, 1994 and 1993, and the related statements
of income, shareholder's equity and cash flows for each of the three years in
the period ended March 31, 1994. These financial statements are the
responsibility of the Company's management. Our responsibility is to express an
opinion on these financial statements based on our audits.
 
We conducted our audits in accordance with generally accepted auditing
standards. Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain
reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material
misstatement. An audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting
the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. An audit also includes
assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by
management, as well as evaluating the overall financial statement presentation.
We believe that our audits provide a reasonable basis for our opinion.
 
In our opinion, the financial statements referred to above present fairly, in
all material respects, the financial position of Well Solutions, Inc., as of
March 31, 1994 and 1993, and the results of its operations and its cash flows
for each of the three years in the period ended March 31, 1994, in conformity
with generally accepted accounting principles.
 
                                          ARTHUR ANDERSEN LLP
 
San Antonio, Texas
April 10, 1995
 
                                      F-48
<PAGE>   128
 
                              WELL SOLUTIONS, INC.
 
                   BALANCE SHEETS -- MARCH 31, 1994 AND 1993
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                                  1994           1993
                                                                  ----           ----
<S>                                                           <C>            <C>
                           ASSETS
CURRENT ASSETS:
  Cash......................................................  $     53,379   $     61,312
  Unbilled accounts receivable..............................       581,988        134,827
  Receivable due from affiliate, net........................     1,440,970      1,552,909
  Prepaid expenses and other................................        61,198         58,016
                                                              ------------   ------------
          Total current assets..............................     2,137,535      1,807,064
                                                              ------------   ------------
PROPERTY, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT, at cost:
  Buildings and land........................................     1,191,623      1,361,664
  Machinery and equipment...................................    22,545,581     22,385,224
                                                              ------------   ------------
                                                                23,737,204     23,746,888
  Less accumulated depreciation and amortization............   (12,807,166)   (11,237,822)
                                                              ------------   ------------
                                                                10,930,038     12,509,066
                                                              ------------   ------------
DEFERRED INCOME TAX ASSETS..................................       335,519             --
                                                              ------------   ------------
OTHER ASSETS, net...........................................     1,025,903      1,306,309
                                                              ------------   ------------
          Total assets......................................  $ 14,428,995   $ 15,622,439
                                                              ============   ============
            LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDER'S EQUITY
CURRENT LIABILITIES:
  Current maturities of long-term debt......................  $  1,249,175   $  1,197,499
  Current deferred income taxes.............................       215,336         49,886
                                                              ------------   ------------
          Total current liabilities.........................     1,464,511      1,247,385
                                                              ------------   ------------
DEFERRED INCOME TAXES.......................................            --         70,253
                                                              ------------   ------------
LONG-TERM DEBT, less current maturities.....................       829,677      1,730,579
                                                              ------------   ------------
NOTE PAYABLE TO AN AFFILIATED COMPANY.......................     8,000,000      8,000,000
                                                              ------------   ------------
COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES (Note 4)
SHAREHOLDER'S EQUITY:
  Common stock, par value $.01 per share; 10,000 shares
     authorized, issued and outstanding at March 31, 1994
     and 1993...............................................           100            100
  Additional paid-in capital................................       483,479        483,479
  Retained earnings.........................................     3,651,228      4,090,643
                                                              ------------   ------------
          Total shareholder's equity........................     4,134,807      4,574,222
                                                              ------------   ------------
          Total liabilities and shareholder's equity........  $ 14,428,995   $ 15,622,439
                                                              ============   ============
</TABLE>
 
   The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.
 
                                      F-49
<PAGE>   129
 
                              WELL SOLUTIONS, INC.
 
                              STATEMENTS OF INCOME
               FOR THE YEARS ENDED MARCH 31, 1994, 1993 AND 1992
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                             1994          1993          1992
                                                             ----          ----          ----
<S>                                                       <C>           <C>           <C>
OPERATING REVENUES......................................  $24,459,735   $28,460,282   $23,618,211
                                                          -----------   -----------   -----------
OPERATING EXPENSES:
  Cost of services......................................   20,459,157    22,217,657    17,904,721
  General and administrative............................    1,011,260       801,448     1,407,722
  Depreciation and amortization.........................    2,372,040     2,202,732     1,974,938
                                                          -----------   -----------   -----------
          Total operating expenses......................   23,842,457    25,221,837    21,287,381
                                                          -----------   -----------   -----------
INCOME FROM OPERATIONS..................................      617,278     3,238,445     2,330,830
                                                          -----------   -----------   -----------
OTHER INCOME (EXPENSE):
  Loss on sale of assets................................     (326,350)     (228,892)      (12,093)
  Interest and other income.............................       22,451        29,947       140,375
  Interest expense......................................     (993,116)   (1,009,494)   (1,067,544)
                                                          -----------   -----------   -----------
          Total other income (expense)..................   (1,297,015)   (1,208,439)     (939,262)
                                                          -----------   -----------   -----------
INCOME (LOSS) BEFORE INCOME TAXES.......................     (679,737)    2,030,006     1,391,568
INCOME TAX EXPENSE (BENEFIT)............................     (240,322)      800,375       557,563
                                                          -----------   -----------   -----------
NET INCOME (LOSS).......................................  $  (439,415)  $ 1,229,631   $   834,005
                                                          ===========   ===========   ===========
EARNINGS (LOSS) PER SHARE OF COMMON
  STOCK.................................................  $    (43.94)  $    122.96   $     83.40
                                                          ===========   ===========   ===========
</TABLE>
 
   The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.
 
                                      F-50
<PAGE>   130
 
                              WELL SOLUTIONS, INC.
 
                       STATEMENTS OF SHAREHOLDER'S EQUITY
               FOR THE YEARS ENDED MARCH 31, 1994, 1993 AND 1992
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                COMMON STOCK     ADDITIONAL    RETAINED        TOTAL
                                               ---------------    PAID-IN      EARNINGS    SHAREHOLDER'S
                                               SHARES   AMOUNT    CAPITAL     (DEFICIT)       EQUITY
                                               ------   ------   ----------   ---------    -------------
<S>                                            <C>      <C>      <C>          <C>          <C>
BALANCE, March 31, 1991......................  10,000    $100     $483,479    $2,027,007    $2,510,586
  Net income.................................      --      --           --       834,005       834,005
                                               ------    ----     --------    ----------    ----------
 
BALANCE, March 31, 1992......................  10,000     100      483,479     2,861,012     3,344,591
  Net income.................................      --      --           --     1,229,631     1,229,631
                                               ------    ----     --------    ----------    ----------
 
BALANCE, March 31, 1993......................  10,000     100      483,479     4,090,643     4,574,222
  Net loss...................................      --      --           --      (439,415)     (439,415)
                                               ------    ----     --------    ----------    ----------
 
BALANCE, March 31, 1994......................  10,000    $100     $483,479    $3,651,228    $4,134,807
                                               ======    ====     ========    ==========    ==========
</TABLE>
 
   The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.
 
                                      F-51
<PAGE>   131
 
                              WELL SOLUTIONS, INC.
 
                            STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
               FOR THE YEARS ENDED MARCH 31, 1994, 1993 AND 1992
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                         1994           1993           1992
                                                         ----           ----           ----
<S>                                                   <C>            <C>            <C>
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:
  Net income (loss).................................  $  (439,415)   $ 1,229,631    $   834,005
  Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net
     cash provided by (used in) operating
     activities --
     Depreciation and amortization..................    2,372,040      2,202,732      1,974,938
     Loss on sale of assets.........................      326,350        228,892         12,093
     Deferred income tax expense (benefit)..........     (240,322)       302,998        557,563
  Changes in operating accounts
     (Increase) decrease in --
     Unbilled accounts receivable...................     (447,161)      (107,130)        36,247
     Receivable due from affiliate, net.............   (1,576,243)    (3,855,940)    (3,464,209)
     Prepaid expenses and other.....................       (3,182)         8,463        (10,535)
     Other assets, net..............................           --             --             --
                                                      -----------    -----------    -----------
          Net cash provided by (used in) operating
            activities..............................       (7,933)         9,646        (59,898)
                                                      -----------    -----------    -----------
NET INCREASE (DECREASE) IN CASH.....................       (7,933)         9,646        (59,898)
CASH, beginning of year.............................       61,312         51,666        111,564
                                                      -----------    -----------    -----------
CASH, end of year...................................  $    53,379    $    61,312    $    51,666
                                                      ===========    ===========    ===========
</TABLE>
 
   The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.
 
                                      F-52
<PAGE>   132
 
                              WELL SOLUTIONS, INC.
 
                         NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
 
1.  SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES:
 
  General
 
     The financial statements include the accounts of Well Solutions, Inc., a
Delaware corporation (the Company). The Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of
New London Inc. (New London) and is engaged in the oilfield service business
operating in Texas and Oklahoma. The Company provides rental tools, frac tank
and vacuum truck services, waste water disposal, production testing and wireline
services.
 
  Cash
 
     The Company's cash balance consists of petty cash funds maintained at the
Company's field offices.
 
  Unbilled Accounts Receivable
 
     Revenues and costs applicable to oilfield services are recognized as the
services are performed.
 
  Receivable Due From Affiliate, Net
 
     Since the Company does not maintain an operating cash account, all
operating and general and administrative expenses, debt payments and any other
cash requirements are paid by the Company's parent, New London. New London also
invoices and collects all trade accounts receivable on behalf of the Company.
The Company is charged by New London for accounts receivable invoiced by New
London on behalf of the Company which are considered to be uncollectible.
Charges to the Company for uncollectible accounts amounted to $240,000, $80,000
and $150,000 for the years ended March 31, 1994, 1993 and 1992, respectively.
All payments made by New London on behalf of the Company are netted against
receivables invoiced by New London on behalf of the Company and included as a
net receivable due from affiliate in the accompanying balance sheet. All
applicable general and administrative expenses incurred by New London on behalf
of the Company are allocated to the Company and are netted against the
receivable due from affiliate. The net receivable balance is payable by the
affiliate on demand and is noninterest bearing.
 
  Concentrations of Credit Risk
 
     The Company's revenues are derived principally from uncollateralized sales
to customers in the oil and gas industry. This industry concentration has the
potential to impact the Company's exposure to credit risk, either positively or
negatively, because the customers may be similarly affected by changes in
economic or other conditions. Management believes that charges to the Company
from New London for amounts deemed uncollectible are adequate to absorb total
estimated losses related to uncollectible accounts.
 
  Property, Plant and Equipment
 
     Property, plant and equipment is carried at cost. Depreciation of assets is
computed primarily using the straight-line method (three-year to thirty-year
lives for buildings and improvements and two-year to twelve-year lives for
machinery and equipment). When assets are retired or otherwise disposed of, the
cost and related accumulated depreciation are removed from the accounts, and any
resulting gain or loss is reflected in income for the period. The cost of
maintenance and repairs is charged to income as incurred; significant renewals
and betterments are capitalized.
 
  Other Assets
 
     Other assets consist primarily of deferred debt and acquisition costs and
other intangible assets and is presented net of accumulated amortization of
$792,185 and $491,779 at March 31, 1994 and 1993,
 
                                      F-53
<PAGE>   133
 
                              WELL SOLUTIONS, INC.
 
                  NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS -- (CONTINUED)
 
respectively. Amortization expense amounted to $300,406, $284,094 and $98,237
for 1994, 1993 and 1992, respectively.
 
  Sales to Significant Customers
 
     During the years ended March 31, 1994, 1993 and 1992, sales to the
Company's largest customer accounted for approximately 35 percent, 36 percent
and 27 percent, respectively, of the Company's total operating revenues. No
other single customer accounted for 10 percent or more of the Company's total
operating revenues for any of the years ended March 31, 1994, 1993 and 1992.
 
  Earnings Per Share
 
     Earnings per share of common stock were computed based on the weighted
average number of common shares outstanding during each year. There were no
common stock equivalents outstanding for the three years ended March 31, 1994.
The weighted average numbers of common shares outstanding for the years ended
March 31, 1994, 1993 and 1992, was 10,000.
 
2.  LONG-TERM DEBT:
 
     The prime rate on substantially all of the Company's variable interest debt
was 6.25 percent and 6.00 percent at March 31, 1994 and 1993, respectively. As
of March 31, 1994 and 1993, long-term debt consisted of:
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                                 1994           1993
                                                                 ----           ----
<S>                                                           <C>            <C>
Note payable to an affiliated company, interest at 10
  percent, payable in January 2004..........................  $ 8,000,000    $ 8,000,000
Capitalized financing leases payable in monthly installments
  of principal and interest, maturing on various dates
  ranging from June 1994 through September 1998, at interest
  rates ranging from prime plus 2.125 percent to fixed rates
  ranging from 7.29 percent to 10.1 percent, collateralized
  by equipment..............................................    1,555,854      1,734,752
Notes payable to individuals, interest at the rate of the
  average 90-day certificate of deposit rates (3.23 percent
  and 2.69 percent at March 31, 1994 and 1993,
  respectively), payable in aggregate annual principal
  installments of $278,332 through December 1994............      278,332        556,666
Notes payable to individuals and a corporation, interest at
  4.68 percent, payable in September 1995...................      138,000        414,000
Note payable to an individual, interest at the rate of the
  average 90-day certificate of deposit rates (3.23 percent
  and 2.69 percent at March 31, 1994 and 1993,
  respectively), payable in annual principal installments of
  $106,666 through January 1995.............................      106,666        213,333
</TABLE>
 
                                      F-54
<PAGE>   134
 
                              WELL SOLUTIONS, INC.
 
                  NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS -- (CONTINUED)
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                                 1994           1993
                                                                 ----           ----
<S>                                                           <C>            <C>
Mortgage note payable to a bank, interest at 9.25 percent,
  payable in monthly installments of principal and interest
  aggregating $13,585 per year through December 1993,
  secured by land and buildings.............................           --    $     9,327
                                                              -----------    -----------
                                                              $10,078,852     10,928,078
Less --
  Current maturities of long-term debt......................    1,249,175      1,197,499
  Note payable to an affiliated company.....................    8,000,000      8,000,000
                                                              -----------    -----------
Long-term debt, less current maturities.....................  $   829,677    $ 1,730,579
                                                              ===========    ===========
</TABLE>
 
     The aggregate annual maturities of long-term debt and capital lease
obligations during the five years following March 31, 1994, and thereafter are
as follows:
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                    ANNUAL
                 FISCAL YEARS                     MATURITIES
                 ------------                     ----------
<S>                                               <C>
1995..........................................    $ 1,249,175
1996..........................................        417,529
1997..........................................        261,538
1998..........................................        127,040
1999..........................................         23,570
Thereafter....................................      8,000,000
                                                  -----------
          Total...............................    $10,078,852
                                                  ===========
</TABLE>
 
3.  LEASES:
 
     Equipment accounts include the following amounts for leases that have been
capitalized:
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                              MARCH 31
                                      ------------------------
                                         1994          1993
                                         ----          ----
<S>                                   <C>           <C>
Equipment...........................  $4,102,081    $3,559,517
  Less -- Accumulated
     depreciation...................   1,809,600     1,294,045
                                      ----------    ----------
          Net.......................  $2,292,481    $2,265,472
                                      ==========    ==========
</TABLE>
 
                                      F-55
<PAGE>   135
 
                              WELL SOLUTIONS, INC.
 
                  NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS -- (CONTINUED)
 
     The net present value of future minimum lease payments are reflected as a
component of long-term debt. The following table sets forth future minimum lease
payment obligations under capital leases as of March 31, 1994:
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                           EQUIPMENT
                                                           ---------
<S>                                                        <C>
Fiscal years
  1995...................................................  $  893,207
  1996...................................................     396,712
  1997...................................................     283,353
  1998...................................................     132,947
  1999...................................................      24,020
                                                           ----------
Minimum lease payments...................................   1,730,239
Less -- Amounts representing interest....................     174,385
                                                           ----------
Net present value of future minimum lease payments.......   1,555,854
Less -- Current maturities...............................     795,177
                                                           ----------
Long-term obligations at March 31, 1994..................  $  760,677
                                                           ==========
</TABLE>
 
     The Company also has noncancelable operating leases with remaining terms
ranging from one year to seven years. The related future minimum lease payments
as of March 31, 1994, are as follows:
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                            PROPERTY/FACILITY    EQUIPMENT
                                            -----------------    ---------
<S>                                         <C>                  <C>
Fiscal years
  1995....................................      $ 52,776          $19,802
  1996....................................        43,950            8,253
  1997....................................        42,000              280
  1998....................................        42,000               --
  1999....................................        34,200               --
Thereafter................................        44,400               --
                                                --------          -------
                                                $259,326          $28,335
                                                ========          =======
</TABLE>
 
     The future minimum lease payments listed above exclude certain operating
lease commitments having a remaining noncancelable term of one year or less.
Rent expense amounted to $140,131, $134,603 and $80,745 for 1994, 1993 and 1992,
respectively, and includes various month-to-month and other short-term rentals
in addition to rents paid and accrued under long-term lease commitments.
 
4.  COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES:
 
     The Company is exposed to a number of asserted and unasserted potential
claims in the normal course of business. In the opinion of management, the
resolution of the matters will not have a material adverse effect on the
Company's financial position or results of operations.
 
5.  CASH FLOWS:
 
     As discussed in Note 1, all cash requirements of the Company are paid by
New London, therefore, the Company had no cash payments for interest or income
taxes for the years ended March 31, 1994, 1993 and 1992.
 
                                      F-56
<PAGE>   136
 
                              WELL SOLUTIONS, INC.
 
                  NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS -- (CONTINUED)
 
     Supplemental schedule of noncash investing and financing activities is as
follows:
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                    1994          1993          1992
                                                    ----          ----          ----
<S>                                              <C>           <C>           <C>
Sale of operating assets.......................  $  356,909    $  205,101    $  287,275
Reductions in long-term debt...................   1,391,790     1,336,604     2,316,149
Additions to property, plant and equipment.....     633,301     1,798,364     3,001,420
Leases capitalized.............................     542,564       542,345       424,248
Refinance of capital leases....................          --            --     1,296,089
Additions to other assets......................      20,000       305,301     1,171,131
</TABLE>
 
6.  INCOME TAXES:
 
     Effective April 1, 1993, the Company adopted Statement of Financial
Accounting Standards No. 109, "Accounting for Income Taxes" (SFAS 109) which
provides for the recognition of deferred tax assets and liabilities for future
tax consequences of existing differences between the financial reporting and tax
reporting bases of assets and liabilities and operating loss and tax credit
carryforwards for tax purposes. The cumulative impact of adoption of SFAS 109 in
the 1994 statement of income was insignificant.
 
     New London files consolidated tax returns which include the accounts of the
Company. Pursuant to an informal intercompany tax-sharing agreement between the
Company and New London, the Company provides for federal and state income taxes
at rates approximating the statutory tax rates and records the related payable
or receivable as an intercompany payable or receivable with New London.
 
     Income tax expense (benefit) for the years ended March 31, 1994, 1993 and
1992, was as follows:
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                              1994         1993        1992
                                              ----         ----        ----
<S>                                         <C>          <C>         <C>
Current--
  Federal.................................  $      --    $460,760    $     --
  State...................................         --      36,617          --
                                            ---------    --------    --------
          Total current...................  $      --    $497,377    $     --
                                            =========    ========    ========
Deferred--
  Federal.................................  $(220,837)   $274,720    $512,355
  State...................................    (19,485)     28,278      45,208
                                            ---------    --------    --------
          Total deferred..................  $(240,322)   $302,998    $557,563
                                            =========    ========    ========
</TABLE>
 
     Total income tax expense (benefit) differs from the amount computed by
applying the statutory federal income tax rate to income (loss) before income
taxes. The reasons for these differences for the tax years ended March 31, 1994,
1993 and 1992, are as follows:
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                   1994          1993          1992
                                                   ----          ----          ----
<S>                                              <C>          <C>           <C>
Income (loss) before income taxes..............  $(679,737)   $2,030,006    $1,391,568
                                                 ---------    ----------    ----------
Income tax at statutory rate of 34 percent.....  $(231,110)   $  690,202    $  473,133
State taxes, net of federal income tax
  benefit......................................    (20,392)       60,900        41,747
Other..........................................     11,180        49,273        42,683
                                                 ---------    ----------    ----------
          Income tax expense (benefit).........  $(240,322)   $  800,375    $  557,563
                                                 =========    ==========    ==========
</TABLE>
 
                                      F-57
<PAGE>   137
 
                              WELL SOLUTIONS, INC.
 
                  NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS -- (CONTINUED)
 
     The tax effect of significant temporary differences representing income tax
assets and liabilities for the years ended March 31, 1994 and 1993, are as
follows:
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                                1994         1993
                                                                ----         ----
<S>                                                           <C>          <C>
Deferred income tax assets --
  Deferred income tax assets, long term --
     Alternative minimum tax credit carryforward............  $ 45,763     $  45,763
     Property, plant and equipment..........................   289,756            --
                                                              --------     ---------
          Total deferred income tax assets, long term.......   335,519        45,763
                                                              --------     ---------
          Total deferred income tax assets..................  $335,519     $  45,763
                                                              ========     =========
Deferred income tax liabilities --
  Deferred income tax liabilities, current --
     Unbilled accounts receivable...........................  $215,336     $  49,886
                                                              --------     ---------
          Total deferred income tax liabilities, current....   215,336        49,886
                                                              ========     =========
Deferred income tax liabilities, long term --
  Property, plant and equipment.............................        --       116,016
                                                              --------     ---------
          Total deferred income tax liabilities, long
            term............................................        --       116,016
                                                              --------     ---------
          Total deferred income tax liabilities.............  $215,336     $ 165,902
                                                              ========     =========
          Net deferred income tax assets (liabilities)......  $120,183     $(120,139)
                                                              ========     =========
</TABLE>
 
     The Company has alternative minimum tax credit carryforwards of $45,763
with no expiration date.
 
7.  SUBSEQUENT EVENTS (UNAUDITED):
 
     Effective November 1, 1994, the Company sold the majority of its operating
assets for $17.5 million to Dawson WellTech, L.C., at a gain of approximately
$4.2 million.
 
                                      F-58
<PAGE>   138
 
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     NO DEALER, SALESPERSON OR ANY OTHER PERSON HAS BEEN AUTHORIZED TO GIVE ANY
INFORMATION OR TO MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS IN CONNECTION WITH THE OFFERING
DESCRIBED IN THIS PROSPECTUS, AND, IF GIVEN OR MADE, SUCH INFORMATION OR
REPRESENTATIONS MUST NOT BE RELIED UPON AS HAVING BEEN AUTHORIZED BY THE COMPANY
OR THE UNDERWRITER. THIS PROSPECTUS DOES NOT CONSTITUTE AN OFFER TO SELL, OR A
SOLICITATION OF AN OFFER TO BUY, THE SECURITIES OFFERED HEREBY IN ANY
JURISDICTION TO ANY PERSON TO WHOM IT IS UNLAWFUL TO MAKE SUCH OFFER OR
SOLICITATION IN SUCH JURISDICTION. NEITHER THE DELIVERY OF THIS PROSPECTUS NOR
ANY SALE MADE HEREUNDER SHALL, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, CREATE ANY IMPLICATION
THAT THE INFORMATION HEREIN IS CORRECT AS OF ANY TIME SUBSEQUENT TO THE DATE
HEREOF OR THAT THERE HAS BEEN NO CHANGE IN THE AFFAIRS OF THE COMPANY SINCE SUCH
DATE.
 
                            ------------------------
 
                               TABLE OF CONTENTS
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                        PAGE
                                        ----
<S>                                     <C>
Prospectus Summary....................    3
Risk Factors..........................    8
The Company...........................   13
Recent Developments...................   13
Disclosure Regarding Forward-Looking
  Statements..........................   14
Equity Offering.......................   14
Use of Proceeds.......................   14
Capitalization........................   15
Pro Forma Condensed Consolidated
  Financial Statements................   16
Selected Consolidated Financial
  Data................................   18
Management's Discussion and Analysis
  of Financial Condition and Results
  of Operations.......................   19
Business..............................   25
Pride Acquisition.....................   33
Management............................   35
Certain Relationships and Related
  Transactions........................   41
Security Ownership of Management and
  Principal and Selling
  Shareholders........................   44
Description of Notes..................   46
Description of Capital Stock..........   73
Underwriting..........................   75
Legal Matters.........................   76
Experts...............................   76
Available Information.................   77
Index to Consolidated Financial
  Statements..........................  F-1
</TABLE>
 
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                                  $140,000,000
    
                               [DAWSON INC. LOGO]
 
                               DAWSON PRODUCTION
                                 SERVICES, INC.
   
                              9 3/8% SENIOR NOTES
                                    DUE 2007
    
                                   PROSPECTUS
 
                           JEFFERIES & COMPANY, INC.
   
                               February 13, 1997
    
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- - ------------------------------------------------------
<PAGE>   139
 
[DAWSON INC. LOGO]
PROSPECTUS
   
                                4,598,486 SHARES
    
 
<TABLE>
<S>       <C>
               DAWSON PRODUCTION SERVICES, INC.
</TABLE>
 
                                  COMMON STOCK
                            ------------------------
 
   
     Dawson Production Services, Inc. ("Dawson" or the "Company") is offering
4,032,486 shares, and certain selling shareholders (the "Selling Shareholders")
are offering 566,000 shares, of common stock (the "Common Stock") of the Company
(the "Equity Offering"). Concurrently with the Equity Offering, the Company is
offering $140.0 million of 9 3/8% Senior Notes due February 1, 2007 (the
"Notes") pursuant to a separate prospectus (the "Debt Offering" and, together
with the Equity Offering, the "Offerings"). The Company will use approximately
$135.9 million of the aggregate net proceeds from the Offerings to purchase the
U.S. land-based well servicing operations (the "Pride Acquisition") of Pride
Petroleum Services, Inc. ("Pride"), approximately $12.3 million to prepay
certain indebtedness (including accrued interest) of the Company and the
remainder for fees and expenses of the Pride Acquisition, working capital and
general corporate purposes. See "Use of Proceeds" and "Pride Acquisition." The
closing of the Debt Offering and the Equity Offering are each conditioned upon
the simultaneous closing of the other and upon the simultaneous closing of the
Pride Acquisition.
    
 
   
     The Common Stock is listed on the Nasdaq National Market under the symbol
"DPSI." On February 13, 1997, the closing price of the Common Stock on the
Nasdaq National Market was $13.00. See "Price Range of Common Stock and Dividend
Policy."
    
                            ------------------------
 
       SEE "RISK FACTORS" BEGINNING ON PAGE 7 FOR A DISCUSSION OF CERTAIN
           FACTORS THAT SHOULD BE CONSIDERED BY POTENTIAL INVESTORS.
                            ------------------------
 
THESE SECURITIES HAVE NOT BEEN APPROVED OR DISAPPROVED BY THE SECURITIES
     AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION OR ANY STATE SECURITIES COMMISSION NOR
        HAS THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION OR ANY STATE
           SECURITIES COMMISSION PASSED UPON THE ACCURACY OR
               ADEQUACY OF THIS PROSPECTUS. ANY REPRESENTATION
                      TO THE CONTRARY IS A CRIMINAL OFFENSE.
 
   
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                    PRICE TO        UNDERWRITING      PROCEEDS TO          PROCEEDS TO
                                     PUBLIC         DISCOUNT (1)      COMPANY (2)      SELLING SHAREHOLDERS
                                    --------        ------------      -----------      --------------------
<S>                              <C>               <C>               <C>               <C>
Per Share......................      $12.50            $0.75             $11.75               $11.75
Total(3).......................   $57,481,075        $3,448,865       $47,381,711           $6,650,500
</TABLE>
    
 
- - ---------------
 
(1) The Company and the Selling Shareholders have agreed to indemnify the
    several Underwriters against certain liabilities, including liabilities
    under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. See "Underwriting."
 
(2) Before deducting expenses payable by the Company estimated to be $300,000.
 
   
(3) The Company has granted to the Underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up
    to an additional 689,773 shares of Common Stock on the same terms and
    conditions as set forth above, solely to cover over-allotments, if any. If
    such option is exercised in full, the total Price to Public, Underwriting
    Discount, Proceeds to Company and Proceeds to Selling Shareholders will be
    $66,103,238, $3,966,194, $55,486,543 and $6,650,500, respectively. See
    "Underwriting."
    
                            ------------------------
 
   
     The shares of Common Stock are offered by the several Underwriters, subject
to prior sale, when, as and if issued to and accepted by the Underwriters. The
Underwriters reserve the right to reject orders in whole or in part. It is
expected that delivery of the shares of Common Stock will be made against
payment therefor in New York, New York, on or about February 20, 1997.
    
 
                            ------------------------
 
JEFFERIES & COMPANY, INC.
                         RAUSCHER PIERCE REFSNES, INC.
                                                              SOUTHCOAST CAPITAL
                                                                 CORPORATION
 
   
February 13, 1997
    
<PAGE>   140
 
     IN CONNECTION WITH THE OFFERINGS, THE UNDERWRITERS MAY OVER-ALLOT OR EFFECT
TRANSACTIONS WHICH STABILIZE OR MAINTAIN THE MARKET PRICE OF THE NOTES OR THE
COMMON STOCK AT A LEVEL ABOVE THAT WHICH MIGHT OTHERWISE PREVAIL IN THE OPEN
MARKET. SUCH TRANSACTIONS MAY BE EFFECTED ON THE NASDAQ NATIONAL MARKET OR
OTHERWISE. SUCH STABILIZING, IF COMMENCED, MAY BE DISCONTINUED AT ANY TIME.
 
     IN CONNECTION WITH THIS OFFERING, CERTAIN UNDERWRITERS (AND SELLING GROUP
MEMBERS) MAY ENGAGE IN PASSIVE MARKET MAKING TRANSACTIONS IN THE COMMON STOCK OF
THE COMPANY ON THE NASDAQ NATIONAL MARKET IN ACCORDANCE WITH RULE 10B-6A UNDER
THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934. SEE "UNDERWRITING."
 
                                        2
<PAGE>   141
 
                               PROSPECTUS SUMMARY
 
     The following summary is qualified in its entirety by and should be read in
conjunction with the more detailed information and the consolidated financial
statements of the Company and notes thereto appearing elsewhere in this
Prospectus. Unless otherwise indicated, the information in this Prospectus
assumes that the Underwriters' over-allotment option in connection with the
Equity Offering will not be exercised. Unless the context otherwise requires,
references in this Prospectus to the "Company" or "Dawson" mean Dawson
Production Services, Inc., its predecessors, and its and their subsidiaries.
Unless the context otherwise requires, pro forma information contained herein
gives effect to the Taylor Acquisition (as defined herein) in July 1996, the
Pride Acquisition and the Offerings.
 
                                  THE COMPANY
 
     Dawson Production Services, Inc. is a leading provider of a broad range of
workover, liquid and production services used in the production of oil and gas.
The Company's services are utilized by major oil and gas companies as well as
independent producers to optimize performance of oil and gas wells. The Company
recently entered into an agreement to acquire the U.S. land-based well servicing
operations of Pride Petroleum Services, Inc. in a transaction that will position
Dawson as the second largest provider of workover rigs in the United States.
 
     The Company commenced operations in 1951. In 1982, the current management
team joined the Company and initiated a strategy to expand and diversify the
Company's workover rig services. Since 1982, the Company has grown from four
workover rigs in a single yard to 91 workover rigs in 10 yards through a series
of strategic acquisitions of businesses and assets. Upon the closing of the
Pride Acquisition, the Company will own and operate 498 workover rigs. In
addition, in November 1994 the Company broadened the array of services it
provides by acquiring the liquid services and production services businesses of
Well Solutions, Inc. and expanded such businesses in July 1996 with the
acquisition of Taylor Companies, Inc. The Company believes that it generally has
been successful in acquiring businesses and assets and subsequently reducing
overhead, enhancing internal controls, improving marketing and related
operations through management incentives and improving the utilization of its
assets by redeploying equipment.
 
BUSINESS STRATEGY
 
     The Company's strategy emphasizes diversification and expansion through
acquisitions and internal growth. In recent years, there has been significant
industry consolidation activity in the Company's principal businesses. The
Company has been an active participant in this industry consolidation and plans
to continue to pursue strategic acquisitions of businesses and assets which
enhance or expand its market presence or complement its existing businesses.
Upon the closing of the Pride Acquisition, the Company intends to expand the
range of services offered at its locations and increase its presence, through
redeployment of underutilized assets, within the geographic regions in which the
Company will then operate. The Company believes that its ability to offer a wide
range of services over a large operating base will provide it with a competitive
advantage by allowing its customers to consolidate their procurement of
workover, liquid and production services by utilizing fewer vendors. The Company
believes that this consolidation may allow customers to lower their costs by
streamlining production decisions and increasing operational efficiencies. The
Company also believes that its strategy will allow it to take advantage of
cross-marketing opportunities for its services and to appeal to a broader
customer base by enhancing its position as a one-stop source for workover,
liquid and production services.
 
PRIDE ACQUISITION
 
     Consistent with its business strategy, on December 23, 1996 the Company
entered into a purchase agreement to acquire substantially all of Pride's U.S.
land-based well servicing operations for approximately $135.9 million in cash.
The Pride Acquisition will significantly increase the size and geographic scope
of the Company's workover rig services business. Pride's U.S. land-based fleet
consists of 407 workover rigs and related operations in 28 locations in the
Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coasts, the Permian Basin areas of West
                                        3
<PAGE>   142
 
Texas and New Mexico, and California. Upon completion of the Pride Acquisition,
the Company will be the largest provider of workover rigs in Texas and the
second largest provider in the United States. The Company will seek to generate
improved profit margins for the acquired assets through increased operating
efficiencies and cost savings resulting from overhead reductions and the
consolidation of certain overlapping yard locations. In addition, the Company
will seek to expand its liquid and production services businesses into new
markets through certain of the acquired yard locations and to redeploy certain
of the acquired workover rigs to areas with greater rig demand. See "Pride
Acquisition."
 
     For the year ended March 31, 1996, the Company's pro forma revenue and
EBITDA (as defined herein) were approximately $182.2 million and $26.5 million,
respectively, compared to historical revenue and EBITDA of approximately $52.4
million and $9.1 million, respectively. For the six months ended September 30,
1996, the Company's pro forma revenue and EBITDA were approximately $100.2
million and $14.8 million, respectively, compared to historical revenue and
EBITDA of approximately $33.8 million and $6.5 million, respectively.
 
MOBLEY ACQUISITION
 
     On January 20, 1997, Dawson acquired the liquid services assets of Mobley
Environmental Services, Inc. for approximately $5.0 million in cash and a $0.5
million five year subordinated note (the "Mobley Acquisition"). These assets
generated revenues of approximately $4.4 million and $3.2 million for the 12
months ended December 31, 1995 and the nine months ended September 30, 1996,
respectively.
 
OPERATIONS
 
     Workover Rig Services. The Company provides workover rig services to oil
and gas exploration and production companies through the use of mobile well
servicing workover rigs together with crews of three to four workers. As of
January 15, 1997, the Company operated 89 land workover rigs, two barge-mounted
workover rigs and ancillary equipment from 10 yards in Texas and Louisiana. Upon
the closing of the Pride Acquisition, the Company will expand its workover rig
fleet to 498 rigs located in Texas, Louisiana, California and New Mexico.
 
     Workover rig services are used throughout the life of a well and are
categorized by the type of job performed: completion, maintenance, workover and
plugging and abandonment. Completion services prepare newly drilled wells for
production. Newly drilled wells are frequently completed by well servicing rigs
to minimize the use of higher cost drilling rigs. Maintenance services are
required on producing oil and gas wells to ensure efficient and continuous
operation. In addition to periodic maintenance, producing oil and gas wells
occasionally require major repairs or modifications called "workovers." Workover
rigs are also used in the plugging and abandonment of oil and gas wells no
longer capable of producing in economic quantities. For the six months ended
September 30, 1996, workover rig services contributed approximately 46% of the
Company's revenues (75% on a pro forma basis).
 
     Liquid Services. The Company uses its vacuum trucks, frac tanks and salt
water injection wells to provide an integrated mix of liquid services to well
site customers. The Company owns and operates 175 vacuum trucks and will acquire
an additional 10 vacuum trucks in connection with the Pride Acquisition. Vacuum
trucks are used to extract fluids from pits, tanks and other storage facilities
and to transport water for frac tanks, produced salt water to injection wells
and brine and other drilling fluids to and from well locations. Vacuum truck
services are generally provided to oilfield operators within a 30-mile radius of
the Company's nearest yard. The Company owns 696 frac tanks, which are used
during all phases of the life of a producing well to store various fluids at the
well site. The Company also owns or leases 22 salt water injection wells. In
Texas and Arkansas, salt water produced from oil and gas wells is generally
required by law to be disposed of in salt water injection wells. For the six
months ended September 30, 1996, liquid services contributed approximately 38%
of the Company's revenues (20% on a pro forma basis).
                                        4
<PAGE>   143
 
     Production Services. The Company's production services consist of
production testing services, slickline wireline services, fishing and rental
tool services and pipe testing. The Company owns 21 gas production testing units
which are used to perform deliverability tests required upon the initial
completion of a well and periodically during the productive life of a gas well.
In addition, the Company offers slickline wireline services which are used to
simplify completion operations and in connection with regular maintenance on
producing wells. The Company also provides a complete line of cased hole fishing
and rental tools to oilfield operators and service companies, and operates nine
pipe testing units along the Texas Gulf Coast. This testing equipment is used
during completion and recompletion operations for leak detection in the internal
pipe systems of oil and gas wells. For the six months ended September 30, 1996,
production services contributed approximately 16% of the Company's revenues (5%
on a pro forma basis).
 
                              THE EQUITY OFFERING
 
   
Common Stock Offered
  by the Company...........   4,032,486 Shares
    
 
   
Common Stock Offered by
  the Selling
  Shareholders.............   566,000 Shares
    
 
Common Stock Outstanding:
  Before the Equity
  Offering(1)..............   6,399,725 Shares
 
   
  After the Equity
Offering(1)................   10,432,211 Shares
    
 
   
Use of Proceeds............  The net proceeds to the Company from the sale of
                             shares of Common Stock are estimated to be
                             approximately $47.1 million. The Company will use
                             the net proceeds from the sale of the shares of
                             Common Stock, together with the estimated net
                             proceeds to the Company from the Debt Offering of
                             approximately $135.1 million, to fund the
                             approximately $135.9 million purchase price of the
                             Pride Acquisition, to prepay certain existing
                             indebtedness (including accrued interest) of the
                             Company, and for fees and expenses of the Pride
                             Acquisition, working capital and general corporate
                             purposes. The Company will not receive any proceeds
                             from the sale of shares of Common Stock by the
                             Selling Shareholders. See "Use of Proceeds."
    
 
Nasdaq National Market
  Symbol...................  DPSI
 
   
Debt Offering..............  Concurrently with the Equity Offering, the Company
                             is offering $140.0 million of 9 3/8% Senior Notes
                             due 2007 to the public. The closing of the Equity
                             Offering and the Debt Offering are each conditioned
                             upon the simultaneous closing of the other and upon
                             the simultaneous closing of the Pride Acquisition.
    
- - ---------------
 
(1) Does not include 548,650 shares issuable upon exercise of outstanding
     options as of January 15, 1997, of which 163,479 were exercisable at that
     date.
                                        5
<PAGE>   144
 
                     SUMMARY OF CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL DATA
 
     The following table presents for the periods indicated certain historical
consolidated and certain pro forma combined financial data for the Company. The
following information should be read together with "Pro Forma Condensed
Consolidated Financial Statements," "Selected Consolidated Financial Data,"
"Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of
Operations" and the financial statements, including the notes thereto, included
elsewhere in this Prospectus. The results for the six months ended September 30,
1996 are not necessarily indicative of results for the full year. The pro forma
information is presented for illustrative purposes only and is not necessarily
indicative of the results of operations and financial position that would have
been achieved had the transactions reflected therein been consummated on the
dates indicated.
 
