Hemisphere Energy Corporation Commences Fall Drilling Program in Jenner

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Nov. 28, 2012) - Hemisphere Energy Corporation ("Hemisphere" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:HME) is pleased to announce the commencement of its fall drilling program in the Jenner area of southeast Alberta.

Hemisphere plans to drill up to three horizontal development wells targeting the oil-bearing sandstones of the Glauconitic formation. Results of the fall drilling program will be announced as they become available.

Hemisphere has begun interpreting the newly acquired 3D seismic data over prospective lands in Jenner under the Company's seismic option and farm-in agreement announced on June 19, 2012. The preliminary results of the seismic data are encouraging and the Company has started selecting locations for its 2013 drilling programs.

During 2012, the Company has drilled a total of five oil wells to-date, achieving 100% success.

About Hemisphere Energy Corporation

Hemisphere Energy Corporation is a junior exploration and production company focused on developing core areas that provide low to medium risk drilling opportunities to increase production, reserves and cash flow. Hemisphere's continued growth plan is through drilling existing prospects and executing strategic acquisitions and farm-ins. Hemisphere trades on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "HME".

Forward-looking Statements

This news release contains "forward-looking statements" that are based on Hemisphere's current expectations, estimates, forecasts and projections. These forward-looking statements include statements regarding Hemisphere's outlook for our future operations, plans and timing for the commencement or advancement of exploration and development activities on our properties, and other expectations, intention and plans that are not historical fact. The words "estimates", "projects", "expects", "intends", "believes", "plans", or their negatives or other comparable words and phrases are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from future results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Many of these factors are beyond the control of Hemisphere. Consequently, all forward-looking statements made in this news release are qualified by this cautionary statement and there can be no assurance that actual results or developments anticipated by Hemisphere will be realized. For the reasons set forth above, investors should not place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. Hemisphere disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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 news release.

Contact:

Hemisphere Energy Corporation

Don Simmons

President & Chief Executive Officer

(604) 685-9255

info@hemisphereenergy.ca

www.hemisphereenergy.ca

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