Essential Energy Services Ltd.
TSX : ESN

Essential Energy Services Ltd.
Technicoil Corporation
TSX : TEC

Technicoil Corporation

April 19, 2011 20:23 ET

Essential Energy Services Ltd. and Technicoil Corporation Announce Annual & Special Meeting Dates

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - April 19, 2011) - Essential Energy Services Ltd. (TSX:ESN) ("Essential") and Technicoil Corporation (TSX:TEC) ("Technicoil") announced today that the annual and special meetings to be held in connection with the proposed arrangement involving Essential, Technicoil, and the shareholders and optionholders of Technicoil (the "Arrangement"), announced on April 4, 2011 are scheduled to be held on May 30, 2011. The record dates for both the Essential and Technicoil annual and special meetings is May 4, 2011.

By way of this announcement, Essential is changing the date of its previously announced annual general meeting scheduled for May 12, 2011. The matters intended to be addressed at that meeting are intended to be addressed in connection with the Arrangement on May 30, 2011.

ABOUT ESSENTIAL

Essential Energy Services Ltd. is a growth-oriented corporation that provides oilfield services to oil and gas producers in western Canada and Colombia for servicing producing wells and new drilling activity. Essential provides services through its Well Servicing and Downhole Services & Rentals divisions. With 53 service rigs, Essential is the 6th largest service rig provider in Canada. With 34 coil tubing rigs, Essential has the largest coil tubing well service fleet in Canada. Essential sells and services a full-range of downhole tools including the Tryton Multi-Stage Fracturing System and other rental equipment. Essential also provides perforating and logging services with 14 wireline trucks. Further information about Essential can be found at www.essentialenergy.ca.

ABOUT TECHNICOIL

Technicoil is a Calgary-based oil and gas services company operating in the western canadian sedimentary basin. The Corporation's business is conducted through two segments: Well Servicing and Drilling. The Well Servicing segment is comprised of 17 masted coiled tubing service rigs and nine mobile free-standing conventional service rigs. The Drilling segment is comprised of five hybrid drilling rigs. Further information about Technicoil can be found at www.technicoilcorp.com.

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