Brookwater Ventures Inc.
TSX VENTURE : BW

Brookwater Ventures Inc.

January 25, 2012 13:57 ET

Brookwater Announces Spudding of the Macauba Prospect on Block REC-T-166 in the Reconcavo Basin

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Jan. 25, 2012) - Brookwater Ventures Inc. ("Brookwater" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:BW) is pleased to announce that Água Grande Exploração e Produção de Petróleo Ltda. ("Água Grande"), the Company's wholly-owned Brazilian subsidiary, has spud the exploration well on Block REC-T-166 ("Block 166") in the Reconcavo Basin in Brazil. Brookwater has acquired an undivided 30% working interest in Block 166 through Agua Grande, while Sonangol Starfish Oil & Gas S.A. ("Sonangol Starfish"), subsidiary of Angola´s state oil company, has operatorship with 40% working interest and Somoil Internacional de Petróleo do Brasil Ltda. ("Somoil") holds the remaining 30% interest.

The exploration well (1-MAC-1-BA) is to target the Macauba prospect, which was identified after proprietary 3D seismic was procured by the concessionaires. More specifically, the well is intended to explore four targets with total estimated recoverable resources of between 3 and 6 mm boe1. Drilling operations are to be conducted by Pangea, an associated company of Sonangol Starfish. The planned total depth of approximately 2,500 meters is expected to be reached within one month.

Mr. Jason Cho, President and CEO of Brookwater, commented, "1-MAC-1-BA represents our inaugural exploration well since closing the transaction with Brookwater and what we expect is the first step in growing our Brazilian asset base."

The Recôncavo Basin is a light oil rich mature basin and the first oil producing Province in Brazil. The Recôncavo Basin has been a prolific producer with cumulative production of 1.5 billion barrels of oil and 400 million boe of gas since the first discovery in the early 1940s. The basin currently produces over 60,000 boe/d and has significant potential for new discoveries.

12.6mm boe as per NI 51-101 dated December 31, 2010 for the Macauba prospect vs. 6.2 mm boe as per Management's estimate

To view Figure 1 please click on the following link: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/BW0125.pdf

About Brookwater:

Brookwater Ventures Inc. is a Canadian independent oil exploration company focused on growing its asset base primarily in Brazil. The Company's wholly-owned Brazilian-based subsidiary, Agua Grande, is party to a Farm-Out Agreement with Somoil and Sonangol Starfish, pursuant to which Agua Grande has acquired an undivided 30% interest in an oil & gas exploration concession ("Block REC-T-166") located in the Recôncavo Basin in Brazil. Brookwater's shares are listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol BW.

The Company believes that a tremendous opportunity exists in Brazil, where only approximately 6% of the sedimentary basins have been titled for exploration and development. The country remains underexploited and the Company believes that to capitalize on these opportunities requires investing in and leveraging a domestic team with basin knowledge, technical expertise and a network of relationships to optimize risk adjusted returns.

On behalf of the Board of Directors of BROOKWATER VENTURES INC.

Jason Cho, President & CEO

Please refer to the Company's NI 51‐101 compliant technical report on the Block REC‐T‐166 Concession dated December 31, 2010 entitled "Evaluation of the Interests of Brookwater Ventures Inc. in the REC‐T‐166 Block in the Recôncavo Basin Brazil", available on the SEDAR profile of the Company at www.sedar.com.

Information in this press release expressed in barrels of oil equivalent (boes) is derived by converting natural gas to oil in the ratio of six thousand cubic feet (mcf) of natural gas to one barrel (bbl) of oil. Boe may be misleading, particularly if used in isolation. A boe conversion ratio of 5.7 mcf: 1 bbl is based on an energy equivalency conversion method primarily applicable at the burner tip and does not represent a value equivalency at the wellhead.

Forward-looking information

This news release contains forward-looking information relating to the Company's growth and corporate strategy, and other statements that are not historical facts. Forward-looking information relates to management's future outlook and anticipated events or results, and may include statements or information regarding the future plans or prospects of the Company. Although management of the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward‐looking information, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended.

Forward looking-information is subject to certain factors, including risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from what is currently expected. These factors include risks and uncertainties associated with the spudding of the exploration well on Block 166, oil and gas exploration, development, exploitation, delays resulting from or inability to obtain required regulatory approvals and ability to access sufficient capital from internal and external sources, reliance on key personnel, regulatory risks and delays and other risks and uncertainties discussed in the management discussion and analysis section of the Company's interim and most recent annual financial statement or other reports and filings with the TSX Venture Exchange and applicable Canadian securities regulations. There can be no assurance that such information will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward‐looking information.

The forward-looking statements contained in this news release are made as of the date of this news release. Except as required by law, the Company disclaims any intention and assumes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Additionally, the Company undertakes no obligation to comment on the expectations of, or statements made by, third parties in respect of the matters discussed above.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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