CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - April 26, 2017) -


Trinidad Drilling Ltd. (TSX:TDG) ("Trinidad" and "the Company") is pleased to announce changes to management roles. Adrian Lachance will assume the expanded role of Chief Operating Officer and Randy Hawkings will assume the new role of Executive Vice President, US Operations.

"Adrian and Randy bring extensive experience in the oil and gas industry to their new positions," said Brent Conway, Trinidad's President and CEO. "Their continued contributions to managing our operations and assisting in the future direction of the Company will be invaluable as we guide Trinidad for success in the current improving conditions and through future industry cycles."

Adrian has been with Trinidad for 14 years, most recently as Chief Operating Officer, US and International. During his career with Trinidad, Adrian has held various senior positions within the Company, including responsibility for the Company's US and international operations, rig design and manufacturing, and corporate business development. Adrian was a key driver behind the Company's successful expansion in to the US in 2005, and continues to be an integral part of the innovative and unique rig designs that have built Trinidad's reputation as a high performance driller. Prior to joining Trinidad, Adrian was the owner of a private drilling company, Bear Drilling, which was acquired by Trinidad in 2003.

Randy joined Trinidad in 2015 as Executive Vice President, Canadian Operations and Mexico following the acquisition of CanElson Drilling, where he held the position of President and CEO. In his new role, Randy will be responsible for running the Company's US operations. In addition, he will set up and manage Trinidad's performance drilling and technology integration initiatives. Randy holds a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of British Columbia and holds a Professional Engineer designation with the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicist of Alberta.

Trinidad is a corporation focused on sustainable growth that trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol TDG. Trinidad's divisions currently operate in the drilling sector of the oil and natural gas industry, with operations in Canada, the United States and internationally. In addition, through joint venture arrangements, Trinidad operates drilling rigs in Saudi Arabia and Mexico, and is currently assessing operations in other international markets. 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.

Contact Information:

Brent Conway
President & Chief Executive Officer

Lesley Bolster
Chief Financial Officer

Lisa Ottmann
Vice President, Investor Relations