Montello Resources Ltd.

Montello Resources Ltd.

September 05, 2007 15:53 ET

Montello Commences Pincher Creek Re-completion

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Sept. 5, 2007) - Montello Resources Ltd. ("Montello") (TSX VENTURE:MEO) is pleased to announce that our Pincher Creek re-completion is underway. A rig moved onto the Pennine Pincher Creek 01-004-29 W4M location (otherwise known as 1-11-4-29 W4M wellbore) on Friday afternoon, August 31, 2007 on schedule as per our news releases of August 23rd - 24th. The Company will be perforating the Brown Sand and, if prudent, the Manville Sand within the next week. The total activity will take approximately 15 days to complete. Pennine Petroleum Corp. WI 37.5% is the Operator, with Montello 25%, Paramount Resources 25%, and a Private Company 12.5% as the Joint Venture Partners. This "Upper Zones Play" represents an opportunity to undertake immediate operations to obtain production and prove up additional target wells for revenue enhancement. This prospect has similar characteristics to a Chamealo well producing 125 BOPD and 3 MMCFD re-completed in 2006 in the Lookout Butte field, approximately 15 kilometres to the south of this location. The concept for this uphole zone play is simply to follow sand development across the Pincher Creek structure and access these hydrocarbon-bearing sands via existing wellbores - possibly leading to drilling development.

Montello has the right of Option, to be exercised within 45 days of notification, to participate as to a minimum of 25% of Pennine's interest in the drilling, completion, or abandonment of any proposed well on the lands held by Pennine within the area of Township 3 and 4 Range 28 to 29 W4M. These lands are approx. 175 kilometres south of the City of Calgary, and consist of both Crown leases and Freehold leases representing 10,560 gross acres (approx. 4,851.2 net acres to Pennine). Montello is very enthusiastic about the opportunity here and is looking forward to a close JV Relationship with Pennine.

Montello further announces that Mr. Eric M. Leslie of Calgary, Alberta has agreed to provide consultancy advisory services to Bill Cawker, President and CEO of Montello. Mr. Leslie began working in the oil and gas industry in 1978 as a negotiating Landman for PanCanadian Petroleum Ltd. (now Encana Corporation). Over the years he worked and consulted to both major and small independent oil and gas companies and in 1991 he founded Merchant Equities Capital Corp. and then in 1995 co-founded Merchant Equities Investments Inc., a private company that provided venture capital financing, financial workouts and restructuring consulting management services primarily to early stage companies. Merchant Equities led a variety of transactions including reverse takeovers, initial prospectus offerings, takeover bids and the sale of assets and vend-ins. Mr. Leslie has extensive public company experience serving on the board of directors of a dozen publicly traded companies. Mr. Leslie is the C.E.O. of Vanguard Exploration Corp., a private company that is exploring for high impact oil & gas targets predominantly in Central Alberta. Bill Cawker states, "Mr. Leslie brings to Montello extensive knowledge and expertise garnered from his 29 years of experience in the oil and gas and small cap venture capital arenas." In conjunction with the appointment, subject to all regulatory approval, Montello will grant Mr. Leslie a total of 200,000 options with a 5 year term and an exercise price of $0.14 for his services.

The Company subject to approval of the TSX Venture Exchange, has engaged KCrew Communications Inc., of Vancouver, B.C., to provide the company with investor relations services. KCrew will initiate and maintain contact with shareholders and the financial community and will assist the Company in gaining increased exposure to investors through the dissemination of corporate information to a network of online venues, brokerage firms and private investors. In addition, KCrew will assist management with strategizing, formulating and implementing the company's communications programs, and it will be instrumental in introducing the Company to relevant industry analysts, institutional and retail investors throughout North America and Europe. KCrew has been engaged pursuant to a 6 month service agreement effective Wednesday September 5th, 2007, which may be renewed or terminated by either party with 30 days advance notice. KCrew will be paid $7,500 per month (plus GST).

The "Company" also announces the granting of a total of 2,900,000 incentive stock options to directors, officers, employees and consultants at an exercise price of $0.14 per share until September 5, 2012, subject to the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange.

About Montello Resources Ltd.

Montello Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:MEO) is an emerging, publicly traded company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange in Canada. Montello is engaged in high impact oil and gas exploration "hunting for elephants" in the Tennessee Appalachians. Montello commenced drilling The John Bowen #2 Test Well on August 15th, 2007. The Test Well is expected to take approximately 45 days to drill to a total depth of between 7,000 to 9,500 feet to tentatively test the Precambrian formation which lies directly above the Granite - Basement. Montello is and will be testing and evaluating the various formations while it drills the well under-balanced. The Morgan Highpoint Project is located in a part of the State of Tennessee where a limited number of deep tests have been drilled. Nabors Drilling USA, Strata Energy Services of Red Deer, Alberta and Pason Systems Inc. of Calgary, Alberta are the current key drilling and service contractors that have been hired by Montello to drill the John Bowen #2 Test Well.

Montello is also active in Alberta with the re-completion of a Mannville well first announced on August 23rd, now underway as scheduled. The Company also has a deep Rundle Test Well scheduled to be drilled prior to year end. These prospects lie in an active gas producing area and offset some of the largest producers in the Pincher Creek Field, which has been one of the most prolific fields in Alberta, having produced some 600 BCF of gas and over 1 million barrels of associated liquids.


William R. (Bill) Cawker, President-CEO

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