Texalta Petroleum Ltd.
TSX VENTURE : TEX.A

Texalta Petroleum Ltd.

April 30, 2007 18:56 ET

Texalta Petroleum Ltd.: Wordsworth Drilling Underway

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - April 30, 2007) - Texalta Petroleum Ltd. ("Texalta") (TSX VENTURE:TEX.A) would like to advise Shareholders that drilling operations at Wordsworth, Saskatchewan on a new horizontal well know as the Texalta et al Wordsworth E. HZ 3B9-23 / 3A11-14-7-3 W2 are now underway. The Company anticipates that this well will be similar to the first horizontal well drilled in May 2006 which averaged over 200 bbl/d during the first 6 months of production. This new well is the first in a series of wells planned for this area over the next 2 years. Drilling operations should take approximately 7 - 10 days and results will be released as they become available. Texalta is the Operator with a 47.5 percent working interest.

Road bans have now been lifted near the Petrex Texalta Queensdale W. HZ 4A9-25 / 3A15-25-6-2 W2 horizontal well at West Queensdale which was drilled in March 2007. Arrangements are underway to have a service rig moved on to the site to begin swabbing and production testing. Texalta holds a 25.55 percent working interest in this well.

TEX.A is engaged in the exploration, acquisition and development of prospective oil & gas properties in Saskatchewan and Alberta, Canada. The company currently has working interests ranging from 16.05% to 71.60% in 8800 acres of land and 13 producing oil wells in Saskatchewan with plans for several new wells in 2007. In addition, Texalta holds a 100% working interest in two exploration permits covering in excess of 5.5 million acres of prospective land in the Georgina Basin, Northern Territory, Australia.

This press release may include certain forward-looking statements. These statements are based on current expectations that involve a number of risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from those anticipated.

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