Dr. William Purves Joins the Val Verde Technical Team

    VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, April 16 /CNW/ - Providence Resources, Inc.
(OTCBB:PVRS) announced today that it has engaged Dr. William Purves as an
advisor to the Board of Directors and as a technical consultant to assist
TRNCO Petroleum Corporation in the interpretation of 3D seismic data intended
to illuminate deep gas targets that underlie Providence's 12,832 acres in Val
Verde County, Texas and to advise management as to primary locations for
initial drilling on the leases.

    Dr. William J. Purves received his PhD in Geosciences from the University
of Arizona, Tucson in 1978 and has been involved in the petroleum industry
ever since. Employed by major oil companies, Phillips Petroleum Research in
his initial years to almost two decades with Mobil Oil Corporation, Dr. Purves
stressed multidisciplinary technical approaches to petroleum exploration and
production projects. Upon retirement from Mobil Oil Corporation, Dr. Purves
served for seven years as the Chief Geologist for Pioneer Natural Resources in
Dallas, Texas before forming his own independent Energy Exploration firm,
Highlander Energy LLC.

    Most importantly for Providence, Dr. Purves has spent over twelve years
involved in Permian Basin exploration and production programs. His experience
has developed into an expertise for innovative interpretation and 3D seismic
visualization of carbonate reservoirs with particular focus on the Ellenburger
formation, one of the main gas bearing reservoirs, believed to be within
Providence's lease hold interests.

    Providence has initiated permitting on the Val Verde leases and expects
TRNCO to commence seismic data acquisition in May. The acquisition and
interpretation may require up to six months before drilling can commence on
the leases.

    Additional updates on Providence's exploration and development activities
will be provided as such information becomes available.

    Forward-Looking Statements:

    A number of statements contained in this press release are
forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities
Act of 1933, as amended. A safe-harbor provision may not be applicable to the
forward-looking statements made in this press release because of certain
exclusions under Section 27A (b). These forward-looking statements involve a
number of risks and uncertainties, including the sufficiency of existing
capital resources, uncertainties related to the exploration and development of
Providence's leasehold oil and gas interests, and the ability to secure
additional sources of financing. The actual results that Providence may
achieve could differ materially from any forward-looking statements due to
such risks and uncertainties. Providence encourages the public to read the
information provided here in conjunction with its most recent filings on Form
10-KSB and Form 10-QSB. Providence's public filings may be viewed at

For further information:

For further information: Providence Resources, Inc. Nora Coccaro, Chief
Executive Officer, 778-994-2446 noracoccaro@gmail.com Markus Mueller, +41 44
280 5066 Chairman of the Board of Directors muller@fes.ch or TRNCO Petroleum
Corporation Tom Nikoloff, President, 432-683-7200 tnickoloff@trnco.net

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