Montello Resources Ltd.
TSX VENTURE : MEO

Montello Resources Ltd.

October 12, 2007 13:39 ET

Montello Reaches Rome Formation in John Bowen # 2 Test Well, Morgan County, Tennessee

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Oct. 12, 2007) - Montello Resources Ltd. ("Montello") (TSX VENTURE:MEO) announces that the Rome Formation in the John Bowen # 2 Well ("the Test Well") currently being drilled in Morgan County Tennessee was encountered, higher than originally anticipated, at 7,850 feet +/-. Montello is preparing to run 7.5" casing to the top of the Rome Formation and will then proceed to drill the Test Well to the basement which is anticipated to occur at between 8,500 to 9,500 feet. Montello's President and CEO, Bill Cawker, said, "Reaching the Rome Formation at a shallower depth than anticipated is encouraging but inconclusive as to whether or not we will have a successful well."

About Montello Resources Ltd.

Montello Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:MEO), www.montello.com, is an emerging, publicly traded company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange in Canada. Montello is engaged in high impact oil and gas exploration "hunting for elephants" in the Tennessee Appalachians. Montello commenced drilling The John Bowen #2 Test Well on August 15th, 2007. The partners earned interests in the Test Well are Montello as to 55%, Austin Developments Corp. (TSX VENTURE:AUL) as to 40% and Great Northern Oilsands Inc. (PINK SHEETS:GNNS) as to 5%.The Morgan Highpoint Project is located in a part of the State of Tennessee where only a limited number of deep tests have been drilled. Montello is also active in the Pincher Creek Area in Alberta where Montello recently participated as to a 25% interest in a successful Recompletion of the Brown Sand and the Cadomin / Kootenay sections in the 1-11-4-29W4 well location. The Pincher Creek Field has been one of the most prolific fields in Alberta having produced some 600 BCF of gas and over 1 million barrels of associated liquids.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

William R. (Bill) Cawker, President-CEO

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Contact Information

  • Montello Resources Ltd.
    William (Bill) Cawker
    President - C.E.O.
    (604) 408-7600 / (604) 649-0080
    or
    Montello Resources Ltd.
    Larry Myles
    (604) 408-7600 / (604) 649-0080
    Email: lmyles@montello.com
    Website: www.montello.com