Trinidad Drilling Ltd. to hold conference call and webcast on second quarter results on Tuesday August 12, 2008



    CALGARY, July 31 /CNW/ - Trinidad Drilling Ltd. ("Trinidad" or the
"Corporation") is pleased to announce that they will release their second
quarter 2008 results prior to market open on Tuesday, August 12, 2008. The
news release will provide consolidated second quarter operating information
and financial statements.
    A conference call and webcast to discuss the results will be held for the
investment community the same day beginning at 9:00 a.m. MT (11:00 a.m. ET).
To participate, please dial (800) 732-6179 (toll-free in North America) or
(416) 644-3417 approximately 10 minutes prior to the conference call. An
archived recording of the call will be available from approximately 11:00 a.m.
MT on August 12 until midnight August 19, 2008 by dialling (877) 289-8525 or
(416) 640-1917 and entering replay access code 21277788 followed by the number
    A live audio webcast of the conference call will also be available via
Trinidad's website,

    Trinidad is a growth oriented corporation that trades on the TSX under
the symbol TDG. Trinidad's divisions operate in the drilling, well servicing
and barge drilling sectors of the North American oil and gas industry. With
the completion of the current rig construction programs, Trinidad will have
126 drilling rigs ranging in depths from 1,000 - 6,500 metres. In addition to
its drilling rigs, Trinidad will have 26 service rigs, 20 pre-set and coring
rigs and 4 barge rigs currently operating in the Gulf of 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

For further information:

For further information: Lyle Whitmarsh, President & Chief Executive
Officer, (403) 265-6525; Brent Conway, Chief Financial Officer, (403)
265-6525; Lisa Ciulka, Director of Investor Relations, (403) 294-4401, email:

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