New Western Energy Corporation Announces Completion of Drilling Operations at Its Anna #1 Drill Site

IRVINE, Calif., July 15, 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 other minerals in North America, today announced that it has completed drilling operations at its Anna #1 well site on its B&W Ranch Lease located in Chautauqua County, Kansas.

The Anna #1 well was drilled to a total depth of 1,793 ft., a depth sufficient to test oil and gas bearing structures through the Mississippi Dolomite formation. Through open hole log analysis, the well shows that it encountered several coal gas bearing formations which are known to be commercially producible in the area. This is the second well of a 3 well exploration and development program.

"We are delighted that we continue to encounter what looks to be a significant reservoir of producible coal gas beneath our B&W Ranch Lease. Through the drilling of the Anna #1 well, the coal gas reservoir we detected in the Magnus #1 well has been shown to extend to the south end of our acreage position. We will now commence the drilling of the last well of our three well drilling and evaluation program. With the drilling of the third well, we will further delineate and quantify the extent of the coal gas reservoir contained beneath the B&W Ranch Lease. This well will be drilled on the Northeast portion of our acreage position, allowing us to further evaluate the extent and quality of our coal gas reserves. If after the drilling and further testing of the three wells in our exploration and development program, the coal gas reserves prove to be of sufficient quality and quantity, New Western Energy Corporation will construct a two mile natural gas gathering pipeline to connect the B&W Ranch Lease to the local sales point for natural gas," said Javan Khazali, President and CEO of New Western Energy Corp.

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