MegaWest Energy Corp.
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MegaWest Energy Corp.

April 12, 2007 09:02 ET

MegaWest Energy Hires VP Land and Controller

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - April 12, 2007) - MegaWest Energy Corp. (the "Company" or "MegaWest"), www.megawestenergy.com, a publicly held Canadian oil and gas company (OTCBB:MGWSF) (Cusip:#585168 107) specializing in non-conventional oil and gas projects focusing on North American heavy oil, announces two key appointments to its Calgary office.

Mr. Wayne Sampson joins MegaWest Energy as Vice President, Land. Mr. Sampson has over 30 years of Land Management experience, primarily in small to intermediate exploration and development companies in Canada and the United States. Over the past 25 years, Mr. Sampson has held numerous senior management and executive positions in both countries. Mr. Sampson is a Professional Landman (CAPL) and a member of AAPL - America's Landmen.

Mr. Kelly Sledz joins MegaWest Energy as Controller and Finance Manager. Mr. Sledz is experienced in finance, accounting and auditing. Previously, Mr. Sledz was the Controller of a publicly held international oil and gas company and served as Senior Audit Manager for a large accounting firm on several oil and gas company engagements. Mr. Sledz is a Chartered Accountant and is a member of the CFA Institute (Chartered Financial Analyst designation).

"Mr. Sampson's extensive land experience in the United States and Canada combined with his exceptional knowledge and skills regarding acquisition and operational agreements will help drive MegaWest's future growth strategy. Mr. Sledz's depth of knowledge regarding finance and accounting combined with his previous experience as Controller of a public company will provide a strong foundation for MegaWest's uncompromising commitment to excellence in corporate governance. The addition of Mr. Sampson and Mr. Sledz completes the formation of the MegaWest's leadership team, which will continue our strategy of acquiring significant land positions in areas of known hydrocarbon deposits and work diligently to establish production and reserves through delineation of the resource and pilot testing of appropriate technology," stated Bill Thornton, Chief Operating Officer.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

George T. Stapleton, II, President & Director

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