Petrichor Energy Inc.
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Petrichor Energy Inc.

February 03, 2012 14:41 ET

Petrichor Enters Into Participation Agreement for Working Interest in Two Horizontal Wells in Texas

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Feb. 3, 2012) - Petrichor Energy Inc. (TSX VENTURE:PTP)(FRANKFURT:YQN) (Petrichor or the Company) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a Participation Agreement to earn a 44.81% working interest in 183.3 acres that are centrally located in the Darst Creek Edwards Field in Guadalupe County, Texas (known as the Ranft Lease), including the waste water well and production facilities presently completed. The Company will earn its interest by paying 57.15% of the costs to drill and complete two Horizontal laterals in each of two vertical wells that have already been drilled in the Edwards formation. The Ranft Lease has a 75% net royalty interest (burdening production by a 25% leasehold royalty), and is centrally located in an area of the Darst Creek Field that has seen the successful completion and production of new oil wells utilizing horizontal drilling technology. Spudding of the first well is anticipated on or around February the 5th.

The Darst Creek Field in Southwest Texas was discovered in 1929 and has produced 166.4 million barrels to date according to Texas Railroad Commision.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD

Joe DeVries, Chief Executive Officer

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