SOURCE: Pacific Energy Development

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January 13, 2015 16:45 ET

Pacific Energy Development Announces Production Rate From First of Three Loomis Wells

Doubles Net Production Rate of Company

DANVILLE, CA--(Marketwired - January 13, 2015) - PEDEVCO Corp. d/b/a Pacific Energy Development (NYSE MKT: PED) (the "Company") announced today that its Loomis 2-6H horizontal well recently completed in Weld County, Colorado has tested at an initial production rate of 540 barrels of oil per day (bopd) and 300 thousand cubic feet of gas (mcfgd) (590 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boepd)), from the Niobrara "B" Bench target zone. The Loomis 2-6H well is the first of three new horizontal wells recently completed by the Company from a single pad. The Company has an approximately 49.7% net working interest in this well, which came in under budget (below $4 million), reaching a total measured depth of 11,335 feet, with a 6,298 foot total vertical depth and 4,694 foot lateral length, and with 25 frac stages through the Niobrara "B" Bench target zone. The Company expects to release initial production rates for the second and third Loomis wells over the next several days.

Commenting on these results, Mr. Frank C. Ingriselli, the Company's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, stated: "We are very pleased with the initial production rate from our first of three Loomis wells, as it not only validates our improved completion techniques and value of this acreage, but also more than doubles our current daily net production. We look forward to announcing initial production rates from the second and third Loomis wells within the next several days, which results we anticipate will be consistent with this well, further significantly increasing our net production."

About Pacific Energy Development (PEDEVCO Corp.)

PEDEVCO Corp, d/b/a Pacific Energy Development (NYSE MKT: PED) is a publicly-traded energy company engaged in the acquisition and development of strategic, high growth energy projects, including shale oil and gas assets, in the United States. The Company's principal asset is its D-J Basin Asset located in the DJ Basin in Colorado. The Company has also previously announced its entry into an agreement to acquire an indirect 5% interest in a company which will hold a 380,000 acre producing asset located in the Pre-Caspian Basin, one of the largest producing basins in Kazakhstan. Pacific Energy Development is headquartered in Danville, California, with an operations office in Houston, Texas.

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