Wavefront Energy & Environmental Services Inc. early Powerwave(TM) data indicates anticipated response



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    EDMONTON, Jan. 16 /CNW/ - Wavefront Energy and Environmental Services
Inc. ("Wavefront"), a leader in technology development and implementation for
improved oil recovery and optimized groundwater remediation is pleased to
announce that data gathered over the past ten weeks by an international oil
producer for Powerwave installations in Alberta indicates that the process has
led to a direct pressure response in the reservoir, often with increases in
fluid production rates, increased casing head pressures or fluid levels in
wells, and in a number of cases increased oil cuts and/or oil production rate.
    Wavefront President and CEO Brett Davidson stated, "These early results
are very meaningful as they indicate Powerwave is positively influencing
reservoir flow characteristics in the production patterns where the process is
utilized. A positive increase in a wells fluid level indicates greater
pressure in the reservoir. Similarly, increases in oil cuts and/or oil
production rates are related to greater mobility of the oil phase associated
with more uniform injection of water. All of the aforementioned reservoir
responses are expected in a Powerwave injection approach and should ultimately
lead to appreciable increases in total oil recovery. The next steps for the
client and Wavefront are to optimize productivity by increasing individual
pump rates to maximize production, and if applicable, increase water injection
rates to further enhance overall response thus providing additional support
for anticipated field wide deployment."
    Mr. Davidson also commented, "As an optimization process to industry
accepted production strategies, Powerwave can play a pivotal role in
maximizing oil recovery from reservoirs and these new results further
legitimize the value of the process to oil producers throughout the globe.
Powerwave, when properly implemented in secondary or tertiary oil recovery
programs such as waterfloods, CO(2) floods, surfactant floods, etc., may
result in billions of additional barrels of oil being extracted from
reservoirs over a number of years. Invariably, this would represent a
staggering dollar amount to the oil industry."

    About Wavefront Energy and Environmental Services Inc.

    Wavefront is a technology-based company with a focused, strategic plan to
leverage the value of our intellectual property in order to maximize oil
production recovery operations, as well as provide additional solutions for
environmental applications.

    ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

    WAVEFRONT ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES INC.


    "D. Brad Paterson" (signed)

    D. Brad Paterson, CFO & Director

    Cautionary Disclaimer - Forward Looking Statements
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    Certain statements contained herein regarding Wavefront and its
operations constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of
Canadian securities laws and the United States Private Securities Litigation
Reform Act of 1995. All statements that are not historical facts, including
without limitation statements regarding future estimates, plans, objectives,
assumptions or expectations or future performance, are "forward-looking
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terminology such as "may", "will", "should", "expect", "plan", "anticipate",
"believe", "estimate", "predict", "potential", "continue" or the negative of
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"forward-looking statements" involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties
that could cause actual results and future events to differ materially from
those anticipated in such statements. Such factors include fluctuations in the
acceptance rates of Wavefront's Powerwave and Primawave Processes, demand for
products and services, fluctuations in the market for oil and gas related
products and services, the ability of Wavefront to attract and maintain key
personnel, technology changes, global political and economic conditions, and
other factors that were described in further detail in Wavefront's continuous
disclosure filings, available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. Wavefront expressly
disclaims any obligation to up-date any "forward-looking statements", other
than as required by law.

    THE TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE NEITHER APPROVES NOR DISAPPROVES THE CONTENTS OF
    THIS RELEASE WHICH WAS PREPARED SOLELY AT THE DISCRETION OF MANAGEMENT





For further information:

For further information: D. Brad Paterson, CFO, (780) 486-2222 x224 Tel,
investor.info@onthewavefront.com

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