Major Drilling Projects by Neighboring Operators Surround Wind River Energy’s Day Butte Project

DENVER--()--Wind River Energy Corp. (“Wind River” or the “Company”) announced today the location of the next two wells in their Day Butte Project and also confirmed the locations of the EnCana Oil & Gas, Noble Energy and ConocoPhillips gas field developments, which surround Wind River’s potential 75 well Day Butte Project. (See link below.)

The Casper Star-Tribune reported on August 3, 2011 that those three companies would soon submit a development plan to federal officials as part of a 4,200-well gas field development project known as the Moneta Divide. The Moneta Divide field area encompasses Wind River’s Day Butte Project, in Wyoming.

The article stated that the Moneta Divide field wells will be drilled on 20 acre spacing into a 414 square-mile area between Casper and Shoshone near Lysite, Wyoming crossing the border of Fremont and Natrona counties, and encompassing the area where Wind River Energy has 1,578 acres of leases in its Day Butte Project. The article states that EnCana will drill 3,600 wells down to 10,000 feet, while Noble will drill 450 wells and ConocoPhillips will drill 150, according to the U.S. Bureau of Land Management field office in Lander. The new plan is a big boost for Wyoming’s natural gas industry, which ranks second behind only Texas for domestic natural gas production, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

Wind River announced the location of their two additional wells in the Day Butte project, which are progressing through the permit approval process, and are in the area of four drilling permits recently issued to Encana and Noble, for wells which are within three miles of Wind River’s existing leasehold.

“The drilling plans of EnCana, Noble and ConocoPhillips, which are some of the best companies in the natural gas business, effectively ratify our Day Butte Prospect, with its multiple pay zones per well and widespread gas accumulation”, stated Alan O’Hare, CEO of Wind River Energy.

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About Wind River Energy Corp.:

Wind River is an oil and natural gas acquisition, exploration and development company with a focus on domestic energy projects within the United States. Wind River has oil & gas leases on three properties located in the Wind River Basin of Wyoming in addition to its four other project areas in Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming and Montana.

For further information, please visit Wind River’s website at http://www.windriverenergy.com/.

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Paul Cox, Director
T: 604-689-0037
F: 604-926-5806
E: paulcox@pilotagecc.com

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Wind River Energy Corp.
Paul Cox, Director
T: 604-689-0037
F: 604-926-5806
E: paulcox@pilotagecc.com