Petrolia Inc.

Petrolia Inc.

February 06, 2012 11:08 ET

Petrolia Inc.: Increased Production from the Haldimand No. 1 Well

RIMOUSKI, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Feb. 6, 2011) - Pétrolia (TSX VENTURE:PEA) is pleased to confirm that it has successfully completed the injectivity test at Haldimand No.1 well. Designed to measure the rock's mechanical properties, the test has also enabled Pétrolia to boost the well's production from 10 to 40 barrels per day. The increase confirms that the production from the field is supported by a network of natural fractures present in the reservoir and that, as a result, it is important to optimize the trajectory for the next well. That trajectory will make it possible to intercept the greatest possible number of natural fracture zones in the reservoir and maximize production. The result can also be interpreted as a correction to the damage to the well, resulting from the injectivity test.

At the same time, the partners have completed construction of the static 3D model of the Haldimand reservoir. Based on previously acquired knowledge, the model has made it possible to optimize the trajectory for the next well. After that next well is drilled, a dynamic 3D model will be completed and used to model the flow of hydrocarbons in the reservoir. It will also be used to calculate reserves and draw up a plan for developing the oil field.

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 53.8 million shares issued and outstanding.

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