   
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<CAPTION>
                                                                                                         AT OR FOR SIX MONTHS
                                                     AT OR FOR YEARS ENDED MARCH 31,                     ENDED SEPTEMBER 30,
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                                                                                            1996                           1996
                                                                                            PRO                            PRO
                                         1992      1993      1994      1995      1996     FORMA(1)    1995      1996     FORMA(1)
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INCOME STATEMENT DATA:
Revenues.............................   $15,784   $20,822   $27,942   $36,005   $52,391   $182,219   $25,888   $33,811   $100,229
Costs and expenses:
  Operating..........................    11,440    14,772    19,937    24,241    34,320    131,052    16,875    21,893     71,994
  General and administrative.........     2,443     3,040     3,854     5,574     8,937     24,676     4,238     5,469     13,480
  Depreciation and amortization......     1,062     1,374     1,707     2,608     4,396     19,234     2,016     2,876      9,707
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Operating income.....................       839     1,636     2,444     3,582     4,738      7,257     2,759     3,573      5,048
Interest expense.....................       352       301       282       789     1,848     13,385       953       296      6,693
Other (income) expense...............        (8)       84       (61)      (41)     (129)    (1,490)      (27)     (252)      (201)
Minority interest....................        --       358       902     1,092       937        937       787        --         --
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Income (loss) before income taxes and
  extraordinary item.................       495       893     1,321     1,742     2,082     (5,575)    1,046     3,529     (1,444)
Provision for income taxes...........       236       320       525       681       709     (2,174)      398     1,354       (563)
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Income (loss) before extraordinary
  item...............................       259       573       796     1,061     1,373     (3,401)      648     2,175       (881)
Extraordinary item(2)................        38        --       (92)       --      (514)      (514)       --        --         --
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Net income (loss)....................       297       573       704     1,061       859     (3,915)      648     2,175       (881)
Preferred stock dividends............       101       101       101       101        88         88        50        --         --
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Net income (loss) applicable to
  common stock.......................   $   196   $   472   $   603   $   960   $   771   $ (4,003)  $   598   $ 2,175   $   (881)
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Primary earnings (loss) per share....   $   .11   $   .23   $   .29   $   .45   $   .27   $   (.58)  $   .25   $   .33   $   (.08)
Fully diluted earnings (loss) per
  share..............................   $   .11   $   .23   $   .29   $   .42   $   .27   $   (.58)  $   .23   $   .33   $   (.08)
Average number of shares
  outstanding --
  primary............................   1,768,613 2,020,664 2,052,168 2,155,380 2,931,234 6,915,382  2,384,359 6,510,428 10,423,470
Average number of shares
  outstanding -- fully diluted.......   1,768,613 2,020,664 2,450,791 2,648,740 3,207,622 6,915,382  3,095,826 6,527,796 10,423,470
BALANCE SHEET DATA:
Cash and cash equivalents............   $   400   $ 1,139   $ 2,172   $ 2,797   $13,863                        $ 9,364   $ 41,882
Net property and equipment...........     6,261     8,625     8,978    25,321    29,115                         39,209    145,859
Total assets.........................    11,685    15,828    16,714    40,525    56,368                         74,092    248,860
Long-term debt and other obligations,
  net of current portion.............     1,938     1,722     1,623    15,989     3,695                          4,609    142,750
Total shareholders' equity...........     5,487     6,009     6,720    10,098    45,694                         47,933     95,015
OTHER FINANCIAL DATA:
Ratio of earnings to fixed
  charges(3).........................      2.3x      3.6x      5.0x      3.1x      2.1x       0.6x      2.1x     10.9x       0.8x
EBITDA(4)............................   $ 1,901   $ 3,010   $ 4,151   $ 6,190   $ 9,134   $ 26,491   $ 4,775   $ 6,449   $ 14,755
Ratio of EBITDA to interest
  expense............................      5.4x     10.0x     14.7x      7.9x      4.9x       2.0x      5.0x     21.8x       2.2x
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(1) Adjusted, in the case of the income statement data, to reflect the
    consummation of the Pride Acquisition, the Taylor Acquisition and the
    Offerings, as if each had occurred on April 1, 1995, and in the case of
    balance sheet data at September 30, 1996, to reflect the consummation of the
    Pride Acquisition and the Offerings as if they had been completed at such
    date. See "The Company." Does not give effect to certain estimated
    consolidation cost savings and operational efficiencies that the Company
    anticipates can be achieved in connection with the Pride Acquisition,
    primarily resulting from the consolidation of certain facilities and the
    reduction of personnel. Assuming that such consolidation cost savings had
    occurred at the beginning of the year ended March 31, 1996 and the beginning
    of the six month period ended September 30, 1996, results of operations
    (after taking into consideration the tax effect of such consolidation cost
    savings) would have been a net loss of $1.0 million and net income of $0.7
    million, respectively, and EBITDA would have been $31.3 million and $17.3
    million, respectively. There can be no assurance with respect to the amount
    or timing of any such consolidation cost savings by the Company or that any
    such consolidation cost savings will not be offset in part by additional
    operating expenses resulting from the Pride Acquisition.
    
 
(2) Includes a $92,000 charge in fiscal 1994 to reflect the cumulative effect of
change in accounting principle.
 
   
(3) For purposes of computing the ratio of earnings to fixed charges, earnings
    are computed as income before income taxes, extraordinary item and
    cumulative effect of a change in accounting principle, plus fixed charges.
    Fixed charges consist of interest, whether expensed or capitalized,
    amortization of debt issuance costs and an estimated portion of rentals
    representing interest costs. On a pro forma basis, earnings were inadequate
    to cover fixed charges for the periods ended March 31, 1996 and September
    30, 1996 by $5.6 million and $1.4 million, respectively.
    
 
(4) EBITDA is defined as earnings before interest expense, taxes, depreciation
    and amortization, minority interest and other (income) expense and is
    presented because it is a widely accepted financial indication of a
    company's ability to incur and service debt. EBITDA should not be considered
    as an alternative to earnings as an indicator of the Company's operating
    performance or to cash flows as a measure of liquidity.
 
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                                  RISK FACTORS
 
     Prospective purchasers of the securities offered hereby should carefully
consider the following factors in addition to the other information in this
Prospectus. See "Disclosure Regarding Forward-Looking Statements."
 
INCURRENCE OF SUBSTANTIAL INDEBTEDNESS
 
   
     At September 30, 1996, on a pro forma basis and giving effect to
application of the net proceeds of the Offerings as set forth herein under "Use
of Proceeds," the Company would have had approximately $143.3 million in total
indebtedness, compared with total actual indebtedness of $15.6 million at such
date. The Company historically has operated at substantially lower levels of
debt than will be outstanding after giving effect to the Offerings. The
Company's level of indebtedness will have several important effects on its
future operations, including, without limitation, (i) a substantial portion of
the Company's cash flow from operations must be dedicated to the payment of
interest and principal on its indebtedness, (ii) the Company's leveraged
position will substantially increase its vulnerability to adverse changes in
general economic and industry conditions, as well as to competitive pressure,
and (iii) the Company's ability to obtain additional financing for working
capital, capital expenditures, acquisitions, general corporate and other
purposes may be limited. The Company's ability to meet its debt service
obligations and to reduce its total indebtedness will be dependent upon the
Company's future performance, which will be subject to general economic
conditions, industry cycles and financial, business and other factors affecting
the operations of the Company, many of which are beyond its control. There can
be no assurance that the Company's business will continue to generate cash flow
at or above current levels. If the Company is unable to generate sufficient cash
flow from operations in the future to service its debt, it may be required,
among other things, to seek additional financing in the debt or equity markets,
to refinance or restructure all or a portion of its indebtedness, including the
Notes, or to sell selected assets or reduce or delay planned capital
expenditures or acquisitions. There can be no assurance that any such measures
would be sufficient to enable the Company to service its debt or that any such
financing, refinancing or sale of assets would be available on economically
favorable terms.
    
 
DEPENDENCE ON VOLATILE OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY
 
     Demand for the Company's services depends substantially upon the level of
activity in the oil and gas industry, which in turn depends in part on oil and
gas prices, expectations about future prices, the cost of exploring for,
producing and delivering oil and gas, the discovery rate of new oil and gas
reserves in land areas, the level of drilling and workover activity, domestic
and international political, military, regulatory and economic conditions and
the ability of oil and gas companies to raise capital. Prices for oil and gas
historically have been extremely volatile and have reacted to changes in the
supply of and demand for oil and natural gas, domestic and worldwide economic
conditions and political instability in oil producing countries. No assurance
can be given that current levels of oil and gas activities will be maintained or
that demand for the Company's services will reflect the level of such
activities. Prices for oil and natural gas are expected to continue to be
volatile and affect the demand for and pricing of the Company's services. A
material decline in oil or natural gas prices or activities could materially
adversely affect the demand for the Company's services and the Company's results
of operations. Industry conditions will continue to be influenced by numerous
factors over which the Company has no control. See "Management's Discussion and
Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" and
"Business -- Customers."
 
     The volatility of the oil and gas industry and the consequent impact
thereof on exploration activity could adversely impact certain of the Company's
customers. The Company, therefore, could be subject to special credit risks as
to certain of its customers. While the Company endeavors not to take unjustified
credit risks, it is necessary from time to time to extend trade credit to
long-term customers and others where some risks of nonpayment or late payment
could exist.
 
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ACQUISITION RISKS
 
     The Company completed the Taylor Acquisition in July 1996 and the Mobley
Acquisition in January 1997. Most of the net proceeds from the Offerings will be
used to fund the Pride Acquisition. See "Use of Proceeds." Pursuant to the Pride
Acquisition, the Company will acquire 407 workover rigs, which is more than four
times the number of workover rigs Dawson currently operates. As a result of the
Pride Acquisition, the Company will acquire significant operations in
California, a market in which the Company does not currently operate.
Furthermore, Pride has advised the Company that 89 of the 407 workover rigs to
be acquired from Pride were not operated during the 12 months preceding December
23, 1996, the effective date of the Purchase Agreement. The Company believes
that a majority of these 89 rigs will be reactivated only if market demand
justifies the incremental cost, and the Company does not expect the remainder of
such rigs to be restored to operating condition. There can be no assurance that
the Company will be successful in reactivating or redeploying rigs acquired from
Pride. In addition, no assurance can be given that the Company will be
successful in achieving consolidation savings or managing and incorporating the
businesses and assets acquired in the Pride Acquisition, the Mobley Acquisition
or the Taylor Acquisition into the Company's existing operations or that such
activities will not require a disproportionate amount of management's attention.
 
     In connection with the Pride Acquisition, the Company will purchase
substantially all of Pride's U.S. land-based well servicing operations (the
"Pride Assets") "as is, where is." The Company has undertaken a limited amount
of investigation of the condition of the Pride Assets, particularly the workover
rigs, in an effort to determine that their condition appears to be sufficient to
sustain the operations previously conducted by Pride with those assets. The
Company has not, however, thoroughly investigated all material items of
equipment due to limitations of time, cost and geographic disbursement.
 
     The Purchase Agreement provides that Pride and the Company shall treat the
sale as not subject to sales and use taxes in all jurisdictions. However, it
further provides that if, contrary to the foregoing, it shall be finally
determined that the sale, or any other transaction consummated pursuant to the
closing, is subject to such tax, such tax shall be borne equally by Pride and
the Company. Certain ambiguities under existing tax laws of the states in which
assets of Pride are located, and the issue of what transactions are "consummated
pursuant to the closing," could result in substantial liability to the Company.
 
     In connection with the Pride Acquisition, it is expected that the Company
will acquire approximately 14 properties in fee simple and will receive an
assignment or sublease of approximately 14 leased properties. With respect to
all parcels of real estate, Dawson has conducted only limited environmental
studies and investigations. There can be no assurance that Dawson will not
acquire properties that have latent environmental risks and concurrent financial
exposure. Moreover, Pride has not made any warranties and representations
concerning the environmental aspects of any properties that would survive the
closing.
 
     The Company's failure to achieve consolidation savings, to incorporate the
acquired businesses and assets into its existing operations successfully, or to
minimize any unexpected costs or liabilities in the acquired businesses, could
have a material adverse effect on the Company. See "Pride Acquisition."
 
SUBSTANTIAL COMPETITION
 
     The Company experiences intense competition in its markets. Such markets
are highly competitive and no one competitor is dominant. Some of the Company's
competitors have greater financial and other resources than the Company. See
"Business -- Competition."
 
OPERATING RISKS AND INSURANCE
 
     The Company's operations are subject to hazards inherent in the oil and gas
industry, such as blowouts, explosions, craterings, fires and oil spills, that
can cause personal injury or loss of life, damage to or destruction of property,
equipment, the environment and marine life and suspension of operations. In
addition, claims for loss of oil and gas production and damage to formations can
occur in the workover business. Litigation arising from a catastrophic
occurrence at a location where the Company's equipment and services are used may
in the future result in the Company being named as a defendant in lawsuits
asserting potentially large claims.
 
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     The Company maintains insurance coverage that it believes to be customary
in the industry against these hazards. However, there can be no assurance that
the Company will be able to maintain adequate insurance in the future at rates
it considers reasonable or that insurance will continue to be available on terms
as favorable as the Company's existing arrangements. In addition, the insurance
is subject to coverage limits and certain policies exclude coverage for damages
resulting from environmental contamination. The occurrence of a significant
event or adverse claim in excess of the insurance coverage limits maintained by
the Company or which is not covered by insurance could have a materially adverse
effect on the Company's financial condition and results of operations. See
"Business -- Operating Risks and Insurance."
 
   
RISKS RELATING TO INJECTION WELLS
    
 
     The Company's injection operations pose certain risks of environmental
liability to the Company. Although the Company monitors the injection process,
any leakage from the subsurface portions of the wells could cause degradation of
fresh groundwater resources, potentially resulting in cancellation of operation
of the well, fines and penalties from governmental agencies, expenditures for
remediation of the affected resource, and liability to third parties for
property damages and personal injuries. In addition, the sale by the Company of
residual crude oil collected as part of the saltwater injection process could
impose liability on the Company in the event the entity to which the oil was
transferred fails to manage the material in accordance with applicable
environmental health and safety laws.
 
RISK OF ENVIRONMENTAL COSTS AND LIABILITIES
 
     The Company's operations are subject to governmental laws and regulations
governing the management and disposal of waste materials or otherwise relating
to the protection of the environment or of public health and safety. Many of the
Company's operations take place in or near ecologically sensitive areas, such as
the Texas Gulf Coast and Louisiana inland waters. Numerous local, state and
federal environmental laws impose liability for causing pollution in inland and
coastal waters. Local, state and federal legislation also provides special
protection to water quality and animal and marine life that could be affected by
some of the Company's activities. The regulations applicable to the Company's
operations include certain regulations controlling the discharge of hazardous or
toxic materials into the environment, requiring removal or remediation of
pollutants, requiring permits or licenses issued by regulatory agencies and
imposing civil and criminal penalties for violations. Some of the statutory and
regulatory programs that apply to the Company's operations also authorize
private suits, the recovery of natural resource damages by the government,
injunctive relief and cease and desist orders.
 
     Some environmental statutes impose strict liability, rendering a person or
entity liable for environmental damage without regard to negligence or fault on
the part of such person or entity. As a result, the Company could be liable,
under certain circumstances, for environmental damage caused by others or for
acts of the Company that were in compliance with all applicable laws at the time
such acts were performed.
 
     The clear trend in environmental regulation has been to impose more
restrictions and limitations on activities that may impact the environment,
including the generation and disposal of wastes and the use and handling of
chemical substances. These restrictions and limitations have increased operating
costs for both the Company and its customers. Any regulatory changes that impose
additional environmental restrictions or requirements on the Company and its
customers could adversely affect the Company through increased operating costs,
capital expenditures to meet new regulatory requirements and potential decreased
demand for the Company's services.
 
     In this regard, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act ("RCRA"), the
principal federal statute governing the disposal of solid and hazardous wastes,
includes a statutory exemption that allows oil and gas exploration and
production wastes to be classified as non-hazardous waste. A similar exemption
is contained in many of the state counterparts to RCRA, including the state
statutes in Texas and Louisiana. If oil and gas exploration and production
wastes were required to be managed and disposed of as hazardous waste, either as
a result of changes in RCRA or the imposition of more stringent state
regulations, the Company could be required to make significant unanticipated
capital and operating expenditures or to cease or curtail certain
 
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operations. Further, if such wastes were required to be managed and disposed of
as hazardous waste, domestic oil and gas producers, including many of the
Company's customers, could be required to incur substantial obligations with
respect to such waste. Because of the potential impact on the Company's
customers, any regulatory changes that impose additional restrictions or
requirements on the disposal of oil and gas wastes could adversely affect demand
for the Company's services. See "Business -- Environmental Regulation."
 
DEPENDENCE ON KEY PERSONNEL
 
     The Company believes that its success will depend to a significant extent
upon the continued services of certain key individuals, particularly Michael E.
Little, Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Joseph
B. Eustace, Vice President of Operations and Chief Operating Officer. The loss
of the services of either of these individuals could have a material adverse
effect on the Company. See "Management."
 
DEPENDENCE ON MAJOR CUSTOMERS
 
     During the six months ended September 30, 1996, the Company derived
approximately 23.0% of its revenues (9.5% on a pro forma basis) from its largest
customer. While the Company believes that its relationship with this customer is
good, the loss of such customer, or a significant reduction in business done
with the Company by this customer, if not offset by sales to new or existing
customers, could have a material adverse effect on the Company's business,
results of operations and prospects.
 
DIVIDEND POLICY
 
     The Company has never paid cash dividends on the Common Stock and does not
anticipate that cash dividends will be paid in the foreseeable future.
Furthermore, certain provisions of the Credit Facility and the Indenture
relating to the Notes will restrict the Company's ability to pay cash dividends
on the Common Stock. The Company currently intends to retain any future earnings
to finance the expansion and continuing development of the Company's business.
The declaration and payment in the future of any cash dividends will be at the
election of the Company's Board of Directors and will depend upon the earnings,
capital requirements and financial position of the Company, future loan
covenants, general economic conditions and other pertinent factors. See
"Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of
Operations -- Liquidity and Capital Resources" and "Description of
Notes -- Certain Covenants -- Restricted Payments."
 
SUBSTANTIAL AMOUNT OF SECURITIES SUBJECT TO REGISTRATION RIGHTS
 
   
     Pursuant to a registration rights agreement (the "Registration Rights
Agreement"), shareholders (the "Rights Holders") that beneficially own 2,437,887
shares of Common Stock, or approximately 38% of the currently issued and
outstanding shares of Common Stock, are entitled to registration of such shares
under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), subject to
certain exceptions and limitations. Substantially all of the shares of Common
Stock being offered by the Selling Shareholders in the Equity Offering are being
registered and sold pursuant to the Registration Rights Agreement for the
account of the Rights Holders. Following the Equity Offering, the Rights Holders
will beneficially own 1,876,187 shares of Common Stock (the "Registrable
Securities"), or approximately 18% of the issued and outstanding shares of
Common Stock, subject to the Registration Rights Agreement.
    
 
     Under the Registration Rights Agreement, the Company is obligated,
beginning July 20, 1997, to file a registration statement (the "Shelf
Registration Statement") for the Registrable Securities. The holders of a
majority of the Registrable Securities can require that the Shelf Registration
Statement be in the form of an underwritten offering. Additionally, if the
Company proposes to register any of its securities under the Securities Act for
its own account or for the account of the other security holders, the Rights
Holders are entitled to notice of such registration and are entitled to include
all or a portion of the Registrable Securities in such registration, subject to
certain exceptions and limitations, including the right of the underwriters (if
any) of any such offering to exclude for marketing reasons some or all of the
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registration. The Company generally is required to pay all of the expenses
relating to the registration of the Registrable Securities, except for the
Rights Holders' share of any underwriting discounts and commissions. The
Registration Rights Agreement prohibits the Company from granting any new
registration rights under the Securities Act that would adversely impact the
rights of the Rights Holders. Sales of substantial amounts of the Common Stock
in the public market could adversely affect prevailing market prices and the
ability of the Company to raise equity capital in the future. See "Description
of Capital Stock -- Registration Rights."
 
ANTI-TAKEOVER EFFECT OF CERTAIN PROVISIONS
 
     The Company's Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws contain certain
provisions that may have the effect of discouraging potential unsolicited offers
or other efforts to obtain control of the Company that are not approved by the
Board. Upon a change of control of the Company, holders of the Notes will have
the right to require the Company to purchase the Notes at a price equal to 101%
of the aggregate principal amount thereof, together with accrued and unpaid
interest to the date of purchase. Such provisions may adversely affect the
market price of the Common Stock and may also deprive the shareholders of
opportunities to sell shares of Common Stock at prices higher than prevailing
market prices. Such provisions include the requirement that all shareholder
action must be taken at a duly called annual or special meeting of shareholders
unless a majority of the entire Board provides its prior approval for
shareholder action to be taken by written consent of shareholders. See
"Description of Capital Stock -- Provisions Having Possible Anti-takeover
Effect." The Board will have the authority, without further action by the
shareholders, to issue up to 560,600 shares of the Company's preferred stock in
one or more series and to fix the rights, preferences, privileges and
restrictions thereof, and to issue over 9,000,000 additional shares of Common
Stock after the Equity Offering. The issuance of the Company's preferred stock
or additional shares of Common Stock could adversely affect the voting power of
the purchasers of Common Stock in the Equity Offering and could have the effect
of delaying, deferring or preventing a change in control of the Company. See
"Description of Capital Stock -- Provisions Having Possible Anti-takeover
Effect."
 
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                                  THE COMPANY
 
     The Company is engaged in the business of providing: (i) workover rig
services, including completion of new wells, maintenance and recompletion of
existing wells (including horizontal recompletions) and plugging and abandonment
of wells at the end of their useful lives; (ii) liquid services, including
vacuum truck services, frac tank rental and salt water injection; and (iii)
production services, including well test analysis, pipe testing, slickline
wireline services and fishing and rental tool services. For the six months ended
September 30 1996, the Company derived approximately 46%, 38% and 16% (75%, 20%
and 5% on a pro forma basis) of its revenues from its workover rig services,
liquid services and production services, respectively. The Company's services
are utilized by major oil and gas companies as well as independent producers to
optimize performance of oil and gas wells.
 
     The Company commenced operations in 1951. In 1982, the current management
team joined the Company and initiated a strategy to expand and diversify the
Company's workover rig services. Since 1982, the Company has grown from four
workover rigs in a single yard to 91 workover rigs in 10 yards through a series
of strategic acquisitions of businesses and assets. The majority of this growth
has occurred since 1992. The Company formed Dawson WellTech, L.C. (the "LLC") in
1992 as a majority owned and operated subsidiary of the Company, which in
November 1994 acquired substantially all of the assets of Well Solutions, Inc.
for approximately $18.1 million (the "Well Solutions Acquisition"). In 1995, the
Company acquired the remaining interest in the LLC. See "Certain Relationships
and Related Transactions."
 
     In July 1996, the Company acquired 70 vacuum trucks, 314 frac tanks and 11
salt water injection wells for approximately $12.8 million pursuant to the
purchase of all of the issued and outstanding stock of Taylor Companies, Inc.
(the "Taylor Acquisition"). During 1996, the Company also acquired 18 additional
vacuum trucks, six workover rigs and one production testing unit.
 
     In March 1996, the Company completed an initial public offering (the "IPO")
of 2,616,250 shares of Common Stock at $10.00 per share, with net proceeds to
the Company of approximately $23.5 million. Simultaneously with the IPO, the
Common Stock began trading on the Nasdaq National Market under the symbol
"DPSI."
 
     On January 20, 1997, the Company acquired the liquid services assets of
Mobley Environmental Services, Inc. for approximately $5.0 million in cash and a
$0.5 million five year subordinated note. On December 23, 1996 the Company
entered into a purchase agreement to acquire Pride's U.S. land-based well
servicing operations, which includes 407 workover rigs, 10 vacuum trucks and
ancillary equipment, for approximately $135.9 million. The closing of the Pride
Acquisition is conditioned upon the simultaneous closing of the Offerings.
 
     The Company's principal executive office is located at 901 N.E. Loop 410,
Suite 700, San Antonio, Texas 78209, and its telephone number is (210) 828-1838.
 
                              RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
 
   
     On February 11, 1997, the Company issued a release announcing earnings for
the third fiscal quarter ended December 31, 1996. The release states that
revenues in the third quarter of fiscal 1997 increased by 72% to $22.5 million,
compared to the $13.0 million in the third quarter of fiscal 1996. Net income of
$1.6 million increased 631% from the third quarter of fiscal 1996. Similarly,
primary earnings per share of $0.24 on 6,548,000 average shares outstanding
increased from $.06 on 2,971,000 average shares outstanding for the prior year.
    
 
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                DISCLOSURE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
 
     This Prospectus includes "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of
Section 27A of the Securities Act and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act
of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act"). All statements other than statements
of historical information provided herein are forward-looking and may contain
information about financial results, economic conditions, trends and known
uncertainties. The Company cautions the reader that actual results could differ
materially from those expected by the Company, depending on the outcome of
certain factors, including, without limitation, (i) factors discussed under
"Risk Factors" such as fluctuations in the prices of oil and natural gas,
competition, operating risks, acquisition risks, liquidity and capital
requirements and the effects of governmental and environmental regulation, (ii)
adverse changes in the operations acquired in the Pride Acquisition or the
failure of the Company to achieve anticipated consolidation cost savings in
connection with the Pride Acquisition and (iii) adverse changes in the market
for the Company's services. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on
these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. The
Company undertakes no obligation to release publicly the result of any revisions
to these forward-looking statements which may be made to reflect events or
circumstances after the date hereof, including, without limitation, changes in
the Company's business strategy or planned capital expenditures, or to reflect
the occurrence of unanticipated events.
 
                                 DEBT OFFERING
 
   
     Concurrently with the Equity Offering, the Company is offering $140.0
million of 9 3/8% Senior Notes due 2007 to the public. The Indenture relating to
the Notes will contain certain covenants, including covenants that limit: (i)
indebtedness; (ii) restricted payments, (iii) issuances and sales of capital
stock of restricted subsidiaries; (iv) sale/leaseback transactions; (v)
transactions with affiliates; (vi) liens; (vii) asset sales; (viii) dividends
and other payment restrictions affecting restricted subsidiaries; (ix) conduct
of business; and (x) mergers, consolidations or sales of assets. The
consummation of the Equity Offering and the Debt Offering are each conditioned
upon the simultaneous closing of the other and upon the simultaneous closing of
the Pride Acquisition. See "Description of Notes."
    
 
                                USE OF PROCEEDS
 
   
     The net proceeds to the Company from the issuance and sale of the Common
Stock offered hereby, after deducting the underwriting discount and expenses of
the Equity Offering payable by the Company, are estimated to be approximately
$47.1 million ($55.2 million if the Underwriters' over-allotment option is
exercised in full). The net proceeds to the Company from the sale of the Notes
offered by the Company pursuant to the Debt Offering, after deducting the
underwriting discount and expenses of the Debt Offering, are estimated to be
approximately $135.1 million.
    
 
     The following table illustrates the sources and uses of the gross proceeds
to the Company, as estimated by the Company's management, in connection with the
Offerings (dollars in millions):
 
   
<TABLE>
<S>                                   <C>
SOURCES
- - --------------------------------------------
Notes (Debt Offering)...............  $140.0
Common Stock (Equity Offering)......    50.4
                                      ------
          Total Sources.............  $190.4
                                      ======
USES
- - --------------------------------------------
Pride Acquisition -- Purchase
  Price(1)..........................  $135.9
Prepayment of Existing Debt(2)......    12.3
Working Capital.....................    32.5
Fees and Expenses...................     9.7
                                      ------
          Total Uses................  $190.4
                                      ======
</TABLE>
    
 
- - ---------------
 
(1) The Pride Acquisition purchase price is subject to certain adjustments.
 
(2) Consists of a balance as of September 30, 1996 of approximately $7.0 million
    on the loan incurred as a result of the Taylor Acquisition, $3.2 million of
    capitalized lease obligations and $2.1 million of other indebtedness. The
    $7.0 million loan bears interest at a rate of 7.75% and matures on March 31,
    1997. The capitalized lease obligations bear interest at rates ranging from
    5% to 9% and are due in monthly installments of approximately $136,000. The
    other indebtedness consists of approximately $2.0 million of term notes that
    were assumed in connection with the Taylor Acquisition, bear interest at
    rates ranging from 6% to 10% and have maturity dates ranging from one to
    five years after July 29, 1996, the date of assumption.
 
     Pending application of the net proceeds of the Offerings, the Company will
invest such net proceeds in short-term, interest-bearing, investment grade
securities.
 
                                       13
<PAGE>   152
 
                PRICE RANGE OF COMMON STOCK AND DIVIDEND POLICY
 
     The Company's Common Stock commenced trading on the Nasdaq National Market
on March 20, 1996 under the symbol "DPSI." The following table sets forth the
high and low sale prices per share of the Common Stock as reported by the Nasdaq
National Market for the periods indicated.
 
   
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                              HIGH    LOW
                                                              ----    ----
<S>                                                           <C>     <C>
Fiscal 1996
  Fourth Quarter (March 20, 1996 - March 31, 1996)..........  $11 7/8 $10
Fiscal 1997
  First Quarter (April 1 - June 30, 1996)...................  $14 1/2 $10 3/4
  Second Quarter (July 1 - September 30, 1996)..............  $14     $ 9 3/4
  Third Quarter (October 1 - December 31, 1996).............  $16 1/4 $11 1/2
  Fourth Quarter (January 1 - February 13, 1997)............  $16 1/2 $12 1/2
</TABLE>
    
 
   
     On February 13, 1997, the last reported sale price of the Common Stock on
the Nasdaq National Market was $13.00 per share. At January 15, 1997, the
Company had 140 shareholders of record of the Common Stock. The Company believes
that there are at least 400 beneficial owners of the Common Stock.
    
 
     The Company has never paid cash dividends on the Common Stock and does not
anticipate that cash dividends will be paid in the foreseeable future.
Furthermore, certain provisions of the Credit Facility and the Indenture will
restrict the Company's ability to pay cash dividends on the Common Stock. The
Company currently intends to retain any future earnings to finance the expansion
and continuing development of the Company's businesses. The declaration and
payment in the future of any cash dividends will be at the election of the
Company's Board of Directors and will depend upon the earnings, capital
requirements and financial position of the Company, future loan covenants,
general economic conditions and other pertinent factors. See "Management's
Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of
Operations -- Liquidity and Capital Resources" and "Description of
Notes -- Certain Covenants -- Restricted Payments."
 
                                       14
<PAGE>   153
 
                                 CAPITALIZATION
 
     The following table sets forth the cash and cash equivalents, current debt
and capitalization of the Company at September 30, 1996, and as adjusted to give
effect to the Offerings and the application of the net proceeds therefrom as set
forth under "Use of Proceeds." This table should be read in conjunction with the
financial statements and the notes thereto included elsewhere in this Prospectus
and "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of
Operations."
 
   
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                                SEPTEMBER 30, 1996
                                                              ----------------------
                                                              ACTUAL     AS ADJUSTED
                                                              -------    -----------
                                                                  (IN THOUSANDS)
<S>                                                           <C>        <C>
Cash and cash equivalents...................................  $ 9,364     $ 41,882
                                                              =======     ========
Current portion of long-term debt...........................  $ 9,247     $    500
Current portion of obligations under capital leases.........    1,708           --
                                                              -------     --------
          Total current debt................................  $10,955     $    500
                                                              =======     ========
Long-term debt, net of current portion:
  Notes payable.............................................  $   380     $     --
  9 3/8% Senior Notes due 2007..............................       --      140,000
  Subordinated notes........................................    2,750        2,750
                                                              -------     --------
          Total notes, net of current portion...............    3,130      142,750
  Obligations under capital leases, net of current
     portion................................................    1,478           --
                                                              -------     --------
          Total long-term debt, net of current portion......    4,608      142,750
Shareholders' equity:
  Preferred stock, no par value, 560,600 shares authorized,
     none issued and outstanding............................       --           --
  Common stock, $.01 par value, 20,560,600 shares
     authorized, 6,391,126 shares issued and outstanding,
     10,423,612 shares issued and outstanding as
     adjusted(1)............................................       64          104
  Paid-in capital...........................................   41,522       88,564
  Retained earnings.........................................    6,489        6,489
  Notes receivable from officers............................     (142)        (142)
                                                              -------     --------
          Total shareholders' equity........................   47,933       95,015
                                                              -------     --------
          Total capitalization..............................  $52,541     $237,765
                                                              =======     ========
</TABLE>
    
 
- - ---------------
 
(1) Excludes 552,950 outstanding stock options, exercisable at various prices
    ranging from $4.65 to $11.375 per share (with a weighted average price of
    $9.15 per share), of which 167,779 were exercisable.
 
                                       15
<PAGE>   154
 
             PRO FORMA CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
 
     The table below sets forth the unaudited pro forma condensed consolidated
financial statements of the Company. With respect to statements of income data,
the adjustments give effect to (i) the Pride Acquisition, (ii) the Taylor
Acquisition and (iii) the Offerings, as if each had occurred at the beginning of
the periods presented. With respect to balance sheet data, the adjustments give
effect to (i) the Pride Acquisition and (ii) the Offerings, as if they had been
completed as of the date presented. The unaudited pro forma financial statements
may not be indicative of the results that actually would have occurred if the
transactions described above had been in effect during the periods indicated or
which may be obtained in the future. The unaudited financial statements should
be read in conjunction with the audited financial statements and related notes
of the Company, Taylor and Pride contained elsewhere herein.
 
UNAUDITED PRO FORMA CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
 
   
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                                                 PRIDE                       PRO FORMA
                                                  DAWSON         TAYLOR       ACQUISITION                    COMBINED
                                                SIX MONTHS     ACQUISITION    SIX MONTHS                    SIX MONTHS
                                                   ENDED        APRIL 1 -        ENDED                         ENDED
                                               SEPTEMBER 30,    JULY 29,     SEPTEMBER 30,                 SEPTEMBER 30,
                                                   1996           1996           1996        ADJUSTMENTS     1996 (A)
                                               -------------   -----------   -------------   -----------   -------------
                                                           (DOLLARS IN THOUSANDS, EXCEPT PER SHARE AMOUNTS)
<S>                                            <C>             <C>           <C>             <C>           <C>
Revenues......................................    $33,811        $6,988         $59,430        $    --       $100,229
Operating costs...............................     21,893         5,272          45,929         (1,100)(B)     71,994
General and administrative expenses...........      5,469           979           7,468           (436)(C)     13,480
Depreciation and amortization.................      2,876           384           2,659          3,788(D)       9,707
                                                  -------        ------         -------        -------       --------
Operating income..............................      3,573           353           3,374         (2,252)         5,048
Interest expense..............................        296           194             986          5,217(E)       6,693
Other (income) expense........................       (252)          218            (167)            --           (201)
                                                  -------        ------         -------        -------       --------
Income (loss) before income taxes.............      3,529           (59)          2,555         (7,469)        (1,444)
Provision for income taxes....................      1,354            65           1,007         (2,989)(F)       (563)
                                                  -------        ------         -------        -------       --------
Net income (loss).............................    $ 2,175        $ (124)        $ 1,548        $(4,480)      $   (881)
                                                  =======        ======         =======        =======       ========
Primary earnings (loss) per share.............    $   .33                                                    $   (.08)
Fully diluted earnings (loss) per share.......    $   .33                                                    $   (.08)
Average shares outstanding -- primary.........  6,510,428                                    3,913,042(G)  10,423,470
Average shares outstanding -- fully diluted...  6,527,796                                    3,895,674(G)  10,423,470
</TABLE>
    
 
   
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                                       YEAR ENDED MARCH 31, 1996
                                                  --------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                    DAWSON       TAYLOR         PRIDE                      PRO FORMA
                                                  HISTORICAL   ACQUISITION   ACQUISITION   ADJUSTMENTS    COMBINED(A)
                                                  ----------   -----------   -----------   -----------    ------------
                                                            (DOLLARS IN THOUSANDS, EXCEPT PER SHARE AMOUNTS)
<S>                                               <C>          <C>           <C>           <C>            <C>
Revenues........................................   $52,391       $16,713      $113,115      $     --        $182,219
Operating costs.................................    34,320        12,755        86,177        (2,200)(B)     131,052
General and administrative expenses.............     8,937         2,290        14,504        (1,055)(C)      24,676
Depreciation and amortization...................     4,396         1,607         5,385         7,846(D)       19,234
                                                   -------       -------      --------      --------        --------
Operating income................................     4,738            61         7,049        (4,591)          7,257
Interest expense................................     1,848           461           821        10,255(E)       13,385
Other (income) expense..........................      (129)         (101)       (1,260)           --          (1,490)
Minority interest...............................       937            --            --            --             937
                                                   -------       -------      --------      --------        --------
Income (loss) before income taxes and
  extraordinary item............................     2,082          (299)        7,488       (14,846)         (5,575)
Provision for income taxes......................       709          (158)        2,873        (5,598)(F)      (2,174)
                                                   -------       -------      --------      --------        --------
Income (loss) before extraordinary item.........     1,373          (141)        4,615        (9,248)         (3,401)
Extraordinary item..............................      (514)           --            --            --            (514)
                                                   -------       -------      --------      --------        --------
Net income (loss)...............................       859          (141)        4,615        (9,248)         (3,915)
Preferred stock dividends.......................       (88)           --            --            --             (88)
                                                   -------       -------      --------      --------        --------
Net income (loss) applicable to common stock....   $   771       $  (141)     $  4,615      $ (9,248)       $ (4,003)
                                                   =======       =======      ========      ========        ========
Primary earnings (loss) per share...............   $   .27                                                  $   (.58)
Fully diluted earnings (loss) per share.........   $   .27                                                  $   (.58)
Average shares outstanding -- primary...........  2,931,234                                3,984,148(G)    6,915,382
Average shares outstanding-- fully diluted......  3,207,622                                3,707,760(G)    6,915,382
</TABLE>
    
 
                                       16
<PAGE>   155
 
UNAUDITED PRO FORMA CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET
 
   
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                                             AS OF SEPTEMBER 30, 1996
                                                              ------------------------------------------------------
                                                                              PRIDE       PRO FORMA           PRO
                                                              HISTORICAL   ACQUISITION   ADJUSTMENTS         FORMA
                                                              ----------   -----------   -----------        --------
                                                                                  (IN THOUSANDS)
<S>                                                           <C>          <C>           <C>                <C>
                           ASSETS
Cash and cash equivalents...................................   $ 9,364       $ 1,638      $ 30,880 (H)      $ 41,882
Trade and other receivables.................................    14,260        19,247       (19,247)(H)        14,260
Prepaid expenses and other..................................       883         6,368        (6,368)(H)           883
Net property and equipment..................................    39,209        43,041        63,609 (H)(I)    145,859
Goodwill and other assets...................................    10,376         2,006        33,594 (H)(I)     45,976
                                                               -------       -------      --------          --------
        Total assets........................................   $74,092       $72,300      $102,468          $248,860
                                                               =======       =======      ========          ========
 
            LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
Current liabilities.........................................   $18,306       $18,351      $(28,806)(H)(J)   $  7,851
Long-term debt, net of current portion......................     3,130        36,885       102,735 (H)(J)    142,750
Obligations under capital leases, net of current portion....     1,479         2,066        (3,545)(H)(J)         --
Deferred income taxes.......................................     3,244        11,384       (11,384)(H)         3,244
Shareholders' equity........................................    47,933         3,614        43,468 (G)(H)     95,015
                                                               -------       -------      --------          --------
        Total liabilities and shareholders' equity..........   $74,092       $72,300      $102,468          $248,860
                                                               =======       =======      ========          ========
</TABLE>
    
 
- - ---------------
 
NOTES TO PRO FORMA CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS:
 
   
(A) Does not give effect to certain estimated consolidation cost savings and
    operational efficiencies that the Company anticipates can be achieved in
    connection with the Pride Acquisition, primarily resulting from the
    consolidation of certain facilities and the reduction of personnel. Assuming
    that such consolidation cost savings had occurred at the beginning of the
    year ended March 31, 1996 and the beginning of the six month period ended
    September 30, 1996, results of operations (after taking into consideration
    the tax effect of such consolidation cost savings) would have been a net
    loss of $1.0 million and net income of $0.7 million, respectively. There can
    be no assurance with respect to the amount or timing of any such
    consolidation cost savings by the Company or that any such consolidation
    cost savings will not be offset in part by additional operating expenses
    resulting from the Pride Acquisition.
    
 
(B)  To record the elimination of approximately $2.2 million of Pride's
     operating lease expenses ($1.1 million for the six month period).
 
(C) To reflect the elimination of certain general corporate cost allocations
    that will not be assumed by the Company in connection with the Pride
    Acquisition.
 
(D) To reflect the additional depreciation of property and equipment and
    amortization of goodwill (goodwill using a 25-year life) resulting from the
    Taylor Acquisition and the Pride Acquisition and a covenant not to compete
    (using a five-year life) from the Pride Acquisition, as follows:
 
   
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                             SIX MONTHS
                                             YEAR ENDED         ENDED
                                             MARCH 31,      SEPTEMBER 30,
                                                1996            1996
                                             ----------     -------------
<S>                                          <C>            <C>
Pride Acquisition..........................    $6,837          $3,452
Taylor Acquisition.........................     1,009             336
                                               ------          ------
          Total............................    $7,846          $3,788
                                               ======          ======
</TABLE>
    
 
   
(E)  To adjust interest expense to reflect the issuance of $140.0 million of
     Notes at an assumed interest rate of 9.375% per annum, adjusted for the
     retirement of existing bank debt and capital leases.
    
 
(F)  To record the tax effect of pro forma adjustments based on the effective
     tax rate of the Company.
 
   
(G) To record the issuance of 4,032,486 shares to be issued in the Equity
    Offering, adjusted for the elimination of certain antidilutive common stock
    equivalents.
    
 
(H) To record the Pride Acquisition for $135.9 million, such amount to be
    financed using a portion of the proceeds to the Company from the Offerings.
 
(I)  To record Pride's property and equipment at estimated fair market value
     ($106.7 million), covenant not to compete ($5.0 million) and goodwill and
     other assets ($29.7 million) at the date of acquisition.
 
(J)  To reflect the retirement of the Company's existing debt and capital leases
     totaling approximately $12.3 million.
 
