NXT Energy Solutions Inc.
TSX VENTURE : SFD
FRANKFURT : EFW
OTC Bulletin Board : NSFDF

May 13, 2009 09:01 ET

NXT Announces the Execution of SFD Survey Contract and Commencement of Colombian Operations

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - May 13, 2009) - NXT Energy Solutions Inc. (TSX VENTURE:SFD) (OTCBB:NSFDF) (FRANKFURT:EFW) ("NXT" or "the Company") is pleased to announce the execution of a contract with a Canadian-based international oil and gas company to conduct an SFD survey in Colombia and the commencement of these survey operations. The fee for this survey is U.S. $2.3 million. This contract represents the negotiated "definitive agreement" as discussed in NXT's December 31, 2009 Financial Statements and Management's Discussion and Analysis.

Murray Christie, NXT's COO states "Colombia, with attractive fiscal terms, political stability and strong industry growth, is an exciting country for NXT to initiate operations in Latin America. Our SFD survey system is well suited to meet the technical, logistical and financial challenges associated with surveying the large under-explored basins of Colombia."

The Company has executed an aircraft charter agreement with Air Partners Corp. to provide aircraft, crew and maintenance services for SFD survey operations utilizing their fleet of Cessna Citation 560 series jet aircraft. NXT's minimum aircraft charter commitment under this agreement is Cdn. $400,000 over the next 12 months.

NXT and Air Partners are preparing for an immediate aircraft ferry flight from Canada to Colombia. SFD surveys are planned to commence in Colombia this month with delivery of the preliminary SFD survey report to our client scheduled for the end of June.

Air Partners Corp., in conjunction with its parent Morgan Air Services, has provided aviation related services worldwide since 1983. The Air Partner team consists of respected aviation experts and industry leaders including, most notably, their President & CEO, Mr. Tim Morgan. In 1995, Mr. Morgan became one of four founding shareholders of WestJet Airlines Ltd. and served as Executive Vice-President of Operations until 2005. Today Westjet is the second largest air carrier in Canada.

NXT is in the business of providing wide-area airborne services to clients utilizing its proprietary SFD Survey System to search for new oil and gas fields. The Company rapidly identifies and ranks prospective areas with sub-surface structure and reservoir potential. Our service provides an efficient, cost effective method for surveying large tracts of land and delivering an inventory of high impact SFD qualified prospects.

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Contact Information

  • NXT Energy Solutions Inc.
    Ken Rogers
    VP Finance and CFO
    (403) 264-7020
    (403) 264-6442 (FAX)
    or
    NXT Energy Solutions Inc
    Suite 1400, 505 3rd Street, S.W.,
    Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2P 3E6
    Email: nxt_info@nxtenergy.com
    Website: www.nxtenergy.com
    or
    The Howard Group
    Dave Burwell
    (403) 221-0915
    (403) 237-8387
    or
    The Howard Group
    Suite 300, 1032 17th Ave. S.W.
    Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2T 0A5
    Email: info@howardgroupinc.com
    Website: www.howardgroupinc.com