Petro Viking Energy Inc.
TSX VENTURE : VIK

Petro Viking Energy Inc.

January 17, 2012 12:15 ET

Petro Viking Operational Update

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Jan. 17, 2012) - Mr. Giovanni DeFrancesco, President & CEO of Petro Viking Energy Inc. (the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:VIK), provides the following update on the Company's recent operational activities in the field. The Company initiated workovers on its Brownfield, Alberta operated property in mid December, 2011 targeting low risk oil production. A total of three separate fracture stimulations were conducted on the Viking formation and are in various stages of completion. Presently production equipment is being installed to evaluate these workovers.

Also at Brownfield, the Company completed work on a suspended wellbore which successfully targeted the Colony gas zone. Existing infrastructure is being utilized to take the gas to market.

The TSX-V has in no way passed upon the merits of the proposed transaction and has neither approved nor disapproved the contents of this press release.

The reader is advised that some of the information contained herein may constitute forward looking statements within the meaning assigned by National Instrument 51-102 and other relevant securities legislation. It includes, but is not limited to, statements with respect to well production and performance, expected timing of well development and operations including the anticipated dates for the drilling of wells, oil and gas reserves value, and future sources of cash to fund operations. Forward-looking information is frequently characterized by words such as "plan", "expect", "project", "intend", "believe", "anticipate", "estimate", "scheduled", "potential", or other similar words, or statements that certain events or conditions "may", "should" or "could" occur. Forward-looking information is based on the Company's expectations regarding its future growth, results of operations, production, future capital and other expenditures (including the amount, nature and sources of funding thereof), competitive advantages, plans for and results of drilling activity, environmental matters, business prospects and opportunities. Such forward-looking information reflects management's current beliefs and assumptions and is based on information currently available to it. The reader is cautioned that assumptions used in the preparation of such information, although considered reasonable by the Company at the time of preparation, may prove to be incorrect and readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking information, which speaks only as of the date hereof. The Company does not undertake any obligation to release publicly any revisions to forward-looking information contained herein to reflect events or circumstances that occur after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events, except as may be required under applicable securities laws.

Forward-looking information involves significant known and unknown risks and uncertainties. A number of factors could cause actual results to differ materially from the results discussed in the forward-looking information including risks associated with the impact of general economic conditions, industry conditions, governmental regulation, volatility of commodity prices, currency fluctuations, imprecision of reserve and resource estimates, environmental risks, competition from other industry participants, the lack of availability of qualified personnel or management, stock market volatility and the Company's ability to access sufficient capital from internal and external sources.

TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Contact Information

  • Petro Viking Energy Inc.
    Mr. Giovanni DeFrancesco
    President & CEO
    (403) 592-6257
    (403) 265-4011 (FAX)

    Petro Viking Energy Inc.
    200, 744 - 4th Avenue SW
    Calgary, Alberta T2P 3T4