Deepwell Energy Services Trust

Deepwell Energy Services Trust

August 14, 2008 18:50 ET

Deepwell Appoints New President and Chief Executive Officer

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Aug. 14, 2008) - Deepwell Energy Services Trust (TSX:DWL.UN) announces that the board of directors of its operating company, Deepwell Energy Services Ltd. ("Deepwell") has appointed Robert A. (Bob) Ritchie as the company's Chief Executive Officer and President, succeeding Robert G. Dodds who resigned as Chief Executive Officer, President and a director of the company effective August 15, 2008.

Prior to joining Deepwell, Mr. Ritchie spent over 25 years involved in various aspects of the oil and natural gas business. His career included 10 years with TransCanada Corporation in positions including Vice-President Projects. He also served as Vice-President, Corporate and Strategic Development for TransCanada's midstream division during a period of dramatic growth in the 1990s. Most recently Mr. Ritchie was Vice President, Corporate Development of privately held DC Energy Services Inc., a significant provider of oilfield services to the exploration and development sector of the Canadian oil and natural gas industry. Mr. Ritchie holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Calgary and has Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Chartered Business Valuator (CBV) designations.

Deepwell Energy Services Trust is a Calgary, Alberta-based income trust focused exclusively on providing waste treatment and disposal services to the oil and natural gas industry in western Canada.

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