Calgary, Canada – November 27, 2017 – High Arctic Energy Services Inc. (TSX: HWO) (“High Arctic” or the “Corporation”) announces that it has signed a letter of intent with its customer in Papua New Guinea for High Arctic to be awarded a contract to drill two wells with Rig 115. The rig will commence mobilization in Q1 2018 and is expected to be on contract for approximately 180 days.

The parties are currently working to finalize the contract for these services, which will be subject to the parties receiving the requisite corporate approvals.

Mike Maguire, President International commented “The selection of rig 115 for this cost sensitive project is a result of working closely with our customer to plan the project using lean principals. We are confident that the success of this project will lead to further commitments for rig 115.”

Forward-Looking Statements

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The forward-looking statements contained in this Press Release are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. These statements are given only as of the date of this Press Release.  The Corporation does not assume any obligation to update these forward-looking statements to reflect new information, subsequent events or otherwise, except as required by law.

About High Arctic

High Arctic is a publicly traded company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol “HWO”. The Corporation’s principal focus is to provide drilling and specialized well completion services, equipment rentals and other services to the oil and gas industry.

High Arctic’s largest operation is in Papua New Guinea where it provides drilling and specialized well completion services and supplies rig matting, camps and drilling support equipment on a rental basis. The Canadian operation provides well servicing, well abandonment, snubbing and nitrogen services and equipment on a rental basis to a large number of oil and natural gas exploration and production companies operating in Western Canada.

For more information, please contact:

Michael Binnion
Interim President & CEO
Phone: 403 807 7375

Brian Peters
Chief Financial Officer
Phone: 587-318-2218