SOURCE: Grid Petroleum Corp.

October 26, 2011 09:15 ET

Grid Petroleum Corp. -- San Joaquin Basin Study Initiated

DENVER, CO--(Marketwire - Oct 26, 2011) - Grid Petroleum Corp. (OTCBB: GRPR) -- The Board announces that its joint venture partner has engaged a geophysicist and a geoscientist to initiate the planned geological study of the Kreyenhagen Trend acreage previously announced.

The company is informed that the study will be broken down into three separate components as follows:

1. Accumulation of information.

2. Evaluation of the information.

3. Compilation of a recommendation plan of action.

It is anticipated that each stage of this study will require 30 days to complete.

The primary goal of the Geological study is to identify a drilling location to formally test for specific zones and formations held within the leasehold acreage.

These first stages of this comprehensive site selection study of the Kreyenhagen trend is to determine potential drill sites for the development of the significant oil shale formations identified as the Upper Temblor and the underexplored Miocene Monterey formation.

The San Joaquin Basin area has been quietly attracting significant development investment from companies such as Occidental Petroleum and New York Stock Exchange-listed Venoco Inc., whose Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Timothy Marquez was recently quoted in the January 24 edition of the Oil and Gas Journal, that the "underexplored Miocene Monterey formation is easily the largest shale play in the U.S. with 3 billion Bbls proved so far."

Grid Petroleum Corp. welcomes the initiation of the development plan with its joint venture partners for the purpose of establishing suitable drill sites for the Kreyenhagen Trend. Upon completion of the geological study, the company will have a definitive time line for the development of its significant Oil and Gas assets.

Grid Petroleum Corp. is a development stage company focused on the acquisition and development of low cost high reward oil and gas prospects with infield drilling for proven potential reserves in the United States and Canada.

Legal Notice Regarding Forward-Looking Statements in this news release that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements are based on current facts and analyses and other information that are based on forecasts of future results, estimates of amounts not yet determined, and assumptions of management. Forward looking statements are generally, but not always, identified by the words "expects", "plans", "anticipates", "believes", "intends", "estimates", "projects", "aims", "potential", "goal", "objective", "prospective", and similar expressions or that events or conditions "will", "would", "may", "can", "could" or "should" occur. Information concerning oil or natural gas reserve estimates may also be deemed to be forward looking statements, as it constitutes a prediction of what might be found to be present when and if a project is actually developed.

Actual results may differ materially from those currently anticipated due to a number of factors beyond the reasonable control of the Company. It is important to note that actual outcomes and the Company's actual results could differ materially from those in such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include misinterpretation of data, inaccurate estimates of oil and natural gas reserves, the uncertainty of the requirements demanded by environmental agencies, the Company's ability to raise financing for operations, breach by parties with whom we have contracted, inability to maintain qualified employees or consultants because of compensation or other issues, competition for equipment, inability to obtain drilling permits, potential delays or obstacles in drilling operations and interpreting data, the likelihood that no commercial quantities of oil or gas are found or recoverable, and our ability to participate in the exploration of, and successful completion of development programs on all aforementioned prospects and leases. Additional information on risks for the Company can be found in the Company's periodic filings filed from time to time with US Securities and Exchange Commission at

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Cautionary Note to U.S. Investors -- The United States Securities and Exchange Commission permits oil and gas companies, in their filings with the SEC, to disclose only proved reserves that a company has demonstrated by actual production or conclusive formation tests to be economically and legally producible under existing economic and operating conditions. We use certain terms such as estimates of a mean of undiscovered natural gas and estimates of a mean of undiscovered oil that the SEC's guidelines strictly prohibit us from including in filings with the SEC. U.S. Investors are urged to consider closely the disclosure in our Form 10-K and other periodic reports filed by us from time to time with the SEC, available from us at You can also obtain this form from the SEC by calling 1-800-SEC-0330.

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