Trinidad Drilling Ltd. to Release Third Quarter 2012 Results and to Hold Conference Call and Webcast

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TSX SYMBOL:  TDG

CALGARY, Oct. 11, 2012 /CNW/ - Trinidad Drilling Ltd. ("Trinidad" or the "Corporation") is pleased to announce that they will release their third quarter 2012 results after market close on Wednesday, Nov 7th, 2012. The news release will provide consolidated operating and financial information. The full Management's Discussion and Analysis and Consolidated Financial Statements will be posted on the Investor Relations section of Trinidad's website at www.trinidaddrilling.com before market open on Thursday Nov 8th, 2012 and will also be filed on SEDAR at www.sedar.com

A conference call and webcast to discuss the results will be held for the investment community on Thursday Nov 8th, 2012 beginning at 9:00 a.m. MT (11:00 a.m. ET). To participate, please dial (888) 231-8191 (toll-free in North America) or (647) 427-7450 approximately 10 minutes prior to the conference call. An archived recording of the call will be available from approximately 2:00 p.m. ET on Nov 8th, 2012 until midnight Nov 15th, 2012 by dialing (855) 859 2056 or (416) 849-0833 and entering replay access code 37904524.

A live audio webcast of the conference call will also be available via the Investor Relations page of Trinidad's website.

Trinidad is a growth-oriented corporation that trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol TDG. Trinidad's divisions operate in the drilling, coring and barge-drilling sectors of the North American oil and natural gas industry with operations in Canada, the United States and Mexico. Trinidad is focused on providing modern, reliable, expertly designed equipment operated by well-trained and experienced personnel. Trinidad's drilling fleet is one of the most adaptable, technologically advanced and competitive in the industry.

This news release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy the shares in any jurisdiction.  The shares offered will not be and have not been registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933 and may not be offered or sold in the United States or to a United States person, absent registration, or an applicable exemption therefrom.

SOURCE: Trinidad Drilling Ltd.

For further information:

please contact:

Lisa Ciulka
Vice President, Investor Relations
(403) 294-4401
email:  lciulka@trinidaddrilling.com