SOURCE: Worthington Energy, Inc.

Worthington Energy, Inc.

April 20, 2012 10:00 ET

Worthington Energy Reports Proved Reserve Evaluation on VM-179

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Apr 20, 2012) - Worthington Energy, Inc. (OTCBB: WGAS) ("Worthington"), an energy turnaround company engaged in the acquisition, exploration, development and drilling of oil and natural gas properties, today reports that they have received the 2012 Reserve and Economic Evaluation on Vermilion Block 179 issued by James F Hubbard Petroleum Consultant (JFH) in New Orleans, LA.

At the request of Worthington Energy, JFH prepared a reserve and economic evaluation of Worthington's VM 179 lease located in the Gulf of Mexico, offshore Louisiana as of January 1, 2012. Worthington currently owns a 70% Leasehold Working Interest in VM 179, with a Net Revenue Interest of 51.975%.

The reserve report shows Gross Proved Reserves of 784.3 Thousand Barrels (Mbbl) of Oil and 2,215.4 Million Standard Cubic Feet (MMSCF) of Gas, and Net Proved Reserves of 407.6 Mbbl Oil and 1,151.5 MMSCF Gas with a Projected Future Net Revenue of $36.7 million and a Discounted Future Net Income of $20.3 million (PV-10).

The report also shows combined Gross total reserves for VM 179, both Proved and Probable, of 2,129.7 Mbbl Oil and 4,237.9 MMSCF Gas, and Net total for all reserves of 1,106.9 Mbbl Oil and 2,202.7 MMSCF Gas with a Projected Future Net Revenue of $97.7 million and a Discounted Future Net Income of $55.1 million (PV-10).

The Gross Reserves referenced above are to 100% working interest in the lease. The Net Reserves and all income data are to the net interests owned by Worthington. Appropriate deductions have been made for royalties and overriding royalties.

Reserves are those quantities of petroleum (for the purpose of these definitions, the term petroleum refers to naturally occurring liquids and gases which are predominately comprised of hydrocarbon compounds) which are anticipated to be commercially recovered from known accumulations from a given date forward. All reserve estimates involve some degree of uncertainty. The relative degree of uncertainty may be conveyed by placing reserves into one of two principal classifications, either proved or unproved. Unproved reserves are less certain to be recovered than proved reserves and may be further sub-classified as probable and possible reserves to denote progressively increasing uncertainty in their recoverability. Probable reserves are those unproved reserves which analysis of geological and engineering data suggests are more likely than not to be recoverable.

About Worthington
Worthington (f/k/a Paxton Energy, Inc.) engages in the acquisition, exploration, development and drilling of oil and natural gas properties. Worthington is an energy turnaround company whose strategy is to acquire cash flow producing properties with proved and probable reserves, develop the fields by reworking existing wells and drilling new wells. Worthington was founded in 2004 and is based in Stateline, Nevada.

Cautionary Note to U.S. Investors
Effective January 1, 2010, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) now permits oil and gas companies, in their filings with the SEC, to disclose not only "proved" reserves (i.e., quantities of oil and gas that are estimated to be recoverable with a high degree of confidence), but also "probable" reserves (i.e., quantities of oil and gas that are as likely as not to be recovered) as well as "possible" reserves (i.e., additional quantities of oil and gas that might be recovered, but with a lower probability than probable reserves). As noted above, statements of reserves are only estimates and may not correspond to the ultimate quantities of oil and gas recovered. Any reserve estimates provided in this press release that are not specifically designated as being estimates of proved reserves may include estimated reserves not necessarily calculated in accordance with, or contemplated by, the SEC's latest reserve reporting guidelines. Investors are urged to consider closely the disclosure in Worthington's Annual Report on Form 10-K available from Worthington at P.O. Box 1148, Zephyr Cove, NV 89448 (attn: Investor Relations). You can also obtain this report from the SEC by calling 1-800-SEC-0330 or from the SEC's website at

Safe Harbor
Statements about Worthington's future expectations and all other statements in this press release other than historical facts, are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Worthington intends that such forward-looking statements be subject to the safe harbors created thereby. The above information contains information relating to Worthington that is based on the beliefs of Worthington and/or its management as well as assumptions made by and information currently available to Worthington or its management. Worthington does not undertake any responsibility to update the forward-looking statements contained in this release.

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