Western Lakota Energy Services Inc.

Western Lakota Energy Services Inc.

March 27, 2006 08:00 ET

Western Lakota Announces the Completion of its 38th Drilling Rig and Command Coil's Fifth Coil Tubing Service Unit

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - March 27, 2006) - Western Lakota Energy Services Inc. (TSX:WLE) announces that it has completed construction of its 38th drilling rig, a 3,600 metre ultra-heavy double drilling rig.

Western Lakota also announces that construction has been completed on its fifth coil tubing service unit which will be operated by its subsidiary Command Coil Services Inc.

One of Canada's fastest growing energy services providers, Western Lakota is currently operating 38 drilling rigs, including eight CBM/oil sands coring/pre-set rigs and has committed to build an additional 21 rigs as part of its 2006 Rig Construction Plan. The Company also operates five coil tubing service units with an additional three scheduled to be completed throughout 2006. Western Lakota continues to provide one of the newest fleets of safe and efficient drilling rigs and coil service units in Canada while delivering strong results for shareholders, customers and Aboriginal partners.

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