Petrolia Inc.
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Petrolia Inc.

February 21, 2012 12:13 ET

Petrolia: Favorable Comparison of Anticosti with the Utica Shale in Ohio

QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Feb. 21, 2012) - Petrolia Inc. (TSX VENTURE:PEA) is pleased to reveal the results of a petrophysical study done by Schlumberger Canada Ltd. which shows that the Anticosti Macasty can be compared advantageously with the Utica shale in Ohio. The rock parameters of both formations are very similar, including with respect to thickness, total organic carbon (TOC), clay content and hydrocarbon saturation. The porosity of the Macasty shale in the Pétrolia Chaloupe well averages 4 to 6 percent, which compares favorably to the Ohio shales with an average of 3 to 5 percent. This factor, together with the permeability analysis carried out earlier, is a positive indicator of the potential for oil and gas production of the Macasty shale.

The study compares the petrophysical properties of the Utica shale in the Ohio Geological Survey CO2 No. 1 well with those of the Macasty shale (a lateral equivalent of the Utica shales) in the Petrolia/Corridor Chaloupe No. 1 well on Anticosti Island, Quebec.

Three Chesapeake horizontal wells located between 65 and 80 km northeast of the OGS CO2 No. 1 have tested between 3.1 and 9.5 MMscf/d of gas and between 980 and 1425 b/d of petroleum liquids (Chesapeake Press Release, September 28, 2011). Corridor and Petrolia control more than 1.5 million acres of prospective Macasty lands on Anticosti Island.

Comparison of Petrophysical Properties of the Macasty and the Utica

Properties Anticosti
Chaloupe Well
OGS CO2 1
Utica shale in Ohio
Present day burial depth of Deposit (Top) 1000 m (3280 ft) 1911 m (6270 ft)
Thickness of Deposit 40 m (log measured) 40 m (log measured)
TOC (range in zone) 2 to4% (core calibrated) 2 to 4%
Effective Porosity (range) 4 to6 P.U. 3 to5 P.U.
Saturation (% of Effective Porosity) ~20% Less than 20%
Type of Fluid in Borehole conditions Light oil Gas with light fluid (assumed, core fluid analysis not available)
Carbonate (Range by Volume) 5 to 30% 40 to 60%
Quartz (Range by Volume) 40 to 50% 5 to 15%
Clay Content 20 to 40% 20 to40%

Dr. Tom Martel, Chief Geologist for Corridor Resources, is making a presentation about this subject entitled "A Comparison of Two Utica Shales: Eastern Ohio Versus Anticosti, Quebec" at the Houston NAPE International Forum on Wednesday, February 22 at 3:00 PM.

About Pétrolia

Pétrolia is a junior oil and gas exploration company which owns interests in oil and gas licenses covering 14,000 km² (3.5 million acres), which represents about 17% of the Québec territory under lease. The leases, the majority of which are located on the Gaspé Peninsula and Anticosti Island, are considered to be very promising and represent almost 70% of the territory under lease for which there is land-based oil potential in Québec. Pétrolia has 54.8 million shares issued and outstanding.

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