OILEXCO INCORPORATED
AIM : OIL
TSX : OIL

OILEXCO INCORPORATED

June 12, 2007 00:00 ET

Oilexco Tests Oil at Huntington From Fulmar Sands

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - June 12, 2007) - Oilexco Incorporated ("Oilexco") (TSX:OIL) (AIM:OIL) announces that its wholly owned subsidiary Oilexco North Sea Limited and its partners have successfully drill stem tested the Upper Jurassic Fulmar sand in its recently announced multiple zone light oil discovery on its 40% owned Huntington Prospect in Block 22/14b in the UK Central North Sea. Oilexco's partners in the discovery are Altinex Oil (UK) Limited (20%), E.ON Ruhrgas UK Exploration and Production Limited (25%), and Carrizo Oil and Gas, Inc (15%).

The discovery well 22/14b-5 was drilled to a total depth of 13,325 feet. The Upper Jurassic Fulmar sand at 12,750 feet was drill stem tested through 101 feet of perforations across 130 feet of oil bearing Fulmar sand. The test flowed 39º API oil up to a maximum rate of 4,624 bbls/d and associated gas at a rate of 1.6 MMcf/d through a 64/64 inch choke with a flowing tubing pressure of 310 psia. There was no water or sand produced during the test. Flow rates were restricted by the test equipment utilized for the test. Preparations for drill stem testing of the Paleocene Forties interval will commence immediately after the suspension of the Upper Jurassic Fulmar zone.

Further appraisal of the Huntington oil accumulations are planned for the fourth quarter using one of Oilexco's two long term contracted semi-submersible drilling rigs. The structures tested by the 22/14b-5 well are significant. This appraisal will confirm the size of the structures which will aid in the definition of potential development solutions going forward.

"We have had an enviable drilling record over the last year", said Oilexco President and CEO Arthur Millholland. "Our success at Sheryl, Shelley, Kildare and now Huntington give us new opportunities to grow the Company. These development opportunities combined with our Ptarmigan project, which is incremental to our Brenda/Nicol Fields, will give Oilexco a significant presence in the UK North Sea well into the future," added Mr Millholland.

About the Company

Oilexco Incorporated is a Canadian Company engaged in oil and gas exploration and production in the United Kingdom. The Company's efforts are solely focused on the UK Central North Sea, specifically in the Outer Moray Firth and Central Graben areas. Oilexco's operations in the United Kingdom are conducted through its wholly owned subsidiary, Oilexco North Sea, a company registered under the laws of England and Wales. Oilexco trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) in Canada and the AIM portion of the London Stock Exchange under the symbol "OIL".

Forward Looking Statements

This disclosure contains certain forward-looking statements that involve substantial known and unknown risks and uncertainties, certain of which are beyond Oilexco's control, including: the impact of general economic conditions in the areas in which Oilexco operates, civil unrest, industry conditions, changes in laws and regulations including the adoption of new environmental laws and regulations and changes in how they are interpreted and enforced, increased competition, the lack of availability of qualified personnel or management, fluctuations in commodity prices, foreign exchange or interest rates, stock market volatility and obtaining required approvals of regulatory authorities. In addition there are risks and uncertainties associated with oil and gas operations, therefore Oilexco's actual results, performance or achievement could differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, these forward-looking statements will transpire or occur, or if any of them do so, what benefits, including the amounts of proceeds, which Oilexco will derive therefrom. All statements included in this press release that address activities, events or developments that Oilexco expects, believes or anticipates will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements. These statements include future production rates, completion and production timetables and costs to complete wells, and production facilities. These statements are based on assumptions made by Oilexco based on its experience, perception of historical trends, current conditions, expected future developments and other factors it believes are appropriate in the circumstances.

In accordance with the guidelines of the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange, Arthur Millholland P.Geol, President and CEO of Oilexco Incorporated, is the qualified person that has reviewed the technical information contained in this press release.

Oilexco is listed on the Alternative Investment Market of the London Stock Exchange plc and the Toronto Stock Exchange, in each case trading under the symbol OIL.

Contact Information

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    Chief Operating Officer
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