West Hawk Development Corp.
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West Hawk Development Corp.

October 22, 2007 12:00 ET

West Hawk Provides Piceance Basin Update

DENVER, COLORADO--(Marketwire - Oct. 22, 2007) - West Hawk Development Corp. ("West Hawk") (TSX VENTURE:WHD)(FRANKFURT:H5N) (the "Company") is pleased to provide an update on the Colorado gas project located in the Piceance Basin in western Colorado.

Well 1 and Well 2 are performing as statistically forecasted by Schlumberger's pre-frac design. The wells were fraced using an energized CO2 stimulation in the Mancos zone. The wells have been successfully flared to reduce the CO2 content in order to bring them into acceptable limits. The Company remains focused on sales and production revenue. Wells 1 and 2 will be stimulated in the upper formations to produce additional gas with typical production results projected for the Piceance Basin.

Wells 1 and 2 have been placed into the sales production line and the Company will be better able to accurately forecast the anticipated revenue stream after a few weeks time. Well 3 is in the "clean-up" phase, and the water producing zones are being isolated. Currently, Well 3 is projecting the production amounts predicted by Schlumberger in their pre-frac design report.

Well 4 was also fraced by Schlumberger in the upper formations and West Hawk will continue the clean up process anticipating that Well 4 will be producing revenue in the future.

"With Schlumberger's help along with West Hawk Energy (USA), LLC's new production team led by Gonzalo Torres Macchiavello (MD & SVP Operations), Aaron Goss, (SVP Assistant), Paola Gonzalez (Executive Assistant), AP Well Service's Chuck Rogers (Field Manager), Hassan Ahmed (On Site Petroleum Engineer), we are successfully completing and producing the wells," said Dr. John Reeves, Jr., CEO of West Hawk Energy (USA), LLC.

"The second stage of the Rockies Express west to east pipeline from the Cheyenne, Wyoming hub to Audrian, Missouri was scheduled for completion during March 2007, but is now scheduled for completion in January 2008. After the second stage commences operation, gas prices are expected to increase," said Dr. John Reeves, Jr.

"We are very excited about West Hawk Energy's transition from a reserve status to a revenue producing entity," stated Dr. Wm. Mark Hart, President and CEO of West Hawk Development. "The Piceance Basin has quickly established itself as one of the most significant gas reserves in North America," Hart added.

About Schlumberger: Schlumberger Limited is the world's largest oilfield services corporation operating in approximately 80 countries, with about 70,000 people of 140 nationalities. Schlumberger supplies a wide range of products and services from seismic acquisition and processing; formation evaluation; well testing and directional drilling to well cementing and stimulation; artificial lift and well completions; and consulting, software and information management.

About West Hawk Energy (USA), LLC: West Hawk Energy (USA), LLC is a subsidiary of West Hawk Development Corporation that is focused on its gas drilling program in western Colorado. The gas project plan is based on drilling 256 wells on the property, with the last wells estimated to be drilled in the tenth year. Each well is projected to last for 34 years. The gas property is located in the Piceance Basin in Colorado, known to be one of the largest natural gas fields in North America, containing an estimated 300 trillion cubic feet of recoverable natural gas. The project area encompasses over 5,000 acres, in an 8 square mile area.

About the Company: West Hawk Development Corp. is focused on providing valuable, high-demand energy products from a variety of sources. Assets include the natural gas property located in the Piceance Basin, Colorado, being developed under a drilling and development agreement; the Tulita coal property in the Northwest Territories; the Groundhog coal property located in northwest British Columbia; and the Ellesmere Island, Nunavut Territory coal property.

On behalf of the Board of Directors,

Dr. Wm. Mark Hart, President and Chief Executive Officer

Cautionary Note: This report contains forward looking statements, particularly those regarding cash flow, capital expenditures and investment plans. Resource estimates, unless specially noted, are considered speculative. The Company has filed a National Instrument 51-101 Report on the Figure Four property. The Company has filed National Instrument 43-101 Reports for each of the Tulita coal property in the Northwest Territories, the Nunavut Coal property and the Groundhog Coal property. Any and all other resource or reserve estimates are historical in nature, and should not be relied upon. By their nature, forward looking statements involve risk and uncertainties because they relate to events and depend on factors that will or may occur in the future. Actual results may vary depending upon exploration activities, industry production, commodity demand and pricing, currency exchange rates, and, but not limited to, general economic factors. Cautionary note to U.S. investors: The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission specifically prohibits the use of certain terms, such as "reserves" unless such figures are based upon actual production or formation tests and can be shown to be economically and legally producible under existing economic and operating conditions.

The TSX Venture Exchange has not yet reviewed and does not take responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of the content of this news release.

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