SOURCE: Lexaria Corp.

March 31, 2011 09:05 ET

Lexaria Updates Operations and Strategies

KELOWNA, BC--(Marketwire - March 31, 2011) - Lexaria Corp. (OTCBB: LXRP) (the "Company" or "Lexaria") provides the following update on its operations and strategy.

Lexaria is pleased to announce that for the first time, there are now up to four producing oil wells at the Belmont Lake oil field, and a salt-water disposal well that is connected and operational. The necessary work was completed despite challenging field conditions prior to the seasonal rise in Mississippi River water levels. Some residual infrastructure work will be completed during the next dry season.

The Belmont Lake oil field has now produced over 100,000 barrels of oil.

Lexaria has drilled both oil and gas wells in the region since 2005, concentrating on shallow geologic horizons that are less expensive to exploit than deeper targets. There are a number of geologic target zones from the shallowest all the way to the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale. A 1996 Louisiana State University study estimates that 7 Billion recoverable barrels of oil may exist in this oil shale that in some regions is 400-800 feet thick.

Lexaria holds an option to drill up to 38 exploration wells on roughly 130,000 acres of land in the region, in which it holds a 60% interest. Shallow fields are of primary interest to the Company, in part, because of the history of this region. Some of the shallow oil fields in the area produced by others include:

  • 593,000 barrels produced at Ashwood Field
  • 730,000 barrels produced at Stamps Field
  • 55,000,000 barrels produced at Little Creek Field
  • 1,412,000 barrels produced at Freedom field

Lexaria currently holds a 40% gross working interest in the PP-F12-4 and PP-F12-5 directional wells, and a 32% interest in the PP-F12 and PP-F12-3 wells. It holds a minimum 32% interest with the potential for higher interests, in any additional development wells to be drilled at Belmont Lake.

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To learn more about Lexaria Corp. visit www.lexariaenergy.com.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD
"Chris Bunka"
Mr. Chris Bunka, President

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Statements which are not historical facts are forward-looking statements. The Company makes forward-looking public statements concerning its expected future financial position, results of operations, cash flows, financing plans, business strategy, products and services, competitive positions, growth opportunities, plans and objectives of management for future operations, including statements that include words such as "anticipate," "if," "believe," "plan," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may," "could," "should," "will," and other similar expressions are forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are estimates reflecting the Company's best judgment based upon current information and involve a number of risks and uncertainties, and there can be no assurance that other factors will not affect the accuracy of such forward-looking statements. It is impossible to identify all such factors but they include and are not limited to the existence of underground deposits of commercial quantities of oil and gas; cessation or delays in exploration because of mechanical, weather, operating, financial or other problems; capital expenditures that are higher than anticipated; or exploration opportunities being fewer than currently anticipated. There can be no assurance that road or site conditions will be favourable for field work; no assurance that well treatments will have any effect on oil or gas production; no assurance that oil field interconnections will have any measurable impact on oil or gas production or on field operations, and no assurance that the expected new well(s) will be drilled or have any impact on the Company. There can be no assurance that expected oil and gas production will actually materialize; and thus no assurance that expected revenue will actually occur. There is no assurance the Company will have sufficient funds to drill additional wells, or to complete acquisitions or other business transactions. Such forward looking statements also include estimated cash flows, revenue and current and/or future rates of production of oil and natural gas, which can and will fluctuate for a variety of reasons; oil and gas reserve quantities produced by third parties; and intentions to participate in future exploration drilling. Adverse weather conditions can delay operations, impact production, and cause reductions in revenue. The Company may not have sufficient expertise to thoroughly exploit its oil and gas properties. The Company may not have sufficient funding to thoroughly explore, drill or develop its properties. Access to capital, or lack thereof, is a major risk. Current oil and gas production rates may not be sustainable and targeted production rates may not occur. The Company currently does not have any mineral or petroleum rights to geological targets -- like the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale -- that are deeper than its shallow Frio targets. Factors which could cause actual results to differ materially from those estimated by the Company include, but are not limited to, government regulation, managing and maintaining growth, the effect of adverse publicity, litigation, competition and other factors which may be identified from time to time in the Company's public announcements and filings.

The CNSX has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Contact Information

  • FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
    Lexaria Corp.
    Chris Bunka
    President/CEO/Chairman
    (250) 765-6424