                                       17
<PAGE>   156
 
                      SELECTED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL DATA
 
     The following table sets forth selected consolidated financial data for the
Company for the periods indicated. The selected consolidated financial data for
all fiscal years presented have been derived from the audited consolidated
financial statements of the Company. The selected consolidated financial data
for the Company for the six months ended September 30, 1995 and 1996 have been
derived from the unaudited consolidated financial statements of the Company for
such periods, which, in the opinion of management, include all adjustments,
consisting of only normal recurring adjustments, necessary to state fairly the
data included therein in accordance with generally accepted accounting
principles for such periods. Interim results are not necessarily indicative of
financial results of the Company for the full fiscal year. The selected
financial data should be read in conjunction with, and is qualified in its
entirety by, the consolidated financial statements of the Company and related
notes and other financial information included elsewhere in this Prospectus and
with "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of
Operations."
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                                                                             AT OR FOR SIX
                                                                                                             MONTHS ENDED
                                                                 AT OR FOR YEARS ENDED MARCH 31,             SEPTEMBER 30,
                                                         -----------------------------------------------   -----------------
                                                          1992      1993      1994      1995      1996      1995      1996
                                                         -------   -------   -------   -------   -------   -------   -------
                                                                    (DOLLARS IN THOUSANDS, EXCEPT PER SHARE DATA)
<S>                                                      <C>       <C>       <C>       <C>       <C>       <C>       <C>
INCOME STATEMENT DATA:
Revenues...............................................  $15,784   $20,822   $27,942   $36,005   $52,391   $25,888   $33,811
Costs and expenses:
  Operating............................................   11,440    14,772    19,937    24,241    34,320    16,875    21,893
  General and administrative...........................    2,443     3,040     3,854     5,574     8,937     4,238     5,469
  Depreciation and amortization........................    1,062     1,374     1,707     2,608     4,396     2,016     2,876
                                                         -------   -------   -------   -------   -------   -------   -------
Operating income.......................................      839     1,636     2,444     3,582     4,738     2,759     3,573
Interest expense.......................................      352       301       282       789     1,848       953       296
Other (income) expense.................................       (8)       84       (61)      (41)     (129)      (27)     (252)
Minority interest......................................       --       358       902     1,092       937       787        --
                                                         -------   -------   -------   -------   -------   -------   -------
Income before income taxes and extraordinary item......      495       893     1,321     1,742     2,082     1,046     3,529
Provision for income taxes.............................      236       320       525       681       709       398     1,354
                                                         -------   -------   -------   -------   -------   -------   -------
Income before extraordinary item.......................      259       573       796     1,061     1,373       648     2,175
Extraordinary item(1)..................................       38        --       (92)       --      (514)       --        --
                                                         -------   -------   -------   -------   -------   -------   -------
Net income.............................................      297       573       704     1,061       859       648     2,175
Preferred stock dividends..............................      101       101       101       101        88        50        --
                                                         -------   -------   -------   -------   -------   -------   -------
Net income applicable to common stock..................  $   196   $   472   $   603   $   960   $   771   $   598   $ 2,175
                                                         =======   =======   =======   =======   =======   =======   =======
Primary earnings per share.............................  $   .11   $   .23   $   .29   $   .45   $   .27   $   .25   $   .33
Fully diluted earnings per share.......................  $   .11   $   .23   $   .29   $   .42   $   .27   $   .23   $   .33
Average number of shares outstanding -- primary........  1,768,613 2,020,664 2,052,168 2,155,380 2,931,234 2,384,359 6,510,428
Average number of shares outstanding -- fully
  diluted..............................................  1,768,613 2,020,664 2,450,791 2,648,740 3,207,622 3,095,826 6,527,796
BALANCE SHEET DATA:
Cash and cash equivalents..............................  $   400   $ 1,139   $ 2,172   $ 2,797   $13,863             $ 9,364
Net property and equipment.............................    6,261     8,625     8,978    25,321    29,115              39,209
Total assets...........................................   11,685    15,828    16,714    40,525    56,368              74,092
Long-term debt and other obligations, net of current
  portion..............................................    1,938     1,722     1,623    15,989     3,695               4,609
Total shareholders' equity.............................    5,487     6,009     6,720    10,098    45,694              47,933
OTHER FINANCIAL DATA:
Ratio of earnings to fixed charges(2)..................     2.3x      3.6x      5.0x      3.1x      2.1x      2.1x     10.9x
EBITDA(3)..............................................  $ 1,901   $ 3,010   $ 4,151   $ 6,190   $ 9,134   $ 4,775   $ 6,449
Ratio of EBITDA to interest expense....................     5.4x     10.0x     14.7x      7.9x      4.9x      5.0x     21.8x
</TABLE>
 
- - ---------------
 
(1) Includes a $92,000 charge in fiscal 1994 to reflect the cumulative effect of
    change in accounting principle.
(2) For purposes of computing the ratio of earnings to fixed charges, earnings
    are computed as income before income taxes, extraordinary item and
    cumulative effect of a change in accounting principle, plus fixed charges.
    Fixed charges consist of interest, whether expensed or capitalized,
    amortization of debt issuance costs and an estimated portion of rentals
    representing interest costs.
(3) EBITDA is defined as earnings before interest expense, taxes, depreciation
    and amortization, minority interest and other (income) expense and is
    presented because it is a widely accepted financial indication of a
    company's ability to incur and service debt. EBITDA should not be considered
    as an alternative to earnings as an indicator of the Company's operating
    performance or to cash flows as a measure of liquidity.
 
                                       18
<PAGE>   157
 
          MANAGEMENT'S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION
                           AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS
 
     This Prospectus includes "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of
Section 27A of the Securities Act and Section 21E of the Exchange Act. All
statements other than statements of historical information provided herein are
forward-looking and may contain information about financial results, economic
conditions, trends and known uncertainties. The Company cautions the reader that
actual results could differ materially from those expected by the Company,
depending on the outcome of certain factors, including, without limitation, (i)
factors discussed under "Risk Factors" such as fluctuations in the prices of oil
and natural gas, competition, operating risks, acquisition risks, liquidity and
capital requirements and the effects of governmental and environmental
regulation, (ii) adverse changes in the operations acquired in the Pride
Acquisition or the failure of the Company to achieve anticipated consolidation
cost savings in connection with the Pride Acquisition and (iii) adverse changes
in the market for the Company's services. Readers are cautioned not to place
undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the
date hereof. The Company undertakes no obligation to release publicly the result
of any revisions to these forward-looking statements which may be made to
reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof, including, without
limitation, changes in the Company's business strategy or planned capital
expenditures, or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.
 
GENERAL
 
     The Company's operations and future results will be significantly impacted
by the Pride Acquisition. As a result of the Pride Acquisition, the Company will
increase its workover rig fleet to over five times its current size to become
the second largest provider of workover rigs in the United States. In addition,
the Company will acquire significant operations in California, a market in which
it does not currently operate. The Company also will seek to expand its liquid
and production services into Pride's current land-based well servicing areas.
Other than the Pride Acquisition, the Company does not have any current
understanding, arrangement or agreement to acquire other businesses or assets.
There can be no assurance that attractive acquisitions will be available to the
Company at prices it believes to be reasonable or that any acquisition achieved
will ultimately prove to be a successful undertaking by the Company.
 
     The Company will experience substantial revenue growth as a result of the
Pride Acquisition and, to a lesser extent, the Taylor Acquisition. On a pro
forma basis for the year ended March 31, 1996 and for the six months ended
September 30, 1996, the Company would have generated operating revenues of
approximately $182.2 million and $100.2 million, respectively, as compared to
historical operating revenues for the Company of $52.4 million and $33.8
million, respectively.
 
     The Company derives its revenues from workover rig services, liquid
services and production services. Workover rig services are billed at hourly
rates that are generally determined by the type of equipment required, market
conditions in the region in which the rig operates, the ancillary equipment
provided on the rig and the necessary personnel. The Company charges its
customers for liquid services either on an hourly basis or on a per barrel basis
depending on the services offered, while production services are primarily
billed on an hourly basis. The base rates for the Company's services have
generally been stable over the past three years.
 
     The Company's operating costs are comprised primarily of labor and
maintenance costs. Labor costs generally are variable and are incurred only
while a workover rig is operating or liquid services or production services are
being provided; however, the Company employs rig personnel to perform
maintenance and other services who are paid even when rigs are not operating.
The Company's administrative staff at the yard level and in the corporate office
are accounted for as general and administrative expense. Insurance costs
generally are fixed costs and relate to the number of active rigs, trucks and
other equipment in the Company's fleet. The Company's workers' compensation
insurance costs have declined over the past two years due to its favorable
safety record.
 
                                       19
<PAGE>   158
 
RESULTS OF OPERATIONS
 
  Six Months Ended September 30, 1996 Compared to Six Months Ended September 30,
1995
 
     Revenues. Revenues were $33.8 million for the six months ended September
30, 1996, a 31% increase compared with revenues of $25.9 million for the six
months ended September 30, 1995. Compared to the same period in 1995, revenues
for the six months ended September 30, 1996 increased by 13%, 81% and 8% in the
workover, liquid and production services lines of business, respectively. The
increase in revenues was attributable primarily to the Taylor Acquisition in
July 1996, the addition of 11 vacuum trucks in March 1996, the acquisition of
six workover rigs in May 1996 and a general increase in demand in the workover,
liquid services and production services lines of business.
 
     Operating Costs. Operating costs for the six months ended September 30,
1996 were $21.9 million, an increase of 30% from $16.9 million for the six
months ended September 30, 1995, which was proportional to the increase in
revenues for the same period and due to the same factors which affected
revenues. Operating costs as a percentage of revenues were 65% for each of the
six month periods ended September 30, 1996 and 1995.
 
     General and Administrative Expenses. General and administrative expenses
for the six months ended September 30, 1996 were $5.5 million, an increase of
29% from $4.2 million for the six months ended September 30, 1995. This increase
was due primarily to the higher general and administrative expenses associated
with the addition of four new yard locations in connection with the Taylor
Acquisition. As a percentage of revenues, general and administrative expenses
remained constant at 16% for each of the six month periods ended September 30,
1996 and 1995.
 
     Depreciation and Amortization. Depreciation and amortization expense for
the six months ended September 30, 1996 was $2.9 million, an increase of 43%
from $2.0 million for the six months ended September 30, 1995. The increase was
due to the additional depreciation on equipment and amortization of goodwill
related to the Taylor Acquisition, the purchase of 11 vacuum trucks in May 1996,
the acquisition of six workover rigs in May 1996, and depreciation related to
normal and ongoing purchases of additional and replacement equipment.
 
     Interest Expense. Interest expense for the six months ended September 30,
1996 was $0.3 million compared with $1.0 million for the corresponding period in
1995. The decrease of $0.7 million was attributable to the retirement of debt
with a portion of the proceeds from the IPO in March 1996.
 
     Minority Interest. The elimination of the minority interest expense in the
six month period ended September 30, 1996 was due to the acquisition of
WellTech, Inc.'s 39% minority interest (the "Minority Interest Acquisition") in
the LLC in November 1995.
 
  Year Ended March 31, 1996 Compared to the Year Ended March 31, 1995
 
     Revenues. Revenues for the year ended March 31, 1996 were $52.4 million, an
increase of 46% from $36.0 million for the year ended March 31, 1995. This
increase was due primarily to the Well Solutions Acquisition in November 1995.
Revenues from workover rig services were slightly higher for the year ended
March 31, 1996 compared to the prior year due to increased demand for horizontal
recompletion services and the introduction of a second barge-mounted workover
rig in August 1995.
 
     Operating Costs. Operating costs for the year ended March 31, 1996 were
$34.3 million, an increase of 42% from $24.2 million for the year ended March
31, 1995. This increase was due primarily to the Well Solutions Acquisition.
Operating costs as a percentage of revenues decreased to 65% for the year ended
March 31, 1996 compared to 67% for the prior year, which reflects the higher
margin characteristics of the liquid services and production services businesses
acquired in the Well Solutions Acquisition compared to the Company's workover
rig services business.
 
     General and Administrative Expenses. General and administrative expenses
for the year ended March 31, 1996 were $8.9 million, an increase of 60% from
$5.6 million for the year ended March 31, 1995. This increase was due primarily
to the higher general and administrative expenses associated with the Well
Solutions
 
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Acquisition, which significantly increased the Company's fixed cost base with
the addition of seven new yard locations. As a percentage of revenues, general
and administrative expenses increased to 17% for the year ended March 31, 1996,
compared to 15% for the prior year. In fiscal year 1996, the Company granted
bonuses of $336,000 in connection with exercises of non-statutory stock options
by certain of the Company's current and former officers, directors and employees
with regard to federal tax liability they incurred related to such exercises.
The Company does not anticipate granting bonuses for such purposes in the
future.
 
     Depreciation and Amortization. Depreciation and amortization expense for
the year ended March 31, 1996 was $4.4 million, an increase of 69% from $2.6
million for the year ended March 31, 1995. This increase was due to a
substantial increase in the Company's asset base resulting from the Well
Solutions Acquisition.
 
     Interest Expense. Interest expense for the year ended March 31, 1996 was
$1.8 million compared to $0.8 million for the year ended March 31, 1995, due to
the incurrence, in connection with the Well Solutions Acquisition, of $13.0
million of debt with a 10.81% interest rate. The approximately $11.4 million of
debt remaining in March 1996 relating to the Well Solutions Acquisition was
prepaid with a portion of the proceeds from the IPO.
 
     Minority Interest. Minority interest for the year ended March 31, 1996 was
$0.9 million, a decrease of 12% from $1.1 million for the year ended March 31,
1995. This decrease was a result of the Minority Interest Acquisition in
November 1995.
 
     Extraordinary Item. As a result of the prepayment of approximately $11.4
million of debt related to the Well Solutions Acquisition, the Company recorded
an extraordinary expense for the year ended March 31, 1996 amounting to
approximately $0.5 million (net of taxes). This amount represents prepayment
penalties, reimbursement to the lender for its costs and expenses resulting from
the prepayment and the write-off of fees incurred at loan origination (net of
taxes).
 
  Year Ended March 31, 1995 Compared to the Year Ended March 31, 1994
 
     Revenues. Revenues for the year ended March 31, 1995 were $36.0 million, an
increase of 29% from $27.9 million for the year ended March 31, 1994. This
increase was due primarily to the inclusion following the Well Solutions
Acquisition of the results of operations of Well Solutions, Inc. for four months
of the year ended March 31, 1995. Revenues from workover rig services were
slightly higher for the year ended March 31, 1995 compared to the prior year due
to an increase in billable hours resulting from improved demand for horizontal
recompletion services and the introduction of the Company's first barge-mounted
workover rig.
 
     Operating Costs. Operating costs for the year ended March 31, 1995 were
$24.2 million, an increase of 22% from $19.9 million for the year ended March
31, 1994. This increase was due primarily to the Well Solutions Acquisition.
Operating costs as a percentage of revenues decreased to 67% for the year ended
March 31, 1995 compared to 71% for the prior year, which reflects the higher
margin characteristics of the liquid services and production services businesses
acquired in the Well Solutions Acquisition compared to the Company's workover
rig services business.
 
     General and Administrative Expenses. General and administrative expenses
for the year ended March 31, 1995 were $5.6 million, an increase of 44% from
$3.9 million for the year ended March 31, 1994. This increase was due primarily
to the higher general and administrative expenses associated with the liquid
services and production services businesses acquired in November 1994. As a
percentage of revenues, general and administrative expenses increased to 16% for
the year ended March 31, 1995, compared to 14% for the prior year.
 
     Depreciation and Amortization. Depreciation and amortization expense for
the year ended March 31, 1995 was $2.6 million, an increase of 53% from $1.7
million for the year ended March 31, 1994. This increase was due to a
substantial increase in the Company's asset base resulting from the Well
Solutions Acquisition.
 
     Interest Expense. Interest expense for the year ended March 31, 1995 was
$0.8 million compared to $0.3 million for the year ended March 31, 1994, due to
the incurrence, in connection with the Well Solutions Acquisition, of $13.0
million of debt with a 10.81% interest rate in the year ended March 31, 1995.
 
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     Minority Interest. Minority interest for the year ended March 31, 1995 was
$1.1 million, an increase of 22% from $0.9 million for the year ended March 31,
1994. This increase was due to higher pretax income of the LLC resulting from
the Well Solutions Acquisition.
 
LIQUIDITY AND CAPITAL RESOURCES
 
     The Company had cash and cash equivalents of approximately $9.4 million at
September 30, 1996 compared to approximately $13.9 million at March 31, 1996.
Working capital was approximately $6.2 million and approximately $16.8 million
at September 30, 1996 and March 31, 1996, respectively. The Company used a net
amount of approximately $15.1 million for investing activities in the six months
ended September 30, 1996, primarily for the Taylor Acquisition and for other
capital expenditures of approximately $2.2 million. The Company anticipates that
capital expenditures (excluding acquisitions) for the second six months of the
fiscal year ending March 31, 1997 will be approximately $3.0 to $4.0 million for
improvements to its equipment and for capital additions. Acquisitions of
additional assets and businesses are expected to continue to be an important
part of the Company's strategy. Under certain circumstances, the Company would
need to obtain additional financing to fund such acquisitions.
 
     On January 20, 1997, the Company completed the Mobley Acquisition. The
Company paid approximately $5.0 million of the acquisition price from its
existing cash. The remainder of the purchase price consisted of a $0.5 million
five year subordinated note.
 
     The Company has available a $4.0 million revolving line of credit (the
"Revolver"), which matures on March 31, 1997, with the Frost National Bank (the
"Bank") to finance temporary working capital requirements and to support the
issuance of letters of credit. The Revolver is secured by a first lien security
interest on the Company's accounts receivable. Borrowings against the Revolver
bear interest at the Bank's prime lending rate (8.25% as of January 28, 1997).
At January 15, 1997, no amounts were drawn in cash under the Revolver, but $0.4
million was being utilized to support the issuance of letters of credit related
to the Company's workers' compensation coverage.
 
     In July 1996, to finance a portion of the Taylor Acquisition, the Company
obtained a loan from a bank in the amount of $7.0 million. The promissory note
carries an annual interest rate of 7.75% and has a maturity date of March 31,
1997. In September 1996, the Company obtained a take-out commitment for a term
loan in the amount of $7.0 million to replace the promissory note. The Company,
however, intends to prepay the loan with a portion of the proceeds from the
Offerings and thus has decided to not take advantage of the take-out commitment.
 
     Also in connection with the Taylor Acquisition, the Company assumed $0.6
million of bank debt owed by the principal Taylor stockholder, and guaranteed
payment of additional bank indebtedness of approximately $1.5 million owed by
Taylor. The Company intends to prepay both of these obligations with a portion
of the proceeds of the Offerings.
 
     The Company had approximately $3.2 million of capitalized lease obligations
outstanding as of September 30, 1996, bearing interest at rates ranging from 5%
to 9% and due in monthly installments of approximately $136,000. The Company
intends to prepay these capitalized lease obligations in full with a portion of
the proceeds of the Offerings.
 
     In March 1996, the Company sold 2,616,250 shares of Common Stock at $10 per
share in the IPO, which yielded net proceeds of approximately $23.5 million. The
Company used approximately $11.4 million of the net proceeds from the IPO to
prepay indebtedness outstanding from the Well Solutions Acquisition and
approximately $0.5 million (net of taxes) to pay prepayment penalties and
reimburse the lender for its costs and expenses resulting from the prepayment.
The remainder of the proceeds were used for acquisitions and working capital.
 
     In preparation for the IPO, effective February 19, 1996, 60,600 outstanding
shares of the Company's Series A 10% Cumulative Convertible Preferred Stock (the
"Series A Preferred Stock") were converted into 260,580 shares of Common Stock.
Also in February 1996, approximately $2.5 million of convertible debt was
converted into 356,900 shares of Common Stock. The remaining $1.5 million of
convertible debt, represented
 
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by the debenture held by Well Solutions, bears interest at 8%, matures on
November 30, 1999, is prepayable without penalty at any time, and may be
converted at any time, at the option of the holder, into 37,634 shares of Common
Stock, subject to adjustment to prevent dilution. The Company does not currently
intend to prepay the debenture but may decide to do so in the future if interest
rates decline.
 
     The Company generated cash from operating activities of approximately $6.6
million during the year ended March 31, 1996. The Company's principal uses of
cash during the year ended March 31, 1996 were to prepay the indebtedness from
the Well Solutions Acquisition and to fund approximately $4.5 million of capital
expenditures for upgrading and purchasing equipment.
 
     The Company believes that the combination of internally generated cash
flow, the net proceeds from the Offerings and availability under the Credit
Facility should provide the Company with sufficient financing to fund the
Company's operations for at least the next 12 months. There can be no assurance,
however, that the Company will not need additional financing or that such
financing will be available on economically acceptable terms.
 
  Description of Credit Facility
 
   
     Prior to the closing of the Offerings, the Company expects to replace the
Revolver with a working capital line of credit (the "Working Line"). The Company
received a commitment on September 13, 1996 from the Bank for the Working Line
and an acquisition line of credit (the "Acquisition Line" and, together with the
Working Line, the "Credit Facility"). The Credit Facility has not yet been
finalized; however, the Company anticipates that certain significant terms of
the Credit Facility will be as follows. The maximum availability under the
Working Line would be the lesser of (i) $10.0 million or (ii) 80% of eligible
accounts receivable that have been outstanding less than 90 days. The Working
Line would be secured by a first lien security interest on all the Company's
accounts receivable and inventory. Borrowings under the Working Line would
mature two years from the date of any such borrowings and would bear interest at
the lesser of (i) the Bank's prime rate of interest or (ii) a varying percentage
rate ranging from 1.75% to 2.75%, based on the total funded debt to cash flow
ratio, over the Company's choice of the 30, 90 or 180-day LIBOR rate of
interest. Under the Acquisition Line, up to $10.0 million would be available
solely to fund up to 100% of the purchase price of acquisitions by the Company
during the first two years of the term of the Acquisition Line. From the third
year until maturity, the Acquisition Line would be secured by assets of the
Company with a loan to collateral value ratio of not less than 70%. Borrowings
under the Acquisition Line would mature seven years from the date of any such
borrowings and would bear interest at the lesser of (i) the Bank's prime rate of
interest or (ii) a varying percentage rate ranging from 2% to 3%, based on the
total funded debt to cash flow ratio, over the 180-day LIBOR rate of interest.
Under the terms of the commitment, the Company must maintain minimum working
capital, tangible net worth, current ratios and debt to capital ratios. The
foregoing description does not purport to be a complete description of all terms
of the Credit Facility, and the negotiation of the definitive agreements may
result in additional terms that are significant to the Company. There can be no
assurance, however, that definitive agreements will be executed.
    
 
   
     Due to the pendency of the Pride Acquisition, the Company has requested
from the Bank a modification to its commitment to increase the maximum
availability of funds under the Working Line to the lesser of (i) $50.0 million
or (ii) 80% of eligible accounts receivable that have been outstanding less than
90 days. Based on discussions with the Bank to date, management expects to
receive a commitment from the Bank to such increase and to close the Working
Line prior to and subject to the consummation of the Pride Acquisition.
    
 
INFLATION AND SEASONALITY
 
     Inflation has not had a significant impact on the Company's operations to
date and the Company's operating revenues have not historically been subject to
significant seasonal changes.
 
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NEW ACCOUNTING PRONOUNCEMENTS -- ACCOUNTING FOR ASSET IMPAIRMENT; ACCOUNTING FOR
STOCK-BASED COMPENSATION
 
     During March 1995, the Financial Accounting Standards Board ("FASB") issued
Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 121, "Accounting for the
Impairment of Long-Lived Assets and for Long-Lived Assets to Be Disposed Of "
("FAS 121"). The Company adopted FAS 121 effective April 1, 1996. FAS 121
requires that long-lived assets and certain identifiable intangibles to be held
and used by an entity be reviewed for impairment whenever events or changes in
circumstances indicate that the carrying amount of an asset may not be
recoverable. Adoption of this pronouncement had no material effect on the
financial statements.
 
     In October 1995, FASB issued Statement of Financial Accounting Standards
No. 123, "Accounting for Stock-Based Compensation" ("FAS 123"). FAS 123 defines
a fair value based method of accounting for employee stock options or similar
equity instruments and encourages all entities to adopt that method of
accounting for all of their employee stock compensation plans. Under the fair
value based method, compensation cost is measured at the grant date based on the
value of the award and is recognized over the service period of the award, which
is usually the vesting period. However, FAS 123 also allows entities to continue
to measure compensation costs for employee stock compensation plans using the
intrinsic value method of accounting prescribed by APB Opinion No. 25,
"Accounting for Stock Issued to Employees" ("APB 25"). Entities electing to
remain with the accounting prescribed by APB 25 must make pro forma disclosures
of net income and earnings per share as if the fair value based method
recommended by FAS 123 had been applied. The accounting requirements of FAS 123
are effective for transactions entered into in years that begin after December
15, 1995, though they may be adopted on issuance. The disclosure requirements of
FAS 123 are effective for financial statements for years beginning after
December 15, 1995. The Company intends to continue measuring compensation costs
using APB 25 and to provide pro forma disclosures of net income and earnings per
share as if the fair value based method of accounting under FAS 123 had been
applied beginning with its financial statements for the year ending March 31,
1997.
 
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                                    BUSINESS
 
GENERAL
 
     Dawson Production Services, Inc. is a leading provider of a broad range of
workover, liquid and production services used in the production of oil and gas.
The Company's services are utilized by major oil and gas companies as well as
independent producers to optimize performance of oil and gas wells. The Company
recently entered into an agreement to acquire the U.S. land-based well servicing
operations of Pride in a transaction that will position Dawson as the second
largest provider of workover rigs in the United States.
 
     The Company commenced operations in 1951. In 1982, the current management
team joined the Company and initiated a strategy to expand and diversify the
Company's workover rig services. Since 1982, the Company has grown from four
workover rigs in a single yard to 91 workover rigs in 10 yards through a series
of strategic acquisitions of businesses and assets. Upon the closing of the
Pride Acquisition, the Company will own and operate 498 workover rigs. In
addition, in November 1994 the Company broadened the array of services it
provides by acquiring the liquid services and production services businesses of
Well Solutions, Inc. and expanded such businesses in July 1996 with the Taylor
Acquisition. The Company believes that it generally has been successful in
acquiring businesses and assets and subsequently reducing overhead, enhancing
internal controls, improving marketing and related operations through management
incentives and improving the utilization of its assets by redeploying equipment.
 
BUSINESS STRATEGY
 
     The Company's strategy emphasizes diversification and expansion through
acquisitions and internal growth. In recent years, there has been significant
industry consolidation activity in the Company's principal businesses. The
Company has been an active participant in this industry consolidation and plans
to continue to pursue strategic acquisitions of businesses and assets which
enhance or expand its market presence or complement its existing businesses.
Upon the closing of the Pride Acquisition, the Company intends to expand the
range of services offered at its locations and increase its presence, through
redeployment of underutilized assets, within the geographic regions in which the
Company will then operate. The Company believes that its ability to offer a wide
range of services over a large operating base will provide it with a competitive
advantage by allowing its customers to consolidate their procurement of
workover, liquid and production services by utilizing fewer vendors. The Company
believes that this consolidation may allow customers to lower their costs by
streamlining production decisions and increasing operational efficiencies. The
Company also believes that its strategy will allow it to take advantage of
cross-marketing opportunities for its services and to appeal to a broader
customer base by enhancing its position as a one-stop source for workover,
liquid and production services.
 
     Consistent with its business strategy, on December 23, 1996 the Company
entered into a Purchase Agreement to acquire substantially all of Pride's U.S.
land-based well servicing operations for approximately $135.9 million in cash.
The Pride Acquisition will significantly increase the size and geographic scope
of the Company's workover rig service business. Pride's U.S. land-based fleet
consists of 407 workover rigs and related operations in 28 locations in the
Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coasts, the Permian Basin areas of West Texas and New
Mexico, and California. Upon completion of the Pride Acquisition, the Company
will be the largest provider of workover rigs in Texas and the second largest
provider in the United States. The Company will seek to generate improved profit
margins for the acquired assets through increased operating efficiencies and
cost savings resulting from overhead reductions and the consolidation of certain
overlapping yard locations. In addition, the Company will seek to expand its
liquid and production services businesses into new markets through certain of
the acquired yard locations and also to redeploy certain of the acquired
workover rigs to areas with greater rig demand. See "Pride Acquisition."
 
     The Company believes that the high quality of its equipment, employees and
services combined with its favorable safety record enables it to maintain its
position as a leader in its principal markets. In that regard, the Company has
committed substantial capital to an ongoing workover rig refurbishment program
to maintain the Company's equipment in good working condition. The Company has
invested, and plans to continue to
 
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invest, in quality management and safety programs. The Company believes that
many smaller competitors have not undertaken comparable maintenance or training
programs and do not have the financial resources to enable them to do so. The
Company believes that a number of its customers place significant importance on
their contractors' safety records and quality management systems in their
screening and selection processes, and that such factors will gain further
importance in the future.
 
OVERVIEW OF SERVICES
 
  Workover Rig Services
 
     The Company provides workover rig services to oil and gas exploration and
production companies through the use of mobile well servicing workover rigs
together with crews of three to four workers. Additional equipment such as
pumps, tanks, blowout preventers and power swivels are provided by the Company
as may be required for a particular job. The Company also provides trucking
services for moving large equipment to and from the job sites of its customers.
The Company charges its customers an hourly rate for its workover rig services,
which varies based on a number of considerations including market conditions in
each region, the type of rig, the amount of ancillary equipment required and the
necessary personnel. The Company gives its yard managers considerable
flexibility to negotiate with customers and, through compensation arrangements,
seeks to provide incentives to its managers to maximize both revenues and
profitability. For the six months ended September 30, 1996, workover rig
services contributed approximately 46% of the Company's revenues (75% on a pro
forma basis).
 
     As of January 15, 1997, the Company operated 89 land workover rigs, two
barge-mounted workover rigs and ancillary equipment from 10 yards in Texas and
Louisiana. Upon the closing of the Pride Acquisition, the Company will operate
496 land workover rigs, two barge-mounted workover rigs and ancillary equipment
from yards in Texas, Louisiana, California and New Mexico. The Company's land
workover rigs are mobile units that generally operate within a radius of
approximately 75 to 100 miles from their respective bases. Swab rigs are used
for swabbing, or cleaning, wells at depths of up to approximately 16,000 feet.
Pole rigs are used for swabbing and rod and tubing workovers and repairs on
wells at depths of up to approximately 4,000 feet. Rigs having between 150 and
250 horsepower are used for services on wells to maximum depths of between 4,000
and 6,000 feet and work primarily on rod and tubing workovers and repairs. Rigs
having between 251 and 350 horsepower are used for services on wells to maximum
depths of between 10,000 and 12,000 feet and also work primarily on rod and
tubing workovers and repairs. Rigs having between 351 and 550 horsepower are
used for deeper workovers and more complicated procedures such as deepening of
existing well bores, recompletions and complicated fishing operations. These
rigs operate at maximum depths of between 16,000 and 18,000 feet. Rigs having
between 551 and 750 horsepower are used in wells with maximum depths of
approximately 20,000 feet. Rigs having between 751 and 900 horsepower are
generally used for horizontal drilling or recompletion jobs and deep workovers
at depths of up to approximately 25,000 feet. These rigs are almost always
operated for continuous 24-hour periods as contrasted to the Company's other
rigs that typically operate during daylight hours only.
 
     The Company operates two barge-mounted workover rigs in the Louisiana
inland waters. These rigs typically are outfitted by moving a land workover rig
onto the barge, with operating crews housed on the barge, and have the
capability to operate for continuous 24-hour periods. In addition to hourly
charges for the workover rigs, when market conditions permit, the Company
charges its customers for auxiliary equipment, travel time, mobilization and
other related items.
 
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     Set forth below is certain information pertaining to the Company's
land-based workover rigs currently owned and to be acquired in the Pride
Acquisition.
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                                         PRIDE
                        DESCRIPTION                          DAWSON   ACQUISITION   TOTAL
                        -----------                          ------   -----------   -----
<S>                                                          <C>      <C>           <C>
Swab.......................................................     2          17         19
Pole.......................................................    --           1          1
150-250 hp.................................................    --          71         71
251-350 hp.................................................    71         214        285
351-550 hp.................................................    13          95        108
551-750 hp.................................................     1           6          7
751-900 hp.................................................     2           3          5
                                                               --        ----       ----
                                                               89         407        496
</TABLE>
 
     The Company operated 82 of its 91 workover rigs during 1996. Pride has
advised the Company that 89 of its 407 workover rigs were not operated during
the 12 months preceding December 23, 1996, the effective date of the Purchase
Agreement. The Company believes that a majority of these 89 rigs will be
reactivated only if market demand justifies the incremental cost, and the
Company does not expect the remainder of such rigs to be restored to operating
condition. The Company's stacked rigs will be refurbished, used for spare parts
or liquidated.
 
     Workover rig services are categorized by the type of job performed:
completion, maintenance, workover and plugging and abandonment.
 
     Completion Services. Completion services prepare a newly drilled well for
production. The completion process may involve selectively perforating the well
casing to access producing zones, stimulating and testing these zones and
installing downhole equipment. The Company provides a workover rig to assist in
this completion process. Newly drilled wells are frequently completed by well
servicing rigs to minimize the use of higher cost drilling rigs. The completion
process typically requires a few days to several weeks, depending on the nature
and type of the completion, and generally requires additional auxiliary
equipment.
 
     The demand for well completion services is directly related to drilling
activity levels, which are sensitive to expectations relating to and changes in
oil and gas prices. During periods of weak drilling demand, drilling contractors
frequently price well completion work competitively compared to a workover rig
so that the drilling rig stays on the job. Thus, excess drilling capacity will
serve to reduce the amount of completion work available to the well servicing
industry.
 
     Maintenance Services. Maintenance services are required on producing oil
and gas wells to ensure efficient and continuous operation. These services
consist of routine mechanical repairs necessary to maintain production from the
well, such as repairing parted sucker rods or defective downhole pumps in an oil
well or replacing defective tubing in a gas well. The Company provides the
workover rigs, equipment and crews for these maintenance services. Many of these
workover rigs also have pumps and tanks that can be used for circulating fluids
into and out of the well. Maintenance jobs are often performed on a series of
wells in proximity to each other and typically take less than 48 hours per well.
 
     Maintenance services are generally required throughout the life of a well.
The need for these services does not depend on the level of drilling activity
and is generally independent of short-term fluctuations in oil and gas prices.
Accordingly, maintenance services are generally the most stable type of workover
rig services activity. The general level of maintenance, however, is affected by
changes in the total number of producing oil and gas wells in the Company's
geographic service area.
 
     Workover Services. In addition to periodic maintenance, producing oil and
gas wells occasionally require major repairs or modifications called
"workovers." Workover services include extensions of existing wells to drain new
formations either through deepening well bores or through drilling of horizontal
laterals. In less extensive workovers, the Company's rigs are used to drill out
plugs and packers in existing well bores to access previously bypassed
productive zones. The Company's workover rigs are also used to convert producing
wells
 
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to injection wells during enhanced recovery operations. Workover services also
include major subsurface repairs such as casing repair or replacement, recovery
of tubing and removal of foreign objects in the well bore. These extensive
workover operations are normally performed by a workover rig with additional
specialized auxiliary equipment, which may include rotary drilling equipment,
mud pumps, mud tanks and blowout preventers, depending upon the particular type
of workover operation. Most of the Company's workover rigs are designed and
equipped to perform complex workover operations. A workover may last from a few
days to several weeks.
 
     The demand for workover services is more sensitive to expectations relating
to and changes in oil and gas prices than the demand for maintenance services,
but not as sensitive as the demand for completion services. When oil and gas
prices are low, there is little incentive to perform workovers on wells to
increase production and well operators tend to defer workover services. As oil
and gas prices increase, the level of workover activity tends to increase as
operators seek to increase production by enhancing the efficiency of their
wells.
 
     Plugging and Abandonment Services. Workover rigs are also used in the
plugging and abandonment of oil and gas wells no longer capable of producing in
economic quantities. The demand for well plugging services is not impacted
significantly by levels of demand for oil and gas.
 
  Liquid Services
 
     The Company provides liquid services, which are comprised of vacuum truck
services, frac tank rentals and salt water injection services. The Company uses
its vacuum trucks, frac tanks and salt water injection wells to provide an
integrated mix of liquid services to well site customers. For the six months
ended September 30, 1996, liquid services contributed approximately 38% of the
Company's revenues (20% on a pro forma basis).
 
     Vacuum Truck Services. The Company owns and operates 175 vacuum trucks and
will acquire an additional 10 vacuum trucks in connection with the Pride
Acquisition. A vacuum truck is a tractor trailer with a fluid hauling capacity
of 130 barrels. A large vacuum pump mounted on each truck extracts fluids from
pits, tanks and other storage facilities. The vacuum trucks also are used for
the following purposes: to transport water to fill frac tanks on well locations,
including frac tanks provided by the Company and by others; to transport
produced salt water to injection wells, including injection wells owned and
operated by the Company; and to transport brine and other drilling fluids to and
from well locations. In conjunction with the rental of its frac tanks, the
Company generally uses its vacuum trucks to transport water for use in
fracturing operations. Following completion of fracturing operations, the
Company's vacuum trucks are used to transport salt water produced as a result of
the fracturing operations from the well site to injection wells. Vacuum truck
services are generally provided to oilfield operators within a 30-mile radius of
the Company's nearest yard.
 
     Frac Tank Rentals. The Company owns 696 frac tanks located primarily at the
Company's yards in Bryan, Giddings and Kilgore, Texas. Each frac tank can store
up to 500 barrels of fluid and is used by oilfield operators to store various
fluids at the well site, including water, drilling mud, acid and brine. The
Company transports frac tanks on its trucks to well locations which are usually
within a 30-mile radius of the Company's nearest yard. Frac tanks are used
during all phases of the life of a producing well. The Company generally rents
frac tanks at daily rates for a minimum of four days. A typical fracturing
operation, absent complications, can be completed within four days using 20 to
100 frac tanks.
 
     Injection Well Services. The Company owns or leases 22 injection wells that
are authorized to dispose of salt water and incidental non-hazardous oil and gas
wastes, each with an injection capacity of 2,000 to 21,000 barrels per day. The
Company's injection wells are strategically located in close proximity to its
customers' producing wells. These wells are utilized primarily to dispose of
salt water produced from oil and gas wells. Most oil and gas wells ultimately
produce varying amounts of salt water and, particularly in vertically fractured
formations such as those common in the Austin Chalk trend, produce salt water at
increasing rates throughout their productive lives. In addition, these wells are
utilized for the disposal of incidental, non-hazardous oil and gas wastes. In
Texas and Arkansas, oil and gas wastes and salt water produced from oil and gas
wells are required by law to be disposed of in authorized facilities, including
permitted injection wells. Injection wells are licensed by state authorities and
are completed in permeable formations below the fresh water table.
 
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     The Company utilizes its injection wells primarily for the disposal of salt
water and incidental, non-hazardous oil and gas waste transported from the well
site by vacuum trucks owned and operated by the Company. Although the Company is
authorized to inject salt water and non-hazardous oil and gas wastes transported
by other licensed vacuum truck operators, the Company does not currently permit
such uses by third parties. The Company also maintains separators at each of its
injection wells permitting it to salvage residual crude oil, which is later sold
for the account of the Company.
 
     The Company's injection operations pose certain risks of environmental
liability to the Company. Although the Company monitors the injection process,
any leakage from the subsurface portions of the wells could cause degradation of
fresh groundwater resources, potentially resulting in cancellation of operation
of the well, fines and penalties from governmental agencies, expenditures for
remediation of the affected resource, and liability to third parties for
property damages and personal injuries. In addition, the sale by the Company of
residual crude oil collected as part of the saltwater injection process could
impose liability on the Company in the event the entity to which the oil was
transferred fails to manage the material in accordance with applicable
environmental health and safety laws.
 
  Production Services
 
     The Company provides production services, which are comprised of production
testing services, slickline wireline services, fishing and rental tool services
and pipe testing. For the six months ended September 30, 1996, production
services contributed approximately 16% of the Company's revenues (5% on a pro
forma basis).
 
     Production Testing Services. The Company owns 21 gas production testing
units that are used to provide services to oil and gas wells located onshore and
in inland waters. The Company performs production testing services for oil and
gas producers primarily along the Texas Gulf Coast. In addition, the Company is
bidding on a multi-year contract for services in northern Mexico.
 
     The Company's equipment includes several trailer-mounted manifolds,
separators, heater treaters, sand separators, light generators and slickline
wireline units. Manifolds are used to reduce the flowing pressure of the well
stream to a rate which will easily flow through the production testing
equipment. After the appropriate well stream rate is achieved, a separator is
used to divide the well stream into its respective components -- oil, gas and
water. For gas wells, a heater is used to prevent the gas from freezing during
flowbacks. Slickline wireline equipment generally is used to lower measurement
equipment into a well for several days to retrieve data to determine the
characteristics of the reservoir.
 
     The Company uses its production testing units to perform deliverability
tests required upon the initial completion of a well and periodically during the
productive life of a gas well to determine the maximum production allowable
under certain rules of the Texas Railroad Commission, the state oil and gas
regulatory agency. In addition, these units are used to clean and test
stimulated wells and to measure the pressure, volume and quality of gas and
liquids produced by the well. These units also are used to determine the most
efficient production flow rate, to run pressure build-up tests that measure the
rate of increase of shut-in gas pressure to determine reservoir characteristics
and to determine whether a producing formation has been damaged.
 
     Slickline Wireline Services. The Company owns seven slickline wireline
units and will acquire three additional units upon the closing of the Pride
Acquisition. The mechanical downhole wireline or "slickline" services are used
to simplify completion operations and in connection with regular maintenance on
producing wells. In some cases, slickline wireline services may be used instead
of workover rigs to provide workover services. By using slickline wireline
services, workover services can be performed under 15,000 psi of pressure
without shutting-in the well. The Company also provides slickline wireline
consulting services where unusual conditions exist.
 
     Fishing and Rental Tools. The Company provides a complete line of cased
hole fishing and rental tools to oilfield operators and well service companies
from two yards in the Texas Panhandle. The Company's rental tool inventory
includes both air compressor equipment, which is used in drilling and workover
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fishing tools, which are used to mill or retrieve loose or broken equipment or
other material in the well bore or to free stuck pipe and other tools, such as
slips, elevators and casing cutters. The Company rents the equipment to its
customers at daily rates and, in the case of air compressors and fishing tools,
generally conducts or supervises the operations.
 
     Pipe Testing. The Company operates nine pipe testing units along the Texas
Gulf Coast. The Company's testing equipment is used during completion and
recompletion operations for leak detection in the internal pipe systems of oil
and gas wells.
 
CUSTOMERS
 
     The Company had approximately 1,050 customers during the 12 months ended
September 30, 1996. For the six months ended September 30, 1996, the Company's
largest customer, Union Pacific Resources Company ("UPRC"), accounted for
approximately 23% of the Company's revenues (approximately 9.5% on a pro forma
basis). The Company has a contract with UPRC to provide liquid and workover rig
services, which expires in February 1999 (with respect to liquid services) and
August 1997 (with respect to workover rig services). The Company is required to
maintain established levels of insurance and to indemnify UPRC against all
losses arising in whole or in part from the Company's negligence, whether or not
UPRC and its agents were contributorily negligent. While the Company believes
that its relationship with UPRC is good, the loss of UPRC, or a significant
reduction in business done with the Company by UPRC, if not offset by sales to
new or existing customers, could have a material adverse effect on the Company's
business, results of operations and prospects. No other customer accounted for
more than 10% of the Company's revenues during the six months ended September
30, 1996.
 
OPERATING RISKS AND INSURANCE
 
     The Company's operations are subject to hazards inherent in the oil and gas
industry, such as blowouts, explosions, craterings, fires and oil spills, that
can cause personal injury or loss of life, damage to or destruction of property,
equipment, the environment and marine life, and suspension of operations. In
addition, claims for loss of oil and gas production and damage to formations can
occur in the workover business. If a serious accident was to occur at a location
where the Company's equipment and services are used, it could result in the
Company being named as a defendant in lawsuits asserting potentially large
claims.
 
     Because the Company's vacuum truck and frac tank rentals involve the
transportation of heavy equipment and materials, the Company may experience
traffic accidents which may result in spills, property damage and personal
injury. Despite the Company's efforts to maintain high safety standards, the
Company from time to time has suffered losses in the past and anticipates that
it could experience further losses in the future. Moreover, the frequency and
severity of such incidents affect the Company's operating costs and
insurability, and its relationship with customers, employees and regulators. Any
significant increase in the frequency or severity of such incidents, or the
general level of compensation awards with respect thereto, could adversely
affect the cost of, or ability of the Company to obtain, workers' compensation
and other forms of insurance, and could have other material adverse effects on
the Company's financial condition and results of operations.
 
