Petro-Reef Resources Ltd.

Petro-Reef Resources Ltd.

November 02, 2009 09:09 ET

Petro-Reef Resources Ltd.: Exploration Drilling Success to Double Oil Production

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Nov. 2, 2009) - Petro-Reef Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:PER) -

Petro-Reef Resources Ltd. ("Petro-Reef" or the "Corporation") is pleased to announce additional exploration drilling success with its latest exploration well in Alexander.

Petro-Reef drilled a second exploration well on its acreage immediately adjacent to the Corporation's existing producing area. Petro-Reef commenced testing operations and during an extended test from a deeper exploration zone, the well flow-tested at a stabilized rate of approximately 550 mcf/d of natural gas and 125 bbls/d of crude oil (225 boe/d total production). In the well, Petro-Reef identified two uphole zones which appear to have significant production potential. Petro-Reef intends to test these two potentially high impact zones in the next three weeks. With infrastructure in close proximity, Petro-Reef anticipates the well will be brought on-stream for a 30-day production test by year-end at approximately 400 mcf/d of natural gas and 125 bbls/d of crude oil for an estimated production addition of approximately 200 boe/d. Based on the expected increase in crude oil production when this well is brought on-stream, Petro-Reef's crude oil production will double to 250 bbls/d.

This new oil zone is a new crude oil formation which is in addition to the two zones which Petro-Reef recently received downspacing approval for. Petro-Reef has mapped this new zone and it potentially extends across lands controlled by Petro-Reef.

Petro-Reef recently completed drilling a third exploration well (100% working interest) and will be testing the well in the next month. Petro-Reef anticipates results in the coming weeks and will provide an additional operational update as information becomes available.

Forward-Looking Statements: All statements, other than statements of historical fact, set forth in this news release, including without limitation, assumptions and statements regarding reservoirs, resources and reserves, future production rates, exploration and development results, financial results, and future plans, operations and objectives of the Corporation are forward-looking statements that involve substantial known and unknown risks and uncertainties. Some of these risks and uncertainties are beyond management's control, including but not limited to, the impact of general economic conditions, industry conditions, fluctuation of commodity prices, fluctuation of foreign exchange rates, environmental risks, industry competition, availability of qualified personnel and management, availability of materials, equipment and third party services, stock market volatility, timely and cost effective access to sufficient capital from internal and external sources. The reader is cautioned that assumptions used in the preparation of such information, although considered reasonable by the Corporation at the time of preparation, may prove to be incorrect. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements.

Reference is made to barrels of oil equivalent (boe). Barrels of oil equivalent may be misleading, particularly if used in isolation. In accordance with National Instrument 51-101, a boe conversion ratio for natural gas of 6 Mcf: 1 bbl has been used, which is based on an energy equivalency conversion method primarily applicable at the burner tip and does not represent a value equivalency at the wellhead.

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