Rockwater Energy Solutions Announces New Board Member

August 22, 2012
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Houston, TX – Rockwater Energy Solutions, Inc., a fluids management and environmental solutions provider to the oilfield industry, announced today that its Board of Directors recently appointed Mr. David A. Trice to join the Board as a new Director.

Mr. Trice served as the Chief Executive Officer of Newfield Exploration Co. from 2000 until his retirement in 2009, and as the President of Newfield from 1999 to 2007 and again from 2007 to 2009. He also served as Chairman of the Board of Newfield from 2004 until 2010. From 1999 to 2000, he served as Chief Operating Officer of Newfield and as its Vice President of Finance and International from 1997 to 1999. Prior to rejoining Newfield, Mr. Trice served as President, CEO and a Director of Huffco Group, Inc. from 1991 to 1997. He was one of the original founders of Newfield and served as its Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and a Director from 1989 to 1991. Prior to that, he served as an Officer for several companies owned by Roy M. Huffington, Inc. after beginning his career as an attorney in private practice in Atlanta, GA.

Mr. Trice received a B.A in Managerial Science from Duke University and graduated from Columbia University’s School of Law in 1973. He is a former Chairman at the American Exploration & Production Council and America’s Natural Gas Alliance. He serves on the Board of Directors of QEP Resources, Inc., New Jersey Resources Corp., and McDermott International Inc.

“We are very pleased to have David joining the team,” commented Larry O’Donnell, Chairman, President and CEO of Rockwater. “The Board and our company will benefit greatly from David’s experience and knowledge.”

About Rockwater Energy Solutions

Rockwater Energy Solutions, Inc. provides comprehensive fluids management services and environmental solutions, including water transfer by pipe; production, stimulation, and specialty chemicals, including friction reducers, corrosion and scale inhibitors, and biocides; environmentally-friendly hydraulic fracturing fluid components, such as food based guar and guar derivative products, and proprietary crosslinker technologies; pipeline additives; fluids management, logistics and transportation of fluids, proppants, and oilfield service products through its more than 670 trucks; transloading from rail and storage of sand and other proppant used in hydraulic fracturing; storage of crude oil and other fluids in its tank farms; and well testing and flowback services. Rockwater is headquartered in Houston, Texas, and has about 3,000 employees.