Condor Petroleum Inc.

Condor Petroleum Inc.

July 11, 2011 09:50 ET

Condor's Shoba-3 Appraisal Well Tests 310 Barrels Per Day of 35 Degree API Gravity Oil

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - July 11, 2011) - Condor Petroleum Inc. ("Condor" or the "Corporation") (TSX:CPI) is pleased to announce the successful completion and initial flow test of the Shoba-3 appraisal well. The Shoba-3 well is located on the Zharkamys West 1 contract territory (the "Zharkamys Territory"), situated in Kazakhstan.

The Shoba-3 well tested an average rate of 310 barrels per day during well cleanup operations. An 11.0 meter oil zone interval was perforated and yielded a 35 degree API oil gravity, which is consistent with the oil gravity recovered from the initial flow tests on the Shoba-1 and Shoba-2 wells. No water has been produced to date on any of the three Shoba wells.

The fluid and flow data information acquired during the initial flow periods will be used in the design of longer term production tests on all three Shoba wells, expected to commence for each well in the third quarter of 2011. For the production testing, downhole pumps will be installed at Shoba-1 and Shoba-3, intended to further enhance the initial production flow rates.

Once the downhole pumps are installed at Shoba, the service rig will move to a prior discovery made at Taskuduk W3. Using Condor's recently acquired 3D seismic data, another 5 meter sand package has been identified at Taskuduk W3, which will be tested.

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 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

Forward‐Looking Statements

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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
    (403) 201-9694