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CUT BANK, MT, Feb. 6, 2012 – Mountainview Energy Ltd. (TSXV: MVW.V – News) (“Mountainview” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that the Zuma 15-22-35-58H well has spudded. This well, which is a horizontal Bakken/Three Forks well located in section 15-T35N-R58E, Sheridan County, Montana operated by Samson Resources Company (“Samson”). The Company has acquired approximately a 9.75% working interest in this well.

Mountainview is also pleased to report that the Olson 1-21-16H well has had a 30 day production rate of approximately 300 boe/d from the Middle Bakken Formation. Mountainview owns a 12.5% working interest in this well. This production was comprised of 90% oil and 10% gas. The Olson 1-21-16H is a horizontal Bakken well located in Roosevelt County, MT and is operated by G3 Operating, LLC a subsidiary of GeoResources, Inc, a Public Company traded on the NASDAQ.

The Company’s current non-operated wells in the Williston Basin are as follows:

Operator Well Name/Location Initial Rate* MVW’S Interest
G3 Operating Olson 1-21-16H 300 boe/d 12.5%
Samson Resources Zuma 15-22-35-58H Spudded 9.75%
SM Energy Wolter 13.23H Confidential List (Mar.12) 3.8%
Petro Hunt Miller 157-101-12C-1-1H Waiting on Frac .78%
Hess StrahanĀ 15-22H Producing .78%

Information about the Company

Mountainview Energy Ltd. is a public oil and gas company listed on the Exchange, with a primary focus on the exploration, production and development of the Bakken and Three Forks Shale in the Williston Basin and the South Alberta Bakken play.

For further information, please contact:

Patrick M. Montalban
President & Chief Executive Officer

MOUNTAINVIEW ENERGY LTD.
PO Box 200
Cut Bank, MT 59427

E-Mail: mvw@bresnan.net

Web Site: www.mountainviewenergy.com

Phone: (406) 873-2235 Fax: (406) 873-2835

Forward Looking Statements, BOE Equivalents and Cautionary Statements

This press release contains forward looking statements. These statements relate to future events or our future performance. All statements other than statements of historical fact may be forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are often, but not always, identified by the use of words such as “seek”, “anticipate”, “plan”, “continue”, “estimate”, “approximate”, “expect”, “may”, “will”, “project”, “predict”, “potential”, “targeting”, “intend”, “could”, “might”, “should”, “believe”, “would” and similar expressions. More particularly, this press release contains statements concerning the acquisition of the Assets, the anticipated timing of the Transaction, the anticipated timing of the Meeting and the mailing of the Information Circular, the contents of the Information Circular, the benefits of the Transaction, the conduct of the Shareholder vote to approve the Transaction and certain related matters. These statements involve substantial known and unknown risks and uncertainties, certain of which are beyond the Company’s control, and may be based on assumptions that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, such forward-looking statements. Although Mountainview believes that the expectations reflected in these forward looking statements are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on them because Mountainview can give no assurance that they will prove to be correct. Since forward looking statements address future events and conditions, by their very nature they involve inherent risks and uncertainties. Mountainview may not be able to obtain the necessary shareholder, regulatory and stock exchange approvals on the timelines it has planned or at all. The Transaction and the Continuance will not be completed at all if these approvals are not obtained. Accordingly, there is a risk that the Transaction and the Continuance will not be completed within the anticipated time or at all.

The forward looking statements contained in this press release are made as of the date hereof and Mountainview undertakes no obligations to update publicly or revise any forward looking statements or information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, unless so required by applicable securities laws.

All calculations converting natural gas to barrels of oil equivalent (“boe”) have been made using a conversion ratio of six thousand cubic feet (six “Mcf”) of natural gas to one barrel of oil, unless otherwise stated. The use of boe may be misleading, particularly if used in isolation, as the conversion ratio of six Mcf of natural gas to one barrel of oil is based on an energy equivalency conversion method primarily applicable at the burner tip and does not represent a value equivalency at the wellhead.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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