SOURCE: Cardinal Energy Group, Inc.

July 16, 2013 14:36 ET

Cardinal Energy Acquires the Conway-Dawson Leases

Stage Is Set for Cardinal's Revenue Growth

DUBLIN, OH--(Marketwired - Jul 16, 2013) - Cardinal Energy Group, Inc. (OTCQB: CEGX) signed a Definitive Agreement on July 3, 2013 completing its acquisition of the Conway-Dawson Leases located in Shackelford County in Central West Texas. According to the terms of the agreement Cardinal now has an 85% working interest in the 618 acre field. There are currently 46 wells and one injection well located within the field. Cardinal will retain the services of the present operator who anticipates that remediating 11 of the wells over the next three weeks will increase their current production significantly. Shackelford County is known for its prolific and famous Cook Ranch oil field.

The Cook Ranch Field produces from a very permeable lens of Cook Sand of lower Permian or upper Pennsylvanian age, occurring at an average depth of 1,300 ft. The field was discovered in 1926 and has been operated with low pressure gas injection since July 1927, one of the first such projects in Texas. Oil recovery to the present has been in excess of 14,701,131 bbl of crude oil with an average of 1,013 bbl per acre-foot. The high permeability and uniformity of the reservoir were extremely favorable for this type of operation.

The Cook Ranch Field is the largest of a number of relatively small, shallow producing areas near Albany, in Shackelford County, Texas. This field is one of the first to be operated by gas injection in Texas and probably the most successful low pressure gas injection project ever attempted.

Timothy Crawford, CEO and Director of Cardinal Energy, remarks, "This is our first oil producing acquisition outside the Appalachian Basin and is an ideal field to execute our remediation strategy. The field has 47 existing wells which produce about 30 bbls per month. We anticipate reworking the first 11 wells over the next couple of weeks to bring their production up to 10 barrels of oil per day. We will continue reworking the other wells systematically to increase their production over the next several weeks."

About Cardinal Energy Group, Inc.

Cardinal Energy Group, Inc. is an American company that produces American oil and natural gas. The Company is based in Dublin, Ohio. Cardinal focuses on known formations that have significant proven reserves remaining that can be produced economically. Cardinal targets fields with wells that may need remediation due to neglect or undercapitalization. The prospect must offer a strong up-side for production. The upside we seek in a prospect is twofold -- it must have the potential be restarted or have its current production increased using newer technology and remediation methods; it must also have additional lease acreage which can be further developed by completing development wells adjacent to existing producing wells. Cardinal exploits these undervalued assets by acquiring a majority working interest in the prospect and then applies the Company's calculated development plan. Cardinal also seeks acquisitions of over-leveraged companies when there is a clear upside from their purchase based on strong commodity prices. The Company operates throughout the Continental United States. More information on Cardinal Energy Group, Inc. is available at

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