     As a protection against operating hazards, the Company maintains broad
insurance coverage, including physical damage, employer's liability,
comprehensive commercial general liability and workers' compensation insurance.
The Company believes that it is adequately insured for public liability and
property damage to others with respect to its operations, and that its insurance
coverage is comparable to that which is customary in the industry against such
hazards. However, such insurance may not be sufficient to protect the Company
against liability for all consequences of well disasters, extensive fire damage,
damage to personal property, injuries to or deaths of persons or damage to the
environment. In addition, certain insurance policies exclude coverage for
damages resulting from environmental contamination. The Company also carries
insurance to cover physical damage to or loss of its workover rigs. No assurance
can be given that the Company will be able to maintain the type and amount of
coverage that it considers adequate at rates that it considers reasonable or
that insurance will continue to be available on terms as favorable as the
Company's existing arrangements.
 
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     In addition to insurance, the Company conducts training programs designed
to promote the safe operation of all equipment and to minimize accidents
occurring on job sites. The Company gives its managers incentives, through
compensation arrangements, to take all reasonable steps possible to promote
safety. The Company monitors safety closely and has carefully designed safety
programs to reduce costs associated with accidents. However, there can be no
assurance that the Company's insurance or safety programs will be adequate to
protect against liability for accidents occurring on the job site or affecting
the Company's equipment.
 
COMPETITION
 
     The workover rig and production services industry is highly competitive and
fragmented and includes a number of small companies capable of competing
effectively on a local basis and several large companies which possess
substantially greater financial and other resources than the Company. Pool
Energy Services Co. ("Pool"), Pride and Key Energy Group, Inc. ("Key"), all of
which currently provide workover rig and liquid services, are the largest
companies in the domestic well servicing market. Pool, Pride and Key operate in
multiple geographic regions and currently have significantly more domestic
workover rigs than the Company. Upon the closing of the Pride Acquisition, the
Company will be the second largest provider of workover rigs in the United
States behind Pool. The Company has numerous regional competitors for each of
the services it provides. The Company believes that it is competitive in terms
of pricing, performance, equipment, safety, availability of equipment to meet
customer needs and availability of experienced, skilled personnel in those areas
in which it operates.
 
     Excess capacity in the well servicing industry has resulted in severe price
competition throughout much of the past decade. In the well servicing market, an
important competitive factor in establishing and maintaining long-term customer
relationships is having an experienced and skilled work force. In recent years,
many of the Company's larger customers have placed an emphasis not only on
pricing, but also on safety records and quality management systems of
contractors. The Company believes that such factors will gain further importance
in the future. The Company has directed substantial resources toward employee
safety and quality management training programs as well as its employee review
process. While the Company's efforts in these areas are not unique, many
competitors, particularly small contractors, have not undertaken similar
training programs for their employees. The Company expects competition and
pricing pressures to continue in the foreseeable future.
 
ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATION
 
     Many of the Company's operations take place in or near ecologically
sensitive areas, such as the Texas Gulf Coast and the Louisiana inland waters.
In addition, the Company's operations routinely involve the handling of
significant amounts of waste materials, some of which are classified as
hazardous substances. The Company's operations and facilities are thus subject
to numerous local, state and federal environmental and public health and safety
laws, rules and regulations, including laws concerning the containment and
disposal of hazardous materials, oilfield waste and other waste materials, the
use of underground storage tanks and the use of underground injection wells. The
regulations applicable to the Company's operations include certain regulations
controlling the discharge of hazardous or toxic materials into the environment,
requiring removal or remediation of pollutants, requiring permits or licenses
issued by regulatory agencies and imposing civil and criminal penalties for
violations. Some of the statutory and regulatory programs that apply to the
Company's operations also authorize private suits, the recovery of natural
resource damages by the government, injunctive relief and cease and desist
orders. Moreover, environmental laws typically expose the Company to "strict
liability" rendering a person or entity liable for environmental damage without
regard to negligence or fault on the part of such person or entity. As a result,
the Company could be liable for cleanup costs, even if the situation resulted
from previous acts by the Company that were lawful at the time or from the
improper conduct of, or conditions caused by, previous property owners, lessees
or other persons not associated with the Company. Environmental laws have become
more stringent in recent years and are expected to become even more so in the
future.
 
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     Cleanup costs associated with environmental claims or capital expenditures
or increased operating costs associated with changes in environmental laws and
regulations could be substantial and could have a material adverse effect on the
Company's financial condition and results of operations. However, the cost of
environmental compliance has not had any material adverse effect on the
Company's operations, financial condition or competitive position in the past,
and management is not currently aware of any situation or condition that it
believes is likely to have any such material adverse effect or require any
material capital expenditure in the foreseeable future. In addition to
management personnel who are responsible for monitoring environmental compliance
and arranging for remedial actions as required from time to time, the Company
also employs outside experts to advise and assist the Company's environmental
compliance efforts.
 
     In addition to having a direct effect on the Company, local, state and
federal environmental regulations also may negatively impact oil and gas
exploration and production companies which in turn could have a material adverse
effect on the Company. To the extent laws are enacted or other governmental
action is taken that prohibits or restricts drilling or imposes environmental
protection requirements that result in increased costs to the oil and gas
industry in general and the drilling industry in particular, the financial
condition and results of operations of the Company could be adversely affected.
 
     In this regard, RCRA, the principal federal statute governing the disposal
of solid and hazardous wastes, includes a statutory exemption that allows oil
and gas exploration and production wastes to be classified as nonhazardous
waste. A similar exemption is contained in many of the state counterparts to
RCRA, including the state statutes in Texas and Louisiana. If oil and gas
exploration and production wastes were required to be managed and disposed of as
hazardous waste, either as a result of changes in RCRA or the imposition of more
stringent state regulations, the Company could be required to make significant
unanticipated capital and operating expenditures or to cease or curtail certain
operations. Further, if such wastes were required to be managed and disposed of
as hazardous waste, domestic oil and gas producers, including many of the
Company's customers, could be required to incur substantial obligations with
respect to such waste. Because of the potential impact on the Company's
customers, any regulatory changes that impose additional restrictions or
requirements on the disposal of oil and gas wastes could adversely affect demand
for the Company's services.
 
EMPLOYEES
 
     As of January 15, 1997, the Company employed approximately 1,050 people, of
whom approximately 850 were employed on an hourly basis. The Company's future
success will depend partially on its ability to attract, retain and motivate
qualified personnel. The Company is not a party to any collective bargaining
agreements and has not experienced any strikes or work stoppages. The Company
considers its relations with employees to be generally satisfactory.
 
LEGAL PROCEEDINGS
 
     From time to time, the Company is a party to litigation or other legal
proceedings that the Company considers to be a part of the ordinary course of
its business. The Company currently is not involved in any legal proceedings
that could reasonably be expected to have a material adverse effect on the
Company's financial condition or results of operations. See "-- Operating Risks
and Insurance."
 
PROPERTIES
 
     The principal office of the Company is located in San Antonio, Texas. The
Company operates 23 yards, 11 of which it owns and 12 of which it leases. Of the
Company's 23 yards, 20 yards are located in Texas and three yards are located in
Louisiana. The Company also operates 21 injection wells in Texas and one in
Arkansas, five of which it owns and 17 of which it leases. The Company believes
that its leased and owned properties, none of which individually is material to
the Company, are adequate for its current needs.
 
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                               PRIDE ACQUISITION
 
     On December 23, 1996, the Company entered into a purchase agreement (the
"Purchase Agreement") to acquire substantially all of Pride's U.S. land-based
well servicing operations for approximately $135.9 million in cash. The Pride
Acquisition will significantly increase the size and geographic scope of the
Company's workover rig services business. Pride's U.S. land-based fleet consists
of 407 workover rigs and related operations in 28 locations in the Texas and
Louisiana Gulf Coasts, the Permian Basin areas of West Texas and New Mexico, and
California. Upon completion of the Pride Acquisition, the Company will be the
largest provider of workover rigs in Texas and the second largest provider in
the United States. The Company will seek to generate improved profit margins for
the acquired assets through increased operating efficiencies and cost savings
resulting from overhead reductions and the consolidation of certain overlapping
yard locations. In addition, the Company will also seek to expand its liquid and
production services businesses into new markets through certain of the acquired
yard locations and also to redeploy certain of the acquired workover rigs to
areas with greater rig demand.
 
     Pursuant to the Purchase Agreement, the Company will purchase the Pride
Assets "as is, where is." Dawson has undertaken a limited amount of
investigation of the condition of the Pride Assets, particularly the workover
rigs, in an effort to determine that their condition appears to be sufficient to
sustain the operations previously conducted by Pride with those assets. The
Company has not, however, thoroughly investigated all material items of
equipment due to limitations of time, cost and geographic disbursement.
 
     The Purchase Agreement provides that Pride and the Company shall treat the
sale as not subject to sales and use taxes in all jurisdictions. However, it
further provides that if, contrary to the foregoing, it shall be finally
determined that the sale, or any other transaction consummated pursuant to the
closing, is subject to such tax, such tax shall be borne equally by Pride and
the Company. Certain ambiguities under existing tax laws of the states in which
assets of Pride are located, and the issue of what transactions are "consummated
pursuant to the closing," could result in substantial liability to the Company.
 
     With regard to real property, it is expected that the Company will acquire
approximately 14 properties in fee simple and will receive an assignment or
sublease of approximately 14 leased properties. With respect to all parcels of
real estate, Dawson has conducted only limited environmental studies and
investigations. The Company has obtained Phase I reports on the properties and
has had the opportunity to review the books and records of Pride concerning
environmental compliance aspects of each of those properties. As to each such
property, Dawson has the option of acquiring Pride's interest therein, of
declining to accept the property (resulting in a reduction of the purchase
price) or of leasing the property with an option to buy. There can be no
assurance that Dawson will not acquire properties that have latent environmental
risks and concurrent financial exposure. Moreover, Pride has not made any
warranties and representations concerning the environmental aspects of any
properties that would survive the closing.
 
     The Company expects to employ approximately 1,940 employees of Pride
immediately following consummation of the Pride Acquisition. All such employees
of Pride will continue their employment following the closing as "at will"
employees of the Company. Approximately 146 salaried employees will be entitled
to certain severance benefits if their employment with the Company is
terminated, other than for cause, within 18 months of the closing. To facilitate
certain transitional issues, the Company also has obtained an agreement from
Pride that it will provide reasonable access to its headquarters office in
Houston for the use of the Company and its employees for six months at no cost
to the Company. This is intended to help facilitate and implement a transfer of
bookkeeping and accounting functions with respect to the acquired operations.
 
     Pursuant to the Purchase Agreement, Pride is required to indemnify and hold
harmless the Company with respect to damages, losses or third party warranty
claims accruing or arising prior to the date of closing and for breaches of only
certain limited warranties and representations. With respect to
misrepresentations and breaches of such warranties and representations and
certain covenants, the Company will bear the first $2.0 million of losses or
damages, with Pride being liable for losses in excess thereof. The Purchase
Agreement also provides for a $5.0 million break-up fee, payable by the Company
if it is not able to obtain financing and the Pride Acquisition is not closed on
or before March 17, 1997, and a five year non-compete agreement imposed upon
Pride with respect to U.S. land-based well servicing operations. At the option
of the Company,
 
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$4.0 million of the break-up fee may be paid in unregistered shares of Common
Stock, provided that Pride would receive registration rights relating to such
shares of Common Stock.
 
     The closing of the Debt Offering and the Equity Offering are each
conditioned upon the simultaneous closing of the other and upon the simultaneous
closing of the Pride Acquisition.
 
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                                   MANAGEMENT
 
DIRECTORS AND EXECUTIVE OFFICERS
 
     The directors and executive officers of the Company and their respective
ages and positions are as follows:
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                   NAME                     AGE                       POSITION
                   ----                     ---                       --------
<S>                                         <C>       <C>
Michael E. Little(1)......................  42        Chairman of the Board, President and
                                                      Chief Executive Officer
Joseph B. Eustace.........................  41        Vice President of Operations and Chief
                                                        Operating Officer
P. Mark Stark.............................  41        Chief Financial Officer
Russell Banks(1)..........................  77        Director
J. Michael Bell(2)........................  57        Director
Wm. Ward Greenwood(1).....................  43        Director
Douglas D. Lewis(2).......................  51        Director
Paul E. McCollam(2).......................  51        Director
Stephen F. Oakes(3).......................  47        Director
Lawrence C. Petrucci(3)...................  37        Director
</TABLE>
 
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(1) Member of the Nominations Committee.
(2) Member of the Compensation Committee.
(3) Member of the Audit Committee.
 
     Michael E. Little has been President, Chief Executive Officer and a
director of the Company since 1982 and Chairman of the Board since 1983. From
1980 to 1982, he was vice president of Cambern Engineering, Inc., a company that
provided drilling and completion consulting services in the Texas Gulf Coast
area. From 1976 to 1980, he was employed by Chevron USA as a drilling foreman in
Midland, Texas and as a drilling engineer in New Orleans, Louisiana. Mr. Little
received his Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering in 1978 from
Texas Tech University.
 
     Joseph B. Eustace has served as the Vice President of Operations and Chief
Operating Officer of the Company since March 1983. From June 1981 to March 1982,
he served as assistant manager of ServRigs, Inc., the Company's largest
competitor at the time. Mr. Eustace received his Bachelor of Arts degree in
Agribusiness in 1978 from Texas Tech University.
 
     P. Mark Stark has served as Chief Financial Officer of the Company since
January 1996. From 1991 through 1995, he was chief financial officer of the Y.O.
Ranch and family holdings of the Schreiner family which has interests in
agribusiness, tourism, lodging and retail and real estate development. From 1979
through 1991, Mr. Stark was employed by Shelton Ranch Corporation and its
successor, Texas Hill Country Orchards, LLP, serving as chief financial officer
from 1984 through 1991. His duties with Shelton Ranch Corporation included
serving as treasurer of Shelton Energy Resources, Ltd., an oil and gas
exploration and production partnership among Shelton Ranch Corporation,
Prudential Insurance Company of America and Shell Oil Company. Mr. Stark
received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance from the
University of Texas in 1977, and his Master of Business Administration degree in
1978 from Southern Methodist University.
 
     Russell Banks has been a director of the Company since April 1996. From
1962 to 1995, Mr. Banks was president and chief executive officer of Grow Group,
Inc., which was a New York Stock Exchange company that produced coatings, paints
and household products. Since 1995, Mr. Banks has been a principal of Russell
Banks & Co., Ltd., a financial consulting firm. Mr. Banks is also on the board
of directors of GVC Venture Corporation. Mr. Banks is a past president of the
National Paint and Coatings Association and has served on the executive
committee of the board of directors of the American Management Association and
is currently
 
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on its general management council. Mr. Banks has been named as a defendant in
certain litigation relating to his service as a director of another company. All
other directors of such company were also named as defendants. Counsel to such
company has taken the position that all the claims against that company and Mr.
Banks are without merit and will be vigorously defended. Mr. Banks was
designated to succeed a former director, Kevin P. Collins, to the Board of
Directors pursuant to a letter agreement that provided Mr. Collins the right,
upon his departure from the Board, to designate a successor Board member,
subject to the approval of such successor by the Board.
 
     J. Michael Bell has been a director of the Company since 1982. For more
than the past five years, he has served as the president of Southwest Venture
Management Company, a firm that provides investment management and advisory
services to three venture capital funds. Mr. Bell also serves as the managing
general partner of each of these funds, one of which is HixVen Partners, a
shareholder of the Company.
 
     Wm. Ward Greenwood has been a director of the Company since 1983. Mr.
Greenwood served as Chief Financial Officer of the Company from December 1994
through December 1995. Mr. Greenwood has been since 1990, and is currently, the
president and sole shareholder of Nueces Ventures, Inc. ("Nueces"), a firm that
provides financial consulting services with respect to acquisitions and capital
formation. Since October 1995, he has also served as a principal of First
Capital Group of Texas II, L.P., a private equity fund. Since 1982, Mr.
Greenwood has provided financial consulting services to the Company, most
recently through Nueces. See "Certain Relationships and Related Transactions."
 
     Douglas D. Lewis has been a director of the Company since 1982. Since 1972,
Mr. Lewis has been in the real estate construction, development and management
business, most recently as principal of Vanguard Development, Inc., which he
formed in 1987.
 
     Paul E. McCollam has been a director of the Company since 1991. Since 1985,
he has been a managing director of Resource Investors Management Company Limited
Partnership, a full service investment management company specializing in the
energy industry that serves as the general partner of the RIMCO Parties (as
defined herein). Mr. McCollam serves as a director of the Company pursuant to
the 1991 agreement described below.
 
     Stephen F. Oakes has been a director of the Company since 1994. Since 1996,
Mr. Oakes has served on the board of directors of Universal Seismic Associates,
Inc., a company engaged in the acquisition of seismic data and the exploration
and production of oil and gas. From 1989 to 1992, he served as managing director
of Robert Fleming, Inc., an investment banking company. Since 1992, he has been
associated with Resource Investors Management Company Limited Partnership, a
full service investment management company specializing in the energy industry
that serves as the general partner of the RIMCO Parties, serving as managing
director since 1993. Mr. Oakes serves as a director of the Company pursuant to
the 1994 Voting Agreement (as defined herein).
 
     Lawrence C. Petrucci has been a director of the Company since March 1996.
Since 1991, Mr. Petrucci has served as vice president of First Albany
Corporation, a provider of investment banking, financial advisory and brokerage
services. From April 1990 through June 1991, Mr. Petrucci was a portfolio
manager with Westinghouse Credit Corporation, a financial services company. Mr.
Petrucci is a member of the Audit Committee.
 
     In March 1996, the Company entered into a letter agreement that provided
Mr. Collins, a director of the Company at that time, with the right, upon his
departure from the Board of Directors prior to the Company's next Annual Meeting
of Shareholders, to designate a successor Board member, subject to the approval
of such successor by the Board of Directors. Mr. Banks was designated Mr.
Collins' successor to the Board pursuant to this letter agreement.
 
     A Voting Agreement dated November 28, 1994 (the "1994 Voting Agreement")
among the RIMCO Parties, L.P., RIMCO Partners, L.P. II, RIMCO Partners, L.P.
III, and RIMCO Partners, L.P. IV (the "RIMCO Parties"), Triad Ventures Limited
II and Mr. Little provides that the parties to the 1994 Voting Agreement will
vote the shares of Common Stock held by them in favor of two nominees of the
RIMCO Parties to the Company's Board of Directors. The 1994 Voting Agreement
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Parties own at least 10% of the issued and outstanding shares of Common Stock,
on a fully diluted basis. In addition, pursuant to a 1991 agreement, as long as
the RIMCO Parties own 5% of the issued and outstanding shares of Common Stock or
shares of Common Stock with a value of $500,000, the Company is required to use
its best efforts to elect Mr. McCollam (or a designee of the parent company of
the RIMCO Parties) to the Company's Board. Messrs. McCollam and Oakes were
reelected to the Board pursuant to these agreements. These agreements have been
terminated and superseded by a subsequent agreement. See "Certain Relationships
and Related Transactions."
 
COMMITTEES OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
 
     The Board of Directors has established standing Audit, Compensation and
Nominations Committees. The Audit Committee annually recommends to the Board the
appointment of independent certified public accountants as auditors for the
Company, discusses and reviews the scope of and fees for the prospective annual
audit and reviews the results with the auditors, reviews the Company's
compliance with its existing accounting and financial policies, reviews the
adequacy of the financial organization of the Company and considers comments by
the auditors regarding internal controls and accounting procedures and
management's response to those comments. The Audit Committee currently is
comprised of Messrs. Oakes and Petrucci. One vacancy exists on this committee.
 
     The Compensation Committee reviews and make recommendations to the Board
regarding salaries, compensation and benefits of executive officers and
employees of the Company and administers the Company's 1995 Incentive Plan (the
"Incentive Plan"). The Compensation Committee currently is comprised of Messrs.
Bell, Lewis and McCollam.
 
     The Nominations Committee is responsible for recommending to the Board
those persons who will be nominated as management's nominees for positions on
the Board. The Nominations Committee is currently comprised of Messrs. Little,
Greenwood and Banks.
 
COMPENSATION OF DIRECTORS
 
     For the year ended March 31, 1996, the Company granted each of its
non-employee directors an option under the Incentive Plan to purchase 4,300
shares of Common Stock, at an exercise price per share of $7.44, which was
determined by the Board to be the fair market value of the Common Stock on the
date of grant, for his services as a director. Additionally, all directors were
reimbursed for their reasonable travel expenses incurred in attending meetings
of the Board. Commencing April 1, 1996, each non-employee director received, and
on each April 1 thereafter until and including April 1, 2003 will receive, an
annual grant of an option under the Incentive Plan to purchase 4,300 shares of
Common Stock with an exercise price per share equal to the fair market value of
the Common Stock on the date of grant and reimbursement of reasonable travel
expenses for attending Board or committee meetings. See "Management -- 1995
Incentive Plan."
 
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COMPENSATION OF EXECUTIVE OFFICERS
 
     The following table sets forth certain information for the year ended March
31, 1996 with respect to the compensation paid to the President and Chief
Executive Officer, Mr. Little, and the Vice President of Operations and Chief
Operating Officer, Mr. Eustace (collectively, the "Named Executive Officers").
No other executive officers of the Company received annual compensation
(including salary and bonuses earned) which exceeded $100,000 for the year ended
March 31, 1996.
 
                           SUMMARY COMPENSATION TABLE
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                                                  LONG-TERM
                                         ANNUAL COMPENSATION(1)                  COMPENSATION
                                     -------------------------------     ----------------------------
                                       YEAR                              SECURITIES
                                       ENDED                             UNDERLYING      ALL OTHER
    NAME AND PRINCIPAL POSITION      MARCH 31,    SALARY     BONUS        OPTIONS     COMPENSATION(2)
    ---------------------------      ---------   --------   --------     ----------   ---------------
<S>                                  <C>         <C>        <C>          <C>          <C>
Michael E. Little..................    1996      $150,000   $ 50,000(3)    51,600            --
  President and Chief                                        241,000(4)
  Executive Officer                    1995       138,125     75,000       64,500          $500
                                       1994       105,000     30,000
Joseph B. Eustace..................    1996        96,200     20,000(3)    17,200            --
  Vice President of Operations                                24,000(4)
  and Chief Operating Officer          1995        80,000     15,000       21,500           500
                                       1994        80,000     12,000
</TABLE>
 
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(1) The value of perquisites and personal benefits are excluded because the
    aggregate amount thereof did not exceed the lesser of $50,000 or 10% of the
    total annual salary and bonus reported for each Named Executive Officer.
(2) All other compensation consists entirely of employer contributions to the
    Company's 401(k) Plan made by the Company in 1996 as a result of 1995
    earnings.
(3) Bonuses are awarded annually in the discretion of the Compensation Committee
    with respect to performance in the year indicated; the amount of the bonuses
    is determined and paid in the following year.
(4) In the year ended March 31, 1996, in addition to standard bonuses, the Board
    of Directors declared special bonuses in the amount of $241,000 for Mr.
    Little and $24,000 for Mr. Eustace, each of whom exercised stock options and
    incurred federal income tax liability in connection with such exercise.
 
STOCK OPTION GRANTS IN 1996
 
     The following table shows information concerning individual grants of
options during the year ended March 31, 1996 to the Named Executive Officers.
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                           INDIVIDUAL GRANTS                       POTENTIAL REALIZABLE
                        --------------------------------------------------------     VALUE AT ASSUMED
                        NUMBER OF    % OF TOTAL                                    ANNUAL RATES OF STOCK
                        SECURITIES    OPTIONS                                     PRICE APPRECIATION FOR
                        UNDERLYING   GRANTED TO     EXERCISE                          OPTION TERM(1)
                         OPTIONS     EMPLOYEES       PRICE         EXPIRATION     -----------------------
         NAME            GRANTED      IN YEAR     ($/SHARE)(2)        DATE            5%          10%
         ----           ----------   ----------   ------------   ---------------  ----------   ----------
<S>                     <C>          <C>          <C>            <C>              <C>          <C>
Michael E. Little(3)...   51,600        52%          $7.44       October 6, 2005    $241,435     $611,844
Joseph B. Eustace(3)...   17,200        17%          $7.44       October 6, 2005    $ 80,478     $203,948
</TABLE>
 
- - ---------------
 
(1) The exercise price of the options represents the fair market value of the
    Common Stock on the date of grant as determined by the Board of Directors.
    Potential realizable values are based on the assumption that the Common
    Stock will appreciate in value from the date of grant to the end of the
    option terms at the stated annualized rates. Such assumed rates of
    appreciation and potential realizable values are not necessarily indicative
    of appreciation, if any, that may be realized in future periods.
(2) The exercise price of the option was set equal to the fair market value of
    the Common Stock as determined by the Board of Directors on the date of
    grant. In establishing the exercise price, the Board
 
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    considered recent sales of the Company's securities, and the terms and
    conditions of such sales, the book value of the Company's outstanding shares
    of Common Stock and the Company's financial performance at the time of such
    grants.
(3) The options granted to Mr. Little and to Mr. Eustace become exercisable
    annually and ratably over a three-year period, which began June 30, 1996.
 
STOCK OPTION EXERCISES AND HOLDINGS
 
     The following table sets forth information concerning the exercise of stock
options during the year ended March 31, 1996, and the number and value of
unexercised stock options held as of the end of the year ended March 31, 1996,
by the Named Executive Officers.
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                                      NUMBER OF       VALUE OF UNEXERCISED
                                                                     UNEXERCISED          IN-THE-MONEY
                                         SHARES                    OPTIONS AT YEAR      OPTIONS AT YEAR
                                        ACQUIRED        VALUE      END EXERCISABLE/     END EXERCISABLE/
                NAME                   ON EXERCISE   REALIZED(1)    UNEXERCISABLE       UNEXERCISABLE(1)
                ----                   -----------   -----------   ----------------   --------------------
<S>                                    <C>           <C>           <C>                <C>
Michael E. Little....................    33,681       $286,599        21,500/94,600      $131,150/$433,096
Joseph B. Eustace....................     1,431       $ 15,054         7,310/31,390      $ 44,591/$143,491
</TABLE>
 
- - ---------------
 
(1) In calculating the value realized and the value of unexercised in-the-money
    options at year end, the Company used the closing price on March 31, 1996 of
    $10.75 per share.
 
OUTSTANDING OPTIONS AND CERTAIN PRIOR EXERCISES
 
     As of January 15, 1997, the Company had outstanding options granted under
the Incentive Plan to purchase 441,150 shares of Common Stock at prices ranging
from $7.44 to $12.25 per share, of which 84,574 were exercisable as of such
date. Of the total options granted pursuant to the Incentive Plan that were
outstanding as of January 15, 1997, Mr. Little held options to acquire 138,980
shares of Common Stock at prices of $7.44 and $11.375 per share, of which 17,200
were exercisable at a price of $7.44 per share, and Mr. Eustace held options to
acquire 80,720 shares of Common Stock at prices of $7.44 and $11.375 per share,
of which 5,736 were exercisable at a price of $7.44 per share.
 
     As of January 15, 1997, the Company also had outstanding nonstatutory
options to purchase 107,500 shares of Common Stock, which were granted prior to
the adoption of the Incentive Plan. The exercise price per share of these
options is $4.65, with options to acquire 78,905 shares being exercisable as of
January 15, 1997. Of the total of such options outstanding as of such date, Mr.
Little held options to acquire 64,500 shares of Common Stock, of which 43,000
were exercisable, and Mr. Eustace held options to acquire 21,500 shares of
Common Stock, of which 14,405 were exercisable. Mr. Little exercised options in
February 1996 to acquire 32,250 shares of Common Stock at $2.33 per share.
Messrs. Little and Eustace each exercised options in March 1996 to acquire 1,431
shares of Common Stock at $0.23 per share.
 
     In February 1996, the Company granted bonuses of an aggregate of
approximately $336,000 to certain current and former officers, directors and
employees who had exercised nonstatutory stock options and incurred federal
income tax liability in connection with such exercises. Of this amount, Mr.
Little received a bonus of approximately $241,000 and Mr. Eustace received a
bonus of approximately $24,000.
 
1995 INCENTIVE PLAN
 
     The Incentive Plan was adopted by the Board of Directors and approved by
the shareholders in October 1995. A total of 537,500 shares of Common Stock have
been reserved for issuance pursuant to the Incentive Plan. The Incentive Plan
provides for the grant to employees, including officers of the Company, of
"incentive stock options" within the meaning of Section 422 of the Internal
Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the "Code"), nonstatutory stock options, stock
appreciation rights and restricted shares of Common Stock (collectively, the
"Awards"). In addition, nonemployee directors (the "Outside Directors") and
consultants are eligible to receive nonstatutory stock options.
 
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<PAGE>   178
 
     The Incentive Plan provides that Awards may be granted to employees
(including officers), consultants and directors of the Company and its majority
owned subsidiaries. The Incentive Plan is not a qualified deferred compensation
plan under Section 401(a) of the Code and is not subject to the provisions of
the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended.
 
     The Incentive Plan is required to be administered by the Board or by a
committee of the Board. The Incentive Plan is currently administered by the
Compensation Committee of the Board. Subject to special provisions relating to
Outside Directors, the Board or its designated committee selects the employees
to which Awards may be granted and the type of Award to be granted and
determines, as applicable, the number of shares to be subject to each Award, the
exercise price and the vesting. In making such determination, the Board or its
designated committee takes into account the employee's present and potential
contributions to the success of the Company and other relevant factors.
 
401(K) PLAN
 
     The Company has adopted a defined contribution retirement plan which
complies with Section 401(k) of the Code (the "401(k) Plan"). Substantially all
employees with at least one year of continuous service are eligible to
participate and may contribute up to the lesser of $9,500 or 15% of their annual
compensation. The Board made no matching contributions for employee
contributions made in the year ended March 31, 1996, and has not made a decision
regarding matching contributions for employee contributions made in the year
ending March 31, 1997. Company contributions vest over a four-year period in
increments of 25% per year.
 
EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENTS
 
     The Company has entered into employment agreements with Messrs. Little,
Eustace and Stark. Mr. Little's agreement is for a three-year term, which
commenced April 1, 1996, and provides for an annual base salary of $175,000 in
the first year, increasing to $200,000 in the second year and to $225,000 in the
third year. The agreement does not provide for a mandatory bonus, but the Board
of Directors may, in its discretion, award an annual bonus of up to 50% of Mr.
Little's compensation without regard to the special bonus described in the
footnotes to the Summary Compensation Table. If Mr. Little's employment is
terminated without cause in the first, second or third year of the agreement, he
will be entitled to severance compensation in an amount equal to his then
current annual base salary rate for 14, 15 or 16 months, respectively. If Mr.
Little's employment is terminated in connection with a change of control of the
Company (as defined in the employment agreement), he will be entitled to
severance compensation in an amount equal to three times his then current annual
base salary. If Mr. Little's employment is constructively terminated in
connection with a change of control of the Company, he will be entitled to
severance compensation in an amount equal to two times his then current base
salary.
 
     Mr. Eustace's employment agreement is for a three-year term, which
commenced April 1, 1996, and provides for an annual base salary of $125,000 in
the first year, increasing to $132,500 in the second year and to $140,000 in the
third year. The Board of Directors may, in its discretion, award Mr. Eustace an
annual cash bonus without regard to the special bonus described in the footnotes
to the Summary Compensation Table. If Mr. Eustace's employment is terminated
without cause, he will be entitled to severance compensation in an amount equal
to his then current annual base salary rate. If Mr. Eustace's employment is
terminated in connection with a change of control of the Company (as defined in
the employment agreement), he will be entitled to severance compensation in an
amount equal to 1.5 times his then current annual base salary. If Mr. Eustace's
employment is constructively terminated in connection with a change of control
of the Company, he will be entitled to severance compensation in an amount equal
to his then current annual base salary.
 
     Mr. Stark's employment agreement is for a two-year term, which commenced
April 1, 1996, and provides for an annual base salary of $80,000 in the first
year and $90,000 in the second year. The Board of Directors may, in its
discretion, award Mr. Stark an annual cash bonus. If Mr. Stark's employment is
terminated without cause in the first or second year of the agreement, he will
be entitled to severance compensation in an amount equal to one or two months'
salary, respectively, at his then current annual base salary rate. If
 
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<PAGE>   179
 
Mr. Stark's employment is terminated in connection with a change of control of
the Company (as defined in the employment agreement), he will be entitled to
severance compensation in an amount equal to his then current annual base
salary. If Mr. Stark's employment is constructively terminated in connection
with a change of control of the Company, he will be entitled to severance
compensation in an amount equal to six months' salary at his then current annual
base salary rate.
 
                 CERTAIN RELATIONSHIPS AND RELATED TRANSACTIONS
 
     In 1990, the Company issued 80,000 shares of Series A Preferred Stock for
$12.50 per share to Triad Ventures Limited II and NationsBanc Capital
Corporation. In connection with such issuance, Nueces received 800 shares of
Series A Preferred Stock from the Company as a portion of a finder's fee for
services rendered in negotiating the issuance of such stock. H.A. Abshier, a
director of the Company until June 1996, was a general partner of Triad II
Management Company, L.P., which is the general partner of Triad Ventures Limited
II. Mr. Greenwood, a director of the Company, is the sole shareholder of Nueces.
Holders of the Series A Preferred Stock elected, pursuant to their rights under
the Certificate of Designation of Series A Preferred Stock, to convert 20,200
shares of such stock into 86,860 shares of Common Stock, effective October 18,
1995. Pursuant to the Agreement for the Conversion of Securities dated November
1, 1995 (the "Conversion Agreement"), the remaining 60,600 shares of Series A
Preferred Stock converted into 260,580 shares of Common Stock effective February
19, 1996 (the conversion of all shares of Series A Preferred Stock to Common
Stock being referred to herein as the "Series A Preferred Stock Conversion
Transaction"). Purchasers under the Preferred Purchase Agreement were entitled
to appoint one person to the Board as long as they owned an aggregate of at
least 86,860 shares of Common Stock received on conversion of Series A Preferred
Stock. Mr. Abshier, who resigned as a director in June 1996, was elected to the
Board pursuant to this agreement. This agreement has subsequently been
terminated. Purchasers of the Series A Preferred Stock received certain
registration rights in connection with that transaction. See "Description of
Capital Stock -- Registration Rights."
 
     In August 1992, the Company entered into an agreement (the "Nueces
Agreement") with Nueces, pursuant to which Nueces received a commission upon the
consummation by the Company of certain acquisition and financing transactions.
Mr. Greenwood, a director of the Company, is the sole shareholder of Nueces.
Pursuant to the Nueces Agreement, the Company paid Nueces $50,070, $25,416 and
$46,466 in the years ended March 31, 1996, 1995, and 1994, respectively. Of the
amount paid to Nueces in the year ended March 31, 1996, $34,000 was paid upon
the consummation of the IPO. In addition, Jefferies & Company, Inc. paid to
affiliates of Mr. Greenwood in the year ended March 31, 1995, a finder's fee of
$122,500 from the fee it received from the Company in connection with the Well
Solutions Acquisition. Mr. Greenwood has continued to provide consulting
services to the Company during the fiscal year ending March 31, 1997 and may
continue to do so in the future. See "Management -- Executive Officers and
Directors."
 
     In November 1992, the Company and WellTech, Inc. ("WellTech") formed the
LLC by contributing their respective workover rig service businesses in the
Texas Gulf Coast area, for which the Company received a 61% interest and
WellTech received a 39% interest in the LLC. Effective November 1, 1995, the
Company acquired WellTech's 39% minority interest in the LLC in exchange for the
issuance of 1,329,495 shares of the Common Stock to WellTech. In connection with
the Minority Interest Acquisition, the Company granted certain registration
rights to WellTech. See "Description of Capital Stock -- Registration Rights."
The purchase price paid by the Company for WellTech's minority interest in the
LLC was a result of arms-length negotiation and reflected the illiquidity of the
minority interest, the lack of control over the LLC operations by the minority
interest holder and other factors deemed relevant by the parties. The Minority
Interest Acquisition benefitted the Company by removing the Company's need to
get consent of the minority interest holder on a number of issues, such as
borrowing money and making capital expenditures, and relieved the Company from
the obligation under a non-competition provision to conduct all of its well
servicing activities in South Texas only through the LLC. On February 16, 1996,
WellTech distributed its 1,329,495 shares of Common Stock to its shareholders
and directors (the "WellTech Distributees"). As long as the WellTech
Distributees own at least 20% of the issued and outstanding shares of Common
Stock, the WellTech Distributees are entitled to recommend five persons to the
Company's Board, two of whom will be nominated
 
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<PAGE>   180
 
by the Company and recommended to the shareholders for election to the Board. As
long as the WellTech Distributees own less than 20% but more than 10% of the
issued and outstanding shares of Common Stock, the Company will nominate and
recommend to the shareholders from a list of persons recommended by the WellTech
Distributees one such person for election to the Board. Mr. Collins, a former
director of WellTech, was elected to the Board pursuant to this provision. This
right, and the right to contractual preemptive rights, terminated upon
consummation of the IPO.
 
     On November 1, 1994, the Company loaned Mr. Little, Chairman of the Board,
President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, $55,486, which amount
bears interest at 7.5% per annum, provides for annual payments of interest and
for one principal payment at the end of the six-year term of the note. The loan
was made to enable Mr. Little to acquire 33,699 shares of Common Stock and is
secured by those shares. The entire principal balance of such loan was
outstanding as of November 30, 1996. In February 1996, the Company loaned Mr.
Little $75,000, which amount bears interest at 7.5% per annum, provides for
annual payments of interest and for one principal payment at the end of the
six-year term of the note. This loan was made to enable Mr. Little to exercise
options to acquire 32,250 shares of Common Stock and is secured by those shares.
The entire principal balance of such loan was outstanding as of November 30,
1996. In addition, on November 1, 1994, the Company loaned Mr. Eustace, Vice
President of Operations and Chief Operating Officer of the Company, $11,392,
which amount bears interest at 7.5% per annum, provides for annual payments of
interest and for one principal payment at the end of the six-year term of the
note. The loan was made to enable Mr. Eustace to acquire 6,919 shares of Common
Stock and is secured by those shares. The entire principal balance on such loan
was outstanding as of November 30, 1996.
 
     In November 1994, the Company consummated the Well Solutions Acquisition
for approximately $18.1 million. In connection with this transaction, and as
part of the purchase price, the Company issued to Well Solutions, Inc. a $1.5
million convertible debenture, which bears interest at 8% per annum and matures
November 30, 1999. The debenture is convertible at any time, at the option of
Well Solutions, Inc., into 37,634 shares of Common Stock (an effective
conversion price of $39.86 per share). If more or less than $1.5 million of
principal and accrued interest is outstanding under the debenture at the time of
such conversion, Well Solutions is entitled to a proportionately increased or
decreased amount of Common Stock. The Company does not currently intend to
prepay the debenture but may decide to do so in the future if interest rates
decline. In addition to this debenture, to consummate the Well Solutions
Acquisition, the Company utilized a portion of the $2.4 million received from
the issuance of subordinated debt and the $2.4 million received from the
issuance of 344,000 shares of Common Stock to RIMCO Partners, L.P. IV described
below, and a $13.0 million term loan to provide the funding required. The terms
upon which the Company issued the Common Stock and the subordinated debt are
further described below.
 
     Also in November 1994, the Company issued $2.4 million of subordinated debt
to RIMCO Partners, L.P., RIMCO Partners, L.P. II, RIMCO Partners, L.P. III and
Triad Ventures Limited II. The subordinated debt bore interest at 10% per annum,
with a maturity date of December 1, 1999. Pursuant to the Conversion Agreement,
the subordinated debt converted into Common Stock at the rate of one share of
Common Stock for each $6.98 in principal amount of subordinated debt effective
February 19, 1996. In November 1994 and January 1995, RIMCO Partners, L.P. IV
purchased 344,000 shares of Common Stock at $6.98 per share. In addition, Triad
Ventures Limited II held a promissory note issued by the Company with a
principal balance of $75,000 and maturing June 27, 1997, which note converted,
in February 1996, into 12,900 shares of Common Stock (conversion of this debt
and the $2.4 million of subordinated debt being referred to herein as the "Debt
Conversion Transaction" and together with the Series A Preferred Stock
Conversion Transaction, the "Conversion Transactions"). The RIMCO Parties and
Triad Ventures Limited II received certain registration rights in connection
with that transaction. See "Description of Capital Stock -- Registration
Rights."
 
     The Conversion Agreement was entered into, effective November 1, 1995,
among the RIMCO Parties, Triad Ventures Limited II, NationsBanc Capital
Corporation, Nueces and the Company, and provided that the parties to that
agreement would convert all shares of Series A Preferred Stock and the $2.4
million subordinated debt owned by such parties into Common Stock on the
earliest of March 31, 1996, the consummation by the Company of an initial public
offering or notice of the distribution by WellTech of the Common Stock it owned
to the WellTech Distributees, which notice was given on February 19, 1996.
 
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     In 1990, the Company issued a promissory note to an unrelated party in
connection with an asset acquisition. The promissory note, which was acquired by
Triad Ventures Limited II, provided for conversion into Common Stock, at the
rate of one share of Common Stock for each $5.81 of principal due on the note,
at the discretion of Triad Ventures Limited II. In February 1996, Triad Ventures
Limited II converted the promissory note, which had a principal balance of
$75,000, into 12,900 shares of Common Stock.
 
     Effective October 17, 1990, NationsBanc Capital Corporation, Triad Ventures
Limited II and Mr. Greenwood entered into a Voting Agreement (the "1990 Voting
Agreement") pursuant to which the parties agreed to vote the shares of Series A
Preferred Stock held by them, and any Common Stock into which such Series A
Preferred Stock is converted, in the manner directed by Triad Ventures Limited
II and NationsBanc Capital Corporation. Such voting agreement was terminated in
August 1996 by holders of two-thirds of the shares covered by the 1990 Voting
Agreement.
 
