Western Energy Production, LLC, is a privately held oil and gas exploration and production company headquartered in Rancho Santa Fe, California. Western Energy’s focus is leasehold acquisition and development of emerging and resource potential plays. Domestically, Western Energy has established a significant leasehold position in the Monterey/Kreyenhagen Shale play in the San Joaquin Basin of California, in the Niobrara Shale play in the DJ Basin of Colorado and in the Brown Dense/Lower Smackover play in northeastern Louisiana and northwestern Mississippi. The Company is also pursuing conventional and unconventional oil and gas opportunities in other producing basins in the United States. Internationally, Western is developing opportunities in both West and East Africa.