Kulczyk Oil Ventures Inc.

Kulczyk Oil Ventures Inc.

April 01, 2011 02:15 ET

Kulczyk Oil Ventures Inc: Update on Block L, Brunei

- Retesting at Lempuyang-1 well suspended due to mechanical difficulties.

- Gas produced to surface.

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


Kulczyk Oil Ventures Inc ("KOV" or the "Company") wishes to update the market in relation to the current testing program at Brunei Block L and forward plans for the Block.

Testing Update – Lempuyang-1

During the last few days, the Operator of Block L, AED Oil Ltd ("AED"), recommenced work in preparation for retesting of the Lempuyang-1 well. During this process, AED continued to experience mechanical and equipment issues with the well. AED have shut in the well to assess the situation and hopes to have a resolution in the next few days.

Lempuyang Testing Analysis

While the test results have not allowed a complete assessment of the Lempuyang-1 well thus far, the Company is still encouraged by the results to date, including:

  • identification of mobile gas in the two target intervals; and
  • gas produced to surface.

Assets of Kulczyk Oil

Kulczyk Oil is an international upstream oil and gas exploration company with a diversified portfolio of projects in Brunei, Syria and Ukraine and with a risk profile ranging from exploration in Brunei and Syria to production and development in Ukraine.

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 40% working interest in Block L,a 2,220 square kilometre (550,000 acre) area covering onshore and offshore areas in northern Brunei and a 36% working interest in Block M, a 3,011 square kilometre (744,000 acre) area onshore in southern Brunei.

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

In Syria, KOV holds a participating interest of 70% in the Syria Block 9 production sharing contract which provides the right to explore for and, upon fulfillment of certain conditions, to produce oil and gas from Block 9, a 10,032 square kilometre (2.48 million acre) area in northwest Syria. The Company has agreements to assign an aggregate of 25% in ownership interests to third parties which are 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 almost 50% of the issued common shares. Kulczyk Investments S.A. is an international investment house founded by Polish businessman Dr. Jan Kulczyk.

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

Forward-looking Statements This release contains forward-looking statements made as of the date of this announcement with respect to future activities of the Company in Brunei or related to Block L or the Lempuyang-1 well that are not 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.

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