VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Dec. 20, 2012) - East West Petroleum Corp. (TSX VENTURE:EW) (the "Company" or "East West") is pleased to announce that its Pass Exploration 77-20 exploration well at the Company's Tejon Extension prospect in the San Joaquin Basin of California, USA has reached a planned TD of 7,550 feet. A full suite of electric logs has been run, and the company and its operating partner North American Oil and Gas (OTCBB:CLDD) have elected to set 5 1/2 in casing. Testing is expected to commence in early January.
East West, through its US subsidiary, Avere Energy Corp., holds a 25% participation interest in the Tejon Extension prospect, with North American Oil and Gas holding 75% interest.
About East West Petroleum Corp.
East West Petroleum (http://www.eastwestpetroleum.ca) is a TSX Venture Exchange listed company which was established in 2010 to invest in emerging unconventional resource plays, leveraging management's knowledge of international opportunities and unconventional play technical expertise. In its first 18 months of operations, the Company has built an attractive platform of assets of over 1.6 million Acres.: An oil-prone, exploration block, of 100,000 acres in the Assam region of India with the three largest exploration and production Indian firms ONGC, Oil India and GAIL; four exploration concessions covering 1,000,000 acres in the prolific Pannonian Basin of western Romania with a subsidiary of Russia's GazpromNeft; a 100% interest in a 500,000 acre exploration block onshore Morocco with conventional and unconventional potential, three exploration permits in New Zealand with partner TAG OIL (TSX:TAO) and a joint venture exploration program covering 5,000 gross acres in California. The Company is now poised to enter operational phases in Romania, where it will be fully carried by its partner Gazprom-controlled Naftna Industrija Srbije in a seismic and 12-well drilling program expected to commence in 2013. The Company expects to commence drilling operations in New Zealand with up to 10 wells to be drilled in early 2013. The Company is well funded to cover all anticipated seismic and drilling operations through 2013.
About North American Oil and Gas Corporation (OTCBB:CLDD)
North American Oil and Gas Corporation ("NAMG") is a publicly listed (OTCBB:CLDD) oil and gas company. The Company is focused on the prolific San Joaquin Basin, onshore California, with existing foundation assets targeting exploration and exploitation of high impact oil and gas projects located near infrastructure and existing discoveries.
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