BlackWatch Energy Services Corp.

BlackWatch Energy Services Corp.

January 28, 2010 08:30 ET

BlackWatch Energy Services Corp. Announces Management Appointment

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Jan. 28, 2010) - BlackWatch Energy Services Corp. ("BlackWatch" or the "Company") (TSX:BWT) is pleased to announce the appointed of Peter Balkwill as Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Mr. Balkwill is a Chartered Accountant and brings more than 21 years of international oilfield services experience to BlackWatch. For the last three years, Mr. Balkwill has been with a private international drilling company focused in Mexico and Latin America, first as Vice President Operations Finance and more recently as Vice President Finance. Prior to the private international drilling company, Mr. Balkwill spent seven years with Precision Drilling Corporation, first as Controller for Precision Drilling International and then as Group Controller – Eastern Hemisphere for Precision Energy Services; and prior to that, 11 years with Schlumberger in various capacities based in Canada, United States and the Mediterranean. Management of BlackWatch believes that Mr. Balkwill will provide invaluable guidance on its new international operations due to his extensive international energy services experience.

Mr. Wiley Auch has resigned as Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of the Company. The Board of Directors of BlackWatch wishes to thank Mr. Auch for his commitment and contributions to the Company's development and wishes him well in his future endeavors.


BlackWatch is a diversified international energy services company that provides a range of services to its customers operating in western Canada, as well as drilling and directional drilling services in Mexico and directional drilling services in the United States. The common shares of BlackWatch trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "BWT".

Contact Information

  • BlackWatch Energy Services Corp.
    John King
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    (403) 225-3879
    (403) 366-2066 (FAX)