Wentworth Energy, Inc.
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Wentworth Energy, Inc.

March 23, 2006 08:07 ET

Wentworth Oil Sands CEO Announces Expert Team

FORT WORTH, TEXAS--(CCNMatthews - March 23, 2006) -


Wentworth Energy, Inc. (OTCBB:WNWG) reported today that Wentworth Oil Sands CEO Roger Williams has announced the management team who will join him in the commercialization of the Petromax Oil Sands technology.

"We are fortunate to have assembled an aggressive and nimble management team with decades of industry experience, tremendous technical knowledge, and the business acumen to commercialize and market the patented Petromax Oil Sands separation technology," Williams said. "We need to get off to a fast start and we have a lot of work to do. I am confident this strong nucleus will enable Wentworth Oil Sands to make a significant impact in the oil sands industry."

"The selection of these outstanding and seasoned professionals, in addition to the recent appointment of Dr. David Sego as Executive VP of Technology, will result in a faster ramp-up of the Company's efforts to introduce our Oil Sands technology to the international oil and gas markets," stated Williams.


Gord McDougall - President & COO

Gord's background and experience as a corporate leader and creative thinker has led him to the development of several technology and energy-oriented projects and companies in recent years. As a senior management consultant with over 20 years' experience in strategic planning and development, venture capital fundraising, as well as corporate restructuring and repositioning, he has headed many business acquisitions and successfully led companies through the process of becoming publicly traded. Gord is passionate about the future of the energy sector and is dedicated to the success of Wentworth Energy, Inc. and its subsidiary Wentworth Oil Sands, Inc.

Barry Rosengrant, Founder of Petromax

Barry founded Petromax Technologies LLC when he learned of the serious and costly sludge waste handling problem impacting oil refineries. After determining the potential market was approximately $1 Billion per year in the U.S. alone, he retained a nanomolecular scientist to develop a product to dramatically reduce sludge removal costs as well as to eliminate costly remediation steps once sludge is out of the tank. The series of products, all of which change the interface between hydrocarbon molecules and inorganic surfaces, now make up a complete Petromax line having worldwide applications in refinery and production sludge remediation, downhole oil well stimulation, and especially in Oil Sands production and remediation of existing Oil Sands waste ponds. A successful entrepreneur and marketing specialist, Rosengrant founded and subsequently sold the leading corporate facilities firm in California, which under its new name of Cresa Partners is now international in scope and grossed over $5.8 billion last year.

Sid Jaycock, B.E., P.Eng. - VP of Engineering

Sid is an independent Oil Sands development consultant, President of TDI Projects and acting CEO of NiSands Limited, a company formed for Nigerian Oil Sands development. Sid brings a wealth of Oil Sands experience including positions as Equipment Application Engineer working with the development team of Cities Services Athabasca Ltd. (forerunner of Syncrude); Process Equipment Supplier to GCOS (Suncor) through Bechtel Corporation; Manager of the Industrial Engineering Division of Associated Engineering Services Ltd. (AESL) and Vice-President of AESL; Consultant to Esso (Exxon) as Project Engineering Manager for the conceptual development of a 100,000 Bbl/Day in-situ Oil Sands recovery project; Lead Mechanical Engineer and Corporate Engineering Manager for AESL during detailed design of Syncrude's 125,000 Bbl/Day Oil Sand extraction plant facilities; Senior Vice President of Associated Pullman Kellogg Ltd.; President of Techman/Loram Ltd.; and Founder of TDI Projects Inc. specifically targeted for the creation of ownership-technology partnerships for the development of smaller scale Oil Sands projects.

Earl St. Denis, BSc, MSc, PhD - VP of Process Design

Earl has over 30 years of project development engineering experience in Canada and offshore. As a consultant for the past eight years, St. Denis has specialized in program and process evaluations for oil and mining operations including process options for small-scale Oil Sands facilities. Recently he served as Manager of Metallurgy during the development phase of a $1.4 billion 50,000 t/y acid pressure leach lateritic nickel mine and refinery in Cuba. St. Denis has also worked as Technology manager in the development of processes for tar sands as well as coal and heavy oil upgrading and he holds two patents in this field. Previously, he was Vice President of Research and has held other management positions in several major Canadian R&D organizations.

