Deepwell announces director appointment


    CALGARY, Jan. 21 /CNW/ - Deepwell Energy Services Trust ("Deepwell" or
the "Trust") (TSX:DWL.UN) announced today that the Board of Directors
("Board") of its general partner, Deepwell Energy Services, Ltd., has
appointed Ross D. S. Douglas, P. Eng., currently president and CEO of
privately held Mancal Energy Inc., to the Board. Mr. Douglas has extensive
exploration and production and public company experience having previously
served as President and CEO of Highridge Exploration Ltd. and President and
CEO of Atlantis Resources Ltd. In addition, he is actively involved in the oil
and gas industry having served as a past governor and chairman of the Canadian
Association of Petroleum Producers, and he is currently a member of the EUB
Advisory Committee, a board member of the Canadian Centre for Energy
Information and a member of the University of Calgary Schulich Industry
Advisory Council. In addition to his position as a director, Mr. Douglas will
serve as chairman of the Health, Safety & Environmental and Compensation
committees of the Board.
    The Board of Directors has accepted the resignation of Byron Lutes as a
director. Mr. Lutes tendered his resignation in order to devote his full
attention to his new position as President of Southern Pacific Resource Corp.
The Board extends its gratitude to Mr. Lutes for his term as a director.

    Additional information about the Trust is available at and
on the Trust's website at

    Certain statements in this press release constitute "forward looking"
statements that involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other
factors that may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the
Trust or its subsidiaries, or industry results, to be materially different
from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by
such forward looking statements. Forward looking statements involve
significant risks and uncertainties, should not be read as guarantees of
future performance or results, and will not necessarily be accurate
indications of whether or not such results will be achieved. A number of
factors could cause actual results to differ materially from the results
discussed in the forward looking statements.

For further information:

For further information: Deepwell Energy Services Trust, Email:, Robert Dodds, President and CEO, (403) 508-6001;
or Scott Gerecke, Vice-President Finance and CFO, (403) 508-6005

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