MegaWest Energy Corp.
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MegaWest Energy Corp.

November 08, 2007 12:17 ET

MegaWest Announces Encouraging Initial Drilling Results From Its Deerfield and Kentucky Reserves Projects

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Nov. 8, 2007) - MegaWest Energy Corp., (the "Company" or "MegaWest"), an independent oil and gas company (OTCBB:MGWSF) (Cusip: #585168 107) specializing in non-conventional oil and gas projects with a focus on North American heavy oil, is pleased to announce the completion of the initial exploratory drilling programs at its Kentucky Reserves Project (Kentucky) and its Deerfield Project (Missouri) by its wholly-owned subsidiary, MegaWest Energy USA Corp. ("MegaWest USA").

MegaWest has now completed the drilling of an initial eight exploration wells at its Kentucky Reserves Project. This drilling program was designed to validate the Company's geological model and confirm the presence of commercial quantities of heavy oil resources at the Kentucky Reserves Project. Core was recovered from each of the wells in this program, confirming the existence of the Tar Springs, the Hardinsburg and the Big Clifty sandstones in the Project area. The core samples have been analyzed and show that the primary target (the Big Clifty sandstone) has an average reservoir porosity of 18%, average net pay of 46 feet, with an average oil saturation of 55%, resulting in roughly 35,000 barrels of oil in place per acre. Based on these positive results, the Company has commenced permitting for a second exploratory drilling program at its Kentucky Reserves Project with the goal of finalizing the location for the first phase of commercial production from the Kentucky Reserves Project.

Fifteen exploration wells have been drilled by MegaWest to date at its Deerfield Project. The objectives of this drilling program were to further define the commercial prospectivity of the Upper Warner sand formation, to analyze the secondary Blue Jacket sand formation, and to validate the Roubidoux formation as a source water zone. All these formations are found at expected depths. Initial results show that the Upper Warner formation has an average reservoir porosity of 20%, average net pay of 30 feet, and average oil saturation exceeding 60%, resulting in approximately 28,000 barrels of oil in place per acre. These initial drilling results confirm MegaWest's geological model and provide further confirmation of the Project's significant potential for commercial production. Pictures of some of the retrieved core as well as the drilling operations have been posted on the Company Web site under the "Projects" tab at

MegaWest's experienced management seeks to prove up significant resources and achieve early production from its world-class suite of operated properties. MegaWest now owns or has the right to earn an interest in over 100,000 acres in Texas, Kentucky, Missouri, Kansas and Montana. The underpinning for MegaWest's strategy is the convergence of the necessity for North American security of energy supply, current world oil prices, and significant commercial developments in thermal recovery technologies. Through delineation drilling and the completion of pilot thermal and enhanced recovery production tests, MegaWest plans to establish proven and producing unconventional heavy oil resources in each of its core areas.


George T. Stapleton, II, President & CEO

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