Kulczyk Oil Ventures Inc.

Kulczyk Oil Ventures Inc.

August 26, 2010 03:00 ET

Kulczyk Oil: Third Brunei Exploration Well Underway

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Aug. 26, 2010) - Kulczyk Oil Ventures Inc. (WARSAW:KOV) ("Kulczyk Oil" or "KOV") announces that the Mawar-1 well, the first well to be drilled on Block M in Brunei Darussalam since 1988, has commenced drilling. A minimum of two wells will be drilled on Block M during 2010 by Kulczyk Oil and its joint venture partners.

The Mawar-1 well, which commenced drilling on August 26, 2010, has an initial target depth of approximately 1,300 metres. The well is being drilled as a deviated well to test multiple sandstone objectives within the Middle to Late Miocene Belait Formation. The Mawar prospect was identified as being prospective for oil after interpretation of 3D seismic acquired in 2009 by KOV and its joint venture partners in Block M. The well is being drilled by the MB Century Rig 104 which had been drilling wells in Indonesia prior to its arrival in Brunei. It is expected to take approximately 25 days to drill and in the event of a discovery of oil or natural gas the well would be suspended pending testing by another rig designed for that purpose.

The partners in Brunei Block M and in the Mawar-1 well are KOV Borneo Limited (36%), Tap Energy (Borneo) Pty Ltd (39%), China Sino Oil Co. Ltd. (21%) and Jana Corporation Sdn Bhd (4%). KOV Borneo Limited is an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Kulczyk Oil. The Mawar-1 exploratory well is the first of a minimum of three wells to be drilled on Block M by Kulczyk Oil and its joint venture partners in Block M during the Phase 1 exploration period ending in August 2011. The first well, Lukut-1, was drilled on Brunei Block L and suspended in mid-June pending testing by a service rig. A second Block L well, Lempuyang-1, commenced drilling operations on July 15 and is currently drilling. Kulczyk Oil Brunei Limited, an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Kulczyk Oil, has a 40% interest in Block L and in each of the Lukut-1 and Lempuyang-1 wells.

Assets of Kulczyk Oil

Kulczyk Oil is an international upstream oil and gas exploration company with a diversified portfolio of projects in Brunei, Syria and Ukraine and with a risk profile ranging from exploration in Brunei and Syria to production and development in Ukraine.

In Brunei, KOV owns working interests in two production sharing agreements which gives the Company the right to explore for and produce oil and natural gas from Block L and Block M. KOV owns a 40% working interest in Block L, a 2,220 square kilometre (550,000 acre) area covering onshore and offshore areas in northern Brunei and a 36% working interest in Block M, a 3,011 square kilometre (744,000 acre) area onshore in southern Brunei.

In Ukraine, KOV owns an effective 70% interest in KUB-Gas LLC. The gas producing assets of KUB-Gas consist of 100% interests in four licenses near to the City of Lugansk in the northeast part of Ukraine.

In Syria, KOV holds a direct 75% interest in a production sharing agreement that gives it the right to explore for and produce oil and natural gas from Block 9, a 10,032 square kilometre area in northwest Syria.

The main shareholder of the Company, Kulczyk Investments S.A., increased its holdings in the Company through participation in the initial public offering of the Company on the Warsaw Stock Exchange in May 2010 and the conversion of a debenture and owns almost 50% of the issued common shares. Kulczyk Investments S.A. is an international investment house founded by Polish businessman Dr. Jan Kulczyk.

For further information, please refer to the Kulczyk Oil website (www.kulczykoilventures.com).

Translation: This news release has been translated into Polish from the English original.

Forward-looking Statements This release contains forward-looking statements made as of the date of this announcement with respect to future activities on the Mawar-1 well, the Lukut-1 well, the Lempuyang-1 well and general exploration activities in Brunei and other statements that are not historical facts. Although the Company believes that its expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable as of the date hereof, any potential results suggested by such statements involve risk and uncertainties and no assurance can be given that actual results will be consistent with these forward-looking statements. Various factors that could impair or prevent the Company from completing the expected activities on its projects include that the Company's projects experience technical and mechanical problems, there are changes in product prices, failure to obtain regulatory approvals, the state of the national or international monetary, oil and gas, financial, political and economic markets in the jurisdictions where the Company operates and other risks not anticipated by the Company or disclosed in the Company's published material. Since forward-looking statements address future events and conditions, by their very nature, they involve inherent risks and uncertainties and actual results may vary materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statement. The Company undertakes no obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statements in this announcement to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this announcement, unless required by law.

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