SOURCE: Aspen Exploration Corporation

August 23, 2007 11:28 ET

Aspen Exploration Tests 1,130 MCFPD Natural Gas Well

West Grimes Gas Field, Colusa County, California

DENVER, CO--(Marketwire - August 23, 2007) - Aspen Exploration Corporation (OTCBB: ASPN), with offices in Bakersfield, California, and Denver, Colorado, announced today a successful flow test on a natural gas well located in the Sacramento Valley gas province of northern California.

The WGU #15-14 well, located in the West Grimes Gas Field, Colusa County, California, was directionally drilled to a depth of 7,770 feet and encountered approximately 80 feet of potential gross gas pay in several intervals in the Forbes formation. One of these intervals was perforated and tested gas on a 1/4 inch choke at a stabilized flow rate of 1,130 MCFPD. The shut in tubing and shut in casing pressures were 3,200 psig.

This was the sixteenth successful gas well out of sixteen attempts by Aspen in this field. Aspen plans to drill one additional well in this field this year on its 10,000 plus acre leasehold. Aspen has a 34% operated working interest in this well.

In early September, a completion rig will be moving to the Morris #12-4 well, a recently drilled well located in the West Grimes Gas Field.

The Bidart Bros. #63X-28, a 7,800 foot Stevens oil test, located in Kern County, CA, was recently drilled and plugged and abandoned.

In the Sacramento Valley, Aspen has drilled 36 successful gas wells out of 38 attempts during the last 3 1/2 years (95% success rate) and drilled 44 successful gas wells out of 50 attempts during the last 5 1/2 years, a success rate of 88%. Aspen currently operates 62 gas wells and has non-operated interests in 21 additional wells in the Sacramento Valley of northern California and has non-operated interests in approximately 33 oil wells in Montana.

Future news releases will keep shareholders informed of Aspen's continuing progress and drilling activity. Aspen's stock is quoted on the OTC Bulletin Board under the symbol ASPN.OB. For more information concerning Aspen, contact Bob Cohan, President and CEO, in Aspen's Bakersfield office at (661) 831-4669. Aspen's web page can be found at www.aspenexploration.com.

DISCLAIMER

This news release contains information that is "forward-looking" in that it describes events and conditions, which Aspen Exploration Corporation ("Aspen") reasonably expects to occur in the future. Expectations for the future performance of the business of Aspen are dependent upon a number of factors, and there can be no assurance that Aspen will achieve the results as contemplated herein and there can be no assurance that Aspen will be able to conduct its operations or production from its properties will continue as contemplated herein. Certain statements contained in this report using the terms "may," "expects to," and other terms denoting future possibilities, are forward-looking statements. The accuracy of these statements cannot be guaranteed as they are subject to a variety of risks, which are beyond Aspen's ability to predict, or control and which may cause actual results to differ materially from the projections or estimates contained herein. These risks include, but are not limited to: the possibility that the described operations (including any proposed exploration or development drilling) will not be completed on economic terms, if at all, or the estimates of reserves may not be accurate. The exploration for, and development and production of, oil and gas are enterprises attendant with high risk, including the risk of fluctuating prices for oil and natural gas, imports of petroleum products from other countries, the risks of not encountering adequate resources despite expending large sums of money, and the risk that test results and reserve estimates may not be accurate, notwithstanding appropriate precautions. Many of these risks are described herein and in Aspen's annual report on Form 10-KSB, and it is important that each person reviewing this report understand the significant risks attendant to the operations of Aspen. Aspen disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statement made herein.

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