Condor Petroleum Inc.

Condor Petroleum Inc.

May 31, 2011 09:15 ET

Condor's Shoba-3 Appraisal Well Encounters a 48 Meter Hydrocarbon Column

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - May 31, 2011) -Condor Petroleum Inc. ("Condor" or the "Corporation") (TSX:CPI) is pleased to announce that its Shoba-3 appraisal well has reached a total depth of 943 meters and encountered a 48 meter continuous hydrocarbon column in the Triassic zone. Shoba-3 net pay is comprised of 18.4 meters of oil and 16 meters of gas in sandstone reservoirs. 46.5 meters of core was also recovered to assist with additional reservoir characterization. The Shoba-3 well is located on the 2,610 sq. km Zharkamys West 1 contract territory (the "Zharkamys Territory"), situated in Kazakhstan's Pre-Caspian basin.

The Shoba-3 well further appraised the Shoba structure, offsetting the successful Shoba-1 and Shoba-2 wells. Based on pressure and well log data, all three wells have a common gas-oil and oil-water contacts. Shoba-3 is expected to be completed once regulatory approvals are obtained.

The drilling rig used for the Shoba-3 well is now mobilizing to Kiyaktysay North-3, a separate structure approximately 17 km south east of the Shoba field.

About Condor Petroleum Inc.

Condor is a junior oil and natural gas corporation engaged in the exploration for, and the acquisition, development and production of oil and natural gas resources in Kazakhstan and Canada. Condor (through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd. LLP) holds a 100% interest in the oil and natural gas exploration rights to the Zharkamys Territory. For further information see Condor's (final) prospectus, dated March 31, 2011, a copy of which is available under Condor's SEDAR profile at

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Readers are cautioned that the foregoing list of important factors affecting forward-looking information is not exhaustive. Furthermore, the forward-looking information contained in this news release is made as of the date of this news release and, except as required by applicable law, Condor does not undertake any obligation to update publicly or to revise any of the included forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. The forward-looking information contained in this news release is expressly qualified by this cautionary statement.

Contact Information

  • Condor Petroleum Inc.
    Don Streu
    President & Chief Executive Officer
    (403) 201-9694

    Condor Petroleum Inc.
    Sandy Quilty
    Vice President, Finance & Chief Financial Officer
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