Western Oil Sands to Present at FirstEnergy/Société Générale East Coast Canadian Energy Conference and the FirstEnergy/Société Générale Oil Sands Conference



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    CALGARY, March 12 /CNW/ - Western Oil Sands Inc. (TSX: WTO) ("Western")
announced today that David Dyck, Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief
Financial Officer, will speak at the FirstEnergy/Société Générale East Coast
Canadian Energy Conference in New York City on March 15, 2007 at 3:15 p.m.
EST. The live webcast of Western's presentation can be accessed via the
Investors section of the Company's web site at www.westernoilsands.com and
will remain archived for 30 days. The live webcast can also be accessed at
http://www.firstenergy.com/conf/ny07/WTO.html.
    Mr. Dyck will also be presenting at the FirstEnergy/Société Générale Oil
Sands Conference in London, England on March 19, 2007 at 2:35 p.m. GMT
(10:35 a.m. EST). The live webcast of this presentation can also be accessed
from Western's web site or at
http://www.firstenergy.com/conf/OS_mar07/WTO.html.

    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, Manager, Investor Relations &
Communications, (403) 233-1757

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