SOURCE: Century Petroleum Corp.

May 07, 2008 08:30 ET

Century Petroleum - Alligator Bayou Update

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - May 7, 2008) - Century Petroleum Corp. (OTCBB: CYPE) ("Century Petroleum" or "the Company") today announced that drilling operations on Alligator Bayou #1 in Matagorda County (Texas) have begun. The well has a planned total depth (TD) of 25,000 feet and targets gas in the emerging Lower Tertiary condensate play.

"Century is pleased to announce that operations on the initial test well of the Alligator Bayou Prospect are progressing as scheduled. We expect to reach TD in approximately six months. This prospect has the potential of becoming a major discovery in the emerging Lower Tertiary condensate play and is consistent with our strategy of pursuing high impact Gulf Coast projects," said James Hersch, CEO of Century Petroleum.

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About Century Petroleum Corporation

Century Petroleum Corporation is a publicly traded, dynamic junior oil and gas exploration company currently focused on making significant commercial petroleum discoveries in the Southern States. Century Petroleum Corporation's intent is to build near-term shareholder value by initially focusing its activities in proven domestic hydrocarbon basins. Century Petroleum Corporation trades on the NASD OTC BB under the symbol: CYPE.

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