Nextraction Commences Drilling Operations in Provost

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CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire -08/14/12)- Nextraction Energy Corp. (NE.V) (the "Company" or "Nextraction") is pleased to announce that drilling operations for a third horizontal well have commenced on its Provost Viking light oil property in eastern Alberta. The well is being drilled on the Company's 50% working interest lands targeting the Viking formation at a depth of 800 meters, and will include a 600 meter horizontal leg.

As announced on July 4, 2012, the first horizontal well in the Company's 2012 capital program flow tested 210 bbls/d of light oil over the final 24 hour test period. The well is tied into the Company's oil battery and continues to exceed management's initial production expectations. Daily oil production from the field has nearly tripled as a result of this well and Nextraction anticipates continued significant production and reserve growth over the coming months as it executes on its active capital program.

About Nextraction Energy Corp.

Nextraction Energy Corp. is a Canadian junior oil and natural gas company engaged in the exploration and development of oil and natural gas resources in the Western Canadian Basin. The Company's model is the "next round of extraction on known plays." Nextraction targets oil focused projects along trends with known reserves that provide low risk, high return development opportunities in both conventional and unconventional resource projects.

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Contact:

Nextraction Energy Corp.
Kent Edney, P.Eng.
President
1-403-514-2373
Info@Nextraction.com
www.nextraction.com

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