New Western Energy Corp. Updates on Production Increase on Winchester II, Volunteer and Lander Leases

IRVINE, Calif., Dec. 20, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- New Western Energy Corporation (OTCQB:NWTR) an independent energy company engaged in the acquisition, exploration, development, and production of oil, gas and other minerals in North America, is pleased to announce an increase in the oil production rates on its recently acquired Winchester II Lease in Rogers County, Oklahoma and its Volunteer and Landers Leases in Wilson County, Kansas.

On the Winchester II Lease, the production has increased from 4 barrels of oil per day (BOPD) to 6 BOPD. We have achieved this increase by the reworking of existing wells.

On Volunteer and Landers Leases, the Company is currently in the process of upgrading field monitoring equipment and changing certain downhole pumps on several of the existing producing wells. These simple changes in day to day operations should result in increasing daily oil production form approximately 5 BOPD to 10 BOPD. The Company also plans to change part of the downhole tubing in all of the producing wells with fiberglass, thereby extending the life of the downhole tubing and lowering overall operating costs.

As reported earlier, there are several behind pipe recompletion and new drilling opportunities on all of these newly acquired leases from multiple oil and gas formations with proven histories of oil and gas production. The Company will continue with its planned rework and development program on these recently acquired leases with an eye towards improving existing production rates while reducing oilfield operating costs.

"We are encouraged by these preliminary results that underscore our strategy to acquire underdeveloped properties, make significant improvements in capacity and utilization thereby realizing immediate upside increases in the existing production rates. These initial results have given us great confidence in our planned rework program and the continued implementation of our overall operational strategy" said Javan Khazali, President and CEO.

About New Western Energy Corporation.

New Western Energy Corp. is an independent energy company engaged in the acquisition, development, production, and exploration of oil, gas and minerals primarily in North America. To learn more about the Company, visit:

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CONTACT: Javan Khazali (949) 435-0977 info@newwesternenergy.comSource:New Western Energy Corp.