Petrolia Inc.

Petrolia Inc.

January 19, 2010 11:57 ET

Petrolia Begins Production Testing at Tar Point

QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Jan. 19, 2010) - Petrolia (TSX VENTURE:PEA) announces the start of completion work on its three wells (Tar Point No 1, Haldimand No 1 and 2), located near Gaspe, Quebec. The production tests began last Saturday with the arrival of the service rig on the Tar Point location. When the well was drilled, a zone of highly-fractured limestones of the Indian Cove Formation produced some light oil. These new tests are intended to define the production capacity of this zone.

The Tar Point No. 1 well, 2434 m deep, has been cased at 2201 m. The work will consist in perforating and then stimulating zones with a total thickness of 58.5 m between the 2060 and 2160 m levels. The well will then be emptied by swabbing and its productive capacity evaluated over a 7 day-period.

The well will then be shut down for a period of about a month, to allow the pressure to build up again. Pressure gauges installed across the perforated zone, will record the pressure build-up. The data thus obtained will be used to determine the production capacity of the well.

Keeping track of drilling operations

We invite you to a virtual visit of our drill while operating on the Tar Point site. You will be able to hear audio comments during your visit:

About Petrolia

Petrolia is a junior oil and gas exploration company which owns interests in oil and gas licences covering 15 000 km2 (3.7 million acres), which represents about 18% of the Quebec territory under lease. These leases, the majority of which are located on the Gaspe Peninsula and Anticosti Island, are considered to be very promising and represent almost 70% of Quebec's land-based oil potential. Petrolia foresees its 2009 drilling projects as a major exploration milestone. The Company has 48 M shares outstanding.

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