Westchester Resources Inc.
TSX VENTURE : WSR

Westchester Resources Inc.

July 21, 2005 15:08 ET

Aspen and Westchester Initiate First Well in Manitoba

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - July 21, 2005) - Westchester Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:WSR) and Aspen Group Resources Corporation (TSX:ASR) today announced that drilling of the first well on the 16-10-009-28W1M lease has commenced. The rig was moved on site and spud on Wednesday July 20.

The well is the first in a two- well program will utilize horizontal drilling techniques to explore three target zones: the Middle Daly Member and the Cruickshank Crinoidal Member in the Lodgepole formation and the underlying Bakken formation. Horizontal drilling has been used successfully in these type structures to enhance production and recovery rates. The well locations are within an area that has established production.

Westchester Resources Inc. is an independent oil and gas exploration company. Westchester's operations are focused in Western Canada and the US. The Company's shares trade on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "WSR".

Aspen Group Resources Corporation is an independent oil and natural gas producer engaged in the acquisition, exploration, production and development of oil and natural gas properties in North America. Aspen's shares trade on The Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "ASR".

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