Western Oil Sands Hosts 2007 First Quarter Conference Call on April 26, 2007



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    CALGARY, April 19 /CNW/ - Western Oil Sands Inc. (TSX: WTO) ("Western")
will release its 2007 first quarter results prior to market open on April 26,
2007 and will host a conference call and webcast at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time
(9:00 a.m. Mountain Time) that morning.
    To participate in the conference call, it is advised to call ten minutes
prior to start time. Dial (416) 644-3414 in the Toronto area or (800) 732-6179
toll-free. A replay of the conference call will be available approximately two
hours after the event until May 3, 2007. To listen to the audio replay, call
(416) 640-1917 or toll-free at (877) 289-8525 and enter the passcode 21225944
followed by the pound sign.
    The simultaneous audio webcast will be available on Western's web site at
www.westernoilsands.com under the Investors section and will be archived for
approximately 90 days.

    About Western Oil Sands

    Western Oil Sands Inc. is a Canadian corporation listed on the Toronto
Stock Exchange under the symbol WTO. Our vision is to create shareholder value
through the opportunity capture and development of large, world-class
hydrocarbon resources. Our primary asset is our 20 per cent undivided interest
in the Athabasca Oil Sands Project. Western is also pursuing initiatives
related to in-situ and technology development as well as downstream
opportunities. WesternZagros Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Western, is
pursuing conventional oil and gas exploration opportunities in the Federal
Region of Kurdistan in Northern Iraq. For additional information, visit
www.westernoilsands.com





For further information:

For further information: Dorreen Miller, Director, Investor Relations
and Communications, (403) 233-1757

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