Mesa Energy Holdings, Inc. Provides Drilling and Operational Update

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Mesa Energy Holdings, Inc. Provides Drilling and Operational Update

DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Mesa Energy Holdings, Inc. (the "Company")(OTCBB: MSEH), an oil and gas exploration and production company, announced today that it has completed a successful workover of the LLDSB # 10 well in its Lake Hermitage Field in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana and that the initial results have been promising, with daily production rates as high as 200 BOD. The Company is continuing its workover and recompletion activity in the field and expects additional results soon.

Due to a series of complications, the Company has abandoned the Thomas Unit #6H well in its Turkey Creek Project in Garfield County, Oklahoma. The mechanical failure of a drilling motor assembly combined with a very difficult shale section just above the Mississippi Limestone precipitated a series of issues that ultimately could not be overcome. However, the extensive logging and testing of the pilot hole early in the drilling process has provided the Company with valuable information, not only about the Mississippian Lime but also about the Woodford Shale, a highly prospective zone immediately beneath it. The team will fully evaluate the results of this effort and is looking forward to additional drilling and expansion of the Company's acreage position in the Mississippian Limestone play later this year.


"We are pleased with the activities in the Lake Hermitage Field but are obviously disappointed in the mechanical failure and subsequent abandonment of the Thomas #6H well. Complications associated with initial drilling activities in a new field are a part of the challenges that any company endures; however we are very encouraged with the preliminary findings and we are confident that our next efforts in the Mississippian Limestone will be successful," said Randy M. Griffin, CEO of Mesa Energy Holdings, Inc. Mr. Griffin added, "Also, we expect to close our transaction with Armada Oil, Inc. in the very near future and to begin preparations for commencement of an additional horizontal drilling program in the Niobrara Shale in southeast Wyoming later this year."

About Mesa Energy Holdings, Inc.

Headquartered in Dallas, TX, Mesa Energy Holdings, Inc. is a growth-oriented Exploration and Production (E&P) company with a definitive focus on growing reserves and net asset value per share, primarily through the acquisition and enhancement of high quality producing properties and the development of highly diversified developmental drilling opportunities. The company currently owns producing oil properties in Plaquemines and Lafourche Parishes in Louisiana as well as developmental properties in Garfield and Major Counties, OK and Wyoming County, NY.

More information about the Company may be found at http://mesaenergy.us.

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