Morumbi Oil and Gas Inc.
TSX VENTURE : MOC

June 17, 2010 09:20 ET

Morumbi Oil & Gas Preparing to Complete New 12-33 Vertical Well on Its McKinley Alberta Light Oil Prospect

- Perforating and fracture stimulation of new well to be completed by end of July as result of delays due to unusually wet weather conditions

- Updated geological mapping indicates the vertical 12-33 well is positioned to access the prolific down dip 37 degrees API Cadotte oil reservoir at McKinley

- An estimated 400,000 to 500,000 barrels remain in place in the Cadotte D Pool and will be accessible to up dip 12-33 vertical well once completed

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - June 17, 2010) - Morumbi Oil & Gas Inc. (TSX VENTURE:MOC) ("Morumbi" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it will soon begin completion operations at its newly drilled 12-33 vertical well in northwest Alberta. 

Morumbi's 12-33 vertical well was drilled in early March 2010 and encountered the targeted Cadotte reservoir approximately 2 meters structurally higher than the highest offset wells drilled to date in the McKinley Cadotte light oil pool. The well logs indicate that we are on the up dip northeastern edge of the McKinley Cadotte D Pool and are only 8 meters east of what geological mapping suggests should be 25 to 30 feet of oil bearing clean reservoir sands.

Morumbi intends to complete the New 12-33 vertical well in July at which time surface conditions will be sufficiently dried out to permit access to the well site which has to date been inaccessible due to unseasonably wet conditions. Morumbi's plans include upgrading the access roads for all season access to enable the Company to bring in the necessary completion equipment. Morumbi intends to undertake a relatively small fracture stimulation of the well to access the clean sands penetrated by the original 12-33 horizontal well 8 meters to the west of our new 12-33 vertical well.

Morumbi has made available on its website (www.morumbi.ca) recently updated geological maps and an investor presentation outlining the prospects for our McKinley light oil prospect. The updated geological mapping reviews the results of the recently drilled new 12-33 vertical well and suggests that the Company is in a good position to access the prolific 37º API Mckinley Cadotte D pool from the most structurally high location penetrating the pool to date.

About Morumbi

Morumbi Oil & Gas Inc. is a newly traded public company with attractive near-term light oil exploitation opportunities in northwest Alberta. The Company trades on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "MOC". For more information about Morumbi and the Company's McKinley Property and plans visit our website at www.morumbi.ca.

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