Total Energy Services Trust

Total Energy Services Trust

November 10, 2006 09:00 ET

Total Energy Services Trust Announces Management Change

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 10, 2006) - Total Energy Services Trust (TSX:TOT.UN) ("Total") is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Kearl as Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer effective January 1, 2007. Mr. Kearl will replace David Hawkins who is stepping down at the end of 2006 to pursue an opportunity with a new enterprise. The Board of Directors, management and staff of Total thank Mr. Hawkins for his many contributions and wish him the very best in his future endeavours.

Mr. Kearl is being promoted from his current position as Controller of Total's Contract Drilling Services division. He is a Chartered Accountant and a Chartered Insolvency and Restructuring Professional (Gold Medalist, National Insolvency Exam). Mr. Kearl received his Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Calgary in 1997 and his CA designation in 1999. Mr. Kearl joined Total in 2005 following five years with a financial advisory services firm and four years with a national accounting and financial advisory services firm.

Total Energy Services Trust is a growth orientated oil and gas service income trust involved in contract drilling services, drilling and production rentals and natural gas compression equipment fabrication, sales, rental and service. The trust units of Total are listed and trade on the TSX under the symbol "TOT.UN".

The Toronto Stock Exchange has neither approved nor disapproved of the information contained herein.

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