Candax Energy Inc.

Candax Energy Inc.

October 17, 2007 15:51 ET

Candax Provides Update on Exploration Activity in Madagascar

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 17, 2007) -


Candax Energy Inc. (TSX:CAX) is pleased to announce that exploration activity on Block 1101, onshore Madagascar has commenced and the geological fieldwork over the focus area has been completed with very encouraging results.

Thick potential reservoir sections with good oil-staining have been confirmed and numerous oil seeps have been identified on the block. Interpretation and integration of the fieldwork studies with regional aeromagnetic surveys is ongoing and will be used to delineate the 2D seismic acquisition program. The seismic program is scheduled to commence at the beginning of next year's dry season, sometime in March/April, 2008. Subject to further planned technical work and rig availability, it is anticipated that drilling of the first well should begin in late 2008 or early 2009.

Michael Wood, CEO, commented:

"The early indications from Madagascar are very encouraging. We clearly have an active hydrocarbon system in Block 1101 and are looking forward to implementing our seismic program to further evaluate potential drilling locations."

To view a picture of the Block 1101 Onshore Madagascar / Block 1101 Focus Area, please visit the following link:

Candax Energy Inc. is an international energy company with its head office in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and management offices in London, Dubai and Tunis. The Company holds a number of concessions in Tunisia through its subsidiary companies and is involved in the exploration and production of oil, gas and power generation in the country. Candax was formed through the combination of a highly experienced executive management team with successful Canadian founders and financiers, to develop an international upstream oil and gas project portfolio. Candax is initially focusing its growth activities on production and development projects in the Middle East and North Africa, where the group has strong relationships as well as extensive management experience.

This press release includes "forward looking statements", within the meaning of applicable securities legislation, which are based on the opinions and estimates of Management and are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those projected in the forward looking statements. Forward-looking statements are often, but not always, identified by the use of words such as "seek", "anticipate", "budget", "plan", "continue", "estimate", "expect", "forecast", "may", "will", "project", "predict", "potential", "targeting", "intend", "could", "might", "should", "believe" and similar words suggesting future outcomes or statements regarding an outlook. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, risks associated with the oil and gas industry (including operational risks in exploration development and production; delays or changes in plans with respect to exploration or development projects or capital expenditures; the uncertainty of reserve estimates; the uncertainty of estimates and projections in relation to production, costs and expenses; the uncertainty surrounding the ability of Candax Energy Inc. to obtain all permits, consents or authorizations required for its operations and activities; and health safety and environmental risks), the risk of commodity price and foreign exchange rate fluctuations, the ability of Candax Energy Inc. to fund the capital and operating expenses necessary to achieve the business objectives of Candax Energy Inc., the uncertainty associated with commercial negotiations and negotiating with foreign governments and risks associated with international business activities, as well as those risks described in public disclosure documents filed by Candax Energy Inc. Due to the risks, uncertainties and assumptions inherent in forward-looking statements, prospective investors in securities of Candax Energy Inc. should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. Statements in relation to "reserves" are deemed to be forward-looking statements, as they involve the implied assessment, based on certain estimates and assumptions, that the reserves described can be profitably produced in the future.

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    Executive Vice President, Corporate
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