Western Lakota Energy Services Inc.

Western Lakota Energy Services Inc.

January 31, 2006 08:00 ET

Western Lakota Expands Command Coil Subsidiary to Serve Growing Market

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 31, 2006) - Command Coil Services Inc. ("Command Coil"), a wholly owned subsidiary of Western Lakota Energy Services Inc. (TSX:WLE), announces that it's third coil service unit has been completed and is currently working for an oil and gas customer.

The Company also announces that three more coil service units have been approved for construction in addition to the two other coil tubing units currently under construction that were previously announced in the 2006 capital budget. With the planned additions, Command Coil will operate a total of eight coil service units by year-end 2006.

"The level of activity in the oil and gas industry in western Canada has generated a substantial need for high performing coil service units," said Doug Zimmer, General Manager of Command Coil. "With these additional units, we are building a fleet that will allow us to further expand into this growing market."

One of Canada's fastest-growing energy services providers, Western Lakota is currently operating 34 drilling rigs, including six CBM/coring/pre-set rigs and has committed to build 23 more drilling rigs that are scheduled to be completed throughout 2006 and early 2007. The Company also operates three coil service units with an additional five scheduled to be completed in 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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