SOURCE: Delta Oil & Gas Inc.

September 30, 2005 09:00 ET

Delta Oil & Gas Acquires Additional Natural Gas Interest in Alberta, Canada, Drilling to Commence Shortly

SEATTLE, WA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 30, 2005 -- Delta Oil and Gas, Inc. (OTC BB: DOIG) is pleased to announce it has entered into an agreement to participate in the drilling of a potential natural gas well in a highly prospective property discovered in the Deep Basin along the edge of the Alberta foothills belt approximately 80 miles Northwest of Calgary Alberta. ("Strachan Prospect").

The Strachan gas pool was discovered 35 years ago however in November 2004 Shell Oil announced a new Leduc Pool discovery at Ricinus with potential One Trillion cubic feet gas reserves. The Strachan prospect is 12 miles Northeast of the Shell Oil discovery in the same part of the Deep Basin. The Strachan prospect is based on newly developed highly technical Three Dimensional Seismic programs that shed new light on identifying deeply buried full height and partial height pinnacle reefs.

The original Strachan Leduc discovery well was drilled in October 1967 by a junior oil company called Stampede Oil. Six gas wells delineate the aerial extent of this major gas pool with initial production rates to fill the maximum capacity of the Strachan Gas Plant at 250MMCF per day. After 20 years, key wells had cumulative production of between 150 to 225 Billion cubic feet natural gas each. To date, 962 Billion cubic feet of natural gas reserves have been recovered and currently only minimal residual gas production is pipelined to the under-utilized Strachan Gas Plant.

In participating in the Strachan prospect, Delta receives the benefit of the operator's expenditures to date in this area including land costs, 3 dimensional seismic costs, pipeline costs to the Strachan Gas Plant and the intangible value of their exploration team.

Delta has agreed to pay 4% of the costs of drilling and completion of the well and if natural gas is found in paying quantities, Delta will earn the following:

a) in the Spacing Unit for the Earning Well:

i) a 2.000% interest in the petroleum and natural gas below the base of the Mannville excluding natural gas in the Leduc formation; and

ii) a 4.000% interest in the natural gas in the Leduc formation before payout subject to payment of the Overriding Royalty which is convertible upon payout at royalty owners option to 50% of Delta's Interest; and

b) a 1.600% interest in the rights below the base of the Shunda formation in Section 10, Township 38, Range 9W5M.

c) a 1.289% interest in the rights below the base of the Shunda formation in Section 15 and 16, Township 38, Range 9W5M, down to the base of the deepest formation penetrated.

About Delta Oil and Gas

Delta Oil and Gas is a growing exploration company focused on developing North American oil and natural gas reserves. The Company's current focus is on the exploration of its land portfolio comprised of working interests in highly prospective acreage in the Southern Alberta Foothills area, its interest in the Cache Slough Project in California and its newest interest in the Strachan Prospect. Delta Oil & Gas is seeking to expand its portfolio to include additional interests in Canada and the USA.

On behalf of the Board of Directors,

DOUGLAS N. BOLEN, B.A., LL.B., President

Safe Harbor Statement

This news release includes statements about expected future events and/or results that are forward-looking in nature and subject to risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements in this release include, but are not limited to time frames, expectations for completion; the analysis of results and the intention to drill. Actual outcomes and the Company's results could differ materially from those in such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause results to differ materially include general factors that affect all companies that explore for oil and gas, such as the uncertainty of the requirements demanded by environmental agencies, the fact that oil and gas extraction and production is risky, the potential that no commercial quantities of gas are found or recoverable, the price of oil and gas, geological problems that prevent us from reaching drilling targets and specific risks such as the Company's ability to raise financing.

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