Hemisphere Energy Corporation
TSX VENTURE : HME

Hemisphere Energy Corporation

March 05, 2012 09:00 ET

Hemisphere Energy Spuds Farm-in Commitment Well at Jenner

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - March 5, 2012) - Hemisphere Energy Corporation (TSX VENTURE:HME) announces it has commenced drilling operations on a horizontal well in the Jenner area of southeast Alberta. The well is targeting oil-bearing sandstones of the Glauconitic formation and once completed will fulfill the commitment obligations of the farm-in agreement announced on January 25, 2012.

Under the terms of the agreement Hemisphere will pay 100% of the drilling, completion and tie-in costs of a horizontal well to earn 100% of the earned lands before payout, subject to a convertible overriding royalty. Hemisphere will have an option of drilling a second well to earn additional lands once the commitment well obligations are satisfied.

Hemisphere Energy is focused on adding value per share by increasing production, reserves and cash flow through identifying and developing low to medium risk drilling opportunities and executing on strategic acquisitions and farm-ins.

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HEMISPHERE ENERGY CORPORATION

Don Simmons, President & CEO

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