Derek Oil & Gas Corporation
TSX VENTURE : DRK

Derek Oil & Gas Corporation

January 25, 2007 15:15 ET

Derek Receives Regulatory Approval for Two Non-Brokered Private Placements Totaling $1,818,250

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 25, 2007) -

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Derek Oil & Gas Corporation (TSX VENTURE:DRK) is pleased to announce that it has received regulatory approval for two recently completed private placements raising capital for the Company's upcoming 13 well drill program, as well as for general working capital.

The first placement is a non-brokered private placement of 4,695,000 units at a price of $0.35 per unit, raising $1,643,250 and the second is a non-brokered private placement of 500,000 units at a price of $0.35 per unit raising an additional $175,000 for a combined total of $1,818,250. For both placements, each unit will consist of one common share and one half share purchase warrant, with each full warrant exercisable into a further common share of the Company at a price of $0.50 for two years from closing. The shares issued as a part of the unit and any shares acquired on exercise of the warrants are subject to a four month restriction on re-sale. This hold period expires on May 24th, 2007.

The Company will use these proceeds to pay its share of costs towards an upcoming thirteen well drill program at LAK Ranch and for general working capital. This vertical well program will consist of a pattern of four injector and nine producer wells targeted to produce from the Newcastle sandstone formation. Derek's consultants have selected the well placements based on targets identified in the $1.1 million USD, high definition 3D seismic survey completed over 2880 acres (4 1/2 square miles) of the 8000 plus acre LAK Ranch property. Within the program area, the pay zone is estimated to be 40 to 70 feet thick. Budgeted costs of the program are estimated to be US two million five hundred thousand dollars (US$2.5 Million).

This upcoming 13 well program will be conducted jointly with a third party on a fifty-fifty cost basis, with the third party receiving fifty percent of the revenue until payback on their initial investment is met. Once payback is met, the third party's revenue interest (only on the 13 well program production) will revert to forty percent. Derek will have a 95% working interest in any current and future development and production on the property outside this 13 well program area.

Derek Oil & Gas Corporation is a Canadian based, publicly traded oil exploration, development and production company that utilizes enhanced oil recovery (EOR) techniques to develop new production from reservoirs in North America. Derek's current focus is on the further development and increasing production from their prime property located in NE Wyoming's prolific Powder River Basin located approximately five miles from the Newcastle refinery.

Derek Oil & Gas Corporation is trading in Canada on the TSX Venture Exchange with the symbol DRK.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD

Mr. Barry C.J. Ehrl, President and C.E.O.

This document includes forward- looking statements. Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, the continued advancement of Derek Oil & Gas Corporation's LAK Ranch project. When used in this document, the words "potential", "plan", "could", "estimate", "expect", "intend", "may", "should", and similar expressions are intended to be among the statements that identify forward-looking statements. Although Derek believes that their expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, such statements involve risks and uncertainties and no assurance can be given that actual results will be consistent with these forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ from these forward-looking statements include the potential that Derek's LAK Ranch project will experience technological and mechanical problems, geological conditions in the reservoir may not result in commercial levels of oil and gas production, and other risks.

The TSX Venture Exchange has neither approved nor disapproved the information contained herein.

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