Trican Well Service Ltd. Announces Appointment of Dean E.

Trican Well Service Ltd. Announces Appointment of Dean E. Taylor to
Board of Directors 
CALGARY, ALBERTA -- (Marketwire) -- 10/10/12 -- Trican Well Service
Ltd. (TSX:TCW) is pleased to announce that Dean E. Taylor has joined
its Board of Directors.  
Mr. Taylor is the non-executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of
Tidewater Inc. ("Tidewater"), a global provider of offshore service
vessels to the energy industry. He has served as a director of
Tidewater since 2001 and as Chairman since 2003. In May 2012 he
retired from his position as President and Chief Executive Officer of
Tidewater, a position he had held since March 2002. Mr. Taylor first
joined Tidewater in 1978. Throughout his 34-year career with
Tidewater he held a number of different positions including managing
operations in a variety of international locations and culminating in
his assumption of responsibility for all international operations as
President in 2001 and CEO in 2002. Mr. Taylor also serves as a
director for the American Bureau of Shipping, a position he has held
since 2003. He also served, from 2002 through 2011, as a director for
Whitney Holding Corporation, the bank holding company for Whitney
National Bank. 
Dale M. Dusterhoft, Trican's Chief Executive Officer, said, "We are
very pleased to welcome Mr. Taylor to our Board of Directors. His
depth of experience in the international energy service business will
make him a great addition to our Board. He will be a tremendous asset
to Trican as we continue to build as a global, innovative energy
service company." 
Headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Trican has operations in Canada,
the United States, Russia, Kazakhstan, Australia and North Africa.
Trican provides a comprehensive array of specialized products,
equipment and services that are used during the exploration and
development of oil and gas reserves.
Contacts:
Trican Well Service Ltd.
Dale Dusterhoft
Chief Executive Officer
(403) 266-0202
(403) 237-7716 (FAX)
ddusterhoft@trican.ca 
Trican Well Service Ltd.
Michael Baldwin
Vice President, Finance & CFO
(403) 266-0202
(403) 237-7716 (FAX)
mbaldwin@trican.ca 
Trican Well Service Ltd.
2900, 645 - 7th Avenue S.W.
Calgary, Alberta T2P 4G8
www.trican.ca