Westbridge Energy Corporation Strengthens Its Advisory Board with Two World Class Additions

Westbridge Energy Corporation Strengthens Its Advisory Board with Two World 
Class Additions 
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/20/13 -- Westbridge
Energy Corporation ("Westbridge" or the "Company") (TSX
VENTURE:WEB)(FRANKFURT:PUQ1) is pleased to announce the appointment
of Mr. Mark W. Monaghan and Dr. M. Ebi Omatsola to its Advisory
Board, effective immediately. 
Senior Advisor: Mark W. Monaghan 
Mark W. Monaghan has been appointed as a member of the Advisory Board
of Westbridge. Mr. Monaghan currently serves as a corporate
development consultant to Westbridge and has over 20 years of banking
and corporate development experience with leading investment banks
and several public companies. Over his career, Mr. Monaghan has
helped raise over a billion dollars for public companies, primarily
in the natural resource industry.  
Mr. Monaghan has deep African resource development experience and
most recently was a founding Executive Director with former publicly
traded company, UNX Energy ("UNX") (TSX VENTURE:UNX), a
Namibia-focused offshore oil and gas exploration company. UNX was
sold to HRT Participacoes Em Petroleo S.A for US$730 million in 2011
after the company raised more than US$60 million of equity capital to
fund the exploration of its deep water offshore block portfolio in
Namibia.  
Distinguished Advisor: Dr. M. Ebi Omatsola 
Dr. Omatsola has over forty years of worldwide oil and gas industry
experience and is one of the most renowned African oil and gas
explorationists.  
Dr. Omatsola began his career as a geologist for Agip (ENI) before
joining Shell in 1967. At Shell, Dr. Omatsola was the first African
to head the Shell Geological Laboratory in Nigeria and established
with others the conceptual model for the development of the Niger
Delta basin by Escalator Regression. In 1983, Dr. Omatsola worked in
the Sultanate of Oman as Senior Team Geologist and Deputy Team
Leader. He subsequently returned to Nigeria and was appointed Head of
Exploration, Western Division for Nigeria. During his tenure as Head
of this division, Dr. Omatsola led the exploration and development
teams that developed the conceptual and depositional models in the
Niger Delta, establishing the building blocks of the Niger Delta
Sequence and turning around the decline in production in the western
Niger Delta by quadrupling discoveries and production from that
region and opening up the coastal swamp which culminated in the
laying of over 80km of the 20 inch- 24 inch Trans Ramos delivery
pipeline. In 1986, he transferred to Shell's worldwide head office in
the Netherlands as New Ventures and Area Geologist/Consultant for
Africa and the Middle East under which 14 countries, including
Namibia, were under his jurisdiction. In 1989, Dr. Omatsola returned
to Nigeria and became Chief Geologist for Shell Nigeria. Dr. Omatsola
departed Shell in 1989 as Chief Geologist for Nigeria. In each case
he established numerous firsts while discovering significant amounts
of oil and gas. 
In 1990, Dr. Omatsola became pioneer Managing Director/Chief
Executive of Consolidated Oil (now Conoil Producing Ltd.), the
leading indigenous (local) petroleum exploration and production
Company in Nigeria. Under Dr. Omatsola's leadership, Conoil Producing
has established an impressive record in the search for, discovery,
planning and production of petroleum without any foreign/local
technical partner. Conoil Producing is currently the largest net
producing indigenous upstream company in Nigeria with 5 blocks and
over 25,000bopd in net production (net peak production was over
45,000bopd). Dr. Ebi is currently Group Vice-Chairman of Conoil
Producing Ltd. 
Dr. Omatsola is the recipient of numerous prestigious national and
international awards, including the first recipient of the Department
of Petroleum Resources (DPR) Sponsored-NMGS/Chief M.O. Feyide's Award
for Excellence and Continuity in Petroleum Geology/Engineering in
Africa (March, 1999), the first recipient of the Nigerian Association
of Petroleum Explorationists (NAPE) sponsored-Aret Adams
Distinguished Award to Best Petroleum Geoscientist for Significant
Contributions to the Earth Sciences as related to Oil & Gas
(November, 2001) and the Nigerian Mining and Geosciences (NMGS) Shell
Award for the Recognition of Consistent Excellent Contribution to the
Development of Mining and Geosciences in Africa (March 2006). 
Dr. Ebi holds a BSc, MSc and PhD degrees in Geology from the
Universities of Ibadan, Nigeria, the University of Stockholm and
Uppsala University in Sweden respectively. 
Chairman's Statement 
Mark Frewin, Westbridge's Chairman, commented, "Westbridge is very
honored to make these additions to our Advisory Board. The addition
of Dr. Omatsola and Mr. Monaghan bring world class and outstanding
technical, governmental, business and capital markets knowledge and
experience to Westbridge. Their combined 60+ years of experience in
the natural resource space will add significant value to Westbridge
and provide us with an unparalleled competitive advantage to grow our
African asset portfolio in the near to medium term." 
About Westbridge Energy Corporation 
Westbridge Energy Corporation is an international oil and gas
exploration and development company with a robust portfolio of oil
and gas licenses in the vastly underexplored and highly prospective
Walvis Basin, offshore Namibia. The licenses cover five blocks
(1811B, 1911A rel, 1912B, 1910A rel and 2011A rel) which cover over
21,448 square kilometers and contain over 10,000 line kilometers of
high quality 2D seismic data. Westbridge is Operator of the licenses
and has an 80% working interest in 1811b and a 75% working interest
in the remaining four licenses.  
For additional information readers are invited to review additional
corporate and property information available on SEDAR at
www.sedar.com and Westbridge's website at www.westbridgeweb.com. 
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD 
Peter Henry, Director 
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concerning the Company s future operations and prospects. The
forward-looking statements and information are based on certain key
expectations and assumptions made by the Company, including
expectations and assumptions concerning equipment and crew
availability, and joint venture partner financial capability.
Although the Company believes that the expectations and assumptions
on which such forward-looking statements and information are based
are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on the forward
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forward-looking information is subject to various risks and
uncertainties, which could cause the Company's actual results and
experience to differ materially from the anticipated results or
expectations expressed. These risks and uncertainties include, but
are not limited to, reservoir performance, labour, equipment and
material costs, access to capital markets, interest and currency
exchange rates, and political and economic conditions. Additional
information on these and other factors is available in continuous
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regulators. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on this
forward-looking information, which is given as of the date it is
expressed in this news release or otherwise, and to not use
future-oriented information or financial outlooks for anything other
than their intended purpose. The Company undertakes no obligation to
update publicly or revise any forward-looking information, whether as
a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as
required by law. 
Neither the 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. 
Contacts:
Westbridge Energy Corporation
Tosan Omatsola
President and CEO
tomatsola@westbridgeweb.com
www.westbridgeweb.com 
Investor Relations:
MZ Group
Derek Gradwell, SVP, Natural Resources
949-259-4995
dgradwell@mzgroup.us
www.mzgroup.com
 
 
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