Kulczyk Oil Ventures Inc.

Kulczyk Oil Ventures Inc.

August 01, 2011 04:57 ET

Kulczyk Oil Ventures Inc.: Gas Tested From Second Zone at O-9 Well in Ukraine and O-8 Well Update

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Aug. 1, 2011) - Kulczyk Oil Ventures Inc. (WARSAW:KOV) -

Pursuant to Article 62.8 of the Act of 29 July 2005 on Public Offering, Conditions Governing the Introduction of Financial Instruments to Organised Trading, and Public Companies, KULCZYK OIL VENTURES INC. ("Kulczyk Oil", "KOV") hereby informs that it has published in Canada, through SEDAR system, the news release concerning gas tested from second zone at Olgovskoye-9 well in Ukraine and O-8 well update.

The O-9 well is located approximately 1.2 kilometres to the northwest of the O-8 well. O-9 well commenced drilling on March 5th, 2011 and reached a total depth ("TD") of 2,638 metres on April 4th, 2011. The well was primarily designed to test gas-bearing reservoirs in the Middle Bashkirian and further develop the gas production capability of the Olgovskoye Field.

The testing of the O-9 well began in June when a 5.5 metre thick reservoir unit in the Lower Bashkirian at a depth of approximately 2,560 metres (the R37 unit) was perforated. A two-metre section of the R37 unit was perforated and tested over two periods of time. The first test flowed gas at a rate of 1.2 MMcf/d (840 Mcf/d net to KOV) through a 6 mm choke. The second test flowed gas at a stabilized rate of 762 Mcf/d (533 Mcf/d net to KOV) through a 5 mm choke. This new discovery of gas in the Lower Bashkirian was disclosed in the KOV news release dated June 28, 2011 (current report No 35/2011).

The testing of the Middle Bashkirian sandstones, which are the primary target of the O-9 well, commenced on July 22nd, 2011 when two 3 metre zones of one of the potential gas zones in the Middle Bashkirian were perforated from measured depths of 2,304 to 2,307 metres and from 2,309 to 2,312 metres, respectively. These perforated intervals flowed gas at rates ranging between 1.7 MMcf/d (on a 5 mm choke) to 4.4 MMcf/d (on a 9 mm choke) i.e. between 1.19 to 3.08 MMcf/d net to KOV. with a stabilized flow rate of 2.9 MMcf/d on a 7 mm choke (2.03 MMcf/d net to KOV). The tested zone, which is only one of several potential gas producing zones seen in the Middle Bashkirian section in the O-9 well, is expected to commence commercial production at a gross rate of approximately 1.5 MMcf/d (1.1 Mmcf/d net to KOV) prior to the end of the third quarter.

Initially, this well will produce only from the tested Middle Bashkirian zone and gas reserves indicated by the testing of the Lower Bashkirian gas zone described in the June 28, 2011 news release will be available to produce at a later date. O-9 was the second new well drilled in the Olgovskoye field since the Company acquired its interest in KUB-Gas in June 2010 and it is part of a larger development program on the KUB-Gas assets which will continue through 2011 and 2012.

The service rig is now being moved to the Olgovskoye-8 well which was the first new well drilled on KUB-Gas Ukraine licenses since the acquisition by KOV in June 2010. The O-8 well reached a TD of 2,780 metres in early January and encountered multiple potential gas zones. Testing of the O-8 well will commence in a few weeks once the service rig move is completed.

This text is a Polish translation of selected excerpts from the original news release in English, which has been filed by KOV in Canada by way of the SEDAR system and is available in English at the website www.sedar.com by entering the Company name KULCZYK OIL VENTURES at http://www.sedar.com/search/search_form_pc_en.htm. The Polish translation of the entire text of the news release is available at the website: www.kulczykoil.com.

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    1170, 700-4th Avenue SW
    Calgary, Alberta, T2P 3J4, Canada
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