PetroShale Inc.

August 19, 2013 16:15 ET

PetroShale Announces Asset Acquisition

DENVER, COLORADO--(Marketwired - Aug. 19, 2013) - PetroShale Inc. (TSX VENTURE:PSH) (the "Company") is pleased to announce, in partnership with Slawson Exploration Company, Inc. the execution of an agreement to purchase certain assets within the Stockyard Creek field, southern Williams County, North Dakota, from Samson Oil & Gas Limited for a purchase price of US$934,407 dollars.

The net asset, to the Company, consists of approximately a 5.5% working interest in 106 net leased Bakken and Three Fork acres in two overlapping 1280 acre drilling units in sections 13, 14, and 15 Township 154N Range 99W, an interest in the drilled, and yet to be completed, middle Bakken Sail & Anchor well as well as a share of the operating salt water gathering and disposal system. Upon completion of customary post-closing items, the assets acquired will be held by the Company's wholly owned subsidiary PetroShale (US) Land 1 LLC.

As part of the transaction Slawson Exploration Company, Inc. will take over operatorship and commence completion of the Sail & Anchor well and begin a planned drilling program with a dedicated rig, which will include an anticipated additional 3 to 4 (gross) wells drilled by year end 2013.

Evan Genaud, CEO and President of PetroShale Inc. stated, "We are very pleased to be partnering with operator Slawson Exploration Company, Inc. and Samson Oil & Gas Limited to develop the Bakken and Three Forks formation in the Stockyard Creek field. This transaction is an illustration of PetroShale (US)'s growth strategy in the Rocky Mountain region."

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This press release contains forward-looking statements and forward-looking information (collectively "forward-looking information") within the meaning of applicable securities laws relating to the Company's plans and other aspects of the Company's anticipated future operations, management focus, objectives, strategies and business opportunities, including expected 2013 drilling and development plans and the timing thereof. In addition, and without limiting the generality of the foregoing, this press release contains forward-looking information regarding the acquisition and the benefits to be acquired therefrom including drilling potential and the impact of the acquisition on the Company and its results and development plans. Forward-looking information typically uses words such as "anticipate", "believe", "project", "expect", "goal", "plan", "intend" or similar words suggesting future outcomes, statements that actions, events or conditions "may", "would", "could" or "will" be taken or occur in the future. The forward-looking information is based on certain key expectations and assumptions made by the Company's management, including expectations and assumptions concerning prevailing commodity prices, exchange rates, interest rates, applicable royalty rates and tax laws; future production rates and estimates of operating costs; performance of existing and future wells; reserve and resource volumes; anticipated timing and results of capital expenditures; the success obtained in drilling new wells; the sufficiency of budgeted capital expenditures in carrying out planned activities; the timing, location and extent of future drilling operations; the state of the economy and the exploration and production business; results of operations; performance; business prospects and opportunities; the availability and cost of financing, labor and services; the impact of increasing competition; ability to market oil and natural gas successfully; the Company's ability to access capital, obtaining the necessary regulatory approvals.

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