Wentworth Energy, Inc.
OTC Bulletin Board : WNWG

Wentworth Energy, Inc.

April 05, 2006 09:27 ET

Roger Williams Joins the Board of Wentworth Energy

FORT WORTH, TEXAS--(CCNMatthews - April 5, 2006) - Wentworth Energy, Inc. (OTCBB:WNWG) is pleased to announce the appointment of Roger Williams as a director of the Company.

Roger Williams is CEO of Wentworth Oil Sands, Inc., a joint venture between Wentworth Energy, Inc., and Petromax Technologies, LLC formed to develop oil sands resources using innovative technology. Prior to joining Wentworth, Williams was managing partner of Troutman Sanders LLP's Hong Kong office. He has held various legal and petroleum industry positions both as a practicing attorney and professional engineer since 1979. Williams has degrees in petroleum and chemical engineering, and received his law degree from the University of Alabama in 1991. His legal career included practice with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in Washington, D.C., Hong Kong and Singapore. For much of his career Williams has focused on the development and financing of major oil and gas resources and infrastructure assets around the world.

John Punzo, the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Wentworth Energy commented, "We are pleased to have someone of Roger Williams' stature join our Board. With Mr. Williams' appointment, Wentworth Energy adds significant industry strength and experience to its Board."

Roger Williams' appointment to the board is effective April 15, 2006.

The Company also announces the resignation of Jim Whiteside as a director and President of Oil Sands Development at Wentworth Energy. Jim leaves to pursue other opportunities, and the Company wishes to thank him for his service.

About Wentworth Energy, Inc.

Located in Forth Worth, Texas, Wentworth Energy, Inc. is a diversified energy company focused on the responsible development of America's natural resources while driving to maximize shareholder value. Wentworth Energy will apply innovative technologies toward the discovery and development of a diverse portfolio of high-value, low-risk energy projects such as the Company's opportunities in the Oil Sands of eastern Utah, the prolific oil and gas fields of the Gulf Coast, and the East Texas gas play. Wentworth Energy trades under the ticker symbol WNWG. For more information on the Company visit www.wentworthenergy.com

This news release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those projected on the basis of such forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are made based upon management's beliefs, as well as assumptions made by, and information currently available to, management pursuant to the "safe-harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.

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