Rango Energy Inc.

Rango Energy Inc.

May 28, 2013 08:00 ET

Rango Energy Announces Definitive Participation Agreement for Its California Exploration Assets

MINERAL WELLS, TEXAS--(Marketwired - May 28, 2013) - Rango Energy, Inc. (OTCBB:RAGO), an oil and gas exploration and development company, is pleased to announce it has executed a Definitive Participation Agreement with Hangtown Energy, Inc. whereby Rango will acquire working interests in three exploration/development projects in Central California covering over 12,000 acres of reserve potential.

The three project areas include the Kettleman Middle Dome Project ("KMD"), the Elk Hills projects located in Kings and Kern Counties in the San Joaquin Valley, and the South Tapo Canyon project located near Los Angeles in Simi Valley. All three project areas are located within producing oil fields and Hangtown will be the operator of record for all of the projects.

Rango will provide 100% of the development costs for an initial program of 2 wells per project area, and will receive 100% of the production cash flow until payback is achieved. After payback, Rango's working interest will revert to 75% for the life of the 6 wells. Further to the initial development program Rango and Hangtown Energy will continue to develop the Project areas equally and jointly to maximize production at each site.

Harp Sangha, Chief Executive Officer of Rango, stated: "We are very excited to be working with Hangtown, and gratified that we were able to expeditiously conclude negotiations to reach a final agreement that enables Hangtown to focus on drilling our first well in KMD. We anticipate drilling to begin this week. This partnership also enhances Rango's ability to raise additional working capital and build shareholder value through the public markets."

The first well, targeting the oil bearing McAdams formation, is slated to begin drilling this week. The McAdams formation is a porous sandstone unit that has been a prolific conventional producer in the area north of, and adjacent to, the KMD leasehold. The McAdams formation wells have produced, on average, over 2 million BOE per well.

About Rango Energy

Rango Energy, Inc. is an exploration stage oil and natural gas company with a strategy to identify, evaluate, explore, and develop new opportunities for oil and natural gas production across North America.

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