InterOil Corporation

InterOil Corporation

August 05, 2008 23:28 ET

InterOil Elk-4 Well in Papua New Guinea Establishes a Gas Flow Rate of 63 mmscf/d

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 5, 2008) - InterOil Corporation (TSX:IOL)(AMEX:IOC)(POMSoX:IOC), a Canadian company with operations in Papua New Guinea advises that testing has shown an excellent gas flow at the Elk-4 discovery well. After completion of the well, the following results were obtained from flow testing:

- Gas flow of 63 million standard cubic feet (mmscf) per day, second only in Papua New Guinea to InterOil's Elk-1 discovery well;

- Estimated condensate rate of 1,130 barrels (bbls) per day;

- Surface flowing pressure at 2,243 psi;

- Down hole reservoir pressure of approximately 3,700 psi;

- High quality condensate of 48 degrees API gravity.

"The Elk-4 well results are strong and build upon the record flow rate established for Papua New Guinea by the Elk-1 well. A flow rate at 63 million scf per day is a great indicator of the deliverability of the reservoir and quality of the new discovery. The well is now being prepared for acid stimulation which we feel will further enhance its productivity," said Mr. Phil Mulacek, Chairman and CEO of InterOil.

InterOil Corporation is developing a vertically integrated energy business whose primary focus is Papua New Guinea and the surrounding region. InterOil's assets consist of petroleum licenses covering about 8.7 million acres, an oil refinery, and retail and commercial distribution facilities, all located in Papua New Guinea. In addition, InterOil is a shareholder in PNG LNG Inc., a joint venture established to construct Papua New Guinea's first LNG plant on a site adjacent to InterOil's refinery in Port Moresby.

InterOil's common shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol IOL in Canadian dollars and on the American Stock Exchange under the symbol IOC in US dollars.

A detailed presentation of the Elk # 4 well and the test results will be available following completion of all testing, and viewed at;

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