Alvopetro Energy Ltd.

Alvopetro Energy Ltd.

March 17, 2016 16:00 ET

Alvopetro Announces Block 170 Update

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - March 17, 2016) - Alvopetro Energy Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:ALV) announces that we have completed drilling our 170(B1) well, located on Block 170 in the Recôncavo basin in the State of Bahia, Brazil. The 170(B1) well reached a total measured depth of 1,487 metres and did not discover commercial quantities of hydrocarbons. We plan to abandon the well. The 170(B1) well satisfies our current phase exploration work commitment with the Agencia Nacional do Petróleo, Gás Natural e Biocombustíveis of Brazil ("ANP").

In the coming months, we plan to drill our 256(A1) well, which is a multi-zone prospect located on Block 256 and is our largest natural gas exploration prospect to-date. Block 256 is located near existing State gas transmission infrastructure and the drilling of 256(A1) will fulfil our Block 256 exploratory phase commitments with the ANP.

Alvopetro Energy Ltd.'s vision is to be the premier independent exploration and production company in Brazil, maximizing shareholder value by applying innovation to underexploited opportunities. Our strategy is to focus on three core opportunities including lower risk development drilling on our mature fields, shallow conventional exploration, and the development of the significant hydrocarbon potential present in our deep Gomo resource play.

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Forward-Looking Statements and Cautionary Language. This news release contains "forward-looking information" within the meaning of applicable securities laws. The use of any of the words "will", "plan", "intend" and other similar words or expressions are intended to identify forward-looking information. More particularly and without limitation, this news release contains forward-looking information concerning operating results, exploration and development prospects of Alvopetro and the expected timing of certain of Alvopetro's testing and operational activities. The forward‐looking statements are based on certain key expectations and assumptions made by Alvopetro, including expectations and assumptions concerning testing results, the timing of regulatory licenses and approvals, availability of capital, the success of future drilling and development activities, prevailing commodity prices and economic conditions, the availability of labour and services, the ability to transport and market our production, timing of completion of infrastructure and transportation projects, weather and access to drilling locations. The reader is cautioned that assumptions used in the preparation of such information, although considered reasonable at the time of preparation, may prove to be incorrect. Actual results achieved during the forecast period will vary from the information provided herein as a result of numerous known and unknown risks and uncertainties and other factors. Although Alvopetro believes that the expectations and assumptions on which such forward-looking information is based are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on the forward-looking information because Alvopetro can give no assurance that it will prove to be correct. Readers are cautioned that the foregoing list of factors is not exhaustive. Additional information on these and other factors that could affect the operations or financial results of Alvopetro are included in our annual information form which may be accessed through the SEDAR website at The forward-looking information contained in this news release is made as of the date hereof and Alvopetro undertakes no obligation to update publicly or revise any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, unless so required by applicable securities laws.

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