     A voting agreement dated November 28, 1994 (the "1994 Voting Agreement")
among the RIMCO Parties, Triad Ventures Limited II and Michael E. Little
provided that the parties to the 1994 Voting Agreement would vote the shares of
Common Stock held by them in favor of two nominees of the RIMCO Parties to the
Board. The 1994 Voting Agreement continues as long as the RIMCO Parties own at
least 10% of the issued and outstanding shares of Common Stock, on a fully
diluted basis. Messrs. McCollam and Oakes were elected to serve on the Board
pursuant to a 1991 agreement and the 1994 Voting Agreement. See
"Management -- Directors and Executive Officers."
 
     On November 21, 1996, the 1994 Voting Agreement and the 1990 Voting
Agreement were terminated concurrent with the execution by the Company of a new
voting agreement. Under the current agreement, the Company agrees to nominate
and seek to elect two nominees of the RIMCO Parties if they own an aggregate of
10% or more of the Company's outstanding Common Stock, one nominee if such
ownership is less than 10% but more than 5% and no nominees if such ownership is
less than 5%.
 
     In March 1996, the Company entered into a letter agreement that provided
Mr. Collins, a director of the Company at that time, with the right, upon his
departure from the Board prior to the Company's next Annual Meeting of
Shareholders, to designate a successor Board member, subject to the approval of
such successor by the Board. Mr. Banks was designated Mr. Collins' successor to
the Board pursuant to this letter agreement.
 
     Gene Little, the father of Michael E. Little, serves as an operations
consultant to the Company and received fees and expense reimbursements of
$63,857, $54,491 and $44,480 in the years ended March 31, 1996, 1995 and 1994,
respectively. Gene Little has continued to serve as an operations consultant for
the Company during the fiscal year ending March 31, 1997.
 
     Jefferies & Company, Inc. has in the past provided investment banking
services to the Company and also acted as an underwriter in the IPO. Jefferies &
Company, Inc. performed investment banking services for the Company in
connection with the Well Solutions Acquisition in November 1994 for which
Jefferies & Company, Inc. received usual and customary fees in the amount of
$295,000. Jefferies & Company, Inc. paid to affiliates of Mr. Greenwood in the
year ended March 31, 1995, a finder's fee of $122,500 from the fee it received
from the Company in connection with the Well Solutions Acquisition. Jefferies &
Company, Inc. also has acted as financial advisor to the Company in connection
with the Pride Acquisition for which it will be paid a fee of approximately $1.2
million, and is being reimbursed for its reasonable out-of-pocket expenses in
connection therewith.
 
     Jefferies & Company, Inc. is serving as the underwriter for purposes of the
Debt Offering and will receive customary compensation for such services
consisting of the underwriting discount.
 
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                        SECURITY OWNERSHIP OF MANAGEMENT
                     AND PRINCIPAL AND SELLING SHAREHOLDERS
 
     The following table sets forth certain information regarding the beneficial
ownership of the Common Stock as of January 15, 1997, and as adjusted to reflect
the sale of Common Stock in the Equity Offering, by (i) each director of the
Company, (ii) each Named Executive Officer, (iii) each person known or believed
by the Company to own beneficially 5% or more of the Common Stock, (iv) all
directors and executive officers as a group and (v) the Selling Shareholders.
Unless otherwise indicated, each person has sole voting and dispositive power
with respect to such shares.
 
   
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                        BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP                        BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP
                                    BEFORE THE EQUITY OFFERING(1)               AFTER THE EQUITY OFFERING(1)
                                    -----------------------------               ----------------------------
                                      SHARES OF                     SHARES TO     SHARES OF
     NAME OF BENEFICIAL OWNER        COMMON STOCK       PERCENT      BE SOLD     COMMON STOCK       PERCENT
     ------------------------       --------------     ----------   ---------   --------------     ---------
<S>                                 <C>                <C>          <C>         <C>                <C>
Michael E. Little..................      198,345(2)        3.1%            --        198,345(2)         1.9%
Russell Banks......................        5,300(3)           *            --          5,300(3)           *
J. Michael Bell....................       60,200(4)           *            --         60,200(4)           *
Joseph B. Eustace..................       42,138(5)           *            --         42,138(5)           *
Wm. Ward Greenwood.................       21,804(6)           *            --         21,804(6)           *
Douglas D. Lewis...................       19,633(7)           *            --         19,633(7)           *
Paul E. McCollam...................    1,063,033(8)       16.6%            --      1,063,033(8)        10.2%
Stephen F. Oakes...................    1,058,733(9)       16.5%            --      1,058,733(9)        10.1%
Lawrence C. Petrucci...............        4,300(10)          *            --          4,300(10)          *
All executive officers and
  directors
  as a group (9 persons)...........    1,423,353(11)      22.3%            --      1,423,353(11)      13.45%
 
RIMCO Partners, L.P.
  RIMCO Partners, L.P. II
  RIMCO Partners, L.P. III
  RIMCO Partners, L.P. IV..........    1,050,133(12)      16.4%            --      1,050,133(11)       10.1%
Fidelity Summer Street Trust:
  Fidelity
  Capital & Income Fund............      117,536(13)       1.8%       117,536             --             --
Triad Ventures Limited II..........       94,600           1.5%        94,600             --             --
Belmont Fund, L.P..................       86,903(14)       1.4%        86,903             --             --
Boston Safe Deposit FBO 303
  Virginia.........................       57,450(15)          *        57,450             --             --
Atwell & Company FBO Detroit
  Policeman/Fireman................       47,713(15)          *        47,713             --             --
Trussal & Company FBO MERS of
  Michigan.........................       46,150(15)          *        46,150             --             --
Lark & Company FBO Arkansas Teacher
  Retirement.......................       39,050(15)          *        39,050             --             --
Ell & Company FBO AT&T Corp........       38,625(15)          *        38,625             --             --
How & Company FBO Columbia
  Healthcare.......................       12,650(15)          *        12,650             --             --
NSCC FBO Pontiac Police/Fire
  Department.......................        5,200(15)          *         5,200             --             --
Topworks & Company FBO Montgomery
  County Growth....................        5,050(15)          *         5,050             --             --
H. A. Abshier, Jr..................        4,300              *         4,300             --             --
Boston Safe Deposit FBO Fairfax
  County Public Schools............        4,000(15)          *         4,000             --             --
Ell & Company FBO Newell Co........        2,250(15)          *         1,650            600              *
Bost. & Company FBO Bush
  Foundation.......................        1,300(15)          *         1,300             --             --
</TABLE>
    
 
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<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                        BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP                        BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP
                                    BEFORE THE EQUITY OFFERING(1)               AFTER THE EQUITY OFFERING(1)
                                    -----------------------------               ----------------------------
                                      SHARES OF                     SHARES TO     SHARES OF
     NAME OF BENEFICIAL OWNER        COMMON STOCK       PERCENT      BE SOLD     COMMON STOCK       PERCENT
     ------------------------       --------------     ----------   ---------   --------------     ---------
<S>                                 <C>                <C>          <C>         <C>                <C>
Iowa State University Foundation...        1,200(15)          *         1,200             --            --
MAC & Company FBO SEIU.............          750(15)          *           750             --            --
NSCC FBO City of Pontiac General...          750(15)          *           750             --            --
Arik Y. Prawer.....................          623              *           623             --            --
Siglar & Company FBO Iron Workers..          500(15)          *           500             --            --
                                                                    ---------
                                                                      566,000
                                                                    =========
</TABLE>
    
 
- - ---------------
 
  *  Less than 1%
 (1) Shares of Common Stock that are not outstanding but that can be acquired by
     a person within 60 days upon exercise of an option or similar right are
     included in the number of shares beneficially owned and in computing the
     percentage for such person but are not included in the number of shares
     beneficially owned and in computing the percentage for any other person.
 (2) Includes immediately exercisable options to purchase 60,200 shares of
     Common Stock.
 (3) Includes immediately exercisable options to purchase 4,300 shares of Common
     Stock.
 (4) Includes 43,000 shares owned by HixVen Partners, of which Mr. Bell, a
     director of the Company, is the managing general partner, and with respect
     to which shares he exercises sole voting and investment power. Also
     includes immediately exercisable options for the purchase of 12,900 shares
     of Common Stock, and 4,300 shares of Common Stock owned by Mr. Bell's wife
     as to which Mr. Bell disclaims any beneficial ownership.
 (5) Includes immediately exercisable options to purchase 20,141 shares of
     Common Stock.
 (6) Includes 4,081 shares held by Nueces, of which Mr. Greenwood is the sole
     shareholder, and immediately exercisable options held by Mr. Greenwood to
     purchase 12,900 shares of Common Stock.
 (7) Includes immediately exercisable options to purchase 12,900 shares of
     Common Stock.
 (8) Includes 1,050,133 shares of Common Stock beneficially owned by the RIMCO
     Parties and immediately exercisable options to purchase 12,900 shares of
     Common Stock. Mr. McCollam intends to direct to the RIMCO Parties the
     economic benefit of any options he has acquired in his capacity as a
     director of the Company. Mr. McCollam's address is c/o RIMCO Associates,
     Inc., 600 Travis Street, Suite 6875, Houston, Texas 77002.
 (9) Includes 1,050,133 shares of Common Stock beneficially owned by the RIMCO
     Parties and immediately exercisable options to purchase 8,600 shares of
     Common Stock. Mr. Oakes intends to direct to the RIMCO Parties the economic
     benefit of any options he has acquired in his capacity as a director of the
     Company. Mr. Oakes' address is c/o RIMCO Associates, Inc., 22 Waterville
     Road, Avon, Connecticut 06001.
(10) Represents immediately exercisable options to purchase shares of Common
     Stock.
(11) Includes immediately exercisable options to purchase 149,141 shares of
     Common Stock.
(12) The RIMCO Parties are limited partnerships; the general partner of each is
     Resource Investors Management Company Limited Partnership, and its general
     partner is RIMCO Associates, Inc. Their address is 22 Waterville Road,
     Avon, Connecticut 06001. Voting and investment power over the shares held
     by the RIMCO Parties is exercised by the managing directors of Resource
     Investors Management Company Limited Partnership, and by the officers and
     directors of RIMCO Associates, Inc. Messrs. McCollam and Oakes, directors
     of the Company, are managing directors of Resource Investors Management
     Company Limited Partnership. Does not include shares of Common Stock that
     may be purchased by one or more affiliates of the RIMCO Parties in the
     Equity Offering. See "Underwriting."
   
(13) The entity is either an investment company or a portfolio of an investment
     company registered under Section 8 of the Investment Company Act of 1940,
     as amended, or a private investment account advised by Fidelity Management
     & Research Company ("FMR Co."). FMR Co. is an investment advisor registered
     under Section 203 of the Investment Advisors Act of 1940, as amended, and
     provides investment advisory services to the entity mentioned above, and to
     other registered investment companies and to certain other funds which are
     generally offered to a limited group of investors. FMR Co. is a
     wholly-owned subsidiary of FMR.
    
   
(14) This is a private investment limited partnership which is managed by
     Fidelity Management Trust Company ("FMTC"). FMTC is a wholly-owned
     subsidiary of FMR Corp. ("FMR") and a bank as
    
 
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     defined in Section 3(a)(6) of the Exchange Act. FMR's address is 82
     Devonshire, E20E, Boston, Massachusetts 02109.
    
   
(15) Represents shares held by Kennedy Capital Management for the benefit of the
     named Selling Shareholder.
    
 
                          DESCRIPTION OF CAPITAL STOCK
 
     The authorized capital stock of the Company consists of 20,560,600 shares
of Common Stock, $.01 par value, and 560,600 shares of undesignated preferred
stock, no par value per share.
 
COMMON STOCK
 
     The holders of Common Stock are entitled to one vote per share on all
matters submitted to a vote of shareholders voting with the holders of the
Company's preferred stock as a single class, except where class voting is
required by the Texas Business Corporation Act (the "TBCA") or by a Certificate
of Designation adopted by the Board. Cumulative voting in the election of
directors is prohibited. Accordingly, the holders of a majority of the combined
number of outstanding shares of Common Stock and the Company's preferred stock
entitled to vote in any election of directors may elect all of the directors
standing for election except to the extent otherwise provided by various voting
agreements. See "Management -- Directors and Executive Officers" and "Certain
Relationships and Related Transactions."
 
     Holders of Common Stock are entitled to receive ratably such dividends, if
any, as may be declared by the Board of Directors out of funds legally available
therefor, subject to any preferential dividend rights of outstanding preferred
stock. Upon a liquidation, dissolution or winding up of the Company, the holders
of Common Stock are entitled to receive ratably the net assets of the Company
available after the payment of all debts and other liabilities and subject to
the prior rights of any outstanding preferred stock. The holders of Common Stock
have no preemptive, subscription, redemption or conversion rights. The
outstanding shares of Common Stock are, and the shares issued in the Equity
Offering will be, when issued and paid for, fully paid and nonassessable.
 
     As of January 15, 1997, the outstanding shares of Common Stock were owned
of record by approximately 140 shareholders.
 
PREFERRED STOCK
 
     There are 560,600 shares of undesignated preferred stock authorized and no
shares of preferred stock issued or outstanding.
 
REGISTRATION RIGHTS
 
     Pursuant to a Registration Rights Agreement dated as of November 1, 1995 by
and among the Company, WellTech, the RIMCO Parties, Nueces, NationsBanc Capital
Corporation and Triad Ventures Limited II (the "Registration Rights Agreement"),
the Company granted registration rights under the Securities Act with respect to
the shares of Common Stock received by WellTech pursuant to the Minority
Interest Acquisition and with respect to the shares of Common Stock currently
held and to be received by the RIMCO Parties, Nueces, NationsBanc Capital
Corporation and Triad Ventures Limited II (collectively with WellTech, the
"Rights Holders") upon the consummation of the Conversion Transactions. The
Registration Rights Agreement replaced the registration rights previously
granted to certain of the Rights Holders.
 
     In February 1996, WellTech distributed all of the Common Stock it then
owned to its approximately 30 shareholders and to certain of its directors
("WellTech Distributees"). The WellTech Distributees, in addition to the RIMCO
Parties, Triad Ventures Limited II and Nueces (and in each case, their
respective transferees), represent the Rights Holders who are entitled to the
benefits of the Registration Rights Agreement.
 
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<PAGE>   185
 
     Under the Registration Rights Agreement, the Company is obligated,
beginning July 20, 1997, to file a registration statement (the "Shelf
Registration Statement") pursuant to Rule 415 of the Securities Act covering all
of the registrable shares held by the Rights Holders (the "Registrable
Securities"). The holders of a majority of the Registrable Securities can
require that the Shelf Registration Statement be in the form of an underwritten
offering. Additionally, if the Company proposes to register any of its
securities under the Securities Act for its own account or for the account of
the other security holders, the Rights Holders are entitled to notice of such
registration and are entitled to include all or a portion of the Registrable
Securities in such registration, subject to certain exceptions and limitations,
including the right of the underwriters (if any) of any such offering to exclude
for marketing reasons some or all of the Registrable Securities from such
registration. The Company generally is required to pay all of the expenses
relating to the registration of the Registrable Securities, except for the
Rights Holders' share of any underwriting discounts and commissions. The
Registration Rights Agreement prohibits the Company from granting any new
registration rights under the Securities Act that would adversely impact the
rights of the Rights Holders. Substantially all of the 1,206,807 shares of
Common Stock being offered by the Selling Shareholders in the Equity Offering
are being registered and sold pursuant to the Registration Rights Agreement for
the account of the Rights Holders. See "Security Ownership of Management and
Principal and Selling Shareholders."
 
TRANSFER AGENT AND REGISTRAR
 
     The Transfer Agent and Registrar for the Common Stock is Harris Trust
Company of New York.
 
PROVISIONS HAVING POSSIBLE ANTI-TAKEOVER EFFECT
 
     The Company's Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws contain certain
provisions that are intended to enhance the likelihood of continuity and
stability in the composition of the Board of Directors of the Company and in the
policies formulated by the Board and to discourage certain types of transactions
which may involve an actual or threatened change of control of the Company. The
provisions are designed to reduce the vulnerability of the Company to an
unsolicited proposal for a takeover of the Company that does not contemplate the
acquisition of all of its outstanding shares or an unsolicited proposal for the
restructuring or sale of all or part of the Company. The provisions also are
intended to discourage certain tactics that may be used in proxy fights.
 
     The Board will have the authority, without further action by the
shareholders, to issue up to 560,600 shares of the Company's preferred stock in
one or more series and to fix the rights, preferences, privileges and
restrictions thereof, and to issue over 9,000,000 additional shares of Common
Stock after the Equity Offering. The issuance of the Company's preferred stock
or additional shares of Common Stock could adversely affect the voting power of
the purchasers of Common Stock in the Equity Offering and could have the effect
of delaying, deferring or preventing a change in control of the Company.
 
     The Articles of Incorporation also provide that, subject to the terms of
any outstanding preferred stock, any action required or permitted to be taken by
the shareholders of the Company must be taken at a duly called annual or special
meeting of shareholders and may not be taken by written consent unless
previously approved by a majority of the entire Board. In addition, special
meetings may be called only by the President, the Board or by holders of 20% or
more of the combined voting power of the then outstanding shares of capital
stock entitled to vote at the proposed special meeting.
 
     Upon a change of control of the Company, holders of the Notes will have the
right to require the Company to purchase the Notes at a price equal to 101% of
the aggregate principal amount thereof, together with accrued and unpaid
interest to the date of purchase.
 
INDEMNIFICATION OF OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS; LIMITATION OF DIRECTOR LIABILITY
 
     The Company has entered into indemnification agreements with all of its
directors and executive officers, which, among other things, indemnify directors
of the Company against liability arising from shareholder claims of a breach of
duty by a director if a director votes against a transaction that would result
in a change of control of the Company. The Articles of Incorporation also
provide that its directors shall not be liable for
 
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<PAGE>   186
 
monetary damages caused by an act or omission occurring in their capacity as
directors. This provision does not eliminate the duty of care, and, in
appropriate circumstances, equitable remedies such as injunctive or other forms
of non-monetary relief will remain available under Texas law. In addition, each
director will continue to be subject to liability for breach of the director's
duty of loyalty to the Company, for acts or omissions not in good faith or
involving intentional misconduct, for knowing violations of law, for actions
leading to improper personal benefit to a director and for acts or omissions for
which a director is made expressly liable by applicable statute, such as the
improper payment of dividends. The limitations on liability provided for in the
Articles of Incorporation do not restrict the availability of non-monetary
remedies and do not affect a director's responsibilities under any other law,
such as the federal securities laws or state or federal environmental laws. The
Company believes that these provisions will assist the Company in attracting and
retaining qualified individuals to serve as executive officers and directors.
 
                              DESCRIPTION OF NOTES
 
   
     Concurrently with the Equity Offering, the Company is offering $140.0
million aggregate principal amount of the Notes pursuant to the Debt Offering.
The following is a summary of certain terms of the Notes and is qualified in its
entirety by reference to the Indenture (the "Indenture") relating to the Notes.
A copy of the proposed form of Indenture has been filed with the Securities and
Exchange Commission and is available as set forth under "Available Information."
    
 
   
     The Notes mature on February 1, 2007, and bear interest at the rate of
9 3/8% per annum payable semi-annually. The Notes are redeemable at the option
of the Company, in whole or in part, at any time on or after February 1, 2002,
at a premium declining ratably to par on or after February 1, 2005, together
with accrued and unpaid interest to the date of redemption. In the event the
Company consummates a Public Equity Offering (as defined in the Indenture) on or
prior to February 1, 2000, the Company may at its option use all or a portion of
the proceeds from such offering to redeem up to $49.0 million principal amount
of the Notes at a redemption price equal to 109.375% of the aggregate principal
thereof, together with accrued and unpaid interest to the date of redemption,
provided that at least $91.0 million in aggregate principal amount of the Notes
remain outstanding immediately after such redemption.
    
 
     Upon the occurrence of a Change in Control (as defined in the Indenture),
each holder of Notes will have the right to require the Company to purchase all
or a portion of such holder's Notes at a price equal to 101% of the aggregate
principal amount thereof, together with accrued and unpaid interest to the date
of purchase.
 
     The Notes will be unconditionally guaranteed on a senior unsecured basis by
each of the Company's principal operating subsidiaries, and such subsidiary
guarantees will rank pari passu in right of payment with all senior indebtedness
of the subsidiary guarantors. The subsidiary guarantees may be released under
certain circumstances.
 
   
     The Notes will be senior unsecured obligations of the Company, ranking pari
passu in right of payment with all subordinated indebtedness of the Company. The
Notes and the subsidiary guarantees will be effectively subordinated to secured
indebtedness of the Company and the subsidiary guarantors, including any
indebtedness under the Credit Facility, which is expected to be secured by liens
on the accounts receivable and inventory of the Company. Subject to certain
limitations, the Company, including its subsidiaries, may incur additional
indebtedness in the future.
    
 
     The Indenture will contain certain covenants, including covenants that
limit: (i) indebtedness, (ii) restricted payments, (iii) issuances and sales of
capital stock of restricted subsidiaries, (iv) sale/leaseback transactions, (v)
transactions with affiliates, (vi) liens, (vii) asset sales, (viii) dividends
and other payment restrictions affecting restricted subsidiaries, (ix) conduct
of business and (x) mergers, consolidations or sales of assets.
 
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                                  UNDERWRITING
 
     Subject to the terms and conditions set forth in the Underwriting
Agreement, the Company and the Selling Shareholders have agreed to sell to the
Underwriters named below (the "Underwriters"), for whom Jefferies & Company,
Inc., Rauscher Pierce Refsnes, Inc. and Southcoast Capital Corporation are
acting as the representatives (the "Representatives"), and the Underwriters have
severally agreed to purchase, the number of shares of Common Stock set forth
opposite their respective names in the table below at the public offering price
less the underwriting discount set forth on the cover page of this Prospectus:
 
   
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                               NUMBER
                        UNDERWRITERS                          OF SHARES
                        ------------                          ---------
<S>                                                           <C>
Jefferies & Company, Inc. ..................................    921,830
Rauscher Pierce Refsnes, Inc. ..............................    921,828
Southcoast Capital Corporation..............................    921,828
Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc.....................................     94,000
Credit Suisse First Boston Corporation......................     94,000
Dillon, Read & Co. Inc. ....................................     94,000
A.G. Edwards & Sons, Inc. ..................................     94,000
Lazard Freres & Co. LLC.....................................     94,000
Lehman Brothers Inc. .......................................     94,000
Morgan Stanley & Co. Incorporated...........................     94,000
Oppenheimer & Co., Inc. ....................................     94,000
Painewebber Incorporated....................................     94,000
Prudential Securities Incorporated..........................     94,000
Salomon Brothers Inc .......................................     94,000
Schroder Wertheim & Co. Incorporated........................     94,000
Smith Barney Inc. ..........................................     94,000
Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated..........................     47,000
George K. Baum & Company....................................     47,000
Fahnestock & Co. Inc. ......................................     47,000
First of Michigan Corporation...............................     47,000
Hanifen, Imhoff Inc. .......................................     47,000
Johnson Rice & Company......................................     47,000
Morgan Keegan & Company, Inc. ..............................     47,000
Petrie Parkman & Co. .......................................     47,000
Principal Financial Securities, Inc. .......................     47,000
Raymond James & Associates, Inc. ...........................     47,000
Simmons & Company International.............................     47,000
Stephens Inc. ..............................................     47,000
The Williams Capital Group, L.P. ...........................     47,000
                                                              ---------
          Total.............................................  4,598,486
                                                              =========
</TABLE>
    
 
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<PAGE>   188
 
     The Underwriting Agreement provides that the obligation of the Underwriters
to purchase the shares of Common Stock offered hereby is subject to certain
conditions. The Underwriters are committed to purchase all of the shares of
Common Stock offered hereby (other than those covered by the over-allotment
option described below), if any are purchased.
 
   
     The Underwriters propose to offer the shares of Common Stock to the public
initially at the public offering price set forth on the cover page of this
Prospectus and to certain dealers at such price less a concession not in excess
of $0.45 per share. The Underwriters may allow, and such dealers may reallow, a
discount not in excess of $0.10 per share to certain other dealers. After the
public offering of the shares of Common Stock, the public offering price, the
concession to selected dealers and the reallowance to other dealers may be
changed by the Representatives.
    
 
     The Company has granted the Underwriters an option, exercisable for 30 days
from the date of this Prospectus, to purchase up to 706,021 additional shares of
Common Stock at the public offering price, less the underwriting discount. To
the extent such option is exercised, each Underwriter will become obligated,
subject to certain conditions, to purchase additional shares of Common Stock
proportionate to such Underwriter's initial commitment as indicated in the
preceding table. The Underwriters may exercise such right of purchase only for
the purpose of covering over-allotments, if any, made in connection with the
shares of Common Stock offered by this Prospectus.
 
     The Company and each executive officer and director of the Company have
agreed not to offer for sale, sell or otherwise dispose of any shares of Common
Stock or any securities convertible into or exchangeable for shares of Common
Stock for a period of 90 days from the date of this Prospectus, without the
prior written consent of Jefferies & Company, Inc.
 
     The Representatives have advised the Company and the Selling Shareholders
that they do not expect the Underwriters to confirm sales of shares of Common
Stock offered by this Prospectus to any accounts over which they exercise
discretionary authority.
 
     The closing of the Equity Offering is conditioned upon the simultaneous
closing of the Debt Offering and the Pride Acquisition.
 
     At the request of the Company, the Underwriters have reserved up to 200,000
shares of the Common Stock offered hereby for sale at the initial public
offering price to one or more affiliates of RIMCO Associates, Inc., which has
expressed an interest in purchasing shares of Common Stock. In addition, up to
$5.5 million of the Notes offered in the Debt Offering have been reserved for
sale at the initial public offering price to one or more affiliates of RIMCO
Associates, Inc., which has expressed an interest in purchasing Notes. The
number of shares of Common Stock and the amount of Notes available to the
general public will be reduced to the extent one or more affiliates of RIMCO
Associates, Inc. purchases the reserved shares of Common Stock and Notes.
 
     Certain of the Underwriters and selling group members that currently act as
market makers for the Common Stock may engage in "passive market making" in the
Common Stock on the Nasdaq National Market in accordance with Rule 10b-6A under
the Exchange Act. Rule 10b-6A permits, upon the satisfaction of certain
conditions, underwriters and selling group members participating in a
distribution that are also Nasdaq market makers in the security being
distributed to engage in limited market-making transactions during the period
when Rule 10b-6 under the Exchange Act would otherwise prohibit such activity.
Rule 10b-6A prohibits underwriters and selling group members engaged in passive
market making generally from entering a bid or effecting a purchase at a price
that exceeds the highest bid for those securities reported on the Nasdaq
National Market by a market maker that is not participating in the distribution.
Under Rule 10b-6A, each underwriter or selling group member engaged in passive
market making is subject to a daily net purchase limitation equal to 30% of such
entity's average daily trading volume during the two full consecutive calendar
months immediately preceding the date of the filing of the registration
statement under the Securities Act pertaining to the security to be distributed.
 
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<PAGE>   189
 
     The Company and the Selling Shareholders have agreed to indemnify the
Underwriters against certain liabilities that may be incurred in connection with
the Equity Offering, including liabilities under the Securities Act, or to
contribute to payments that the Underwriters may be required to make in respect
thereof.
 
     Jefferies & Company, Inc. has in the past provided investment banking
services to the Company and acted as an underwriter in the IPO. Rauscher Pierce
Refsnes, Inc. and Southcoast Capital Corporation also acted as underwriters in
the IPO. Jefferies & Company, Inc. performed investment banking services for the
Company in connection with the Well Solutions Acquisition in November 1994 for
which Jefferies & Company, Inc. received usual and customary fees in the amount
of $295,000. Jefferies & Company, Inc. paid to affiliates of Mr. Greenwood in
the year ended March 31, 1995, a finder's fee of $122,500 from the fee it
received from the Company in connection with the Well Solutions Acquisition.
Jefferies & Company, Inc. also has acted as financial advisor to the Company in
connection with the Pride Acquisition for which it will be paid a fee of
approximately $1.2 million, and is being reimbursed for its reasonable
out-of-pocket expenses in connection therewith.
 
     Jefferies & Company, Inc. is serving as the underwriter for purposes of the
Debt Offering and will receive customary compensation for such services
consisting of the underwriting discount.
 
                                 LEGAL MATTERS
 
     Certain legal matters with respect to the legality of the Common Stock
offered hereby will be passed upon for the Company by Jenkens & Gilchrist, A
Professional Corporation, Austin, Texas. Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P., Houston,
Texas, has acted as counsel for the Underwriters in connection with the Equity
Offering and will pass upon certain legal matters relating to the Equity
Offering.
 
                                    EXPERTS
 
     The consolidated financial statements and schedule of the Company as of
March 31, 1995 and 1996 and for each of the years in the three-year period ended
March 31, 1996 included in this Prospectus and elsewhere in the Registration
Statement, of which this Prospectus constitutes a part, have been included
herein and in the Registration Statement in reliance upon the reports of KPMG
Peat Marwick LLP, independent certified public accountants, included elsewhere
herein and in the Registration Statement and upon the authority of said firm as
experts in accounting and auditing. The report of KPMG Peat Marwick LLP covering
the March 31, 1994, financial statements refers to a change in the method of
accounting for income taxes.
 
     The financial statements of the Taylor Acquisition Group as of December 31,
1994 and 1995 and for the years then ended have been audited by Chapman,
Williams & Co., Carthage, Texas, independent certified public accountants. Such
financial statements have been included herein and elsewhere in the Registration
Statement in reliance upon the report of said firm given upon their authority as
experts in accounting and auditing.
 
     The financial statements of the U.S. Land-Based Well Servicing Operations
of Pride as of December 31, 1994 and 1995 and for each of the years in the
three-year period ended December 31, 1995 have been audited by Coopers & Lybrand
L.L.P., independent accountants. Such financial statements have been included in
the Registration Statement in reliance upon the report of such firm given upon
their authority as experts in accounting and auditing.
 
     The financial statements of Well Solutions, Inc., as of March 31, 1994 and
1993 and for each of the three years in the period ended March 31, 1994, have
been audited by Arthur Andersen LLP, independent public accountants, as
indicated in their report with respect thereto, and are included herein in
reliance upon the authority of said firm as experts in giving such reports.
 
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                             AVAILABLE INFORMATION
 
     The Company is subject to the informational requirements of the Exchange
Act and in accordance therewith files reports, proxy and information statements,
and other information with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the
"Commission"). These reports, proxy and information statements, and other
information concerning the Company can be inspected and copied at the public
reference facilities maintained by the Commission at Room 1024, Judiciary Plaza,
450 Fifth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20549; and at the Commission's regional
offices at Suite 1400, Northwestern Atrium Center, 500 West Madison Avenue,
Chicago, Illinois 60661-2511 and at Seven World Trade Center, 13th Floor, New
York, New York 10048. Copies of such material can also be obtained from the
Commission at prescribed rates through its Public Reference Section at Room
1024, 450 Fifth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20549. In addition, such
materials filed electronically by the Company with the Commission are available
at the Commission's World Wide Web site at http://www.sec.gov. The Common Stock
is traded on the Nasdaq National Market and such reports, proxy and information
statements, and other information may be inspected at the Nasdaq Stock Market,
1735 K Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20006.
 
     The Company has filed with the Commission a Registration Statement on Form
S-1 under the Securities Act with respect to the securities offered hereby
(including all amendments and supplements thereto, the "Registration
Statement"). This Prospectus, which forms a part of the Registration Statement,
does not contain all the information set forth in the Registration Statement,
certain parts of which have been omitted in accordance with the rules and
regulations of the Commission. Statements contained herein concerning the
provisions of certain documents are not necessarily complete and, in each
instance, reference is made to the copy of such document filed as an exhibit to
the Registration Statement or otherwise filed with the Commission. Each such
statement is qualified in its entirety by such reference. For further
information with respect to the Company and the securities offered hereby,
reference is made to the Registration Statement, including the exhibits and
schedules thereto. The Registration Statement and the exhibits and schedules
thereto may be inspected, without charge, and copies may be obtained at
prescribed rates, at the public reference facilities and regional offices
referred to above.
 
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<PAGE>   191
 
               DAWSON PRODUCTION SERVICES, INC. AND ACQUISITIONS
 
                   INDEX TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                              PAGE
                                                              ----
<S>                                                           <C>
Dawson Production Services, Inc.
  Independent Auditors' Report..............................  F-2
  Consolidated Balance Sheets at March 31, 1995 and 1996 and
     September 30, 1996
     (unaudited)............................................  F-3
  Consolidated Statements of Income for the years ended
     March 31, 1994, 1995 and 1996 and
     the six months ended September 30, 1995 and 1996
     (unaudited)............................................  F-4
  Consolidated Statements of Shareholders' Equity for the
     years ended March 31, 1994, 1995
     and 1996 and the six months ended September 30, 1996
     (unaudited)............................................  F-5
  Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the years ended
     March 31, 1994, 1995 and 1996
     and the six months ended September 30, 1995 and 1996
     (unaudited)............................................  F-6
  Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements............  F-7
 
U.S. Land-Based Well Servicing Operations of Pride Petroleum
  Services, Inc.
  Annual Financial Statements
     Report of Independent Accountants......................  F-19
     Combined Balance Sheet as of December 31, 1995 and
      1994..................................................  F-20
     Combined Statement of Operations and Changes in Owner's
      Equity for the years ended December 31, 1995, 1994 and
      1993..................................................  F-21
     Combined Statement of Cash Flows for the years ended
      December 31, 1995, 1994 and 1993......................  F-22
     Notes to Combined Financial Statements.................  F-23
  Interim Financial Statements (Unaudited)
     Combined Balance Sheet as of September 30, 1996 and
      December 31, 1995.....................................  F-31
     Combined Statement of Operations for the nine months
      ended September 30, 1996 and 1995.....................  F-32
     Combined Statement of Cash Flows for the nine months
      ended September 30, 1996 and 1995.....................  F-33
     Notes to Unaudited Combined Financial Statements.......  F-34
 
Taylor Acquisition Group
  Independent Auditor's Report..............................  F-36
  Combined Balance Sheet at December 31, 1994 and 1995 and
     June 30, 1996 (unaudited)..............................  F-37
  Combined Statement of Income (Loss) for the years ended
     December 31, 1994 and 1995 and the six months ended
     June 30, 1995 and 1996 (unaudited).....................  F-38
  Combined Statement of Cash Flows for the years ended
     December 31, 1994 and 1995 and
     the six months ended June 30, 1995 and 1996
     (unaudited)............................................  F-39
  Combined Statement of Changes in Stockholder's Equity for
     the years ended December 31, 1994 and 1995 and the six
     months ended June 30, 1996 (unaudited).................  F-40
  Notes to the Financial Statements.........................  F-41
 
Well Solutions, Inc.
  Report of Independent Public Accountants..................  F-48
  Balance Sheets at March 31, 1994 and 1993.................  F-49
  Statements of Income for the years ended March 31, 1994,
     1993 and 1992..........................................  F-50
  Statements of Shareholder's Equity for the years ended
     March 31, 1994, 1993 and 1992..........................  F-51
  Statements of Cash Flows for the years ended March 31,
     1994, 1993 and 1992....................................  F-52
  Notes to Financial Statements.............................  F-53
</TABLE>
 
                                       F-1
<PAGE>   192
 
                          INDEPENDENT AUDITORS' REPORT
 
The Board of Directors and Shareholders
Dawson Production Services, Inc.:
 
     We have audited the accompanying consolidated balance sheets of Dawson
Production Services, Inc. and subsidiaries as of March 31, 1995 and 1996, and
the related consolidated statements of income, shareholders' equity, and cash
flows for each of the years in the three-year period ended March 31, 1996. These
consolidated financial statements are the responsibility of the Company's
management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these consolidated
financial statements based on our audits.
 
     We conducted our audits in accordance with generally accepted auditing
standards. Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain
reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material
misstatement. An audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting
the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. An audit also includes
assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by
management, as well as evaluating the overall financial statement presentation.
We believe that our audits provide a reasonable basis for our opinion.
 
     In our opinion, the consolidated financial statements referred to above
present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of Dawson
Production Services, Inc. and subsidiaries as of March 31, 1995 and 1996, and
the results of their operations and their cash flows for each of the years in
the three-year period ended March 31, 1996, in conformity with generally
accepted accounting principles.
 
     As discussed in note 1 to the consolidated financial statements, the
Company changed its method of accounting for income taxes in fiscal 1994.
 
                                            KPMG Peat Marwick LLP
 
San Antonio, Texas
June 11, 1996, except as
  to note (14) which is as
  of December 23, 1996
 
                                       F-2
<PAGE>   193
 
                        DAWSON PRODUCTION SERVICES, INC.
 
                          CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                              MARCH 31,
                                                      --------------------------    SEPTEMBER 30,
                                                         1995           1996            1996
                                                      -----------    -----------    -------------
                                                                                     (UNAUDITED)
<S>                                                   <C>            <C>            <C>
                                             ASSETS
Current assets:
  Cash and cash equivalents.........................  $ 2,796,540    $13,863,108     $ 9,364,032
  Trade receivables (net of allowance for doubtful
     accounts of $348,052, $290,839 and $307,236,
     respectively)..................................    8,243,705      8,773,156      13,687,635
  Other receivables.................................      200,247         95,202         281,536
  Income taxes receivable...........................      294,215        740,768         290,768
  Prepaid expenses and other........................      143,985        215,497         882,996
                                                      -----------    -----------     -----------
          Total current assets......................   11,678,692     23,687,731      24,506,967
Net property and equipment, substantially all
  pledged (notes 4 and 5)...........................   25,320,908     29,114,671      39,209,362
Goodwill and other assets...........................    3,525,787      3,565,555      10,375,613
                                                      -----------    -----------     -----------
          Total assets..............................  $40,525,387    $56,367,957     $74,091,942
                                                      ===========    ===========     ===========
                              LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
Current liabilities:
  Accounts payable..................................  $ 2,929,186    $ 2,909,390     $ 4,114,105
  Accrued liabilities...............................    2,315,621      2,825,926       3,237,185
  Current portion of long-term debt (note 4)........    1,611,289         20,055       9,246,947
  Current portion of obligations under capital
     leases (note 5)................................      372,308      1,167,384       1,707,665
                                                      -----------    -----------     -----------
          Total current liabilities.................    7,228,404      6,922,755      18,305,902
                                                      -----------    -----------     -----------
Long-term debt, net of current portion (note 4).....   15,477,990      1,530,903       3,130,100
Obligations under capital leases, net of current
  portion (note 5)..................................      511,254      2,163,610       1,478,405
Deferred income taxes (note 8)......................      846,072         56,310       3,244,169
Minority interest...................................    5,353,511             --              --
Mandatorily redeemable Series A preferred stock, no
  par value, 80,800 shares issued and outstanding in
  1995 (note 3).....................................    1,010,000             --              --
Shareholders' equity (notes 6 and 7):
  Preferred stock, no par value 560,600 shares
     authorized, none issued and outstanding........           --             --              --
  Common stock, $.01 par value, 20,560,600 shares
     authorized, 1,682,827, 6,382,526 and 6,391,126
     issued, respectively, and 1,681,610, 6,382,526
     and 6,391,126 outstanding, respectively........       16,828         63,826          63,912
  Paid-in capital...................................    6,610,595     41,458,254      41,522,152
  Retained earnings.................................    3,543,271      4,314,177       6,489,180
  Notes receivable from officers....................      (66,878)      (141,878)       (141,878)
                                                      -----------    -----------     -----------
                                                       10,103,816     45,694,379      47,933,366
  Less treasury common stock, at cost...............       (5,660)            --              --
                                                      -----------    -----------     -----------
          Total shareholders' equity................   10,098,156     45,694,379      47,933,366
Commitments and contingencies (note 11).............
                                                      -----------    -----------     -----------
          Total liabilities and shareholders'
            equity..................................  $40,525,387    $56,367,957     $74,091,942
                                                      ===========    ===========     ===========
</TABLE>
 
          See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements.
 
                                       F-3
<PAGE>   194
 
                        DAWSON PRODUCTION SERVICES, INC.
 
                       CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                                                         SIX MONTHS ENDED
                                                    YEARS ENDED MARCH 31,                  SEPTEMBER 30,
                                           ---------------------------------------   -------------------------
                                              1994          1995          1996          1995          1996
                                           -----------   -----------   -----------   -----------   -----------
                                                                                            (UNAUDITED)
<S>                                        <C>           <C>           <C>           <C>           <C>
Revenues.................................  $27,942,484   $36,004,700   $52,391,307   $25,888,387   $33,811,434
                                           -----------   -----------   -----------   -----------   -----------
Costs and expenses:
  Operating..............................   19,936,624    24,240,773    34,319,579    16,875,158    21,893,507
  General and administrative.............    3,854,336     5,573,978     8,937,502     4,238,011     5,468,804
  Depreciation and amortization..........    1,706,856     2,607,837     4,396,574     2,016,424     2,875,974
                                           -----------   -----------   -----------   -----------   -----------
          Total costs and expenses.......   25,497,816    32,422,588    47,653,655    23,129,593    30,238,285
                                           -----------   -----------   -----------   -----------   -----------
          Operating income...............    2,444,668     3,582,112     4,737,652     2,758,794     3,573,149
                                           -----------   -----------   -----------   -----------   -----------
Other income and expenses:
  Interest expense.......................      281,977       789,276     1,847,678       952,872       296,022
  Other income, net......................      (60,530)      (40,939)     (129,494)      (27,207)     (251,820)
                                           -----------   -----------   -----------   -----------   -----------
          Total other income and
            expenses.....................      221,447       748,337     1,718,184       925,665        44,202
                                           -----------   -----------   -----------   -----------   -----------
          Income before minority
            interest, income taxes,
            extraordinary item and
            cumulative effect of change
            in accounting principle......    2,223,221     2,833,775     3,019,468     1,833,129     3,528,947
Minority interest in consolidated
  subsidiary.............................      901,707     1,091,717       937,164       787,001            --
                                           -----------   -----------   -----------   -----------   -----------
Income before income taxes, extraordinary
  item and cumulative effect of change in
  accounting principle...................    1,321,514     1,742,058     2,082,304     1,046,128     3,528,947
Provision for income taxes (note 8):           525,281       680,822       709,306       398,000     1,353,944
                                           -----------   -----------   -----------   -----------   -----------
Income before extraordinary item and
  cumulative effect of change in
  accounting principle...................      796,233     1,061,236     1,372,998       648,128     2,175,003
Extraordinary item.......................           --            --      (513,819)           --            --
Cumulative effect of change in accounting
  principle..............................      (92,202)           --            --            --            --
                                           -----------   -----------   -----------   -----------   -----------
Net income...............................      704,031     1,061,236       859,179       648,128     2,175,003
                                           -----------   -----------   -----------   -----------   -----------
Preferred stock dividends................      101,007       101,007        88,273        50,086            --
                                           -----------   -----------   -----------   -----------   -----------
Net income applicable to common stock....  $   603,024   $   960,229   $   770,906   $   598,042   $ 2,175,003
                                           ===========   ===========   ===========   ===========   ===========
Earnings per common share:
  Primary:
  Income before extraordinary item and
     cumulative effect of change in
     accounting principle................  $      0.34   $      0.45   $      0.44   $      0.25   $      0.33
  Extraordinary item.....................           --            --         (0.17)           --            --
  Cumulative effect of change in
     accounting principle................        (0.05)           --            --            --            --
                                           -----------   -----------   -----------   -----------   -----------
     Net income..........................  $      0.29   $      0.45   $      0.27   $      0.25   $      0.33
                                           ===========   ===========   ===========   ===========   ===========
  Average number of shares outstanding...    2,052,168     2,155,380     2,931,234     2,384,359     6,510,428
                                           ===========   ===========   ===========   ===========   ===========
  Fully diluted:
  Income before extraordinary item and
     cumulative effect of change in
     accounting principle................  $      0.33   $      0.42   $      0.43   $      0.23   $      0.33
  Extraordinary item.....................           --            --         (0.16)           --            --
  Cumulative effect of change in
     accounting principle................        (0.04)           --            --            --            --
                                           -----------   -----------   -----------   -----------   -----------
  Net income.............................  $      0.29   $      0.42   $      0.27   $      0.23   $      0.33
                                           ===========   ===========   ===========   ===========   ===========
  Average number of shares outstanding...    2,450,791     2,648,740     3,207,622     3,095,826     6,527,796
                                           ===========   ===========   ===========   ===========   ===========
</TABLE>
 
          See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements.
 
