Oil Optimization Inc.

Oil Optimization Inc.

July 21, 2015 11:30 ET

Oil Optimization Concludes Funding and Settlement Agreements

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - July 21, 2015) -


Oil Optimization Inc. (TSX VENTURE:OOI) (the "Company") is pleased to announce the signing of a funding agreement with Singapore-based EP Global Limited ("EPGL"), an experienced group of highly qualified industry professionals focused on identifying undervalued petroleum exploration and production assets.

The terms of the deal call for EPGL to contribute the first US$2,500,000 towards the Company's year-five work commitments on Block L14-50, that consists of one exploration well, acquisition of one hundred line kilometers of seismic data and the completion of a geophysical report, all as stipulated in the Petroleum Concession Agreement initially awarded to the Company on February 8, 2011 by the Thai Ministry of Energy.

Furthermore, EPGL will contribute its portion of historical costs in an amount to be determined, which OOI and Rockstone Petroleum Limited ("RPL") will share on a pro rata basis. On closing of the transaction and upon full satisfaction of any conditions, EPGL will own a seventy percent working interest in the concession, while OOI and RPL will own twenty and ten percent, respectively.

The parties will also enter into a joint operating agreement on closing, when EPGL will be formally appointed project operator and operator of record. The transaction remains subject TSX Venture Exchange approval and the signing of a definitive agreement, on or before August 30, 2015.

In a related development, OOI and RPL have signed a binding settlement agreement based on the deal terms described above and both companies have committed to withdrawing any outstanding claims and counterclaims against the other without condition.

About Oil Optimization Inc.

Oil Optimization Inc. is an international junior oil and gas exploration company based in Canada with an advanced discovery program onshore Thailand. Subject to a Farm-in Agreement, the Company owns a 100% interest in Block L14-50, an exclusive petroleum concession covering the entire northern section of the hydrocarbon-rich Phetchabun basin, which has been subject to a 200-line kilometer 2D seismic program and an extensive magnetic survey. The southern section of the basin currently being developed by China's ECO Orient Energy Limited (60%) (a subsidiary of the Hong Kong and China Gas Company Limited), Kazakhstan's Berlanga Group (20%) and Loyz Energy Limited (20%) of Singapore, produces approximately 1,888,888 barrels of oil per year.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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