New Western Energy Corp. Appoints Richard Coody, Oil and Gas Industry Veteran as Manager of Its Oklahoma and Kansas Operations

IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 10, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- New Western Energy Corp. (OTCBB:NWTR), an independent energy company engaged in the acquisition, exploration, development and production of oil, gas and minerals primarily in North America, announced today the appointment of Mr. Richard Coody as Manager to oversee its Oklahoma and Kansas Operations.

Mr. Coody has over 25 years experience in the oil and gas industry starting with 14 years at Schlumberger. During his career he has traveled and worked in the oil and gas industry throughout the US, Canada, Mexico and China. Most of this time was spent in the well service sector such as well stimulation, cementing and wireline. Mr. Coody has owned and operated his own well service equipment manufacturing companies and consulted for others. In 2005, Mr. Coody established an oil and gas engineering company that designs, operates, manages production and drilling programs for itself and its clients. Further, Mr. Coody is working to develop a practical application for nitrogen pressurization of oil and gas reservoirs with portable low cost equipment. He is in the process of filing a patent for parts of the application.

"I'm extremely excited to work closely with Company's executive team and look forward to managing and enhancing existing production and in implementing new drilling programs with enhanced recovery technology on the Company's recently acquired and existing leases in Rogers County Oklahoma," said Mr. Coody.

"We are delighted to add Mr. Coody to our team as he brings the technical capability and depth of relevant oil and gas operational management experience to the Company at this critical juncture in our aggressive development. Mr. Coody has always been a key contributor in growing production and managing efficient operations, and we are confident that his leadership will provide a similar impact to our operations in Oklahoma and Kansas," said Javan Khazali, President of New Western Energy Corp.

About New Western Energy Corp.

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.