Caza Oil & Gas, Inc.

Caza Oil & Gas, Inc.

July 07, 2011 04:45 ET

Caza Oil & Gas Provides Operational Update: Bongo Property/O.B. Ranch #2 Well

HOUSTON, TEXAS--(Marketwire - July 7, 2011) - Caza Oil & Gas, Inc. ("Caza" or the "Company") (TSX:CAZ)(AIM:CAZA), the U.S focused exploration, appraisal, development and production company, provides an operational update on the Company's Bongo Property concerning the O.B. Ranch #2 development well in Wharton County, Texas.

Caza, as operator, is pleased to announce that the O.B. Ranch #2 development well has reached its target depth of 13,210 feet and electric logs have been obtained through the target depth. The logs indicate potential pay in the Frio, Yegua and targeted Cook Mountain formations.

Data from the logs and core samples from the well have confirmed Caza's geologic and seismic modeling, which hypothesized that the O.B. Ranch #1 discovery well (which originally targeted a deeper Wilcox structure) was producing from the fringe of a more extensive Cook Mountain sand package. The O.B. Ranch #2 development well has been drilled closer to what Caza believes to be the center of the Cook Mountain anomaly with the aim of gaining valuable geologic knowledge of the Bongo/Cook Mountain sand and the regional Cook Mountain sand picture, while adding further production to the Company's portfolio.

The O.B. Ranch #2 is in a higher structural position than the O.B. Ranch #1 well, and log and seismic data support thicker, better sorted, potential pay sands with better porosity within the Cook Mountain section than those found in the O.B. Ranch #1. Due to concerns over existing downhole conditions, Caza was unable to run the micro imaging tool used in the O.B. Ranch #1 well, which helps to identify net effective pay. However, the Company was able to run a high resolution triple combination logging tool, which was more than adequate to define lithology and potential pay sections within the wellbore.

Caza is currently running production casing and preparing the O.B. Ranch #2 well for further completion operations in the Cook Mountain. The completion procedure will include a fracture stimulation program, which is scheduled for the end of July, 2011. The initial rate will be announced following completion of the fracture stimulation procedure.

The log data also indicates potential pay in the shallower Frio and Yegua formations at approximately 5,530 feet and 9,000 feet respectively.

Caza currently has a 45.28% working interest and an approximate 33.51% net revenue interest in the Bongo property and wells.

W. Michael Ford, Caza's Chief Executive Officer, commented:

"We are very pleased with the results of the O.B. Ranch #2 well. The data from this well has confirmed our scientific model and will be instrumental in efficiently developing the Bongo property. Additionally, Caza is beginning to receive the initial data from our proprietary seismic reprocessing in this area, which looks very promising. The Company currently has several exploration prospects under lease that should benefit from this newly gathered data as should Caza's future exploratory prospect development in Wharton County."

About Caza

Caza is engaged in the acquisition, exploration, development and production of hydrocarbons in the Texas Gulf Coast (on-shore), south Louisiana, southeast New Mexico and the Permian Basin of West Texas regions of the United States of America through its subsidiary, Caza Petroleum, Inc.

In accordance with AIM Rules – Guidance Note for Mining, Oil and Gas Companies, the information contained in this announcement has been reviewed and approved by Anthony B. Sam, Vice President Operations of Caza who is a Petroleum Engineer and a member of The Society of Petroleum Engineers.


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Implicit in this information, are assumptions regarding the success and timing of drilling operations, rig availability, projected revenue and expenses and well performance. These assumptions, although considered reasonable by the Company at the time of preparation, may prove to be incorrect. Readers are cautioned that actual future operations, operating results and economic performance of the Company are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including general economic, market and business conditions and could differ materially from what is currently expected as set out above. In addition, the geotechnical analysis and engineering to be conducted in respect of the various wells is not complete. Future flow rates from wells may vary, perhaps materially, and wells may prove to be technically or economically unviable. Any future flow rates will be subject to the risks and uncertainties set out herein.

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