Westport Resources Corporation Announces Senior Officer Additions and Operations Update

Apr 24, 2001, 01:00 ET from CAPTION: WRCLOGO WESTPORT RESOURCES LOGO Westport Resources Corporation logo. (PRNewsFoto)[AG] DENVER, CO USA 04/24/2001

    DENVER, April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- Westport
 Resources Corporation (NYSE:   WRC) announced today the appointments of Mr. Lon
 McCain as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and Mr. Howard Boigon as
 Vice President and General Counsel.  Mr. McCain was most recently Senior Vice
 President and a Principal with Petrie Parkman & Co., where he was involved in
 the firm's capital markets activities for the past eight years.  Mr. Boigon
 joins Westport after holding a similar position with Basin Exploration since
 1992.  Prior to his employment by Basin, Mr. Boigon was a partner in the law
 firm of Davis, Graham & Stubbs where he specialized in oil and gas matters.
     (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20010424/WRCLOGO )
     Donald D. Wolf, CEO, commented that he is excited about the addition of
 Mssrs. McCain and Boigon to the senior management team at Westport, having
 known both gentlemen for a number of years, and is confident that each will
 add substantial expertise and insight into the strategic and operational
 direction of the Company.
     For the First Quarter Westport produced 16.1 BCFE with average production
 during March of 186 MMCFD.  New production is expected to be on line by
 mid-May from the company-operated West Cameron 370 and East Cameron 104
 platforms.  Westport operates both platforms owning a 60% working interest in
 each project.  Combined production rates net to the Company working interest
 are expected to be in the 25-30 MMCFD range.
     In other activities, the Company has completed three additional
 development wells in its West Cameron 180-198 complex scheduled to come on
 line late Third Quarter, and a discovery on its East Cameron 369 prospect, on
 which a second well is currently being drilled.  A third well is drilling on
 the company-operated Eugene Island 45 prospect, with production from the first
 well drilled late in 2000, scheduled to commence early in the Third Quarter.
     Westport plans a high level of exploration activity in the Second Quarter,
 with rigs moving in to the following prospects:  West Delta 143, Vermilion
 236, Mississippi Canyon 322, High Island 197, High Island A-348, and South
 Marsh Island 51.
     At the March 28th Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale, the Company was high bidder
 on seven blocks, exposing $5MM net to the Company's interest.
     Westport will release its First Quarter earnings on May 9, 2001, and will
 host a telephone conference on May 10th at 1 p.m. (MDT) to further discuss
 financial and operational results for the First Quarter.  Details of the call
 are as follows.  Please call (877) 270-9495 (U.S./Canada) or (706) 679-5434
 (International) to be connected to the call.  A digitized replay will be
 available for one week following the live broadcast at 1-800-642-1687
 (U.S./Canada) or (706) 645-9291 (International) by using the Conference ID
 #832659.
 
     Westport is an independent energy company engaged in oil and natural gas
 exploitation, acquisition and exploration activities primarily in the Gulf of
 Mexico, the Rocky Mountains, West Texas/Mid-Continent and the Gulf Coast.
 
     Contact information:  Lon McCain at (303) 573-5404.
 
     This material includes "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of
 Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the
 Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.  The opinions, forecasts,
 projections, guidance or other statements other than statements of historical
 fact, are forward-looking statements.  These statements are based upon
 assumptions that are subject to change and to other risks, especially
 volatility in oil or gas prices, and lately availability of services and
 supplies.  Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in
 such forward-looking statements are reasonable, it can give no assurance that
 such expectations will prove to have been correct.  Certain risks and
 uncertainties inherent in the Company's business are set forth in the filings
 of the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  Estimates of
 future financial or operating performance, provided by the Company, are based
 on existing market conditions and engineering and geologic information
 available at this time.  Actual financial and operating performance may be
 higher or lower.  Future performance is dependent upon oil and gas prices,
 exploratory and development drilling results, engineering and geologic
 information and changes in market conditions.
 
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    DENVER, April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- Westport
 Resources Corporation (NYSE:   WRC) announced today the appointments of Mr. Lon
 McCain as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and Mr. Howard Boigon as
 Vice President and General Counsel.  Mr. McCain was most recently Senior Vice
 President and a Principal with Petrie Parkman & Co., where he was involved in
 the firm's capital markets activities for the past eight years.  Mr. Boigon
 joins Westport after holding a similar position with Basin Exploration since
 1992.  Prior to his employment by Basin, Mr. Boigon was a partner in the law
 firm of Davis, Graham & Stubbs where he specialized in oil and gas matters.
     (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20010424/WRCLOGO )
     Donald D. Wolf, CEO, commented that he is excited about the addition of
 Mssrs. McCain and Boigon to the senior management team at Westport, having
 known both gentlemen for a number of years, and is confident that each will
 add substantial expertise and insight into the strategic and operational
 direction of the Company.
     For the First Quarter Westport produced 16.1 BCFE with average production
 during March of 186 MMCFD.  New production is expected to be on line by
 mid-May from the company-operated West Cameron 370 and East Cameron 104
 platforms.  Westport operates both platforms owning a 60% working interest in
 each project.  Combined production rates net to the Company working interest
 are expected to be in the 25-30 MMCFD range.
     In other activities, the Company has completed three additional
 development wells in its West Cameron 180-198 complex scheduled to come on
 line late Third Quarter, and a discovery on its East Cameron 369 prospect, on
 which a second well is currently being drilled.  A third well is drilling on
 the company-operated Eugene Island 45 prospect, with production from the first
 well drilled late in 2000, scheduled to commence early in the Third Quarter.
     Westport plans a high level of exploration activity in the Second Quarter,
 with rigs moving in to the following prospects:  West Delta 143, Vermilion
 236, Mississippi Canyon 322, High Island 197, High Island A-348, and South
 Marsh Island 51.
     At the March 28th Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale, the Company was high bidder
 on seven blocks, exposing $5MM net to the Company's interest.
     Westport will release its First Quarter earnings on May 9, 2001, and will
 host a telephone conference on May 10th at 1 p.m. (MDT) to further discuss
 financial and operational results for the First Quarter.  Details of the call
 are as follows.  Please call (877) 270-9495 (U.S./Canada) or (706) 679-5434
 (International) to be connected to the call.  A digitized replay will be
 available for one week following the live broadcast at 1-800-642-1687
 (U.S./Canada) or (706) 645-9291 (International) by using the Conference ID
 #832659.
 
     Westport is an independent energy company engaged in oil and natural gas
 exploitation, acquisition and exploration activities primarily in the Gulf of
 Mexico, the Rocky Mountains, West Texas/Mid-Continent and the Gulf Coast.
 
     Contact information:  Lon McCain at (303) 573-5404.
 
     This material includes "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of
 Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the
 Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.  The opinions, forecasts,
 projections, guidance or other statements other than statements of historical
 fact, are forward-looking statements.  These statements are based upon
 assumptions that are subject to change and to other risks, especially
 volatility in oil or gas prices, and lately availability of services and
 supplies.  Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in
 such forward-looking statements are reasonable, it can give no assurance that
 such expectations will prove to have been correct.  Certain risks and
 uncertainties inherent in the Company's business are set forth in the filings
 of the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  Estimates of
 future financial or operating performance, provided by the Company, are based
 on existing market conditions and engineering and geologic information
 available at this time.  Actual financial and operating performance may be
 higher or lower.  Future performance is dependent upon oil and gas prices,
 exploratory and development drilling results, engineering and geologic
 information and changes in market conditions.
 
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 CONTACT: Lon McCain of Westport Resources Corporation, 303-573-5404
 
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