                                       F-4
<PAGE>   195
 
                        DAWSON PRODUCTION SERVICES, INC.
 
                CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                     COMMON STOCK                                                         NOTES         TOTAL
                                  -------------------                   TREASURY STOCK                  RECEIVABLE     SHARE-
                                   ISSUED                 PAID-IN     ------------------    RETAINED       FROM       HOLDERS'
                                   SHARES     AMOUNTS     CAPITAL     SHARES    AMOUNTS     EARNINGS     OFFICERS      EQUITY
                                  ---------   -------   -----------   -------   --------   ----------   ----------   -----------
<S>                               <C>         <C>       <C>           <C>       <C>        <C>          <C>          <C>
BALANCES AT MARCH 31, 1993......  1,298,548   $12,985   $ 4,093,473    48,732   $(76,994)  $1,980,018    $      --   $ 6,009,482
  Issuance of common stock in
    lieu of interest payments...      2,150       22          7,478        --         --                        --         7,500
  Dividends on preferred stock,
    paid in common stock........      7,220       72         25,113        --         --      (25,185)          --            --
  Dividends on preferred stock,
    paid in cash................         --       --             --        --         --      (75,822)          --       (75,822)
  Conversion of subordinated
    convertible note into common
    stock.......................     18,430      184         74,816        --         --           --           --        75,000
        Net income..............         --       --             --        --         --      704,031           --       704,031
                                  ---------   -------   -----------   -------   --------   ----------    ---------   -----------
BALANCES AT MARCH 31, 1994......  1,326,348   13,263      4,200,880    48,732    (76,994)   2,583,042           --     6,720,191
  Purchase of treasury stock....         --       --             --    16,172    (72,264)          --           --       (72,264)
  Sale of common stock..........    282,536    2,826      2,248,576   (63,687)   143,598           --           --     2,395,000
  Dividends on preferred stock,
    paid in cash................         --       --             --        --         --     (101,007)          --      (101,007)
  Exercise of common stock
    warrants....................     57,818      578         86,300        --         --           --      (66,878)       20,000
  Conversion of subordinated
    convertible note into common
    stock.......................     16,125      161         74,839        --         --           --           --        75,000
        Net income..............         --       --             --        --         --    1,061,236           --     1,061,236
                                  ---------   -------   -----------   -------   --------   ----------    ---------   -----------
BALANCES AT MARCH 31, 1995......  1,682,827   16,828      6,610,595     1,217     (5,660)   3,543,271      (66,878)   10,098,156
  Dividends on preferred stock,
    paid in cash................         --       --             --        --         --      (88,273)          --       (88,273)
  Common stock issued --
    Initial public offering
      (note 6)..................  2,616,202   26,163     23,495,829        --         --           --           --    23,521,992
    Conversion of subordinated
      convertible note..........    371,232    3,712      2,546,288        --         --           --           --     2,550,000
    Issuance of common stock for
      minority interest.........  1,329,495   13,295      7,686,705        --         --           --           --     7,700,000
    Conversion of preferred
      stock to common stock.....    347,440    3,474      1,006,526        --         --           --           --     1,010,000
  Exercise of stock options.....     36,547      366         75,633        --         --           --      (75,000)          999
  Tax benefit realized from
    stock options...............         --       --         42,326        --         --           --           --        42,326
  Retirement of treasury
    stock.......................     (1,217)     (12)        (5,648)   (1,217)     5,660           --           --            --
        Net income..............         --       --             --        --         --      859,179           --       859,179
                                  ---------   -------   -----------   -------   --------   ----------    ---------   -----------
BALANCES AT MARCH 31, 1996......  6,382,526   63,826     41,458,254        --         --    4,314,177     (141,878)   45,694,379
(the following information is
unaudited)
  Exercise of stock options.....      8,600       86         63,898        --         --           --           --        63,984
        Net income..............         --       --             --        --         --    2,175,003           --     2,175,003
                                  ---------   -------   -----------   -------   --------   ----------    ---------   -----------
BALANCES AT SEPTEMBER 30,
  1996..........................  6,391,126   $63,912   $41,522,152        --         --   $6,489,180    $(141,878)  $47,933,366
                                  =========   =======   ===========   =======   ========   ==========    =========   ===========
</TABLE>
 
          See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements.
 
                                       F-5
<PAGE>   196
 
                        DAWSON PRODUCTION SERVICES, INC.
 
                     CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                                                                   SIX MONTHS ENDED
                                                            YEARS ENDED MARCH 31,                   SEPTEMBER 30,
                                                  -----------------------------------------   --------------------------
                                                     1994           1995           1996          1995           1996
                                                  -----------   ------------   ------------   -----------   ------------
                                                                                                     (UNAUDITED)
<S>                                               <C>           <C>            <C>            <C>           <C>
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:
  Net income....................................  $   704,031   $  1,061,236   $    859,179   $   648,128   $  2,175,003
  Adjustments to reconcile net income to net
    cash provided by operating activities:
      Minority interest in net income of
        subsidiary company......................      901,707      1,091,717        937,164       787,001             --
      Depreciation and amortization.............    1,706,856      2,607,837      4,396,574     2,016,424      2,875,974
      Allowance for doubtful accounts...........       97,088        157,921        (57,213)      (48,088)        53,603
      Common stock issued in lieu of interest
        payments................................        7,500             --             --            --             --
      Loss (gain) on sale of assets.............      (31,762)       (22,113)        95,351       (19,176)        81,826
      Increase in deferred income taxes.........      256,037         88,740        636,665        26,740        978,192
      Decrease (increase) in receivables........      286,786     (4,338,722)      (813,746)     (509,666)      (721,886)
      Decrease (increase) in prepaid expenses
        and other...............................       57,571        (11,802)       (71,512)     (604,779)      (463,526)
      Decrease (increase) in other assets.......      (50,202)      (129,336)       170,390        68,092         10,014
      Increase (decrease) in accounts payable...      339,887      1,823,552        (19,796)      184,904        378,408
      Increase (decrease) in income tax
        payable.................................      288,671       (288,671)            --      (184,375)       (17,980)
      Increase in accrued expenses..............      433,988      1,000,374        510,305       (38,762)      (506,176)
                                                  -----------   ------------   ------------   -----------   ------------
        Net cash provided by operating
          activities............................    4,998,158      3,040,733      6,643,361     2,326,443      4,843,452
                                                  -----------   ------------   ------------   -----------   ------------
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:
  Acquisitions..................................           --    (16,597,550)      (125,000)           --    (12,958,413)
  Additions to property and equipment...........   (1,235,963)    (2,567,230)    (4,522,765)   (2,689,532)    (2,236,135)
  Proceeds from sales of property and
    equipment...................................      160,227         65,644        281,841       195,578         65,428
                                                  -----------   ------------   ------------   -----------   ------------
        Net cash used in investing activities...   (1,075,736)   (19,099,136)    (4,365,924)   (2,493,954)   (15,129,120)
                                                  -----------   ------------   ------------   -----------   ------------
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:
  Long-term borrowings..........................      781,153     16,156,053      1,042,677       170,100      7,261,330
  Payments on short-term borrowings.............     (965,297)            --             --            --             --
  Payments on long-term debt....................   (1,058,147)    (2,027,649)   (14,058,284)     (781,757)      (462,451)
  Capital lease payments........................     (700,673)      (593,838)    (1,348,564)     (320,277)    (1,076,271)
  Sale of common stock..........................           --      2,395,000     23,521,992            --             --
  Exercise of common stock options and
    warrants....................................           --         20,000            999            --         63,984
  Tax benefit realized from stock options.......           --             --         42,326            --             --
  Cost of treasury stock purchased..............           --        (72,264)            --            --             --
  Cash dividends on preferred stock.............      (75,822)      (101,007)       (88,273)      (50,086)            --
  Investment in subsidiary by minority owner....           --      1,404,000             --            --             --
  Subsidiary distributions to minority owner....     (871,442)      (497,026)      (323,742)     (131,935)            --
                                                  -----------   ------------   ------------   -----------   ------------
        Net cash used in financing activities...   (2,890,228)    16,683,269      8,789,131    (1,113,955)     5,786,592
                                                  -----------   ------------   ------------   -----------   ------------
        Net increase (decrease) in cash.........    1,032,194        624,866     11,066,568    (1,281,466)    (4,499,076)
  Cash and cash equivalents at the beginning of
    the period..................................    1,139,480      2,171,674      2,796,540     2,796,540     13,863,108
                                                  -----------   ------------   ------------   -----------   ------------
  Cash and cash equivalents at the end of the
    period......................................  $ 2,171,674   $  2,796,540   $ 13,863,108   $ 1,515,074   $  9,364,032
                                                  ===========   ============   ============   ===========   ============
SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURES OF CASH FLOW
  INFORMATION:
  Cash paid for:
    Interest....................................  $   275,461   $    708,234   $  1,928,993   $ 1,058,823   $    261,681
    Income taxes................................      100,000        967,208        912,628       640,000        214,000
SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURES OF NON-CASH
  TRANSACTIONS:
  Assets acquired under capital leases..........      844,116        645,972      3,823,282       820,292        904,547
  Conversion of preferred stock to common
    stock.......................................           --             --      1,010,000        75,000             --
  Conversion of long-term debt to common
    stock.......................................       75,000         75,000      2,550,000            --             --
  Issuance of common stock for acquisition of
    minority interest...........................           --             --      7,700,000            --             --
  Issuance of notes payable for acquisition of
    business....................................           --      1,500,000             --            --      1,750,000
  Issuance of notes receivable for exercise of
    stock options...............................           --         66,878         75,000            --             --
</TABLE>
 
          See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements.
 
                                       F-6
<PAGE>   197
 
                        DAWSON PRODUCTION SERVICES, INC.
 
                 NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
 
(1) THE COMPANY AND SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES
 
     Dawson Production Services, Inc. (the Company) is engaged in the business
of providing workover rig services, liquid services and production services in
Texas and Louisiana. The Company's primary customers are oil and gas well
operators.
 
PRINCIPLES OF CONSOLIDATION
 
     The consolidated financial statements include the accounts of the Company
and its subsidiaries. All significant intercompany accounts and transactions
have been eliminated. (See note 2).
 
MANAGEMENT ESTIMATES
 
     The preparation of financial statements in conformity with generally
accepted accounting principles requires management to make estimates and
assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and
disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial
statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the
reporting period. While it is believed that such estimates are reasonable,
actual results could differ from those estimates.
 
CASH EQUIVALENTS
 
     For purposes of the statement of cash flows, cash and short-term
investments with an original maturity of three months or less from the date of
purchase are considered to be cash equivalents.
 
REVENUE RECOGNITION
 
     The Company generally recognizes revenue when services are rendered.
 
PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT
 
     Property and equipment are stated at cost. Major renewals and improvements
are capitalized and depreciated over the respective asset's useful life.
Expenditures for repairs and maintenance are charged to expense as incurred.
 
     Property and equipment are depreciated over their estimated useful lives on
the straight-line method as follows:
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                               ESTIMATED
                                                              LIFE (YEARS)
                                                              ------------
<S>                                                           <C>
Buildings...................................................        20
Well servicing equipment....................................      5-12
Vehicles....................................................       3-5
Office furniture and other equipment........................      5-12
</TABLE>
 
INCOME TAXES
 
     Effective April 1, 1993, the Company adopted the provisions of Statement of
Financial Accounting Standards (SFAS) No. 109, "Accounting for Income Taxes."
SFAS 109 requires a change from the deferred method of accounting for income
taxes of APB Opinion 11 to the asset and liability method of accounting for
income taxes. Under the asset and liability method of SFAS 109, deferred tax
assets and liabilities are recognized for the future tax consequences
attributable to temporary differences between the financial statement carrying
amounts of existing assets and liabilities and their respective tax bases.
Deferred tax assets and liabilities are measured using enacted tax rates
expected to apply to taxable income in the years in which those temporary
differences are expected to be recovered or settled. Under SFAS 109, the effect
on deferred
 
                                       F-7
<PAGE>   198
 
                        DAWSON PRODUCTION SERVICES, INC.
 
         NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS -- (CONTINUED)
 
tax assets and liabilities of a change in tax rates is recognized in income in
the period that includes the enactment date. In connection with the adoption of
SFAS 109, the Company recorded an adjustment to income of $92,202 which
represents the net increase of the deferred tax liability at April 1, 1993. Such
adjustment has been reflected in the 1994 statement of income as the cumulative
effect of change in accounting principle.
 
INTANGIBLE AND OTHER ASSETS
 
     Goodwill represents the excess purchase price over fair value of net assets
acquired and is amortized on a straight-line basis over twenty years from the
date of acquisition. Other assets consist principally of loan costs and are
amortized on a straight-line basis over the term of the loan.
 
     Intangible assets are reviewed for impairment whenever events or
circumstances provide evidence that suggests that the carrying amount of the
intangible asset may not be recoverable. The Company assesses the recoverability
of the intangible asset by determining whether the carrying amount of the
intangible asset can be recovered through projected undiscounted future cash
flows over the remaining amortization period.
 
FAIR VALUES OF FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS
 
     The Company's financial instruments consist primarily of short-term,
variable rate items or recently issued debt instruments for which management
believes fair value approximates carrying value.
 
TREASURY STOCK
 
     Treasury stock is recorded under the cost method.
 
EARNINGS PER SHARE
 
     Primary earnings per share is computed by deducting preferred dividends
from net income in order to determine net income attributable to common
shareholders. This amount is then divided by the weighted average number of
common shares outstanding and common stock equivalents.
 
     Earnings per share assuming full dilution is determined by dividing net
income plus tax effected convertible debt interest by the weighted average
number of common shares outstanding during the year after giving effect for
common stock equivalents arising from stock options and for convertible debt or
preferred stock assumed converted to common stock.
 
     Pursuant to Securities and Exchange Commission Staff Accounting Bulletin
No. 83, stock and stock options issued during the twelve months immediately
preceding the Company's initial public offering filing date including those
issued in connection with the minority interest acquisition (see note 2) have
been included in the calculation of common and common equivalent shares using
the treasury stock method and the anticipated public offering price as if they
were outstanding for all periods. Common stock equivalents resulting from the
conversion or exercise of convertible debt or preferred shares and other stock
options are excluded when their result is anti-dilutive.
 
RECLASSIFICATION
 
     Certain amounts, as previously presented, have been reclassified to conform
with the current year financial statement presentation.
 
                                       F-8
<PAGE>   199
 
                        DAWSON PRODUCTION SERVICES, INC.
 
         NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS -- (CONTINUED)
 
NEW ACCOUNTING PRONOUNCEMENTS
 
  Accounting for Asset Impairment
 
     During March 1995, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued
SFAS No. 121 "Accounting for the Impairment of Long-Lived Assets and for
Long-Lived Assets to Be Disposed Of." The Company adopted Statement 121
effective April 1, 1996. Statement 121 requires that long-lived assets and
certain identifiable intangibles to be held and used by an entity be reviewed
for impairment whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the
carrying amount of an asset may not be recoverable. This new pronouncement had
no material effect on the financial statements upon adoption.
 
  Accounting for Stock-Based Compensation
 
     In October 1995, the FASB issued SFAS No. 123, "Accounting for Stock-Based
Compensation," which sets forth alternative accounting and disclosure
requirements for stock-based compensation arrangements. SFAS 123 does not
rescind the existing accounting for employee stock-based compensation under APB
Opinion No. 25. Companies may continue to follow the current accounting to
measure and recognize employee stock-based compensation; however, SFAS 123
requires disclosure of pro forma net income and earnings per share that would
have been reported under the "fair value" based recognition provisions of SFAS
123. The Company has elected to continue to follow the provisions of APB Opinion
No. 25 for employee stock-based compensation and will disclose the pro forma
information required under SFAS 123 beginning with its consolidated financial
statements for the year ending March 31, 1997.
 
CONCENTRATION OF CREDIT RISK
 
     Financial instruments which potentially subject the Company to
concentrations of credit risk consist primarily of temporary cash investments
and trade receivables. The Company places its temporary cash investments in U.S.
Government securities and in other high quality financial instruments. By policy
the Company limits the amount of credit exposure to any one financial
institution or issuer. The Company's customer base consists primarily of
independent oil and natural gas producers. During the year ended March 31, 1994
no single customer accounted for 10% or more of the Company's total revenues.
During the years ended March 31, 1995 and 1996, sales to the Company's largest
customer accounted for approximately 16% and 24%, respectively, of the Company's
total operating revenues.
 
UNAUDITED INFORMATION
 
     The consolidated financial statements as of September 30, 1996 and for the
six months ended September 30, 1996 and 1995, and related footnote disclosures
to the extent they relate to such periods, have been prepared in accordance with
generally accepted accounting principles for interim financial information and
are unaudited. Accordingly, such data does not include all of the information
and footnotes required by generally accepted accounting principles for complete
financial statements. In the opinion of management, all adjustments (consisting
only of normal recurring adjustments) considered necessary for a fair
presentation have been included. Operating results for the six months ended
September 30, 1996 are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be
expected for the year ending March 31, 1997.
 
(2) ACQUISITIONS
 
WELL SOLUTIONS, INC.
 
     On November 30, 1994, the Company acquired substantially all of the
property and equipment of Well Solutions, Inc. (Well Solutions), a company
engaged in providing oilfield services, for an aggregate purchase price of
$18,097,550, consisting of $15,895,733 in cash, a convertible note payable of
$1,500,000 and closing costs of $701,817. The acquisition has been accounted for
as a purchase and, accordingly, the operating results
 
                                       F-9
<PAGE>   200
 
                        DAWSON PRODUCTION SERVICES, INC.
 
         NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS -- (CONTINUED)
 
of Well Solutions have been included in the Company's consolidated statements of
income since the date of acquisition. The excess of the aggregate purchase price
over the fair market value of the net assets acquired was recognized as goodwill
and is being amortized over 20 years. The fair value of assets acquired,
including goodwill of $2,451,818, was $18,534,355 and liabilities assumed
totaled $436,805. The funds used to acquire Well Solutions were provided by
long-term borrowings, proceeds of sales of common stock and subordinated debt
and cash from operations.
 
TAYLOR COMPANIES, INC.
 
     Effective July 29, 1996, the Company acquired all of the issued and
outstanding stock of Taylor Companies, Inc. for an aggregate purchase price of
$12,750,000, consisting of $11,000,000 in cash and a $1,750,000 subordinated
promissory note payable to the selling shareholders. Goodwill recognized on this
transaction amounted to approximately $6,690,000, which is being amortized over
a twenty-year period. The Company reported this acquisition and related pro
forma effects on a current report Form 8-K.
 
     Assuming the purchase of Taylor Companies, Inc. had been consummated as of
the beginning of the fiscal year 1996, unaudited pro forma operating results of
the Company would be as follows:
 
<TABLE>
<S>                                                           <C>
Revenues....................................................  $69,104,000
Net income (loss)...........................................  $  (363,000)
Primary earnings (loss) per share...........................  $     (0.15)
Fully diluted earnings (loss) per share.....................  $     (0.15)
</TABLE>
 
     The pro forma results of operations are not necessarily indicative of the
actual results of operations that would have occurred had the purchase been made
at the beginning of the respective period.
 
  OTHER ACQUISITIONS:
 
     Effective November 1, 1995, the Company acquired the 39% minority interest
in the Company's subsidiary, Dawson WellTech, L.C., from WellTech, Inc. in
exchange for the issuance to WellTech, Inc. of 1,329,495 shares of common stock
for a total purchase price of $7,700,000 based on an independent appraisal of
the common stock. Goodwill recognized on this transaction amounted to $384,847
and is being amortized over 20 years.
 
     Effective March 1, 1996, the Company acquired a portion of the assets of a
small company in Giddings, Texas for an aggregate purchase price of
approximately $1,248,000, consisting of $125,000 in cash and $1,123,000 in
capital leases and a note payable. Goodwill recognized on this transaction
amounted to $97,000 and is being amortized over 20 years.
 
     In April 1996, the Company acquired the assets of two small production
testing companies in Louisiana. The aggregate purchase price was approximately
$673,000. Goodwill and a non-compete agreement were recognized on these
transactions which amounted to approximately $111,000. These items are being
amortized over 20 and five year periods, respectively.
 
     In May 1996, the Company acquired the Texas-based well servicing division
of a non-affiliated company. The aggregate purchase price was $779,000.
 
     In July 1996, the Company acquired the assets of a trucking company in
Louisiana. The aggregate purchase price was approximately $400,000. Goodwill
recognized on the transaction amounted to $50,000, which is being amortized over
a 20-year period.
 
     The acquisitions have been accounted for as purchases and, accordingly, the
operating results have been included in the Company's consolidated statements of
income since the dates of acquisition. Excluding the
 
                                      F-10
<PAGE>   201
 
                        DAWSON PRODUCTION SERVICES, INC.
 
         NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS -- (CONTINUED)
 
Taylor acquisition, the effect on results of operations would not have been
material if such acquisitions had occurred at the beginning of the year.
 
(3) MANDATORILY REDEEMABLE PREFERRED STOCK
 
     In October 1990, the Company issued 80,800 shares of 10% cumulative
convertible preferred stock for a total price of $1,010,000. Each preferred
shareholder was entitled to receive, in preference to common shareholders,
annual dividends in the amount of $1.25 per share, payable quarterly. At the
discretion of the Company, the dividends could have been declared in either cash
or common stock valued at $3.49 a share. Dividends were cumulative and accrued
from the date of the stock issuance. The Company declared dividends on the
preferred stock in the amount of $101,007 in the years ended March 31, 1994 and
1995 and $88,273 in the year ended March 31, 1996.
 
     Holders of the preferred stock elected to convert 20,200 shares of such
stock into 86,860 shares of common stock, effective October 18, 1995. Pursuant
to a November 1, 1995 Agreement for the Conversion of Securities (the
"Conversion Agreement"), the remaining 60,600 shares of preferred stock
converted into 260,580 shares of common stock effective February 19, 1996.
 
(4) NOTES PAYABLE AND LONG-TERM DEBT
 
     Long-term debt consists of the following:
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                                  MARCH 31,
                                                           ------------------------   SEPTEMBER 30,
                                                              1995          1996          1996
                                                           -----------   ----------   -------------
<S>                                                        <C>           <C>          <C>
Note payable to a bank with a fixed interest rate of
  10.81%. Principal payments of $154,762 plus interest
  are due monthly, with a balloon payment at maturity on
  November 28, 1999. Collateralized by substantially all
  of the Company's property, equipment and
  receivables............................................  $13,000,000   $       --     $        --
Promissory note payable to a bank bearing interest at
  7.53% per annum. Interest is due monthly; principal is
  due February 1997......................................           --           --       7,000,000
Subordinated convertible notes bearing interest at 10%.
  Interest is due quarterly, payable in cash or common
  stock at $6.98 per share at the Company's option;
  principal is due December 1, 1999. Convertible into
  344,000 shares of the Company's common stock...........    2,400,000           --              --
Convertible debenture bearing interest at 8%. Interest is
  due quarterly; principal is due November 30, 1999......    1,500,000    1,500,000       1,500,000
Subordinated promissory note payable to a former Taylor
  shareholder bearing interest at 8.0% per annum.
  Interest is due quarterly; principal is due in
  quarterly installments of $83,333......................           --           --       1,750,000
Subordinated convertible note bearing interest at 10%.
  Interest due quarterly, payable in cash or common stock
  at $5.23 per share at the Company's option; principal
  is due June 27, 1997...................................      150,000           --              --
Other notes payable to lenders and financing companies
  bearing interest at rates ranging from 6% to 10% due in
  monthly installments. Secured by various assets of the
  Company................................................       39,279       50,958       2,127,047
                                                           -----------   ----------     -----------
Total long-term debt.....................................   17,089,279    1,550,958      12,377,047
Less current portion.....................................    1,611,289       20,055       9,246,947
                                                           -----------   ----------     -----------
Long-term debt, net of current portion...................  $15,477,990   $1,530,903     $ 3,130,100
                                                           ===========   ==========     ===========
</TABLE>
 
                                      F-11
<PAGE>   202
 
                        DAWSON PRODUCTION SERVICES, INC.
 
         NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS -- (CONTINUED)
 
     In July 1996, to finance a portion of the Taylor acquisition, the Company
obtained a loan from a bank in the amount of $7.0 million. The promissory note
carries an annual interest rate of 7.75% and has a maturity date of March 31,
1997. In September 1996, the Company obtained a take-out commitment for a term
loan in the amount of $7.0 million to replace the promissory note. The Company
subsequently decided to not take advantage of the take-out commitment, and
accordingly, the promissory note has been included as current portion of
long-term debt at September 30, 1996.
 
     In September 1996, the Company signed a commitment letter for an
acquisition line of credit in the amount of up to $20.0 million and a working
capital line of credit with a maximum availability of the lesser of (i) $10.0
million or (ii) 80% of eligible accounts receivable that have been outstanding
less than 90 days. Borrowings under the acquisition line of credit would mature
seven years from the date of any such borrowings and would bear interest at a
per annum rate equal to the lesser of: (i) the prime rate of interest of the
bank as adjusted from time to time or (ii) a varying percentage ranging from 2%
to 3%, based on the total funded debt to cash flow ratio, over the 180-day LIBOR
rate of interest. From the third year until maturity, the acquisition line of
credit would be secured by assets of the Company with a loan to collateral value
ratio of not less than 70%. Borrowings under the working capital line of credit
would mature two years from the date of any such borrowings and would bear
interest at a per annum rate equal to the lesser of: (i) the prime rate of
interest of the bank as adjusted from time to time or (ii) a varying percentage
rate ranging from 1.75% to 2.75%, based on the total funded debt to cash flow
ratio, over the Company's choice of the 30-day, 90-day or 180-day LIBOR rate of
interest. The working capital line of credit would be secured by first lien
security interest on all the Company's accounts receivable and inventory. Under
terms of the commitment, the Company must maintain minimum working capital,
tangible net worth, current ratios and debt to capital ratios.
 
     The Company has requested from its bank a modification to the commitment
letter to increase the maximum availability of funds under the working capital
line of credit to the lesser of (i) $50.0 million or (ii) 80% of eligible
accounts receivable that have been outstanding less than 90 days. The Company
expects to receive a commitment from its bank to such increase.
 
     In March 1996, the Company elected to prepay the $13,000,000 note payable
to a bank. An extraordinary charge of $513,819 (net of income tax benefit of
$264,495) was incurred as a result of the early extinguishment of the note
payable.
 
     Scheduled maturities of principal for long-term debt based on balances
outstanding at March 31, 1996 are summarized as follows:
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
YEARS ENDING
 MARCH 31,                                                               TOTAL
- - ------------                                                           ----------
<S>          <C>                                                       <C>
   1997............................................................    $   20,055
   1998............................................................        21,292
   1999............................................................         9,611
   2000............................................................     1,500,000
                                                                       ----------
                                                                       $1,550,958
                                                                       ==========
</TABLE>
 
     The Company has a revolving line of credit with a bank in an amount not to
exceed $4,000,000, secured by the Company's receivables, expiring March 31,
1997. The Company has not drawn against the line of credit as of March 31, 1996
but has established a letter of credit in favor of its insurance carrier in the
amounts of $225,000 related to its workers compensation insurance program.
Borrowings against the line bear interest at the prime lending rate and there is
a commitment fee of 0.5% on unfunded amounts. The revolving line of credit
agreement requires the Company to maintain various loan covenants.
 
                                      F-12
<PAGE>   203
 
                        DAWSON PRODUCTION SERVICES, INC.
 
         NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS -- (CONTINUED)
 
     During the year ended March 31, 1994, 2,150 shares of common stock valued
at $7,500 were issued as payment of the interest on the $150,000 outstanding
under a $300,000 subordinated convertible note payable to a preferred
shareholder. The $150,000 subordinated note is convertible into common stock of
the Company beginning in August 1992 through August 1996 at conversion rates
varying from $4.07 to $5.81 per share. During each of fiscal 1994 and 1995,
$75,000 in principal amount of subordinated notes were converted into 18,430 and
16,125 shares of common stock. During fiscal 1996, $150,000 in principal amount
of subordinated notes were converted into 27,232 shares of common stock.
 
     Also, pursuant to the Conversion Agreement, $2.4 million of the Company's
subordinated debt converted into common stock at the rate of one share of common
stock for each $6.98 in principal amount of subordinated debt effective February
19, 1996.
 
(5) LEASES AND LEASE COMMITMENTS
 
     The Company leases vehicles and office equipment under capital leases.
Total assets recorded under capital leases at March 31, 1995 and 1996 are
$2,283,951 and $5,197,835, respectively. Amortization expense related to assets
held under capital lease for the years ended March 31, 1994, 1995 and 1996 was
$319,686, $357,363 and $243,558, respectively.
 
     The Company leases certain of its facilities under operating leases. Lease
terms generally range from one to five years. Rent expense for the years ended
March 31, 1994, 1995 and 1996 was approximately $144,830, $174,175 and $251,556,
respectively.
 
     Future minimum lease payments as of March 31, 1996 are as follows:
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                        YEAR ENDING                            CAPITAL      OPERATING
                         MARCH 31,                              LEASES       LEASES
                        -----------                           ----------    ---------
<S>                                                           <C>           <C>
1997........................................................  $1,406,027    $163,612
1998........................................................   1,096,233     150,412
1999........................................................     773,466      95,562
2000........................................................     429,837      80,262
2001........................................................     179,986      13,377
                                                              ----------    --------
Total minimum lease payments................................  $3,885,549    $503,225
                                                                            ========
Less amounts representing interest..........................    (554,555)
                                                              ----------
Present value of minimum lease payments.....................  $3,330,994
                                                              ==========
</TABLE>
 
(6) SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
 
  (a) Equity Offering
 
     In March 1996, the Company completed an initial public offering (the
"Offering") of 2,616,202 shares (net of 48 fractional shares paid in cash in
connection with the Recapitalization and Stock Split referred to below) of its
common stock for the purpose of raising funds to acquire additional businesses
and to retire debt. Net proceeds to the Company from the Offering, after
deduction of associated expenses, were approximately $23,522,000.
 
  (b) Recapitalization and Stock Split
 
     Effective January 17, 1996, the shareholders approved an amendment to the
Articles of Incorporation which, among other actions, increased the authorized
shares of all classes of capital stock to 20,560,600 and changed the par value
of the common stock to $.01 per share. Share and per share amounts for all
periods presented have been adjusted to reflect these changes. The Board of
Directors approved a 4.3-for-one stock
 
                                      F-13
<PAGE>   204
 
                        DAWSON PRODUCTION SERVICES, INC.
 
         NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS -- (CONTINUED)
 
split of the common stock which occurred on March 1, 1996. Share and per share
amounts for all periods presented have been adjusted to reflect this stock
split.
 
  (c) Treasury Stock
 
     During fiscal 1996, the Company retired all of the common shares held in
treasury. The cost of acquired shares in excess of par value has been charged to
additional paid-in capital.
 
(7) STOCK WARRANTS AND OPTIONS
 
     In fiscal 1995, 118,250 common stock warrants were issued by the Company to
several officers and directors of the Company. The warrants have an exercise
price of $4.65 per share. No warrants were exercised or granted during fiscal
1994. During fiscal 1995 and 1996, employees and officers of the Company
exercised their warrants to purchase 40,618 and 36,546 shares, respectively, of
common stock in exchange for notes payable to the Company of $66,878 and
$75,000. The notes are secured by the shares of common stock issued and the
personal guarantees of the officers receiving the stock.
 
     In October 1995, the Company adopted the 1995 Incentive Plan (the "1995
Plan"). Under the 1995 Plan, incentive options, non-statutory options,
restricted stock awards, and/or stock appreciation rights may be granted to key
employees, non-employee directors and consultants to purchase the Company's
common stock at prices not less than the fair market value at the time of grant,
which become exercisable as described in the respective Award Agreement.
Pursuant to the 1995 Plan, an aggregate of 537,500 shares of the Company's
common stock is available for issuance upon the exercise of such options, awards
and rights, which may be granted over a ten-year period. On October 6, 1995,
options to purchase 133,300 shares of common stock at $7.44 per share were
granted under the 1995 Plan.
 
     The following table summarizes the activity of stock options and warrants
granted by the Company:
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                                        WARRANT PRICE
                                                             SHARES       PER SHARE
                                                             ------     -------------
<S>                                                          <C>        <C>
OUTSTANDING, MARCH 31, 1994................................   94,364     $.23 to $2.33
  Granted..................................................  118,250             $4.65
  Exercised................................................  (57,818)   $1.16 to $1.65
  Cancelled................................................       --                --
                                                             -------    --------------
OUTSTANDING, MARCH 31, 1995................................  154,796     $.23 to $4.65
  Granted..................................................  133,300             $7.44
  Exercised................................................  (36,546)    $.23 to $2.33
  Cancelled................................................  (10,750)            $4.55
                                                             -------
OUTSTANDING, MARCH 31, 1996................................  240,800    $4.65 to $7.44
                                                             =======
EXERCISABLE AT END OF YEAR.................................   84,710
                                                             =======
</TABLE>
 
(8) INCOME TAXES
 
     The components of income tax expense applicable to continuing operations
are as follows:
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                          YEARS ENDED MARCH 31,
                                                     --------------------------------
                                                       1994        1995        1996
                                                     --------    --------    --------
<S>                                                  <C>         <C>         <C>
Current............................................  $454,989    $592,082    $     --
Deferred...........................................    70,292      88,740     709,306
                                                     --------    --------    --------
                                                     $525,281    $680,822    $709,306
                                                     ========    ========    ========
</TABLE>
 
                                      F-14
<PAGE>   205
 
                        DAWSON PRODUCTION SERVICES, INC.
 
         NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS -- (CONTINUED)
 
     As discussed in note 1, the Company adopted SFAS 109 effective April 1,
1993. Income taxes for financial reporting purposes differs from the amount
computed by applying the statutory federal income tax rate of 34% to income
before income taxes as follows:
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                          YEARS ENDED MARCH 31,
                                                     --------------------------------
                                                       1994        1995        1996
                                                     --------    --------    --------
<S>                                                  <C>         <C>         <C>
Expected tax expense at U.S. statutory rate........  $449,315    $592,300    $707,984
Expenses not deductible............................    15,858      11,220      35,501
State income taxes, net of federal effect..........    45,663      47,190     (37,116)
Other..............................................    14,445      30,112       2,937
                                                     --------    --------    --------
Provision for income taxes.........................  $525,281    $680,822    $709,306
                                                     ========    ========    ========
</TABLE>
 
     The extraordinary loss of $513,819 in 1996 is net of deferred tax benefits
of $264,495.
 
     The tax effects of temporary differences that give rise to significant
portions of the deferred tax assets and deferred tax liabilities at March 31,
1995 and 1996 are presented below:
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                                 1995          1996
                                                              ----------    ----------
<S>                                                           <C>           <C>
Deferred tax assets:
  Allowance for uncollectible accounts receivable...........  $   71,020    $  109,065
  State deferred income taxes...............................      55,729            --
  Alternative minimum tax credit carryforwards..............      53,322       435,455
  Reserve for worker's compensation.........................          --       347,966
  Accrued bonuses...........................................          --       195,110
  Net operating loss carryforwards..........................          --     1,119,522
  Other.....................................................      54,309        12,456
                                                              ----------    ----------
          Total gross deferred tax assets...................     234,380     2,219,574
                                                              ----------    ----------
Deferred tax liabilities:
Property and equipment......................................     649,181     2,275,884
Investment in Dawson WellTech, L.C. ........................     431,271            --
                                                              ----------    ----------
          Total gross deferred tax liabilities..............   1,080,452     2,275,884
                                                              ----------    ----------
          Net deferred tax liability........................  $  846,072    $   56,310
                                                              ==========    ==========
</TABLE>
 
     The Company anticipates the reversal of existing taxable temporary
differences will provide sufficient taxable income to realize the benefits of
its deferred tax assets.
 
     For the year ended March 31, 1996, a decrease in deferred income tax
expense resulted primarily from the purchase of the remaining 39% interest in
the Company's majority owned subsidiary, Dawson WellTech, L.C. (note 2), a
reduction in deferred tax liabilities occurred of approximately $1,400,000 as a
result of the differences in basis of assets for financial reporting and income
tax purposes.
 
     At March 31, 1995 and 1996, the Company had $53,322 and $435,455 of
alternative minimum tax credit carryforwards available to reduce regular Federal
income taxes which have no expiration date. The Company also has a tax net
operating loss carryforward of approximately $3,000,000 for federal income tax
purposes which expires in 2010 and 2011. Changes in ownership, as defined by
section 382 of the Internal Revenue Code, will limit the utilization of net
operating loss carryforwards to $2,000,000 per year.
 
                                      F-15
<PAGE>   206
 
                        DAWSON PRODUCTION SERVICES, INC.
 
         NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS -- (CONTINUED)
 
(9) RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS
 
     The Company retains a company owned by a member of the Board of Directors
to provide consulting services and makes payments to that company upon
completion of various financing and acquisition transactions. Payments for fees
and expenses for the years ended March 31, 1994, 1995 and 1996 were $46,466,
$147,916 and $47,475, respectively. The payment for the year ended March 31,
1995 includes $122,500 paid as a finder's fee by an investment banking firm from
the fee it received from the Company in connection with an acquisition.
 
(10) EMPLOYEE BENEFIT PLANS
 
     The Company has a welfare benefit plan (the "Plan") to provide medical
benefits for eligible employees and their dependents. Contributions to the Plan
are made by the Company and covered employees. The Plan may be terminated at the
discretion of the Company. Contributions to the Plan in the amounts of $571,387
and $686,949 were made in fiscal 1995 and 1996, respectively.
 
     In fiscal 1993, the Company established a 401(k) savings plan. Eligible
employees can make contributions to the plan. The Company may, at its option,
match a portion of the contributions made by the employees. The Company matched
50% of employee contributions up to a limit of $500 per employee in fiscal 1994,
resulting in total payments of $50,140, which amounts were paid in fiscal 1995.
The Company did not match employee contributions made in fiscal 1995 or fiscal
1996.
 
(11) COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES
 
     Under the Company's worker's compensation insurance program, the Company
pays the first $300,000 of all claims with no aggregate limit in any one year.
Provision for claims under the program has been made in the financial statements
which represent the expected future payments based on the estimated ultimate
costs for incidents incurred through the end of each period. The insurance
carrier required the Company to make a deposit of $147,663. The deposit has been
included in other assets in the accompanying balance sheet. In addition, the
Company has established a letter of credit in favor of its respective insurance
carriers (note 4) and has entered into an agreement with an insurance carrier
for the guarantee of deductible reimbursement. The amount of the guarantee for
the year ended March 31, 1996 was $500,000.
 
     The Company is involved in various claims and legal actions arising in the
ordinary course of business. In the opinion of management, the ultimate
disposition of these matters will not have a material adverse effect on the
Company's consolidated financial position or results of operations.
 
                                      F-16
<PAGE>   207
 
                        DAWSON PRODUCTION SERVICES, INC.
 
         NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS -- (CONTINUED)
 
(12) SUPPLEMENTARY BALANCE SHEET DATA
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                                      MARCH 31,
                                                              --------------------------
                                                                 1995           1996
                                                              -----------   ------------
<S>                                                           <C>           <C>
Prepaid expenses and other:
  Prepaid expenses..........................................  $    22,479   $    108,957
  Other current assets......................................      121,506        106,540
                                                              -----------   ------------
          Total prepaids and other assets...................  $   143,985   $    215,497
                                                              ===========   ============
Property and equipment:
  Land......................................................  $    80,000   $    143,228
  Buildings.................................................      814,508      1,087,308
  Well servicing equipment..................................   28,266,102     31,946,106
  Automobiles, trucks and other vehicles....................    5,092,053      8,519,707
  Office furniture and other equipment......................      269,906        354,077
                                                              -----------   ------------
                                                              $34,522,569   $ 42,050,426
  Less accumulated depreciation and depletion...............   (9,201,661)   (12,935,755)
                                                              -----------   ------------
          Net property and equipment........................  $25,320,908   $ 29,114,671
                                                              ===========   ============
Goodwill and other assets:
  Goodwill (net of accumulated amortization of $120,274 and
     $216,716)..............................................  $ 2,484,280   $  2,059,696
                                                              -----------   ------------
  Other assets (net of accumulated amortization of $142,065
     and
     $248,392)..............................................      663,955      1,107,224
  Deposits and notes receivable.............................      377,552        398,635
                                                              -----------   ------------
                                                              $ 3,525,787   $  3,565,555
                                                              ===========   ============
Accrued liabilities:
  Accrued payroll...........................................  $   603,914   $    839,446
  Accrued insurance.........................................      808,941        927,911
  Other accrued expenses....................................      902,766      1,058,569
                                                              -----------   ------------
                                                              $ 2,315,621   $  2,825,926
                                                              ===========   ============
</TABLE>
 
(13) QUARTERLY RESULTS OF OPERATIONS (UNAUDITED)
 
     Summarized quarterly financial data for 1996 are as follows:
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                         FIRST        SECOND         THIRD        FOURTH
                                        QUARTER       QUARTER       QUARTER     QUARTER(a)
                                      -----------   -----------   -----------   -----------
<S>                                   <C>           <C>           <C>           <C>
Revenues............................  $12,647,883   $13,240,504   $13,058,459   $12,444,461
Operating income....................    1,338,895     1,419,899       921,093     1,057,765
Net income (loss)...................      326,146       321,982       211,756          (705)(a)
Earnings per share -- primary.......         0.12          0.12          0.06         (0.01)(a)
Earnings per share -- fully
  diluted...........................         0.12          0.12          0.06         (0.01)(a)
</TABLE>
 
- - ---------------
 
(a) See discussion at note 4 regarding extraordinary item.
 
                                      F-17
<PAGE>   208
 
                        DAWSON PRODUCTION SERVICES, INC.
 
         NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS -- (CONTINUED)
 
(14) RECENT DEVELOPMENTS -- ACQUISITIONS
 
     On November 1, 1996, Dawson signed a letter of intent to acquire the
oilfield service assets of Mobley Environmental Services, Inc. for $5,500,000.
These assets primarily relate to liquid services operations. Pending fulfillment
of certain conditions, the Company expects this acquisition to close during the
quarter ending March 31, 1997.
 
     On December 23, 1996, the Company entered into an Asset Purchase Agreement
pursuant to which the Company will acquire substantially all of Pride's U.S.
land-based well servicing assets for approximately $135,900,000 in cash. The
acquisition is expected to be financed through public offerings of senior
subordinated notes and common stock. The Company also expects the acquisition to
close during the quarter ending March 31, 1997.
 
                                      F-18
<PAGE>   209
 
                       REPORT OF INDEPENDENT ACCOUNTANTS
 
To the Shareholders and Board of Directors of Pride Petroleum Services, Inc.:
 
     We have audited the combined balance sheet of U.S. Land-Based Well
Servicing Operations of Pride Petroleum Services, Inc. (the "Division") as of
December 31, 1995 and 1994, and the related combined statements of operations
and changes in owner's equity and cash flows for each of the three years in the
period ended December 31, 1995. These financial statements are the
responsibility of the Division's management. Our responsibility is to express an
opinion on these financial statements based on our audits.
 
     We conducted our audits in accordance with generally accepted auditing
standards. Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain
reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material
misstatement. An audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting
the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. An audit also includes
assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by
management, as well as evaluating the overall financial statement presentation.
We believe that our audits provide a reasonable basis for our opinion.
 
     In our opinion, the financial statements referred to above present fairly,
in all material respects, the combined financial position of the U.S. Land-Based
Well Servicing Operations of Pride Petroleum Services, Inc. as of December 31,
1995 and 1994, and the combined results of their operations and their cash flows
for each of the three years in the period ended December 31, 1995, in conformity
with generally accepted accounting principles.
 
     As discussed in Note 6 to the combined financial statements, the Division
changed its method of accounting for income taxes in 1993.
 
                                            COOPERS & LYBRAND L.L.P.
 
Houston, Texas
February 26, 1996 (except for the
second paragraph of Note 1 as to which the date
is December 23, 1996)
 
                                      F-19
<PAGE>   210
 
                   U.S. LAND-BASED WELL SERVICING OPERATIONS
                       OF PRIDE PETROLEUM SERVICES, INC.
 
                             COMBINED BALANCE SHEET
                                 (IN THOUSANDS)
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                                    DECEMBER 31,
                                                                --------------------
                                                                  1995        1994
                                                                --------    --------
<S>                                                             <C>         <C>
                                       ASSETS
CURRENT ASSETS
  Cash and cash equivalents.................................    $  1,253    $  1,154
  Trade receivables, net of allowance for doubtful accounts
     of $426 and $394, respectively.........................      16,055      14,167
  Parts and supplies........................................       2,098       1,586
  Deferred income taxes.....................................       2,333       3,858
  Other current assets......................................       2,145       1,548
                                                                --------    --------
          Total current assets..............................      23,884      22,313
                                                                --------    --------
PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT, at cost.............................     133,641     126,535
ACCUMULATED DEPRECIATION....................................     (90,717)    (91,825)
                                                                --------    --------
          Net property and equipment........................      42,924      34,710
                                                                --------    --------
OTHER ASSETS................................................       1,200         642
                                                                --------    --------
                                                                $ 68,008    $ 57,665
                                                                ========    ========
 
                           LIABILITIES AND OWNER'S EQUITY
 
CURRENT LIABILITIES
  Accounts payable..........................................    $  5,313    $  4,460
  Accrued expenses..........................................       7,993       8,884
  Current portion of long-term debt.........................       3,132          --
                                                                --------    --------
     Total current liabilities..............................      16,438      13,344
                                                                --------    --------
OTHER LONG-TERM LIABILITIES.................................       2,804       4,645
LONG-TERM DEBT, net of current portion......................       8,028          --
DEFERRED INCOME TAXES.......................................      12,289       9,930
COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES
OWNER'S EQUITY..............................................      28,449      29,746
                                                                --------    --------
                                                                $ 68,008    $ 57,665
                                                                ========    ========
</TABLE>
 
     The accompanying notes are an integral part of the combined financial
                                  statements.
 
                                      F-20
<PAGE>   211
 
                   U.S. LAND-BASED WELL SERVICING OPERATIONS
                       OF PRIDE PETROLEUM SERVICES, INC.
 
                      COMBINED STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS AND
                           CHANGES IN OWNER'S EQUITY
                                 (IN THOUSANDS)
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                                  YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31,
                                                              -------------------------------
                                                                1995       1994        1993
                                                              --------    -------    --------
<S>                                                           <C>         <C>        <C>
REVENUES....................................................  $113,115    $95,860    $105,865
                                                              --------    -------    --------
COSTS AND EXPENSES
  Operating costs...........................................    86,177     76,820      85,984
  Depreciation and amortization.............................     5,385      4,919       5,092
  Selling, general and administrative.......................    14,504     12,772      13,333
                                                              --------    -------    --------
          Total costs and expenses..........................   106,066     94,511     104,409
                                                              --------    -------    --------
               Earnings from operations.....................     7,049      1,349       1,456
OTHER INCOME (EXPENSE)
  Other income (expense)....................................     1,260         11          13
  Interest expense..........................................      (821)        --          --
                                                              --------    -------    --------
          Total other income, net...........................       439         11          13
                                                              --------    -------    --------
EARNINGS BEFORE INCOME TAXES AND CUMULATIVE EFFECT OF CHANGE
  IN ACCOUNTING FOR INCOME TAXES............................     7,488      1,360       1,469
INCOME TAX PROVISION........................................     2,873        649         594
                                                              --------    -------    --------
NET EARNINGS BEFORE CUMULATIVE EFFECT OF CHANGE IN
  ACCOUNTING FOR INCOME TAXES...............................     4,615        711         875
CUMULATIVE EFFECT OF CHANGE IN ACCOUNTING FOR INCOME
  TAXES.....................................................        --         --       3,835
                                                              --------    -------    --------
NET EARNINGS................................................     4,615        711       4,710
NET TRANSFERS TO PARENT.....................................    (5,912)    (4,395)     (4,354)
OWNER'S EQUITY, BEGINNING OF YEAR...........................    29,746     33,430      33,074
                                                              --------    -------    --------
OWNER'S EQUITY, END OF YEAR.................................  $ 28,449    $29,746    $ 33,430
                                                              ========    =======    ========
</TABLE>
 
     The accompanying notes are an integral part of the combined financial
                                  statements.
 
                                      F-21
<PAGE>   212
 
                   U.S. LAND-BASED WELL SERVICING OPERATIONS
                       OF PRIDE PETROLEUM SERVICES, INC.
 
                        COMBINED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS
                                 (IN THOUSANDS)
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                                 YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31,
                                                              -----------------------------
                                                               1995       1994       1993
                                                              -------    -------    -------
<S>                                                           <C>        <C>        <C>
OPERATING ACTIVITIES
  Net earnings..............................................  $ 4,615    $   711    $ 4,710
  Adjustments to reconcile net earnings to net cash provided
     by operating activities --
     Depreciation and amortization..........................    5,385      4,919      5,092
     (Gain) loss on sale of assets..........................     (905)      (177)       407
     Deferred tax provision (benefit).......................    1,084        296       (548)
       Cumulative effect of change in accounting for income
          taxes.............................................       --         --     (3,835)
       Changes in assets and liabilities, net of effects of
          acquisitions:
          Trade receivables.................................      365        423      1,370
          Parts and supplies................................     (302)        23        (74)
          Other current and noncurrent assets...............     (681)       165       (207)
          Accounts payable..................................      155     (1,161)     1,360
          Accrued expenses and other........................   (3,492)      (237)      (400)
                                                              -------    -------    -------
            Net cash provided by operating activities.......    6,224      4,962      7,875
                                                              -------    -------    -------
INVESTING ACTIVITIES
  Purchase of net assets of acquired entities, including
     acquisition costs, less cash acquired..................   (1,990)        --         --
  Purchases of property and equipment.......................   (3,688)    (2,272)      (549)
  Proceeds from sale of property and equipment..............    1,340        304        231
  Other.....................................................     (110)        --         --
                                                              -------    -------    -------
            Net cash used in investing activities...........   (4,448)    (1,968)      (318)
                                                              -------    -------    -------
FINANCING ACTIVITIES
  Proceeds from debt borrowings.............................    6,600         --         --
  Reduction of debt.........................................   (2,023)        --         --
  Net transfers to Parent...................................   (6,254)    (4,306)    (9,330)
                                                              -------    -------    -------
            Net cash used in financing activities...........   (1,677)    (4,306)    (9,330)
                                                              -------    -------    -------
NET INCREASE (DECREASE) IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS........       99     (1,312)    (1,773)
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, beginning of period..............    1,154      2,466      4,239
                                                              -------    -------    -------
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, end of period....................  $ 1,253    $ 1,154    $ 2,466
                                                              =======    =======    =======
</TABLE>
 
     The accompanying notes are an integral part of the combined financial
                                  statements.
 
                                      F-22
<PAGE>   213
 
                   U.S. LAND-BASED WELL SERVICING OPERATIONS
                       OF PRIDE PETROLEUM SERVICES, INC.
 
                     NOTES TO COMBINED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
 
1. BASIS OF PRESENTATION
 
     The U.S. Land-Based Well Servicing Operations of Pride Petroleum Services,
Inc. (the "Division") consists of the U.S. land-based well servicing operations
of Pride Petroleum Services, Inc. (the "Parent"). In addition, the Division
provides hauling services and downhole tool rentals. The Division's operations
are located in the Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast, the Permian Basin areas of
West Texas and New Mexico and California, and are principally conducted through
various operating subsidiaries directly or indirectly owned by the Parent.
 
     On December 23, 1996, the Parent and Dawson Production Services, Inc.
entered into a Purchase Agreement whereby Dawson Production Services, Inc. will
acquire the operating subsidiaries comprising the Division for approximately
$135,900,000 in cash. The Parent will retain the Division's working capital
(other than parts and supplies), other long-term liabilities and long-term debt.
 
     The accompanying combined financial statements reflect the financial
position, results of operations and cash flows of these subsidiaries plus
certain allocable corporate activities of the Parent.
 
2. SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES
 
  Cash Equivalents
 
     For purposes of the combined balance sheet and combined statement of cash
flows, the Division considers highly liquid debt instruments having maturities
of three months or less at the date of purchase to be cash equivalents.
 
  Parts and Supplies
 
     Parts and supplies consist of spare rig parts and supplies held for use in
operations and are valued at the lower of weighted average cost or estimated
market value.
 
  Property and Equipment
 
     Property and equipment are carried at original cost or adjusted net
realizable value, as applicable. Major renewals and improvements are capitalized
and depreciated over the respective asset's useful life. Maintenance and repair
costs are charged to expense as incurred. During the years ended December 31,
1995, 1994 and 1993, maintenance and repair costs included in operating costs
were $10,640,000, $9,402,000 and $10,710,000, respectively. When assets are sold
or retired, the remaining costs and related accumulated depreciation are removed
from the accounts and any resulting gain or loss is included in income.
 
     For financial reporting purposes, depreciation of property and equipment is
provided using primarily the straight line method based upon expected useful
lives of each class of assets. Estimated useful lives of the assets for
financial reporting purposes are as follows:
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                              YEARS
                                                              -----
<S>                                                           <C>
Rigs and rig equipment......................................   5-17
Transportation equipment....................................   3- 7
Buildings and improvements..................................  10-20
Furniture and fixtures......................................      5
</TABLE>
 
                                      F-23
<PAGE>   214
 
                   U.S. LAND-BASED WELL SERVICING OPERATIONS
                       OF PRIDE PETROLEUM SERVICES, INC.
 
             NOTES TO COMBINED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS -- (CONTINUED)
 
  Revenue Recognition
 
     The Division recognizes revenue from domestic land well servicing
operations as services are performed based upon actual rig hours worked.
Revenues from related operations are recognized in the period in which such
services are performed.
 
  Income Taxes
 
     The Division joins with the Parent in filing a consolidated federal income
tax return. The Division records income tax expense as though it filed
separately. Effective January 1, 1993, the Division adopted the provisions of
Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 109, "Accounting for Income
Taxes" ("SFAS 109"). SFAS 109 requires recognition of deferred tax liabilities
and assets for the expected future tax consequences of events that have been
included in the financial statements or tax returns. Deferred tax liabilities
and assets are determined based on the difference between the financial
statement and tax bases of assets and liabilities using enacted tax rates in
effect for the year in which the asset is expected to be recovered or the
liability is expected to be settled.
 
  Concentration of Credit Risk
 
     Financial instruments which potentially subject the Division to
concentrations of credit risk consist principally of cash and trade receivables.
By policy, the Company limits the amount of credit exposure to any one financial
institution or issuer. The Division's customer base consists primarily of major
integrated oil companies and smaller independent oil and gas producers.
Management believes the credit quality of its customers is generally high. The
Division provides allowances for potential credit losses when necessary. Bad
debt expense was $174,000 and $116,000 for the years ended December 31, 1995 and
1993, respectively. The Division did not incur any bad debt expense during the
year ended December 31, 1994. During the years ended December 31, 1995, 1994 and
1993, no customer accounted for more than 10% of combined revenue.
 
  Management Estimates
 
     The preparation of financial statements in conformity with generally
accepted accounting principles requires management to make estimates and
assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and
disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial
statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the
reporting period. While it is believed that such estimates are reasonable,
actual results could differ from those estimates.
 
  Conditions Affecting Ongoing Operations
 
     Increases and decreases in domestic well servicing activity historically
have had a significant correlation with changes in oil and natural gas prices.
Domestic well servicing contracts are typically entered into for one or multiple
wells, but are typically short term and rig rates may be volatile.
 
                                      F-24
<PAGE>   215
 
                   U.S. LAND-BASED WELL SERVICING OPERATIONS
                       OF PRIDE PETROLEUM SERVICES, INC.
 
             NOTES TO COMBINED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS -- (CONTINUED)
 
3. PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT
 
     Property and equipment at December 31, 1995 and 1994 consists of the
following:
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                                 DECEMBER 31,
                                                              -------------------
                                                                1995       1994
                                                              --------   --------
                                                                (IN THOUSANDS)
<S>                                                           <C>        <C>
Land........................................................  $  1,448   $  1,330
Equipment...................................................   125,358    121,058
Buildings and leasehold improvements........................     3,690      2,849
Furniture and fixtures......................................       706        599
Construction-in-progress....................................     2,439        699
                                                              --------   --------
                                                               133,641    126,535
Accumulated depreciation....................................   (90,717)   (91,825)
                                                              --------   --------
                                                              $ 42,924   $ 34,710
                                                              ========   ========
</TABLE>
 
     Depreciation expense was $5,114,000, $4,556,000 and $4,642,000 for the
years ended December 31, 1995, 1994 and 1993, respectively.
 
4. ACQUISITIONS
 
     In March 1995, the Division acquired all of the outstanding capital stock
of X-Pert Enterprises, Inc. ("X-Pert") for aggregate consideration of
approximately $10,000,000, consisting of $3,000,000 cash, a note payable to the
selling shareholders in the amount of $5,964,000, and 200,000 shares of the
Parent's common stock.
 
     The assets acquired and liabilities assumed in the X-Pert acquisition were
as follows:
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                              ASSETS (LIABILITIES)
                                                              --------------------
                                                                 (IN THOUSANDS)
<S>                                                           <C>
Cash and cash equivalents...................................        $ 1,719
Trade receivables...........................................          2,254
Other current assets........................................             80
Property and equipment......................................         10,000
Other assets................................................            725
Accounts payable............................................           (648)
Accrued expenses............................................           (761)
Long-term debt..............................................           (569)
Deferred income taxes.......................................         (2,800)
                                                                    -------
                                                                    $10,000
                                                                    =======
</TABLE>
 
     Unaudited pro forma results of operations assuming the acquisition of
X-Pert had occurred on January 1, 1994, are as follows:
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                                  YEAR ENDED
                                                                 DECEMBER 31,
                                                              -------------------
                                                                1995       1994
                                                              --------   --------
                                                                (IN THOUSANDS)
<S>                                                           <C>        <C>
Revenues....................................................  $115,109   $110,679
Net Earnings................................................  $  4,720   $  2,167
</TABLE>
 
                                      F-25
<PAGE>   216
 
                   U.S. LAND-BASED WELL SERVICING OPERATIONS
                       OF PRIDE PETROLEUM SERVICES, INC.
 
             NOTES TO COMBINED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS -- (CONTINUED)
 
     The pro forma results of operations presented above do not purport to be
indicative of the results of operations of the Division that might have occurred
nor are they indicative of future results.
 
     Also in March 1995, the Division acquired substantially all of the assets
of a fluids hauling business for total consideration of $400,000, consisting of
$350,000 in cash and a note payable to the sellers in the amount of $50,000.
 
     Each of the acquisitions discussed above was recorded using the purchase
method of accounting. The operating results of each acquisition have been
included in combined results of operations from the date of acquisition.
 
5. DEBT
 
  Long-Term Debt
 
     Long-term debt at December 31, 1995 consists of the following:
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                                  AMOUNT
                                                              --------------
                                                              (IN THOUSANDS)
<S>                                                           <C>
Collateralized term loan....................................     $ 5,696
Notes payable...............................................         394
Note payable to selling shareholders........................       5,070
                                                                 -------
                                                                  11,160
Less current portion........................................       3,132
                                                                 -------
                                                                 $ 8,028
                                                                 =======
</TABLE>
 
     The collateralized term loan is due in annual installments through 1999,
bears interest at prime plus  1/2%, (9.0% as of December 31, 1995), and is
collateralized by certain equipment of the Division. Notes payable includes two
notes payable to lending institutions totaling an aggregate $344,000 which are
collateralized by certain property and equipment and a note payable in the
amount of $50,000 issued to the sellers of certain assets acquired by the
Company during the first quarter of 1995.
 
     In March 1995, the Company entered into a note payable to two individuals
in the amount of $5,964,000 as partial consideration for the acquisition of
X-Pert. The note bears interest at the rate of 8.5% per annum and is repayable
in quarterly installments through March 2000. The note payable to selling
shareholders is collateralized by certain of the property and equipment of the
acquired business.
 
     Future maturities of long-term debt are as follows:
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                                  AMOUNT
                                                              --------------
                                                              (IN THOUSANDS)
<S>                                                           <C>
1996........................................................      $3,132
1997........................................................       2,749
1998........................................................       2,742
1999........................................................       2,239
2000........................................................         298
</TABLE>
 
     The Division has obtained bank commitments which provide for guidance lines
of credit of $18,000,000. As of December 31, 1995, letters of credit totaling
$10,672,000 were outstanding thereunder. Cash and cash equivalents and a portion
of accounts receivable have been pledged as collateral pursuant to these credit
facilities.
 
                                      F-26
<PAGE>   217
 
                   U.S. LAND-BASED WELL SERVICING OPERATIONS
                       OF PRIDE PETROLEUM SERVICES, INC.
 
             NOTES TO COMBINED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS -- (CONTINUED)
 
     Based on rates currently available to the Parent for debt with similar
terms and remaining maturities, the Division believes that the recorded value of
long-term debt approximates fair market value at December 31, 1995.
 
6. INCOME TAXES
 
     Effective January 1, 1993, the Division adopted SFAS 109 and in connection
therewith recorded a non-cash gain in the amount of $3,835,000, which represents
the reduction of the deferred tax liability as of January 1, 1993. The gain has
been recorded in the combined statement of operations as "cumulative effect of
change in accounting for income taxes".
 
     The components of the provision for income taxes were as follows:
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                               YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31,
                                                              -------------------------
                                                               1995     1994     1993
                                                              -------   -----   -------
                                                                         (IN THOUSANDS)
<S>                                                           <C>       <C>     <C>
United States Federal:
  Current...................................................   $1,690    $333    $1,079
  Deferred..................................................    1,024     280      (518)
                                                               ------    ----    ------
                                                                2,714     613       561
                                                               ------    ----    ------
State:
  Current...................................................       99      20        63
  Deferred..................................................       60      16       (30)
                                                               ------    ----    ------
                                                                  159      36        33
                                                               ------    ----    ------
          Total income tax provision........................   $2,873    $649    $  594
                                                               ======    ====    ======
</TABLE>
 
     The difference between the effective federal income tax rate reflected in
the income tax provision and the amounts which would be determined by applying
the statutory federal tax rate to earnings before income taxes is summarized as
follows:
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                              YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31,
                                                              -----------------------
                                                              1995     1994     1993
                                                              -----    -----    -----
<S>                                                           <C>      <C>      <C>
U.S. statutory rate.........................................   34.0%    34.0%    34.0%
State and local taxes.......................................    2.0      2.0      2.0
Other (principally nondeductible expenses)..................    2.4     11.7      4.4
                                                               ----     ----     ----
Effective tax rate..........................................   38.4%    47.7%    40.4%
                                                               ====     ====     ====
</TABLE>
 
                                      F-27
<PAGE>   218
 
                   U.S. LAND-BASED WELL SERVICING OPERATIONS
                       OF PRIDE PETROLEUM SERVICES, INC.
 
             NOTES TO COMBINED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS -- (CONTINUED)
 
     The tax effects of temporary differences that give rise to significant
portions of the deferred tax liabilities and deferred tax assets as of December
31, 1995 and 1994 were as follows:
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                                 DECEMBER 31,
                                                              ------------------
                                                               1995       1994
                                                              -------    -------
                                                                (IN THOUSANDS)
<S>                                                           <C>        <C>
Deferred tax liabilities:
  Depreciation..............................................  $12,239    $ 9,848
  Other.....................................................       50         82
                                                              -------    -------
          Total deferred tax liabilities....................   12,289      9,930
                                                              -------    -------
Deferred tax assets:
  Insurance accruals........................................   (1,891)    (3,345)
  Bad debts.................................................     (153)      (142)
  Other.....................................................     (289)      (371)
                                                              -------    -------
          Total deferred tax assets.........................   (2,333)    (3,858)
                                                              -------    -------
Net deferred tax liability..................................  $ 9,956    $ 6,072
                                                              =======    =======
</TABLE>
 
7. EMPLOYEE BENEFITS
 
     The Parent has a salary deferral plan covering its employees, including
those of the Division, whereby employees may elect to contribute up to 15% of
their annual compensation. The Parent may at its discretion make matching
contributions with respect to an employee's salary contribution of up to $1,000
or 6% of compensation, whichever is less. Total expense charged to the Division
for the years ended December 31, 1995, 1994 and 1993, were $134,000, $87,000 and
$61,000, respectively.
 
8. COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES
 
     The Division is routinely involved in litigation incidental to its
business, which often involves claims for significant monetary amounts, some of
which would not be covered by insurance. In the opinion of management, none of
the existing litigation will have any material adverse effect on the Division's
financial position or results of operations.
 
     The Division is self-insured with respect to physical damage or loss to its
domestic vehicles, land rigs, and equipment (except for thirteen of its largest
land rigs). Thirteen of the Division's largest land rigs are insured, with
deductibles of generally $25,000 per occurrence. Presently, the Division has
insurance deductibles of $250,000 per occurrence for workers' compensation
claims, $100,000 per occurrence for automobile liability claims, and $100,000
for general liability claims. The Division further limits its exposure by
maintaining, together with the Parent, an accident and health insurance policy
with respect to its employees with a deductible of $10,000 per occurrence.
 
     In July 1995, one of the Division's land rigs was destroyed in an explosion
and fire. The damaged rig was covered by insurance and the Division received net
insurance proceeds, after repurchasing the salvage, of $1,094,000. The Division
recognized a gain from the insurance recovery of $1,049,000 which is included in
other income in the accompanying consolidated statement of operations.
 
     As of December 31, 1995 and 1994, the Division had accrued approximately
$5,916,000 and $9,706,000, respectively for estimated claims liabilities, of
which $3,112,000 and $5,217,000, respectively, was included in current
liabilities and $2,804,000 and $4,489,000, respectively, was reflected as other
long-term liabilities in the accompanying balance sheet.
 
                                      F-28
<PAGE>   219
 
                   U.S. LAND-BASED WELL SERVICING OPERATIONS
                       OF PRIDE PETROLEUM SERVICES, INC.
 
             NOTES TO COMBINED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS -- (CONTINUED)
 
     As of December 31, 1995, the Division had letters of credit outstanding
totaling $10,672,000. These letters of credit guarantee principally the funding
of the Division's share of insured claims. Cash and cash equivalents of the
Parent and a portion of trade receivables have been pledged as security for
these letters of credit. The credit facility provides flexibility to reduce the
pledge of the Parent's cash and cash equivalents by pledging additional trade
receivables.
 
     Due to the nature of the Division's business and the structure of its
insurance program, the occurrence of a significant event against which the
Division is not fully insured or a number of lessor events for which the
Division is insured, but subject to substantial deductibles, could significantly
impact the operating results of the Division for a given period.
 
     Rental expense for equipment, vehicles and various facilities of the
Division for the years ended December 31, 1995, 1994 and 1993 was $4,354,000,
$4,233,000 and $3,877,000, respectively. As of December 31, 1995, the Division
did not have any significant future minimum lease payments for operating leases
having initial or remaining noncancelable lease terms longer than one year. The
Division leases vehicles used in its operations under a revolving master lease.
Although any single lease is cancelable by the Division with 60 days notice, the
Division expects to incur this lease expense in increasing amounts for the
foreseeable future. Vehicle lease expense pursuant to the master lease
agreements included in the above rental expense for the years ended December 31,
1995, 1994 and 1993 was $2,218,000, $2,134,000 and $1,809,000, respectively.
 
9. RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS
 
     Selling, general and administrative expense includes allocation of
corporate costs from the Parent of approximately $4,000,000, $4,500,000 and
$4,600,000 for the years ended December 31, 1995, 1994 and 1993, respectively.
Those costs relate principally to financial, marketing, management information,
risk management, legal and human resource services and were allocated based on
estimates of time incurred or the cost of the service provided. Although
management believes such methods of allocation are reasonable, they are not able
to determine whether the allocations are indicative of actual expenses that
would have been incurred if the Division operated as a separate entity.
 
     The Division transfers underutilized equipment to the Parent from time to
time using the equipment's net book value. The amount of such transfers were
approximately $660,000, $489,000 and $529,000 for the years ended December 31,
1995, 1994 and 1993, respectively.
 
10. SUPPLEMENTAL FINANCIAL INFORMATION
 
  Other Current Assets
 
     Other current assets at December 31, 1995 and 1994 consists of the
following:
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                               DECEMBER 31,
                                                              ---------------
                                                               1995     1994
                                                              ------   ------
                                                              (IN THOUSANDS)
<S>                                                           <C>      <C>
     Other receivables......................................  $  821   $  383
     Prepaid expenses.......................................   1,324    1,165
                                                              ------   ------
                                                              $2,145   $1,548
                                                              ======   ======
</TABLE>
 
                                      F-29
<PAGE>   220
 
                   U.S. LAND-BASED WELL SERVICING OPERATIONS
                       OF PRIDE PETROLEUM SERVICES, INC.
 
             NOTES TO COMBINED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS -- (CONTINUED)
 
  Accrued Expenses
 
     Accrued expenses at December 31, 1995 and 1994 consists of the following:
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                               DECEMBER 31,
                                                              ---------------
                                                               1995     1994
                                                              ------   ------
                                                              (IN THOUSANDS)
<S>                                                           <C>      <C>
  Insurance (excluding the long-term portion of $2,804 and
     $4,489,
  respectively).............................................  $3,112   $5,217
  Payroll...................................................   3,454    2,008
  Taxes, other than income..................................   1,101    1,422
  Other.....................................................     326      237
                                                              ------   ------
                                                              $7,993   $8,884
                                                              ======   ======
</TABLE>
 
  Cash Flow Information
 
     Cash paid for interest and income taxes during the years ended December 31,
1995, 1994 and 1993 was as follows:
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                               YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31,
                                                              -------------------------
                                                              1995     1994      1993
                                                              -----   -------   -------
                                                                   (IN THOUSANDS)
<S>                                                           <C>     <C>       <C>
  Cash paid during the year for:
     Interest...............................................   $786    $   --    $   --
     Income taxes...........................................    500     1,893         2
</TABLE>
 
                                      F-30
<PAGE>   221
 
                   U.S. LAND-BASED WELL SERVICING OPERATIONS
                       OF PRIDE PETROLEUM SERVICES, INC.
 
                             COMBINED BALANCE SHEET
                      (IN THOUSANDS, EXCEPT SHARE AMOUNTS)
                                  (UNAUDITED)
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                              SEPTEMBER 30,    DECEMBER 31,
                                                                  1996             1995
                                                              -------------    ------------
<S>                                                           <C>              <C>
                                          ASSETS
CURRENT ASSETS
  Cash and cash equivalents.................................    $  1,638         $  1,253
  Trade receivables, net of allowance for doubtful accounts
     of $426 and $426, respectively.........................      17,451           16,055
  Parts and supplies........................................       2,045            2,098
  Deferred income taxes.....................................       1,796            2,333
  Other current assets......................................       4,323            2,145
                                                                --------         --------
          Total current assets..............................      27,253           23,884
                                                                --------         --------
PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT, at cost.............................     134,133          133,641
ACCUMULATED DEPRECIATION....................................     (91,092)         (90,717)
                                                                --------         --------
          Net property and equipment........................      43,041           42,924
                                                                --------         --------
OTHER ASSETS................................................       2,006            1,200
                                                                --------         --------
                                                                $ 72,300         $ 68,008
                                                                ========         ========
 
                              LIABILITIES AND OWNER'S EQUITY
CURRENT LIABILITIES
  Accounts payable..........................................    $  5,337         $  5,313
  Accrued expenses..........................................       3,988            7,993
  Current portion of long-term debt.........................       9,026            3,132
                                                                --------         --------
          Total current liabilities.........................      18,351           16,438
                                                                --------         --------
OTHER LONG-TERM LIABILITIES.................................       2,066            2,804
LONG-TERM DEBT, net of current portion......................      36,885            8,028
DEFERRED INCOME TAXES.......................................      11,384           12,289
COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES
OWNER'S EQUITY..............................................       3,614           28,449
                                                                --------         --------
                                                                $ 72,300         $ 68,008
                                                                ========         ========
</TABLE>
 
     The accompanying notes are an integral part of the combined financial
                                  statements.
 
                                      F-31
<PAGE>   222
 
                   U.S. LAND-BASED WELL SERVICING OPERATIONS
                       OF PRIDE PETROLEUM SERVICES, INC.
 
                        COMBINED STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS
                                 (IN THOUSANDS)
                                  (UNAUDITED)
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                               NINE MONTHS ENDED
                                                                 SEPTEMBER 30,
                                                              -------------------
                                                                1996       1995
                                                              --------    -------
<S>                                                           <C>         <C>
REVENUES....................................................  $ 87,290    $85,990
                                                              --------    -------
COSTS AND EXPENSES
  Operating costs...........................................    67,756     66,390
  Depreciation and amortization.............................     4,070      4,017
  Selling, general and administrative.......................    11,012     10,870
                                                              --------    -------
          Total costs and expenses..........................    82,838     81,277
                                                              --------    -------
            Earnings from operations........................     4,452      4,713
OTHER INCOME (EXPENSE)
  Other income..............................................       230      1,264
  Interest expense..........................................    (2,244)      (551)
                                                              --------    -------
          Total other income (expense), net.................    (2,014)       713
                                                              --------    -------
EARNINGS BEFORE INCOME TAXES................................     2,438      5,426
INCOME TAX PROVISION........................................     1,008      2,048
                                                              --------    -------
NET EARNINGS................................................     1,430      3,378
NET TRANSFERS TO PARENT.....................................   (26,265)    (7,574)
OWNER'S EQUITY, beginning of period.........................    28,449     29,746
                                                              --------    -------
OWNER'S EQUITY, end of period...............................  $  3,614    $25,550
                                                              ========    =======
</TABLE>
 
   The accompanying notes are an integral part of the consolidated financial
                                  statements.
 
                                      F-32
<PAGE>   223
 
                   U.S. LAND-BASED WELL SERVICING OPERATIONS
                       OF PRIDE PETROLEUM SERVICES, INC.
 
                        COMBINED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS
                                 (IN THOUSANDS)
                                  (UNAUDITED)
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                                 NINE MONTHS ENDED
                                                                   SEPTEMBER 30,
                                                                -------------------
                                                                  1996       1995
                                                                --------    -------
<S>                                                             <C>         <C>
OPERATING ACTIVITIES
  Net earnings..............................................    $  1,430    $ 3,378
  Adjustments to reconcile net earnings to net cash provided
     by operating activities --
       Depreciation and amortization........................       4,070      4,017
       Gain on sale of assets...............................        (251)      (906)
       Deferred tax provision...............................       2,974      1,057
       Changes in assets and liabilities, net of effects of
        acquisitions --
          Trade receivables.................................      (1,396)      (442)
          Parts and supplies................................          53       (358)
          Other current and noncurrent assets...............      (3,061)    (1,671)
          Accounts payable..................................          24      1,068
          Accrued expenses and other........................      (4,743)    (1,527)
                                                                --------    -------
            Net cash provided by operating activities.......        (900)     4,616
                                                                --------    -------
INVESTING ACTIVITIES
  Purchase of net assets of acquired entities, including
     acquisition costs, less cash acquired..................      (1,850)    (1,990)
  Purchases of property and equipment.......................      (2,778)    (2,573)
  Proceeds from sales of property and equipment.............         265      1,280
  Other.....................................................         (43)      (110)
                                                                --------    -------
            Net cash used in investing activities...........      (4,406)    (3,393)
                                                                --------    -------
FINANCING ACTIVITIES
  Proceeds from debt borrowings.............................      45,000      6,600
  Reduction of debt.........................................     (10,249)    (1,000)
  Net transfers to Parent...................................     (29,060)    (7,977)
                                                                --------    -------
            Net cash provided by financing activities.......       5,691     (2,377)
                                                                --------    -------
NET INCREASE (DECREASE) IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS........         385     (1,154)
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, beginning of period..............       1,253      1,154
                                                                --------    -------
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, end of period....................    $  1,638    $     0
                                                                ========    =======
</TABLE>
 
   The accompanying notes are an integral part of the consolidated financial
                                  statements.
 
                                      F-33
<PAGE>   224
 
                   U.S. LAND-BASED WELL SERVICING OPERATIONS
                       OF PRIDE PETROLEUM SERVICES, INC.
 
                NOTES TO UNAUDITED COMBINED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
 
1. GENERAL
 
     The unaudited combined financial statements included herein have been
prepared without audit pursuant to the rules and regulations of the Securities
and Exchange Commission. Certain information and footnote disclosures normally
included in financial statements prepared in accordance with generally accepted
accounting principles have been condensed or omitted, pursuant to such rules and
regulations. These unaudited combined financial statements should be read in
conjunction with U.S. Land Based Well Servicing Operations of Pride Petroleum
Services, Inc.'s (the "Division's") audited combined financial statements and
notes thereto for the year ended December 31, 1995.
 
     The unaudited combined financial information included herein reflects all
adjustments, consisting only of normal recurring adjustments, which are
necessary, in the opinion of management, for a fair presentation of the
Division's financial position, results of operations and cash flows for the
interim periods presented. The results of operations for the interim periods
presented herein are not necessarily indicative of the results to be expected
for full years.
 
2. COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES
 
     The Division is routinely involved in litigation incidental to its
business, which often involves claims for significant monetary amounts, some of
which would not be covered by insurance. In the opinion of management, none of
the existing litigation will have any material adverse effect on the Division's
financial position or results of operations.
 
     The Division is self-insured with respect to physical damage or loss to its
vehicles, land rigs (except for thirteen of its largest land rigs), and other
equipment. Thirteen of the Division's largest land rigs are insured, with
deductibles of generally $25,000 per occurrence. Presently, the Division has
insurance deductibles of $250,000 per occurrence for workers' compensation
claims, $100,000 per occurrence for automobile liability claims, and $100,000
for general liability claims. The Division further limits its exposure by
maintaining an accident and health insurance policy with respect to its
employees with a deductible of $10,000 per occurrence.
 
     As of September 30, 1996 and December 31, 1995, the Division had accrued
approximately $5,918,000 and $5,916,000, respectively, for estimated claims
liabilities, of which $3,852,000 and $3,112,000, respectively, was included in
current liabilities and $2,066,000 and $2,804,000, respectively, was included in
other long-term liabilities in the accompanying unaudited combined balance
sheet. As of September 30, 1996, the Division had letters of credit outstanding
totaling $8,652,000. These letters of credit principally guarantee the funding
of the Division's share of insured claims.
 
3. ACQUISITIONS
 
     In February 1996, the Division acquired substantially all of the assets of
another operator in Freer, Texas for aggregate consideration of approximately
$1,879,000, consisting of $1,850,000 cash and 4,200 restricted shares of Pride
Petroleum Services, Inc. common stock. The assets acquired included seven
workover rigs, hauling and anchor trucks and other support assets.
 
     The acquisition was recorded using the purchase method of accounting. The
operating results of each acquisition have been included in the Division's
consolidated results of operations from the date of acquisition.
 
                                      F-34
<PAGE>   225
 
                   U.S. LAND-BASED WELL SERVICING OPERATIONS
                       OF PRIDE PETROLEUM SERVICES, INC.
 
        NOTES TO UNAUDITED COMBINED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS -- (CONTINUED)
 
4. DEBT
 
  Long-Term Debt
 
     Long-term debt at September 30, 1996 and December 31, 1995 consists of the
following:
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                             SEPTEMBER 30,    DECEMBER 31,
                                                                 1996             1995
                                                             -------------    ------------
                                                                    (IN THOUSANDS)
<S>                                                          <C>              <C>
Collateralized term loans..................................     $41,736         $ 5,696
Notes payable..............................................          --             394
Acquisition note payable...................................       4,175           5,070
                                                                -------         -------
                                                                 45,911          11,160
Less: current portion......................................       9,026           3,132
                                                                -------         -------
                                                                $36,885         $ 8,028
                                                                =======         =======
</TABLE>
 
     In April 1996, the Division completed two separate financing arrangements
with lending institutions pursuant to which it borrowed an aggregate amount of
$40,000,000, net of repayment of $5,000,000 of borrowings to one of the lenders.
The collateralized term loans bear interest initially at a floating rate of
prime plus  1/2% and are repayable in monthly installments of principal and
interest over a period of five to six years. The Division may elect to convert
the interest payable to a fixed rate basis at any time during the term of the
loans. The loans are collateralized by substantially all of the land-based rig
fleet and ancillary equipment.
 
                                      F-35
<PAGE>   226
 
                          INDEPENDENT AUDITOR'S REPORT
 
To the Stockholders, Members, and Owners
Taylor Acquisition Group
Carthage, Texas
 
     We have audited the accompanying combined balance sheets of the Taylor
Acquisition Group (the Group) as of December 31, 1995 and 1994, and the related
statements of income, changes in stockholder equity, and cash flows for the
years then ended. These combined financial statements are the responsibility of
the Group's management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these
combined financial statements based on our audits.
 
     The Taylor Acquisition Group is an unincorporated combination of entities
consisting of Taylor Companies, Inc. (a Texas corporation) and its wholly owned
subsidiaries (excluding Cavern Disposal, Inc.), Taylor Water Injections, Inc. (a
Texas corporation), Teague Interests, Inc. (a Texas corporation), Taylor
Caldwell Properties, LLC (a Texas limited liability company), and the
unincorporated land and buildings owned by John Randall Taylor which constitute
the Carthage yard facilities. The wholly owned subsidiaries of Taylor Companies,
Inc. which are included consist of Taylor Interests, Inc., Taylor SWD Operating,
Inc., Taylor Environmental, Inc., Taylor Disposal, Inc., Production Disposal,
Inc., Taylor Injection Systems, Inc., DeBerry SWD, Inc., Tatum SWD, Inc., and
Newton County SWD, Inc. (all Texas corporations).
 
     We conducted our audit in accordance with generally accepted auditing
standards. Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain
reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material
misstatement. An audit includes assessing the accounting principles used and
significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall
financial statement presentation. We believe that our audit provides a
reasonable basis for our opinion.
 
     In our opinion, the combined financial statements referred to above present
fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of Taylor Acquisition
Group as of December 31, 1995 and 1994, and the results of their operations and
their cash flows for the years then ended in conformity with generally accepted
accounting principles.
 
