SOURCE: Delta Oil & Gas Inc.

February 21, 2006 16:05 ET

Delta Oil & Gas Acquires Additional Natural Gas Interest in Mississippi; Drilling to Commence Shortly

SEATTLE, WA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 21, 2006 --Delta Oil & Gas, Inc. (OTC BB: DOIG) is pleased to announce it has entered into a new 10-hole drilling program at Palmetto Point, Mississippi.

The prospect wells are located in the Frio Geological formation. It is expected the drilling program will commence before the end of March 2006 and the operator expects it will take 6 months or less to complete. Frio wells typically enjoy low finding costs and have a high degree of success. The gas targets occur at shallower depths, and have minimal completion costs.

Delta is currently assessing additional drilling prospects in Mississippi with the intent to develop a fifth core area for the Company. Currently Delta has an interest in three high impact oil and gas prospects in Alberta and one in California. Drilling has occurred on three of these four prospects.

The Drilling Program shall be conducted by Griffin & Griffin Exploration in its capacity as Operator. This will consist of the drilling, logging, testing, completing and equipping for production (or if applicable, the plugging and abandonment) of ten wells. Griffin anticipates drilling to a subsurface depth equal to such depth as is necessary to penetrate the sands of the Frio Formation identified as potentially productive of oil and/or gas. Griffin has drilled, owned or operated more than 100 Frio wells in the region.

Griffin has utilized seismic "bright spot" technology a technology providing a tool to identify gas reservoirs and to delineate the reservoir geometry and limits. Utilizing these critical factors has improved reserve estimates and the geologic success ratio that has made the Frio an economical and predictable reservoir.

The Frio in the area of Southwest Mississippi and North-Central Louisiana is a very complex series of sand representing marine transgressions and regression and therefore the presence of varying depositional environments. Structurally, the Frio gas accumulations are a function of local structure and/or structural nose formed as a result of differential compaction features. However, stratigraphic termination (i.e. up dip shales outs of sands) also plays a role in most Frio accumulations. The stratigraphy is so complex that seismic HCL evaluations are the only viable exploratory tool for the Frio prospect.

Delta has acquired a 10% gross working interest in the drilling program.

About Delta Oil & Gas

Delta Oil & 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, its interest in the Strachan Prospect and its newest interest in its Mississippi 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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