Hemisphere Energy Closes Atlee Buffalo Acquisition and Completes 5 Well Summer Drill Program

July 23, 2014

Vancouver, British Columbia, July 23, 2014 – Hemisphere Energy Corporation ("Hemisphere" or the "Company") (TSX-V: HME) announces that it has closed the acquisition of certain petroleum and natural gas leases in the Atlee Buffalo area of southeast Alberta. The property includes an 85% working interest in 1.75 sections (1,120 acres) of land adjacent to Hemisphere’s existing landbase. Total consideration for the acquisition was $510,000.

The Company also announces that it has successfully drilled the five development horizontal wells of its summer drilling program in the Atlee Buffalo area of southeast Alberta. All five wells are undergoing completion and tie in operations and production results will be announced as they become available.

About Hemisphere Energy Corporation

Hemisphere is a producing oil and gas 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 as a Tier 1 issuer under the symbol "HME".

For further information, please contact:

Don Simmons, President & Chief Executive Officer
Telephone: (604) 685-9255
Email: info@hemisphereenergy.ca
Website: www.hemisphereenergy.ca

Scott Koyich, Investor Relations
Telephone: (403) 619-2200
Email: scott@briscocapital.com

Forward-looking Statements

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