Dr. Geoff Dolbear - VP of Research & Development

Geoff is a process chemist with 34 years of industrial experience, and more than 10 years as principal of G.E. Dolbear & Associates. In his career, he has developed catalysts and processes for several petroleum refining applications. His work in coal chemistry includes a project to develop a process for manufacturing polymer-grade terephthalic acid from coal. He is an internationally recognized expert on hydroprocessing of petroleum, and the chemistry and reactions of residual oils. He is co-author with Dr. John Magee of the well-received book, Petroleum Catalysis in Non-technical Language. Dolbear is listed as the inventor on seven U.S. Patents. He also serves as Execute VP of Technology for Petromax Technologies, LLC and has been instrumental in the research, development and application of the Petromax technology for solving sludge and heavy oil problems.

Randy Brawn - VP of Technology Application

Randy brings 25 years of oil industry refining and operational experience to Wentworth Oil Sands. As a line manager with Ultramar/Valero (the nation's leading oil refiner), he had "Special Assignment" responsibilities including full responsibility for multimillion-dollar refinery projects such as Ultramar's major five-year Clean Fuels Project. His active leadership role on various projects and group assignments saved Ultramar millions of dollars. Randy is also COO of Petromax Technologies, LLC and has worked very closely for the past five years with the Petromax nanomolecular development team in applying the Petromax platform of chemical formulations to sludge remediation and clean-up of refinery and production wastes. His hands-on problem-solving approach and keen insight into the physical and chemical properties of heavy hydrocarbons has been invaluable in early applications of the Petromax technology to Oil Sands extraction and remediation of emulsified Oil Sands tailings.

Terry Ratajesak - VP of Field Operations

Terry has over twenty years of experience in transportation and facilities operation management for the petroleum recycling industry. During that time, he served as Production Operations and Special Projects Manager for DK Environmental. He was responsible for maintenance, purchasing, materials processing, liquid solidification shipping for disposal by truck or rail, and a metals recycling program. Overseas processing included handling of RCRA & non-RCRA materials to include liquid solidification and shipping and receiving. Terry also worked with Asbury Environmental as a Sales Manager, supervising business development to establish waste management contracts with dealerships, government facilities, and other waste-related oil industry companies. Terry also worked for Petroleum Recycling Corporation (PRC) and Aztec Oil, serving as Plant Manager. After merging with Aztec Oil, PRC became the largest West Coast TS&D facility and transportation source in the industry with 200 employees, three sales divisions, and annual sales of $11 million.

John Anderson - VP of Business Development

John brings over 15 years of experience in the environmental field to the Management Team. He is a Principal in Meredith & Associates, an environmental consulting firm based in Los Angeles. As an active Partner, he was responsible for project management, business development, client relations, administration, and recruiting and human resources management. Past experience includes a senior management role starting Partsamerica.com, Advance Auto Parts and CSK Auto's internet sales partnership. John also served as Director of Risk Management and Regulatory Affairs for the world's largest retailer of swimming pool supplies. As a Doctoral Fellow at RAND Corporation, John contributed to several projects relating to the development of innovative environmental technologies.

About Wentworth Oil Sands, Inc.

Wentworth Oil Sands is a joint venture between Wentworth Energy, Inc., and Petromax Technologies, LLC. Formed to develop Oil Sands projects, the joint venture has exclusive rights to the Petromax hydrocarbon separation technology for Oil Sands and several other specific commercial applications including the marketing rights for Petromax in emulsified Oil Sands tailings remediation, and further rights to market the technology in Canada and the United States including use in the stimulation of oil and gas wells, tank sludge cleaning projects and oil pipeline transportation.

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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