International Western Petroleum Announces Drilling the First Well of The Bend Arch Lion Program

International Western Petroleum ("IWPO" or "The Company") International Western Petroleum Announces Drilling the First Well of The Bend Arch Lion Program January 28 2013, London, UK - International Western Petroleum Corporation (Ticker: IWPO), the GXG-listed oil & gas exploration and production company with operations in Texas, is pleased to announce the drilling of the first well of Bend Arch Lion Project which is our flagship exploration project in Coleman County, Texas, USA. IWPO's operations team already completed bringing the water into the oil pit after digging the mouse hole to prepare for the drilling which just started yesterday.  International Western Oil is serving as the licensed oil & gas operator for this exploration project. Ross Ramsey, CEO of International Western Petroleum stated, "We are very excited to drill the very first well of the 4-well Bend Arch Lion program today and that we have spent a lot of time and money studying the geology and reserves. We got some minor delay on drilling while waiting for our drilling permits fully approved by the Texas Railroad Commission just last week. Our actually drilling started at 6pm yesterday at our drilling site in Coleman County of West Texas, aiming to reach our targeted 4,700 total depth by mid February." For virtual oil field visit, please visit: http://www.iwpetro.com/index.php/component/k2/item/119 About International Western Petroleum Corporation: International Western Petroleum Corporation (GXG: IWPO) is a global oil & gas E&P company specializing in exploration and lease acquisitions with a focus on North America.  IWPO boasts a world-class team of petroleum engineers, scientists, geologists, and global marketers serving major oil & gas companies worldwide.  For more information, please visit the corporate website: www.iwpetro.com For further information contact: International Western Petroleum Corporation Investor Relations Department info@iwpetro.com +1.855.512.5100 This announcement is distributed by GlobeNewswire on behalf of GlobeNewswire clients. The owner of this announcement warrants that: (i) the releases contained herein are protected by copyright and other applicable laws; and (ii) they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein. Source: International Western Petroleum Corporation via GlobeNewswire [HUG#1757211]