Total Energy Services Inc.

Total Energy Services Inc.

September 28, 2009 15:32 ET

Total Energy Services Inc. Appoints Director

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Sept. 28, 2009) - Total Energy Services Inc. ("Total") (TSX:TOT) is pleased to announce that Mr. Greg Melchin has joined the board of directors of Total.

Mr. Melchin brings to Total a wealth of industry and business experience. Most recently, Mr. Melchin served as a Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta from 1997 to 2008. For seven years, he served as a Minister of the Crown, including Minister of Revenue (2001-2004) and Minister of Energy (2004-2006). Mr. Melchin left elected office in March of 2008 and currently serves on the board of Baytex Energy Trust (a public oil and gas trust), Enmax Corporation (a utility owned by the City of Calgary), Enerjet (a private airline workforce transportation company) and Milligan Biotech Inc. (a private biodiesel company). Mr. Melchin also serves as Chair of PPP Canada Inc., a recently incorporated federal Crown corporation established to work with the public and private sectors to support the development of public-private partnerships in public infrastructure projects.

Mr. Melchin received his Chartered Accountant designation in 1980 and his F.C.A. designation in 2004. Mr. Melchin also received his Institute of Corporate Directors designation in June of 2007.

Total is a growth oriented energy services corporation involved in contract drilling services, drilling and production rentals and natural gas compression equipment fabrication, sales, rental and service. The common shares of Total are listed and trade on the TSX under the symbol "TOT".

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