Mining Property Sold for $1 Million Cash


    CALGARY, Aug. 8 /CNW/ - Western Energy Services Corp. ("Western" or the
"Company") announced today that the Company's non-core Plata-Inca mining
property (the "Property"), located in the Yukon Territory, has been sold for
the cash purchase price of C$1,000,000. The Plata-Inca property was valued on
the Company's books at a cost base of $nil for accounting purposes.

    Western is an oil field services company trading on the TSX Venture
Exchange in Canada under the symbol "WSV". Western is active in Canada, Texas
and Latin America.

    Forward Looking Information

    This release may contain certain forward-looking statements and actual
results could differ materially from the expectations expressed in these
forward-looking statements. The Company does not assume any responsibility to
update this information for events subsequent to its preparation.

    The TSX Venture Exchange does not accept responsibility for the adequacy
    or accuracy of this release.

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