Westchester Resources Inc.
TSX VENTURE : WSR

Westchester Resources Inc.

September 20, 2005 10:15 ET

Westchester Completes 02/16-10 well

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Sept. 20, 2005) -

Production expected to begin in October

Westchester Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:WSR) today announced that it had been informed by its operator that swab testing of the first horizontal leg of the 02/16-10 well in the Daley Field in Manitoba has been completed. The well was swab tested from the lateral junction of the first and second leg over a four-hour period at a rate of 295 barrels of oil per day (bbl/pd). With the successful completion of both the 16-10 (swab tested at 332 bbl/pd rate, announced August 16, 2005) and 02/16-10 wells, construction of the gathering facilities will commence in order to put both wells into production. First sale of oil is expected by mid- October of this year. Actual production rates from both wells will be confirmed once production is initiated. The service rig will be moved to the 10-30 well where testing is expected to resume later this week. Westchester owns a 50 percent working interest in each well through its Joint Venture Agreement (the "Joint Venture") with Aspen Group Resources Corporation (TSX:ASR). Aspen is the operator on each well.

The Joint Venture also owns a total of 7 leases totaling approximately 2200 acres in the Daley Field. Consulting geologists estimate that the leases contain approximately 25 additional drill targets. The Joint Venture is working with third party engineers to prepare a drilling plan in order to further develop the acreage.

Westchester Resources Inc. is an independent oil and gas exploration company. Westchester's operations are focused in Western Canada and the US. The Company's shares trade on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "WSR".

Forward Looking Statements - Certain information regarding Westchester set forth in this news release may contain forward-looking statements that involve substantial known and unknown risks and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, certain of which are beyond Westchester's control, including, but not limited to the impact of general economic conditions, industry conditions, volatility of commodity prices, risks associated with the uncertainty of reserve estimates, currency fluctuations and exploration risk. In addition, there can be no assurance that the flow rate estimated herein can be maintained with the testing conducted. Readers are cautioned that the assumptions used in the preparation of such information, although considered reasonable at the time of preparation, may prove to be imprecise and, as such, undue reliance should not be placed on forward-looking statements.


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