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Westbridge and Black Pearl Coordinate on Unconventional Gas Play in Southern Texas

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/26/14 -- Westbridge Energy Corporation (TSX VENTURE:WEB)(PINKSHEETS:WEGYF)(FRANKFURT:PUQ1) ("Westbridge" or the "Company") and Black Pearl Holdings, LLC ("Black Pearl") are pleased to announce the companies will be collaborating on an unconventional wet gas play in southern Texas. This new project is called the Frigate Island Project.

Westbridge and Black Pearl intend to source strategic and financial partners to partake in the leasing, exploration and development of the Frigate Island Project. This project represents one of the latest initiatives of Westbridge and Black Pearl and is indicative of the more than 500 leads and prospects identified as part of the joint venture and planned merger between the companies. Discussions have commenced with multiple potential partners and formal proposals are anticipated in the near term.

Unconventional gas plays are highly attractive to industry participants and Westbridge and Black Pearl believe the Frigate Island Project makes an excellent addition to the current portfolio of assets.

Frigate Island Project

The Frigate Island Project is located in southern Texas and is based upon the recent innovations in horizontal drilling and fracking. The project area is approximately 6,000 to 8,000 acres with the play potentially extending for 150 to 200 miles. The project area has both 2D and 3D seismic data as well as previously drilled vertical wells which penetrated the targeted interval. The wells planned for the project will be drilled to 5,500' vertically and then 2,500' laterally with staged fracking of the lateral reservoir interval. These wells will target the Lower Yegua interval, a well-known producing formation in the Gulf Coast of the United States.

The geologic setting for the Lower Yegua is that of an offshore bar / barrier island. These offshore bars contain sands which were deposited on a stable platform created by a deep-seated shale ridge. Longshore currents reworked these sands over the shale ridge. The reworked section is made up of 1 inch to 2 feet thick lenticular sands interbedded in shale. These sands are known to have excellent reservoir characteristics. The proposed wells will be designed to commingle all these highly laminated sand lenses through horizontal drilling and fracking of the Lower Yegua interval.

There are two unique aspects to this project:

1.  Due to the deep-seated shale ridge, the objective section is over-
    pressured. This will help contribute to higher initial production rates
    and enhanced well recoveries; and 
    
2.  The objective section is hydrocarbon bearing throughout with no known
    water section (other than shale bound water). 

To the south of the prospective area, lies an analog field. This field is productive from the same Lower Yegua interval that will be targeted by the proposed horizontal wells. This field has produced over 54.6 billion cubic feet of gas and 950 thousand barrels of condensate and is still actively producing.

Corporate Update

Westbridge and Black Pearl are currently producing oil and gas from the Bivens Field in southwest Louisiana. Once the production numbers have fully stabilized, Westbridge and Black Pearl will update the market with the flow rates from the recently completed workovers.

Westbridge and Black Pearl are also making progress towards completing a definitive agreement and the requisite filings to complete the merger of the companies. Formal updates with be forthcoming in this regard.

Management Commentary

Mr. Tosan Omatsola, President and CEO of Westbridge, comments: "Westbridge and Black Pearl believe the Frigate Island Project is an excellent complement to our existing portfolio of conventional oil and gas plays in the United States. Our management team is also highly focused on executing a value creating strategy in the near term, including the completion of the merger with Black Pearl, attracting partners for our various projects and drilling multiple exploration and development wells."

Mr. Michael Looney, President and CEO of Black Pearl, comments: "The Frigate Island Project has multiple unique attributes attractive to industry participants. In coordination with several technical consultants and nearby operators, we have assembled a large amount of technical data and continue to define and design the optimal project plan. We look forward to completing our planned merger with Westbridge and assuming an active role in the combined entity."

Further information on the Frigate Island Project can be found in Westbridge's corporate presentation available at: www.westbridgeweb.com.

On behalf of Westbridge Energy Corporation,

Tosan Omatsola, President and Chief Executive Officer

Darren Collins, Vice President, Business Development

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and "forward looking information" within the meaning of the British Columbia Securities Act, the Alberta Securities Act and the Ontario Securities Act. Generally, the words "expect", "intend", "estimate", "will" and similar expressions identify forward-looking information. By their very nature, forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties that may cause our actual results, performance or achievements, or that of our industry, to differ materially from those expressed or implied in any of our forward looking information. Statements in this press release regarding Westbridge's business or proposed business, which are not historical facts, are forward-looking information that involve risks and uncertainties, such as estimates and statements that describe Westbridge's future plans, objectives or goals, including words to the effect that Westbridge or management expects a stated condition or result to occur. Since forward-looking statements address events and conditions, by their very nature, they involve inherent risks and uncertainties. Actual results in each case could differ materially from those currently anticipated in such statements. Investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date they are made. All of the Company's Canadian public disclosure filings may be accessed via www.sedar.com and readers are urged to review these materials, including the technical reports filed with respect to the Company's oil and gas properties. The foregoing commentary is based on the beliefs, expectations and opinions of management on the date the statements are made. The Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Contacts:
Westbridge Energy Corporation
Tosan Omatsola
President and Chief Executive Officer
+1 604 638 9378
[email protected]

Westbridge Energy Corporation
Darren Collins
Vice President, Business Development
+1 604 638 9378
[email protected]
www.westbridgeweb.com

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