Petrolia Inc.

Petrolia Inc.

September 21, 2011 12:15 ET

Petrolia Starts Prep Work for Bringing the Haldimand Deposit Into Production

RIMOUSKI, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Sept. 21, 2011) - Pétrolia (TSX VENTURE:PEA) has announced that it will soon begin field work for the preliminary evaluation prior to putting the Haldimand deposit into production. With this goal it obtained the well modification and completion licences required to carry out the preparatory work for developing the Haldimand No. 1 and Tar Point wells, from the Quebec Ministry of Natural Resources and Wildlife on September 19, 2011. This work will be performed as soon as a service rig is identified.

Pétrolia also noted that it has submitted an application for a drilling licence for a new well in the Haldimand territory.

Pétrolia is currently completing geological analyses of the deposit, based on which it will establish the deposit's reserves and prepare the technical and economic viability studies, in order to apply for a production lease.

The president of Pétrolia is also very pleased that Pétrolia's securities have been listed among the companies on the S&P/TSX Venture 30 Index as of August 19. 2011. Mr. Proulx commented that this index is based on the value of the companies' market capitalization and allows the performance of companies listed on the TSX Venture Exchange to be measured. This demonstrates how much attention Pétrolia is attracting on the markets, he concluded.

About Pétrolia

Pétrolia is a junior oil and gas exploration company which owns interests in oil and gas licenses covering 15,000 km² (2.7 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 million shares issued and outstanding. Pétrolia's securities are included in the S&P/TSX Venture 30 Index.

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