Chapman, Williams & Co.
Certified Public Accountants
Carthage, Texas
 
May 21, 1996
 
                                      F-36
<PAGE>   227
 
                            TAYLOR ACQUISITION GROUP
 
                             COMBINED BALANCE SHEET
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                              DECEMBER 31,
                                                        -------------------------    JUNE 30,
                                                           1994          1995          1996
                                                        -----------   -----------   -----------
                                                                                    (UNAUDITED)
<S>                                                     <C>           <C>           <C>
                                            ASSETS
Current assets:
  Cash and cash equivalents...........................  $   563,105   $   283,054   $   239,160
  Accounts receivable -- trade, (net).................    3,669,784     2,973,206     3,299,590
  Accounts receivable -- affiliates...................       81,399            --            --
  Accounts receivable -- officer......................      445,655       164,135       202,628
  Accounts receivable -- other........................      286,256       122,273       298,003
  Prepaid expenses....................................      141,336       110,496       226,058
                                                        -----------   -----------   -----------
          Total current assets........................    5,187,535     3,653,164     4,265,439
Property, plant and equipment:
  Heavy trucks and trailers...........................    2,415,384     2,331,400     2,371,053
  Frac tanks..........................................    3,961,543     3,980,401     3,992,401
  Other equipment.....................................    2,776,437     2,667,291     2,707,025
  Disposal wells......................................    2,348,249     2,816,349     2,810,600
  Land................................................       45,953        55,627        55,627
                                                        -----------   -----------   -----------
                                                         11,547,566    11,851,068    11,936,706
  Less: accumulated depreciation......................    6,790,230     8,073,760     8,749,869
          Net property, plant and equipment...........    4,757,336     3,777,308     3,186,837
Other assets:
  Equipment not in service............................       87,964         9,528            --
                                                        -----------   -----------   -----------
          Total assets................................  $10,032,835   $ 7,440,000   $ 7,452,276
                                                        ===========   ===========   ===========
 
                             LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDER'S EQUITY
 
Current liabilities:
  Notes payable -- current portion....................  $ 2,497,684   $ 2,026,198   $ 1,469,604
  Obligation under capital leases -- current
     portion..........................................       16,941        18,275        18,275
  Accounts payable -- trade...........................      916,657       478,519       628,106
  Accounts payable -- affiliates......................           --        89,241            --
  Accrued expenses....................................      745,452       455,912       631,013
  Deferred revenues...................................       17,215        48,800        43,959
                                                        -----------   -----------   -----------
          Total current liabilities...................    4,193,949     3,116,945     2,790,957
Long-term debt:
  Notes payable.......................................    1,640,936       852,817       820,173
  Obligation under capital leases.....................       36,288        18,013        18,013
  Subordinated payable to stockholder.................    3,999,610     2,896,201     2,505,629
                                                        -----------   -----------   -----------
          Total long-term debt........................    5,676,834     3,767,031     3,343,815
Other non-current liabilities:
  Deferred revenue....................................      242,005       193,205       186,398
  Deferred taxes......................................      380,235       224,827       122,484
                                                        -----------   -----------   -----------
          Total non-current liabilities...............      622,240       418,032       308,882
                                                        -----------   -----------   -----------
          Total liabilities...........................   10,493,023     7,302,008     6,443,654
Stockholder's equity:
  Common Stock, $1 par value; 30,000 shares
     authorized; 15,000 shares issued and
     outstanding......................................       66,100        67,100        67,100
  Paid-in surplus.....................................        5,000       743,011     1,129,083
  Retained earnings...................................     (531,288)     (672,119)     (187,561)
                                                        -----------   -----------   -----------
          Total stockholder's equity..................     (460,188)      137,992     1,008,622
                                                        -----------   -----------   -----------
          Total liabilities and stockholder's
            equity....................................  $10,032,835   $ 7,440,000   $ 7,452,276
                                                        ===========   ===========   ===========
</TABLE>
 
   The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.
 
                                      F-37
<PAGE>   228
 
                            TAYLOR ACQUISITION GROUP
 
                      COMBINED STATEMENT OF INCOME (LOSS)
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                                            SIX MONTHS ENDED
                                           YEARS ENDED DECEMBER 31,     ------------------------
                                          --------------------------     JUNE 30,      JUNE 30,
                                             1994           1995           1995          1996
                                          -----------    -----------    ----------    ----------
                                                                              (UNAUDITED)
<S>                                       <C>            <C>            <C>           <C>
REVENUES................................  $19,651,930    $16,713,246    $8,369,304    $8,943,005
DIRECT COST OF OPERATIONS...............   16,291,016     14,281,231     7,024,849     7,112,371
                                          -----------    -----------    ----------    ----------
  Gross profit..........................    3,360,914      2,432,015     1,344,455     1,830,634
  General and administrative expenses...    3,443,168      2,831,866     1,167,660     1,086,408
                                          -----------    -----------    ----------    ----------
  Net operating income (loss)...........      (82,254)      (399,851)      176,795       744,226
  Other income (expense)................     (140,046)       100,896        78,288         3,330
                                          -----------    -----------    ----------    ----------
  Net income (loss) before tax..........     (222,300)      (298,955)      255,083       747,556
  Provision for income taxes (benefit)
     Current............................       (7,973)        (2,716)      135,335       365,341
     Deferred...........................      380,235       (155,408)      236,718      (102,343)
                                          -----------    -----------    ----------    ----------
                                              372,262       (158,124)      372,053       262,998
                                          -----------    -----------    ----------    ----------
          Net income (loss).............  $  (594,562)   $  (140,831)   $ (116,970)   $  484,558
                                          ===========    ===========    ==========    ==========
</TABLE>
 
   The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements
 
                                      F-38
<PAGE>   229
 
                            TAYLOR ACQUISITION GROUP
 
                        COMBINED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                    DECEMBER 31,                JUNE 30,
                                              -------------------------   ---------------------
                                                 1994          1995         1995        1996
                                              -----------   -----------   ---------   ---------
                                                                               (UNAUDITED)
<S>                                           <C>           <C>           <C>         <C>
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:
Net income (loss)...........................  $  (594,562)  $  (140,831)  $(116,970)  $ 484,558
Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss)
  to net cash provided by operating
  activities:
  Depreciation and amortization.............    1,645,314     1,607,042     839,977     676,109
  Gain on sale of assets....................      (15,058)      (86,904)    (70,454)     (1,789)
  Decrease (increase) in accounts
     receivable.............................     (362,011)      696,578     502,441    (502,114)
  Decrease (increase) in prepaid expenses
     and other assets.......................      (57,645)      119,829    (121,101)   (106,034)
  Decrease (increase) in due to
     affiliates.............................      (64,354)      170,640      48,668     (89,241)
  Decrease (increase) in accounts payable...      265,419      (438,138)   (347,550)    149,587
  Decrease (increase) in accrued expenses...      147,618      (289,543)   (165,235)    175,101
  Decrease (increase) in deferred revenue...      259,220       (17,215)    (11,535)    (11,648)
  Decrease (increase) in income tax
     receivable.............................     (107,973)       75,000     143,308          --
  Decrease (increase) in deferred taxes.....      380,235      (155,408)    236,718    (102,343)
  Decrease in officer note receivable for
     operations.............................           --       105,509          --          --
  Decrease in fixed and other assets used
     for operations.........................           --        28,924          --          --
                                              -----------   -----------   ---------   ---------
          Net cash provided by operating
            activities......................    1,496,203     1,675,483     938,267     672,186
                                              -----------   -----------   ---------   ---------
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:
Purchase of fixed assets....................   (1,143,548)   (1,007,592)   (875,809)    (85,638)
Proceeds on sale of assets..................       31,415       343,186     313,503       1,789
Advances on officer note receivable.........           --      (321,806)    (55,908)    (38,493)
Collections on officer note receivable......      259,320       174,474          --          --
Purchase equipment not in service...........      (87,964)           --          --          --
                                              -----------   -----------   ---------   ---------
          Net cash used in investing
            activities......................     (940,777)     (811,738)   (618,214)   (122,342)
                                              -----------   -----------   ---------   ---------
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:
New loans...................................    1,158,560       250,000     342,066          --
Repayment of capital lease..................      (16,961)      (16,941)         --          --
Repayment of debt...........................   (1,674,845)   (1,509,605)   (997,739)   (589,238)
Repayment of note payable -- shareholder....     (326,339)     (100,000)         --      (4,500)
Loans from shareholder......................    2,406,574       231,750      11,250          --
Distribution of Subchapter S earnings.......   (2,406,574)           --          --          --
Issue capital stock.........................        2,000         1,000       1,000          --
                                              -----------   -----------   ---------   ---------
  Net cash used in financing activities.....     (857,585)   (1,143,796)   (643,423)   (593,738)
                                              -----------   -----------   ---------   ---------
          Net decrease in cash and cash
            equivalents.....................     (302,159)     (280,051)   (323,370)    (43,894)
Cash and cash equivalents at the beginning
  of the period.............................      865,264       563,105     563,105     283,054
                                              -----------   -----------   ---------   ---------
Cash and cash equivalents at the end of the
  period....................................  $   563,105   $   283,054   $ 239,735   $ 239,160
                                              ===========   ===========   =========   =========
NON-CASH INVESTING AND FINANCING ACTIVITIES:
Additional paid-in surplus..................                $   738,011   $      --   $ 386,072
Reduction in notes payable -- officer.......                   (738,011)         --    (386,072)
                                                            -----------   ---------   ---------
                                                                     --          --          --
                                                            ===========   =========   =========
Acquisition of equipment
Cost of equipment...........................  $ 1,617,653
Equipment loans.............................     (474,105)
                                              -----------
  Cash paid for equipment...................  $ 1,143,548
                                              ===========
</TABLE>
 
   The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.
 
                                      F-39
<PAGE>   230
 
                            TAYLOR ACQUISITION GROUP
 
             COMBINED STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN STOCKHOLDER'S EQUITY
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                          CAPITAL     PAID-IN       RETAINED
                                                           STOCK      SURPLUS       EARNINGS
                                                          -------    ----------    -----------
<S>                                                       <C>        <C>           <C>
BALANCE, DECEMBER 31, 1993..............................  $64,100    $       --    $ 2,589,538
  Issue stock: Taylor Companies, Inc....................    1,000            --             --
     Newton SWD, Inc....................................    1,000            --             --
  Capitalize Taylor Caldwell Properties, LLC............       --         5,000             --
  Distribution of Subchapter-S earnings.................       --            --     (2,526,264)
          Net loss......................................       --            --       (594,562)
                                                          -------    ----------    -----------
BALANCE, DECEMBER 31, 1994..............................   66,100         5,000       (531,288)
  Issue stock: Teague Interests, Inc....................    1,000            --             --
  Contribution of officer note payable..................       --       738,011             --
          Net loss......................................       --            --       (140,831)
                                                          -------    ----------    -----------
BALANCE, DECEMBER 31, 1995..............................   67,100       743,011       (672,119)
  Contribution of officer note payable..................       --       386,072             --
          Net income....................................       --            --        484,558
                                                          -------    ----------    -----------
BALANCE, JUNE 30, 1996 (UNAUDITED)......................  $67,100    $1,129,083    $  (187,561)
                                                          =======    ==========    ===========
</TABLE>
 
   The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements
 
                                      F-40
<PAGE>   231
 
                            TAYLOR ACQUISITION GROUP
 
                       NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
                               DECEMBER 31, 1995
 
NOTE 1 SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES
 
     A. The Group was organized for the purpose of providing oil field services
to major oil companies and drilling companies by providing vacuum trucks, frac
tanks, saltwater disposal and other services necessary for the drilling,
completion and production processes. Operational areas exist primarily in the
east, southeast, and central regions of Texas. The Group maintains facilities in
Carthage, Caldwell, Bryan, Giddings, Pineland, Freestone, and Easton, Texas. The
Group had a facility in Laredo, Texas which was closed in December 1994.
 
     B. The combined financial statements include the accounts of Taylor
Companies, Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiaries Taylor Interests, Inc., Taylor
SWD Operating, Inc., Taylor Environmental, Inc., Taylor Disposal, Inc.,
Production Disposal, Inc., Taylor Injection Systems, Inc., DeBerry SWD, Inc.,
Tatum SWD, Inc. and Newton County SWD, Inc. Cavern Disposal, Inc., which is also
a wholly owned subsidiary of Taylor Companies, Inc. is not included. Also
included are Taylor Water Injections, Inc., Teague Interests, Inc., Taylor
Caldwell Properties, LLC and the real property representing the Carthage yard,
all of which are owned by Mr. John Randall Taylor. Intercompany transactions
have been eliminated.
 
     C. Fixed assets are recorded at cost and depreciated using the
straight-line method over the estimated useful lives of the assets. Virtually
all assets, excluding buildings, are depreciated over an estimated useful life
of five years.
 
     Depreciation expense on equipment, vehicles and disposal wells is included
in cost of operations. Depreciation expense on these assets totaled $1,526,491
and $1,619,505 in 1995 and 1994, respectively. Depreciation expense on office
furnishing and equipment and leasehold improvements totaled $80,551 and $25,809
for 1995 and 1994, respectively. These amounts are included in general and
administrative expenses.
 
     For federal income tax purposes, depreciation is computed using the
modified accelerated cost recovery system. Expenditures for major renewals and
betterments that extend the useful lives of property and equipment are
capitalized. Expenditures for maintenance and repairs are charged to expense as
incurred.
 
     D. The preparation of financial statements in conformity with generally
accepted accounting principles requires management to make estimates and
assumptions that affect certain reported amounts and disclosures. Accordingly,
actual results could differ from those estimates.
 
     E. Cash and cash equivalents are comprised of checking accounts, savings
accounts, and short-term cash investment accounts maintained at various
financial institutions.
 
     The Group has had monies invested into a special account with Premier Bank
into which excess operating funds are transferred on a daily basis. The monies
in this account earn a floating interest rate and are collateralized by U.S.
Government obligations.
 
     F. As explained in Note 1B, the Group consists of various companies and
assets which do not exist as a taxable entity. However, the tax provisions
reflected in the financial statements have been computed as if the companies and
assets did exist as a single taxable entity.
 
     Income taxes are provided for the tax effects of transactions reported in
the financial statements and consist of taxes currently due plus deferred taxes
related primarily to differences between the bases of depreciation and bad debt
reserves for financial and income tax reporting. The deferred tax assets and
liabilities represent the future tax return consequences of those differences,
which will either be taxable or deductible when the assets and liabilities are
recovered or settled. Deferred taxes also are recognized for operating losses
that are available to offset future federal income taxes.
 
                                      F-41
<PAGE>   232
 
                            TAYLOR ACQUISITION GROUP
 
                NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS -- (CONTINUED)
 
NOTE 2 ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE -- TRADE
 
     The Group's receivables consist of amounts due from major oil companies and
oilfield drilling companies for frac tank and vacuum truck services and disposal
fees. Receivables are uncollateralized with 30 day terms.
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                         1995               1994
                                                   ----------------   ----------------
                                                     AMOUNT      %      AMOUNT      %
                                                   ----------   ---   ----------   ---
<S>                                                <C>          <C>   <C>          <C>
Current..........................................  $1,992,448    65   $2,477,303    66
30 Days..........................................     712,236    23      895,283    24
60 Days..........................................     193,362     6      254,940     7
90 Days and Over.................................     186,482     6      117,729     3
                                                   ----------   ---   ----------   ---
                                                   $3,084,528   100   $3,745,255   100
                                                   ==========   ===   ==========   ===
</TABLE>
 
     An allowance for doubtful accounts of $111,322 and $75,471 has been
established as of December 31, 1995 and 1994, respectively.
 
NOTE 3 NOTES PAYABLE
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                                 1995         1994
                                                              ----------   ----------
<S>                                                           <C>          <C>
Installment notes payable to The Associates, secured by frac
  tanks and trailers, payable monthly at 7.6% to 8.5%
  interest..................................................  $  162,271   $  404,744
Installment note payable to The Associates, secured by
  vehicles, payable monthly at 8.15% interest...............       8,741      120,635
Installment notes payable to General Motors Acceptance
  Corporation, secured by vehicles, payable monthly at
  interest rates of 7.9% to 9.5% interests..................      26,163       58,831
Installment notes payable to insurance companies for current
  policies..................................................      14,689       64,048
Installment notes payable to MetLife Capital Corporation,
  secured by frac tanks, certain vacuum trailers and
  vehicles, payable monthly at 6.66% to 7.33% interest......     629,934      970,214
Installment note payable to Premier Bank, secured by frac
  tanks, payable in monthly installments floating at 1.5%
  over the Chase Manhattan prime rate.......................     258,750      393,750
Installment note payable to Premier Bank, secured by frac
  tanks, payable in monthly installments floating at 1.5%
  over the Premier Bank prime rate..........................      61,655      281,250
Line of credit from Premier Bank, secured by equipment, with
  interest at prime plus 1.5%...............................     250,000           --
Line of credit from Premier Bank, secured by accounts
  receivable, with interest at prime plus 1.5%..............   1,000,000    1,000,000
Installment note payable to Case Credit, secured by
  equipment, payable monthly at 7.31% interest..............       9,962       21,144
Installment note payable to Panola National Bank, secured by
  portable office buildings, payable in monthly installments
  at 9.25% interest.........................................      59,266       72,605
Installment note payable to Premier Bank secured by disposal
  wells, payable in monthly installments at 1% over the
  Premier Bank prime rate...................................          --       58,334
Installment note payable to Texas Workers Compensation
  Insurance Fund, payable in monthly installments...........          --      221,432
</TABLE>
 
                                      F-42
<PAGE>   233
 
                            TAYLOR ACQUISITION GROUP
 
                NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS -- (CONTINUED)
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                                 1995         1994
                                                              ----------   ----------
<S>                                                           <C>          <C>
Installment notes payable to Concord Commercial Corporation,
  secured by vacuum trailers and frac tanks, at 12.5%
  interest..................................................  $       --   $    7,510
Installment notes payable to U. S. Leasing (formerly Ford
  Leasing), secured by frac tanks, at 11.7% interest........          --       29,991
Installment notes payable to SafeCo, secured by equipment
  and vehicles, at 12.25% interest..........................          --       15,705
Installment notes payable to Panola National Bank secured by
  vehicles, payable in monthly installments at 2% over Texas
  Commerce Bank, Houston base rate..........................          --       18,187
Installment note payable to Premier Bank secured by real
  estate, payable in monthly installments of $2,500.00 over
  a remaining period of 108 months floating at 1% over the
  Chase Manhattan prime rate................................     269,500      302,500
Installment note payable to Citizens State Bank secured by
  real estate, payable in monthly installments of $2,230 at
  8% interest...............................................      78,084       97,740
Note payable to an individual secured by two winch trucks,
  payable in annual installments of $10,000 over a remaining
  period of 5 years at 0% interest..........................      50,000           --
                                                              ----------   ----------
Total notes payable.........................................   2,879,015    4,138,620
Less: current portion.......................................   2,026,198    2,497,684
                                                              ----------   ----------
Long-term debt..............................................  $  852,817   $1,640,936
                                                              ==========   ==========
</TABLE>
 
     Maturities of the above notes are summarized below:
 
<TABLE>
<S>                                                           <C>
1996........................................................  $2,026,198
1997........................................................     550,084
1998........................................................      93,223
1999........................................................      48,775
2000 and thereafter.........................................     160,735
                                                              ----------
                                                              $2,879,015
                                                              ==========
</TABLE>
 
     Interest expense was $461,326 and $473,448 for 1995 and 1994, respectively.
 
     Taylor Companies, Inc. also has a line of credit available with Premier
Bank of $800,000 for the purchase of new equipment or salt water disposal wells.
The loan agreement contains a restrictive covenant which requires net worth to
be at least $2,740,000 and the ratio of debt to net worth to be less than 2.25
to 1.00.
 
     The Group had loans from its sole shareholder, Randy Taylor, for $2,896,201
and $3,999,610 at December 31, 1995 and 1994 respectively. These loans are
subordinated to the Premier Bank loans and is considered as equity for
determining the debt to net worth ratio required by the Premier covenant.
 
                                      F-43
<PAGE>   234
 
                            TAYLOR ACQUISITION GROUP
 
                NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS -- (CONTINUED)
 
NOTE 4 CAPITAL LEASES
 
     In 1992 Taylor Interests, Inc. entered into a capital lease with The
Associates for three vacuum trailers.
 
     The future minimum lease payments under capital leases together with the
present value of the net minimum lease payments are as follows:
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                              YEAR ENDING
                                                              DECEMBER 31,
                                                              ------------
<S>                                                           <C>             <C>
                                                                      1996    $20,405
                                                                      1997     20,405
                                                                              -------
Total minimum lease payments................................                   40,810
Less: amount representing interest..........................                    4,522
                                                                              -------
Present value of net minimum lease payments.................                  $36,288
                                                                              =======
</TABLE>
 
NOTE 5  FEDERAL INCOME TAXES
 
     As explained in Note 1B, the Group consists of various companies and assets
which do not exist as a taxable entity. However, the tax provisions reflected in
the financial statements have been computed as if the companies and assets did
exist as a single taxable entity.
 
     Income taxes are provided for the tax effects of transactions reported in
the financial statements and consist of taxes currently due plus deferred taxes
related primarily to differences between the bases of depreciation and bad debt
reserve for financial and income tax reporting. The deferred tax assets and
liabilities represent the future tax return consequences of those differences,
which will either be taxable or deductible when the assets and liabilities are
recovered or settled. Deferred taxes also are recognized for operating losses
that are available to offset future federal income taxes.
 
     The Group utilizes different methods of recognizing depreciation expense
and bad debt expense for financial statement and income tax purposes. The Group
also elected to expense certain costs relating to saltwater disposal wells for
tax purposes that have been capitalized under generally accepted accounting
principles.
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                                1995         1994
                                                              ---------    ---------
<S>                                                           <C>          <C>
Net loss before taxes.......................................  $(298,955)   $(222,300)
                                                              ---------    ---------
Temporary differences
  Depreciation..............................................    329,282      137,641
  Basis in assets sold......................................    110,978        4,601
  Bad debts.................................................     35,851       47,371
  Capitalization policies...................................   (180,110)    (353,310)
                                                              ---------    ---------
          Total temporary differences.......................    296,001     (163,397)
Permanent differences.......................................     41,186      (72,475)
                                                              ---------    ---------
          Total differences.................................    337,187     (236,172)
                                                              ---------    ---------
Taxable income..............................................  $  38,232    $(458,472)
                                                              =========    =========
Tax at statutory rates......................................  $   5,735    $      --
Fuel tax credit.............................................      8,451        7,973
                                                              ---------    ---------
          Net tax...........................................  $  (2,716)   $  (7,973)
                                                              =========    =========
</TABLE>
 
                                      F-44
<PAGE>   235
 
                            TAYLOR ACQUISITION GROUP
 
                NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS -- (CONTINUED)
 
     Deferred tax liability is computed as follows:
 
<TABLE>
<S>                                                   <C>           <C>
Depreciation expense (liability)....................  $1,251,644    $1,563,124
Bad debt expense (asset)............................    (111,322)     (139,018)
Net operating loss (asset)..........................    (479,065)     (222,300)
                                                      ----------    ----------
  Net differences...................................     661,257     1,201,806
  Rate..............................................          34%           31%
Deferred tax liability..............................  $  224,827    $  380,235
                                                      ==========    ==========
</TABLE>
 
The deferred tax liability for 1994 was recognized as an expense all in 1994
since the companies had previously been taxed as Subchapter S corporations. No
deferral existed in prior years.
 
NOTE 6 DEFERRED REVENUES
 
     Taylor Interests, Inc. entered into an agreement with a major oil company
whereby that company would contribute $285,900 toward the cost of drilling and
constructing a salt water disposal well. Taylor Interests, Inc., would bear the
remaining cost of placing the facility in operation. The oil company would
receive a credit of $.05 per barrel for each barrel disposed until such time as
its investment of $285,900 was recovered. Taylor Interests, Inc. had disposed of
877,900 barrels under this agreement as of December 31, 1995. Deferred revenues
recognized were $48,800 and $43,895 in 1995 and 1994, respectively.
 
NOTE 7 EMPLOYEE BENEFIT PLAN
 
     Taylor Interests, Inc. has established a 401(k) savings plan for its
employees. All persons employed by the Company on April 1, 1990, are eligible to
participate regardless of age or length of service. Persons employed after this
date become eligible upon the attainment of age 18 and the completion of six
months of service. At December 31, 1995, a total of 81 employees were
participants in the plan.
 
     This plan is a defined contribution plan in which the Company has the
option to match 50% of each employee's contributions which do not exceed 6% of
the employee's annual compensation. All contributions are paid into a trust fund
which has been established solely for the participants in the plan. Total plan
expense to the Company in 1995 was $101,663 and $53,602 in 1995 and 1994,
respectively.
 
     A valuation of plan assets is prepared by an independent actuary. At
December 31, 1995, plan assets totaled $661,156. The Company has a liability to
the plan in the amount of $30,482 which is reflected in accrued expenses.
 
                                      F-45
<PAGE>   236
 
                            TAYLOR ACQUISITION GROUP
 
                NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS -- (CONTINUED)
 
NOTE 8 RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS
 
     John Randall Taylor owns 100 percent of the stock of Taylor Companies,
Inc., Taylor Water Injections, Inc., Teague Interests, Inc., and Taylor Caldwell
Properties, LLC. On January 1, 1995, Mr. Taylor exchanged 100% of the stocks of
Newton County SWD, Inc. and Cavern Disposal, Inc. for additional stock in Taylor
Companies, Inc.
 
     Various members of the Group had outstanding notes payable to Mr. Taylor.
The note from Taylor Companies, Inc. is subordinated to the notes payable to
Premier Bank and bears an interest rate of 5% per annum.
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                                 1995          1994
                                                              ----------    ----------
<S>                                                           <C>           <C>
Taylor Companies, Inc.......................................  $2,505,629    $2,505,629
Taylor SWD Operating, Inc...................................       5,500         5,000
Teague Interests, Inc.......................................     231,500            --
Taylor Caldwell Properties, LLC.............................      17,000        17,000
Taylor Water Injectors, Inc.................................     137,072       137,072
Taylor Disposal, Inc........................................          --       243,493
Production Disposal, Inc....................................          --       109,920
Taylor Injection Systems, Inc...............................          --        65,049
DeBerry SWD, Inc............................................          --        42,215
Tatum SWD, Inc..............................................          --       244,371
Newton SWD, Inc.............................................          --       629,861
                                                              ----------    ----------
                                                              $2,896,201    $3,999,610
                                                              ==========    ==========
</TABLE>
 
     Mr. Taylor contributed to paid-in surplus $738,011 of the notes payable
from Taylor Disposal, Inc., Production Disposal, Inc., Taylor Injection Systems,
Inc., DeBerry SWD, Inc., Tatum SWD, Inc., and Newton SWD, Inc. in 1995. The
balance of the notes were distributed to Mr. Taylor.
 
     Taylor Interests, Inc. leases its office and shop facilities in Carthage
from Mr. Taylor. The lease is renewable annually with lease payments of $72,000
per annum. The Company also leases its Caldwell facilities from Taylor Caldwell
Properties, LLC, which is a member of the Group. The Company also leases the
administrative office in Carthage from Tay-Rob Interests, Inc., a company in
which Mr. Taylor is president and sole stockholder. The lease is renewable
annually with lease payments of $12,000 per annum. Taylor SWD Operating, Inc.
also leases its facilities from Mr. Taylor for $12,000 per annum.
 
NOTE 9 COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENT LIABILITIES
 
     A. Taylor Interests, Inc. leases certain heavy trucks and vehicles from
various leasing companies. These leases are accounted for as operating leases
for financial statement purposes. Future minimum lease payments on these leases
for the next three years are as follows:
 
<TABLE>
<S>                                                           <C>
1996........................................................  $  727,810
1997........................................................     527,251
1998........................................................     218,518
                                                              ----------
                                                              $1,473,579
                                                              ==========
</TABLE>
 
     B. The Group leases land for its salt water disposal wells from various
individuals at a monthly total of $5,525.
 
                                      F-46
<PAGE>   237
 
                            TAYLOR ACQUISITION GROUP
 
                NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS -- (CONTINUED)
 
     C. A suit is pending in District Court against Taylor Interests, Inc. and
Taylor SWD Operating, Inc. seeking relief based on property rights relating to a
salt water disposal well. The Company prevailed at trial of this suit; however,
the Court has granted Plaintiffs a new trial. An adverse verdict could be for a
material amount.
 
     D. Four suits are pending in various State Courts involving vehicular
accidents against Taylor Interests, Inc. The Company has sufficient insurance to
cover the claims.
 
NOTE 10 ECONOMIC DEPENDENCY
 
     The Group generated approximately 12% of its revenues from one customer in
1995. Total sales to this company were $1,918,841. In 1994, the Group generated
approximately 24% of its revenue from two customers. Total sales to these two
companies were $4,393,749. No other one customer generated more than 10% of
total revenues.
 
     The Group grants credit to customers in the oil and gas and related
industries in the normal course of business. Consequently, the Group's ability
to collect the amounts due from customers is affected by economic fluctuations
in the oil and gas industry.
 
NOTE 11 MOTOR CARRIER PERMIT
 
     Taylor Interests, Inc. had previously invested in an intrastate motor
carrier permit for which it had paid $57,200 to another carrier. Intrastate
trucking was deregulated by the federal government as of January 1, 1995,
resulting in a permanent impairment of the value of the permit held by the
Company. This permanent impairment in value has been recognized as an expense in
1994.
 
NOTE 12 SUBSEQUENT EVENT
 
     On January 1, 1996, Mr. Taylor contributed all the capital stock of Taylor
Water Injections, Inc. and Teague Interests, Inc. to Taylor Companies, Inc. in
exchange for additional shares in Taylor Companies, Inc.
 
                                      F-47
<PAGE>   238
 
                    REPORT OF INDEPENDENT PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS
 
To the Board of Directors of
Dawson WellTech, L.C.:
 
We have audited the accompanying balance sheets of Well Solutions, Inc. (a
Delaware Corporation), as of March 31, 1994 and 1993, and the related statements
of income, shareholder's equity and cash flows for each of the three years in
the period ended March 31, 1994. These financial statements are the
responsibility of the Company's management. Our responsibility is to express an
opinion on these financial statements based on our audits.
 
We conducted our audits in accordance with generally accepted auditing
standards. Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain
reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material
misstatement. An audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting
the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. An audit also includes
assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by
management, as well as evaluating the overall financial statement presentation.
We believe that our audits provide a reasonable basis for our opinion.
 
In our opinion, the financial statements referred to above present fairly, in
all material respects, the financial position of Well Solutions, Inc., as of
March 31, 1994 and 1993, and the results of its operations and its cash flows
for each of the three years in the period ended March 31, 1994, in conformity
with generally accepted accounting principles.
 
                                          ARTHUR ANDERSEN LLP
 
San Antonio, Texas
April 10, 1995
 
                                      F-48
<PAGE>   239
 
                              WELL SOLUTIONS, INC.
 
                   BALANCE SHEETS -- MARCH 31, 1994 AND 1993
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                                  1994           1993
                                                                  ----           ----
<S>                                                           <C>            <C>
                           ASSETS
CURRENT ASSETS:
  Cash......................................................  $     53,379   $     61,312
  Unbilled accounts receivable..............................       581,988        134,827
  Receivable due from affiliate, net........................     1,440,970      1,552,909
  Prepaid expenses and other................................        61,198         58,016
                                                              ------------   ------------
          Total current assets..............................     2,137,535      1,807,064
                                                              ------------   ------------
PROPERTY, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT, at cost:
  Buildings and land........................................     1,191,623      1,361,664
  Machinery and equipment...................................    22,545,581     22,385,224
                                                              ------------   ------------
                                                                23,737,204     23,746,888
  Less accumulated depreciation and amortization............   (12,807,166)   (11,237,822)
                                                              ------------   ------------
                                                                10,930,038     12,509,066
                                                              ------------   ------------
DEFERRED INCOME TAX ASSETS..................................       335,519             --
                                                              ------------   ------------
OTHER ASSETS, net...........................................     1,025,903      1,306,309
                                                              ------------   ------------
          Total assets......................................  $ 14,428,995   $ 15,622,439
                                                              ============   ============
            LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDER'S EQUITY
CURRENT LIABILITIES:
  Current maturities of long-term debt......................  $  1,249,175   $  1,197,499
  Current deferred income taxes.............................       215,336         49,886
                                                              ------------   ------------
          Total current liabilities.........................     1,464,511      1,247,385
                                                              ------------   ------------
DEFERRED INCOME TAXES.......................................            --         70,253
                                                              ------------   ------------
LONG-TERM DEBT, less current maturities.....................       829,677      1,730,579
                                                              ------------   ------------
NOTE PAYABLE TO AN AFFILIATED COMPANY.......................     8,000,000      8,000,000
                                                              ------------   ------------
COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES (Note 4)
SHAREHOLDER'S EQUITY:
  Common stock, par value $.01 per share; 10,000 shares
     authorized, issued and outstanding at March 31, 1994
     and 1993...............................................           100            100
  Additional paid-in capital................................       483,479        483,479
  Retained earnings.........................................     3,651,228      4,090,643
                                                              ------------   ------------
          Total shareholder's equity........................     4,134,807      4,574,222
                                                              ------------   ------------
          Total liabilities and shareholder's equity........  $ 14,428,995   $ 15,622,439
                                                              ============   ============
</TABLE>
 
   The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.
 
                                      F-49
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                              WELL SOLUTIONS, INC.
 
                              STATEMENTS OF INCOME
               FOR THE YEARS ENDED MARCH 31, 1994, 1993 AND 1992
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                             1994          1993          1992
                                                             ----          ----          ----
<S>                                                       <C>           <C>           <C>
OPERATING REVENUES......................................  $24,459,735   $28,460,282   $23,618,211
                                                          -----------   -----------   -----------
OPERATING EXPENSES:
  Cost of services......................................   20,459,157    22,217,657    17,904,721
  General and administrative............................    1,011,260       801,448     1,407,722
  Depreciation and amortization.........................    2,372,040     2,202,732     1,974,938
                                                          -----------   -----------   -----------
          Total operating expenses......................   23,842,457    25,221,837    21,287,381
                                                          -----------   -----------   -----------
INCOME FROM OPERATIONS..................................      617,278     3,238,445     2,330,830
                                                          -----------   -----------   -----------
OTHER INCOME (EXPENSE):
  Loss on sale of assets................................     (326,350)     (228,892)      (12,093)
  Interest and other income.............................       22,451        29,947       140,375
  Interest expense......................................     (993,116)   (1,009,494)   (1,067,544)
                                                          -----------   -----------   -----------
          Total other income (expense)..................   (1,297,015)   (1,208,439)     (939,262)
                                                          -----------   -----------   -----------
INCOME (LOSS) BEFORE INCOME TAXES.......................     (679,737)    2,030,006     1,391,568
INCOME TAX EXPENSE (BENEFIT)............................     (240,322)      800,375       557,563
                                                          -----------   -----------   -----------
NET INCOME (LOSS).......................................  $  (439,415)  $ 1,229,631   $   834,005
                                                          ===========   ===========   ===========
EARNINGS (LOSS) PER SHARE OF COMMON
  STOCK.................................................  $    (43.94)  $    122.96   $     83.40
                                                          ===========   ===========   ===========
</TABLE>
 
   The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.
 
                                      F-50
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                              WELL SOLUTIONS, INC.
 
                       STATEMENTS OF SHAREHOLDER'S EQUITY
               FOR THE YEARS ENDED MARCH 31, 1994, 1993 AND 1992
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                COMMON STOCK     ADDITIONAL    RETAINED        TOTAL
                                               ---------------    PAID-IN      EARNINGS    SHAREHOLDER'S
                                               SHARES   AMOUNT    CAPITAL     (DEFICIT)       EQUITY
                                               ------   ------   ----------   ---------    -------------
<S>                                            <C>      <C>      <C>          <C>          <C>
BALANCE, March 31, 1991......................  10,000    $100     $483,479    $2,027,007    $2,510,586
  Net income.................................      --      --           --       834,005       834,005
                                               ------    ----     --------    ----------    ----------
 
BALANCE, March 31, 1992......................  10,000     100      483,479     2,861,012     3,344,591
  Net income.................................      --      --           --     1,229,631     1,229,631
                                               ------    ----     --------    ----------    ----------
 
BALANCE, March 31, 1993......................  10,000     100      483,479     4,090,643     4,574,222
  Net loss...................................      --      --           --      (439,415)     (439,415)
                                               ------    ----     --------    ----------    ----------
 
BALANCE, March 31, 1994......................  10,000    $100     $483,479    $3,651,228    $4,134,807
                                               ======    ====     ========    ==========    ==========
</TABLE>
 
   The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.
 
                                      F-51
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                              WELL SOLUTIONS, INC.
 
                            STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
               FOR THE YEARS ENDED MARCH 31, 1994, 1993 AND 1992
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                         1994           1993           1992
                                                         ----           ----           ----
<S>                                                   <C>            <C>            <C>
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:
  Net income (loss).................................  $  (439,415)   $ 1,229,631    $   834,005
  Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net
     cash provided by (used in) operating
     activities --
     Depreciation and amortization..................    2,372,040      2,202,732      1,974,938
     Loss on sale of assets.........................      326,350        228,892         12,093
     Deferred income tax expense (benefit)..........     (240,322)       302,998        557,563
  Changes in operating accounts
     (Increase) decrease in --
     Unbilled accounts receivable...................     (447,161)      (107,130)        36,247
     Receivable due from affiliate, net.............   (1,576,243)    (3,855,940)    (3,464,209)
     Prepaid expenses and other.....................       (3,182)         8,463        (10,535)
     Other assets, net..............................           --             --             --
                                                      -----------    -----------    -----------
          Net cash provided by (used in) operating
            activities..............................       (7,933)         9,646        (59,898)
                                                      -----------    -----------    -----------
NET INCREASE (DECREASE) IN CASH.....................       (7,933)         9,646        (59,898)
CASH, beginning of year.............................       61,312         51,666        111,564
                                                      -----------    -----------    -----------
CASH, end of year...................................  $    53,379    $    61,312    $    51,666
                                                      ===========    ===========    ===========
</TABLE>
 
   The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.
 
                                      F-52
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                              WELL SOLUTIONS, INC.
 
                         NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
 
1.  SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES:
 
  General
 
     The financial statements include the accounts of Well Solutions, Inc., a
Delaware corporation (the Company). The Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of
New London Inc. (New London) and is engaged in the oilfield service business
operating in Texas and Oklahoma. The Company provides rental tools, frac tank
and vacuum truck services, waste water disposal, production testing and wireline
services.
 
  Cash
 
     The Company's cash balance consists of petty cash funds maintained at the
Company's field offices.
 
  Unbilled Accounts Receivable
 
     Revenues and costs applicable to oilfield services are recognized as the
services are performed.
 
  Receivable Due From Affiliate, Net
 
     Since the Company does not maintain an operating cash account, all
operating and general and administrative expenses, debt payments and any other
cash requirements are paid by the Company's parent, New London. New London also
invoices and collects all trade accounts receivable on behalf of the Company.
The Company is charged by New London for accounts receivable invoiced by New
London on behalf of the Company which are considered to be uncollectible.
Charges to the Company for uncollectible accounts amounted to $240,000, $80,000
and $150,000 for the years ended March 31, 1994, 1993 and 1992, respectively.
All payments made by New London on behalf of the Company are netted against
receivables invoiced by New London on behalf of the Company and included as a
net receivable due from affiliate in the accompanying balance sheet. All
applicable general and administrative expenses incurred by New London on behalf
of the Company are allocated to the Company and are netted against the
receivable due from affiliate. The net receivable balance is payable by the
affiliate on demand and is noninterest bearing.
 
  Concentrations of Credit Risk
 
     The Company's revenues are derived principally from uncollateralized sales
to customers in the oil and gas industry. This industry concentration has the
potential to impact the Company's exposure to credit risk, either positively or
negatively, because the customers may be similarly affected by changes in
economic or other conditions. Management believes that charges to the Company
from New London for amounts deemed uncollectible are adequate to absorb total
estimated losses related to uncollectible accounts.
 
  Property, Plant and Equipment
 
     Property, plant and equipment is carried at cost. Depreciation of assets is
computed primarily using the straight-line method (three-year to thirty-year
lives for buildings and improvements and two-year to twelve-year lives for
machinery and equipment). When assets are retired or otherwise disposed of, the
cost and related accumulated depreciation are removed from the accounts, and any
resulting gain or loss is reflected in income for the period. The cost of
maintenance and repairs is charged to income as incurred; significant renewals
and betterments are capitalized.
 
  Other Assets
 
     Other assets consist primarily of deferred debt and acquisition costs and
other intangible assets and is presented net of accumulated amortization of
$792,185 and $491,779 at March 31, 1994 and 1993,
 
                                      F-53
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                              WELL SOLUTIONS, INC.
 
                  NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS -- (CONTINUED)
 
respectively. Amortization expense amounted to $300,406, $284,094 and $98,237
for 1994, 1993 and 1992, respectively.
 
  Sales to Significant Customers
 
     During the years ended March 31, 1994, 1993 and 1992, sales to the
Company's largest customer accounted for approximately 35 percent, 36 percent
and 27 percent, respectively, of the Company's total operating revenues. No
other single customer accounted for 10 percent or more of the Company's total
operating revenues for any of the years ended March 31, 1994, 1993 and 1992.
 
  Earnings Per Share
 
     Earnings per share of common stock were computed based on the weighted
average number of common shares outstanding during each year. There were no
common stock equivalents outstanding for the three years ended March 31, 1994.
The weighted average numbers of common shares outstanding for the years ended
March 31, 1994, 1993 and 1992, was 10,000.
 
2.  LONG-TERM DEBT:
 
     The prime rate on substantially all of the Company's variable interest debt
was 6.25 percent and 6.00 percent at March 31, 1994 and 1993, respectively. As
of March 31, 1994 and 1993, long-term debt consisted of:
 
<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                                 1994           1993
                                                                 ----           ----
<S>                                                           <C>            <C>
Note payable to an affiliated company, interest at 10
  percent, payable in January 2004..........................  $ 8,000,000    $ 8,000,000
Capitalized financing leases payable in monthly installments
  of principal and interest, maturing on various dates
  ranging from June 1994 through September 1998, at interest
  rates ranging