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Drilling Rig Fatality reported in Northwestern Alberta

Friday, June 28, 2013

Drilling Rig Fatality reported in Northwestern Alberta

02:01 EDT Friday, June 28, 2013

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - June 27, 2013) -

NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION TO UNITED STATES NEWSWIRE SERVICES OR FOR DISSEMINATION IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Calmena Energy Services Inc. (TSX:CEZ) and Birchcliff Energy Ltd. (TSX:BIR) regret to report that late this morning a 32-year old man, employed by Calmena, died of injuries suffered in a fall on a drilling rig in northwestern Alberta. At the time of the incident the drilling rig, owned and operated by Calmena, was drilling surface hole on a Birchcliff lease, located approximately 40 km east of Dawson Creek.

Operations at the rig were immediately and safely suspended. The Spirit River RCMP and Alberta Occupational Health and Safety are conducting separate investigations, supported by Calmena and Birchcliff.

The family of the deceased man has been notified by the RCMP. We at Calmena and Birchcliff extend our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of our deceased colleague.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

OR

Contact Information:
Calmena Energy Services Inc.
John King
CEO
403 225-3879


Birchcliff Energy Ltd.
Jim Surbey
Vice President Corporate Development
403 261-6401

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