Caza Oil & Gas, Inc.

Caza Oil & Gas, Inc.

June 23, 2011 02:00 ET

Caza Oil & Gas Provides Operational Update-San Jacinto Property

HOUSTON, TEXAS--(Marketwire - June 23, 2011) - Caza Oil & Gas, Inc. ("Caza" or the "Company") (TSX:CAZ)(AIM:CAZA), the U.S focused exploration, appraisal, development and production company, is pleased to provide an operational update on the Company's San Jacinto property in Midland County, Texas.

Caza, as operator, is pleased to announce that the Caza Elkins 3401 well in Midland County, Texas, reached a total depth of 11,854 feet on June 21, 2011. Electric logs indicate multiple potential pay sands for both oil and gas in the Clearfork, Spraberry, Wolfcamp, Strawn, Atoka and Devonian formations. Caza is currently running production casing and preparing the Caza Elkins 3401 well for further completion operations. The completion procedure will include a fracture stimulation program.

The rig has been released and will be moved to the Caza Elkins 3402 well location. The positive results associated with the Caza Elkins 3401 well have caused Caza to revise the target depth on the Caza Elkins 3402 well from 10,500 feet, as previously announced, to approximately 11,800 feet in order to test the Devonian formation. The well should take approximately 30 days to reach the target depth.

Frac crews are extremely busy and therefore difficult to schedule in this area. Given positive results on the Caza Elkins 3402 well, the Company anticipates the initial fracture stimulation procedures on both the Caza Elkins 3401 and 3402 wells to be performed sequentially this August. Given the current environment regarding frac crews, the Company believes that performing these operations sequentially is the most expeditious and economically prudent way forward.

The San Jacinto property covers approximately 480 acres with five proven undeveloped locations, including the Caza Elkins 3401 and 3402 locations. Caza has a 100% working interest before completion and an 85% working interest after completion in the Caza Elkins 3401 well with a 63.75% net revenue interest. In all subsequent wells on the San Jacinto property, including the Caza Elkins 3402 well, Caza will have a 75% working interest and a 56.25% net revenue interest.

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

"We are very pleased with the results of the Caza Elkins 3401 well on the San Jacinto property. Log data suggests that the potential pay sections are better than anticipated and we look forward to drilling the Caza Elkins 3402 well and developing this project in due course."

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.


Information in this news release that is not current or historical factual information may constitute forward-looking information within the meaning of securities laws. Such information is often, but not always, identified by the use of words such as "seek", "anticipate", "plan", "schedule", "continue", "estimate", "expect", "may", "will", "project", "predict", "potential", "intend", "could", "might", "should", "believe", "develop", "test", "anticipation" and similar expressions. In particular, information regarding the depth, timing and location of future drilling, intended production testing and the Company's future working interests and net revenue interests in properties contained in this news release constitutes forward-looking information within the meaning of securities laws.

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.

For more exhaustive information on these risks and uncertainties you should refer to the Company's most recently filed annual information form which is available at and the Company's website at You should not place undue importance on forward-looking information and should not rely upon this information as of any other date. While we may elect to, we are under no obligation and do not undertake to update this information at any particular time except as may be required by securities laws.

The Toronto Stock Exchange has neither approved nor disapproved the information contained herein.

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