Range Metals Inc.

Range Metals Inc.

August 05, 2008 18:34 ET

Mr. Patrick de Genevraye Appointed to Range Oil & Gas Inc. Board

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Aug. 5, 2008) -


Range Metals Inc. (CNQ:RMIC)(FRANKFURT:YGK) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Patrick de Genevraye to the Board of Directors of its wholly owned subsidiary Range Oil and Gas Inc.

Mr. Genevraye is a freelance energy consultant based in France providing technical studies, evaluations and assistance in negotiations for the acquisition and development of oil and gas opportunities primarily in the Middle East and Northern Africa. Prior to this, Mr. Genevraye held several senior positions with Total Petroleum, the fourth largest publicly-traded integrated international oil and gas company and a world-class chemicals manufacturer, including Senior Executive in charge of Total Group operations and business development in Iran, Oman and Syria.

He was also Chairman of Total Exploration Oman, the Total operating company for hydrocarbon exploration in Oman, and has served on several boards including Oman LNG, and the Oman government's Petroleum Development Oman (PDO).

Mr. Don Sheldon, President of both Range Metals Inc. and Range Oil & Gas Inc., states, "We are delighted to have Mr. Genevraye join in our efforts to both advance our recently announced MOU with Taqah Oil Exploration to farm in to the exploration of Block 57 in Oman, and to secure other promising projects." Block 57 is held under a Production Sharing Agreement entered into between Taqah and the Oman Ministry of Oil in 2006, and is located on the west flank of the prolific south Oman salt basin, close to existing oil production infrastructure.

The current seismic coverage with 2800km of 2D seismic and 31km of 3D seismic over Block 57 indicates 16 prospect leads with three of them having sufficient control to elevate them to drillable prospects. An ongoing seismic program is planned to upgrade the other leads to drillable targets. The three initial wells are targeting unconformity traps in the Upper and Lower Khuff reservoirs. Sub crop plays of the magnitude identified by seismic in this area of Oman may, by analogy with similar geological areas, contain large reserves of hydrocarbons.

About Range Metals Inc.

Range Metals Inc., publicly traded on the Canadian Trading and Quotation System (CNQ:RMIC) and Frankfurt Stock Exchange (FRANKFURT:YGK), is negotiating for concessions to explore and develop oil and gas opportunities in the Middle East and Central Africa through its wholly-owned subsidiary Range Oil & Gas Inc.

For further information on Range Metals Inc. and its subsidiaries visit Range's web site at www.rangemetals.com.


Don Sheldon, President

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