SOURCE: Emerald Oil, Inc.

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February 13, 2013 09:00 ET

Emerald Oil, Inc. Investor Conference Schedule

DENVER, CO--(Marketwire - February 13, 2013) - Emerald Oil, Inc. (NYSE MKT: EOX) ("Emerald" or the "Company") announces that its management team plans to participate at the following investor conferences:

Wednesday, February 13, 2013
3:20pm EST investor presentation
Independent Petroleum Association of America / Oil & Gas Investor Symposium (IPAA/OGIS)
The Ritz-Carlton
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Company webcast available at: www.emeraldoil.com / Investors / Events / IR-Calendar
IPAA/OGIS Webcast available at: www.ipaa.org

Tuesday, February 19, 2013
4:00pm PST investor presentation and one-on-one meetings
EnerCom / Oil & Services Conference
The Omni
San Francisco, CA
Company webcast available at: www.emeraldoil.com / Investors / Events / IR-Calendar
EnerCom Webcast available at: www.theoilandservicesconference.com

Sunday, March 17, 2013 - Tuesday, March 19, 2013
One-on-one meetings
Howard Weil / 41st Annual Energy Conference
The Roosevelt
New Orleans, LA

Updated investor presentations will be available on our Company website the day of the event. Presentation times and webcasting are subject to change at the discretion of the conference organizer. Reference the Company website for details regarding conferences and other events in which the Company may participate.

About Emerald

Emerald is a Denver-based independent exploration and production company focused primarily on the development of its approximate 47,000 net acres in the Williston Basin in North Dakota and Montana, prospective for oil in the Bakken and Three Forks formations. Following the completion of a pending transaction to sell approximately 31,000 net acres in the Sand Wash Basin in southwest Wyoming, Emerald will hold approximately 14,000 net acres in the Sand Wash Basin in northwest Colorado, prospective for oil in the Niobrara formation, and holds approximately 33,500 net acres in central Montana, prospective for oil in the Heath formation. For more information, visit the Company's website at www.emeraldoil.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release may include "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the securities laws. All statements other than statements of historical facts included herein may constitute forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements in this document may include statements regarding the Company's expectations regarding the successful closing of and the amount of proceeds from transactions; expectations regarding the Company's operational, exploration and development plans; expectations regarding the nature and amount of the Company's reserves; and expectations regarding production, revenues, cash flows and recoveries. When used in this press release, the words "will," "potential," "believe," "estimate," "intend," "expect," "may," "should," "anticipate," "could," "plan," "predict," "project," "profile," "model," or their negatives, other similar expressions or the statements that include those words, are intended to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain such identifying words. Such statements are subject to a number of assumptions, risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the control of the Company, which may cause actual results to differ materially from those implied or expressed by the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to, fluctuations in oil and natural gas prices, uncertainties inherent in estimating quantities of oil and natural gas reserves and projecting future rates of production and timing of development activities, competition, operating risks, acquisition risks, liquidity and capital requirements, the effects of governmental regulation, adverse changes in the market for the Company's oil and natural gas production, dependence upon third-party vendors, and other risks detailed in the Company's periodic report filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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