Petrolia Inc.

Petrolia Inc.

August 13, 2015 08:30 ET

Petrolia Inc.: Another Step Towards Drilling for Bourque

QUÉBEC CITY, QUÉBEC--(Marketwired - Aug. 13, 2015) - Pétrolia (TSX VENTURE:PEA) announced that it has submitted a request to the Ministère de l'Énergie et des Ressources naturelles for a drilling permit on its Bourque project. As a result of the combination of seismic and drilling data obtained in 2012 (press release of August 5, 2015), the resource confirmation program, including drilling, is now ready to be implemented. A permit application has therefore been submitted for this new program.

Some work on the existing Bourque 1 well is planned in this program, including: a reentry by means of a 1,800 m directional well in the production zone located at the top of Forillon formation in Bourque 1, the installation of equipment to initiate production (completion of the well), and 2 to 3 weeks of production tests in two Forillon zones. The Company also plans to drill Bourque 3 to extend the prospective zone with a 1,400 m directional well to be drilled in the productive zone of the Forillon formation, in the anticline located southwest of Bourque 1.

"This confirmation program, as well as our partnership with Tugliq Energy to distribute and market the gas produced from Bourque, will enable us to launch a gas delivery pilot project which could generate Pétrolia's first revenues as soon as next year. I am very pleased for our company and proud of our partnership with Tugliq Energy" declared Pétrolia CEO Alexandre Gagnon.

"Today, we are taking another step toward implementing a project that will create jobs in Gaspésie by supplying Québec companies with gas from here", commented Tugliq CEO Pierre Rivard. "With the help of Pétrolia and as we have done with our wind turbine in northern Québec, we will replace the diesel widely used in Côte-Nord with a cleaner and more environmentally-friendly energy source. Côte-Nord industries will reduce the GHG emissions and, at the same time, consolidate the jobs of their employees since our solution will help them reduce their production costs".

Pétrolia and Tugliq are hereby continuing to implement the desire expressed in the 2015-2016 Québec Budget to complete the assessment of the oil and gas potential of Gaspésie, thanks to the support of municipalities and of the economic community across Gaspésie and Côte-Nord. The Bourque project, located near Murdochville in Gaspésie, holds a potential estimated by Sproule at a volume of more than 1 Tcf [one trillion cubic feet] of wet natural gas initially-in-place [press release April 10, 2013].

About Pétrolia

Pétrolia is a junior oil and gas exploration company which owns interests in oil and gas licenses covering 16,000 km² (4 million acres), which represents almost 23% of the Québec territory under lease. The closing of a partnership on Anticosti Island has led to the creation of Anticosti Hydrocarbons L.P., a limited partnership in which Pétrolia holds a 21.7% interest. In order to carry out the project's operations, Pétrolia Anticosti Inc., a subsidiary of Pétrolia, was designated project operator. Pétrolia is a Quebec company whose objective is to develop oil from here, by the people here, for here. Pétrolia has 80 345 195 shares issued and outstanding.

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