Kulczyk Oil Ventures Inc.
WARSAW : KOV

Kulczyk Oil Ventures Inc.

August 03, 2012 07:11 ET

Kulczyk Oil Ventures Inc.: Ukraine-Makeevskoye-21 Well On Production

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Aug. 3, 2012) - Kulczyk Oil Ventures Inc. ("Kulczyk Oil", "KOV" or the "Company") (WARSAW:KOV), an international upstream oil and gas company, is pleased to report that the Makeevskoye-21 ("M-21") well in Ukraine has commenced commercial production at an initial rate of 1.7 million cubic feet per day ("MMcf/d") (1.2 MMcf/d net to KOV). The well is operated by KUB-Gas LLC ("KUB-Gas"), a partially-owned subsidiary in which KOV has a 70% effective ownership interest.

Makeevskoye-21

The M-21 well was drilled to a total depth ("TD") of 2,210 metres in the first quarter of 2012 and cased to TD pending completion of the well for commercial gas production. On 19 June 2012 the Company disclosed that the R8 target zone had been tested at a rate of 3 MMcf/d. The well was drilled to further develop the Makeevskoye R8 Pool which was originally discovered by the Makeevskoye-19 ("M-19") well drilled in the second half of 2010. The M-21 well is the second well producing from the R8 pool. The M-19 well, located 1 kilometre to the east of the M-21 location, commenced production from the R8 zone in July 2011 at an initial rate in excess of 5.5 million cubic feet per day ("MMcf/d") (3.85 MMcf/d net to KOV).

About Kulczyk Oil

Kulczyk Oil is an international upstream oil and gas exploration and production company with a diversified portfolio of projects in Ukraine, Brunei and Syria and with a risk profile ranging from exploration in Brunei and Syria to production and development in Ukraine. The common shares of the Company trade on the Warsaw Stock Exchange under trading symbol "KOV".

In Ukraine, KOV owns an effective 70% interest in KUB-Gas LLC. The assets of KUB-Gas consist of 100% interests in five licences near to the City of Lugansk in the northeast part of Ukraine. Four of the licences are gas producing.

In Brunei, KOV owns working interests in two production sharing agreements which gives the Company the right to explore for and produce oil and natural gas from Block L and Block M. KOV owns a 90% working interest in Block L, a 1,123 square kilometre area covering onshore and offshore areas in northern Brunei and a 36% working interest in Block M, a 1,505 square kilometre area onshore in southern Brunei.

In Syria, KOV holds a participating interest of 50% in the Syria Block 9 production sharing contract which provides the right to explore for and, upon the satisfaction of certain conditions, to produce oil and gas from Block 9, a 10,032 square kilometre area in northwest Syria. The Company has an agreement to assign a 5% ownership interest to a third party which is subject to the approval of Syrian authorities, and which, if approved, would leave the Company with a remaining effective interest of 45% in Syria Block 9.

The main shareholder of the Company, Kulczyk Investments S.A. owns approximately 44% of the issued common shares. Kulczyk Investments S.A. is an international investment house founded by Polish businessman Dr. Jan Kulczyk.

For further information, please refer to the Kulczyk Oil website (www.kulczykoil.com)

Translation: This news release has been translated into Polish from the English original.

Forward-looking Statements This release may contain forward-looking statements made as of the date of this announcement with respect to future activities of KUB-Gas and related to its five license areas in Ukraine and to certain wells drilled or seismic activities undertaken within those license areas that either are not or may not be historical facts. Although the Company believes that its expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable as of the date hereof, any potential results suggested by such statements involve risk and uncertainties and no assurance can be given that actual results will be consistent with these forward-looking statements. Various factors that could impair or prevent the Company from completing the expected activities on its projects include that the Company's projects experience technical and mechanical problems, there are changes in product prices, failure to obtain regulatory approvals, the state of the national or international monetary, oil and gas, financial, political and economic markets in the jurisdictions where the Company operates and other risks not anticipated by the Company or disclosed in the Company's published material. Since forward-looking statements address future events and conditions, by their very nature, they involve inherent risks and uncertainties and actual results may vary materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statement. The Company undertakes no obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statements in this announcement to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this announcement, unless required by law.

Canada
Suite 1170, 700-4th Avenue S.W., Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Telephone: +1-403-264-8877
Facsimile: +1-403-264-8861
Dubai
Al Shafar Investment Building, Suite 123, Shaikh Zayed Road,
Box 37174, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Telephone: +971-4-339-5212
Facsimile: +971-4-339-5174
Poland
Nowogrodzka 18/29
00-511 Warsaw, Poland
Telephone: +48 (22) 414 21 00
Facsimile: +48 (22) 412 48 60

Contact Information