Westchester Resources Inc.
TSX VENTURE : WSR

Westchester Resources Inc.

September 15, 2005 08:00 ET

Westchester Updates Manitoba Drilling

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Sept. 15, 2005) - Westchester Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:WSR) ("Westchester") today provided an update on its drilling operations in the Daley Field in Manitoba. 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.

02/16-10 Horizontal Well

Drilling of the horizontal portion of the third well, the 02/16-10 well, has been completed. The well is located on the same lease as the 16-10 well which was completed and swab tested at an initial rate of 332 barrels of oil per day (bbl/pd). After reviewing well data and conferring with consulting engineers and geologists, the Joint Venture elected to drill a second horizontal leg off the vertical portion of the 02/16-10 well bore. Westchester has been informed by the operator that drilling of the second leg has been completed and the well has been swab tested over a four hour period at a rate of 180 bbl/pd. Testing of the first horizontal leg of the 02/16-10 well is scheduled to begin later this week.

10-30 Horizontal Well

The well has been shut-in and testing temporarily suspended while test data is being reviewed. Testing of the 10-30 well will resume once testing of the two legs of the 02/16-10 well is completed.

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 oon forward-looking statements

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