SOURCE: Pilgrim Petroleum Corporation

May 16, 2008 10:38 ET

Pilgrim Petroleum Files a Drilling Permit on Wilbarger County

DALLAS, TX--(Marketwire - May 16, 2008) - Pilgrim Petroleum Corporation (PINKSHEETS: PGPM) (FRANKFURT: PHV) announced that it has filed a drilling permit on its recently acquired Mulloy Estate Lease located in Palo Duro natural gas resource basin in North Texas, Wilbarger County.

The Palo Duro Basin is located in the Texas Panhandle district and is bound on the north by the Amarillo-Wichita Uplift in Oklahoma, to the south by the Matador Arch-Permian Basin in West Texas. The Palo Duro Basin prospect, which is currently being evaluated for further development, has been compared to the Barnett Shale discovery. Barnett Shale is estimated to contain some 30 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. Management believes Palo Duro could prove to be one of the largest natural gas deposits in North America.

Currently, Pilgrim Petroleum has modest levels of production from this property and will start to use enhanced oil recovery techniques to boost additional production levels in the area.

About Pilgrim Petroleum Corporation:

Pilgrim Petroleum Corporation (PINKSHEETS: PGPM) (FRANKFURT: PHV) is an independent oil and gas company based in Irving, Texas. The company is acquiring oil and gas leases, producing properties, mineral rights, and surface interests primary on marginal fields. Once acquired, the company intends to redevelop each property to maximize the income from each property by refurbishing and improving the existing production.

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