Realm Energy International Corporation

Realm Energy International Corporation

July 12, 2011 09:00 ET

Realm Energy Appoints Mr. Lindell Bridges, Distinguished Shale Geologist, as Vice President, Exploration

WHITE ROCK, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - July 12, 2011) - Realm Energy International Corporation ("Realm Energy" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:RLM) ( is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Lindell C. Bridges as the Company's new Vice President, Exploration.

Mr. Bridges is a highly regarded shale exploration geologist with over 30 years experience in the oil and gas industry. Mr. Bridges joins Realm Energy from Pittsburgh's EQT Corporation, where he served as Senior Vice President of Geoscience, responsible for directing the company's geoscience activity in the Appalachian Basin. One of his key accomplishments, at EQT, included the implementation of a technology program that resulted in one of the best wells in the Marcellus shale gas play, with a 30 day production rate of 22 MMCFGD and a EUR of 13 BCFG.

Prior to this, Mr. Bridges served as Exploration Manager for the Barnett Shale North Division of EOG Resources and Geological Manager, Eastern Division for Chesapeake Energy Corporation. While at Chesapeake, Mr. Bridges successfully drilled Fayetteville Shale discovery wells in White County Arkansas, extending the play more than 40 miles east of the established core areas. He also was responsible for directing geoscience activities in 10 eastern USA States, including several shale plays.

Mr. Bridges was an independent consultant, for 11 years, working projects in several basins including the Appalachian, Illinois, Michigan, Anadarko and Arkoma basins. Prior to this, he spent nine years as Senior Exploration Geologist with Union Oil Company where he was responsible for exploration and development in the Arkoma, Anardarko, Illinois, Michigan & Appalachian Basins.

Mr. Bridges received his BSc and MSc in Geology from the University of Arkansas. His thesis was supported by NASA, and utilized imaging radar data from the Space Shuttle Program.

He is a member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, the Geological Society of America, the Society of Petroleum Engineers, the Oklahoma City Geological and the Sigma gamma Epsilon Society. Mr. Bridges has also been a guest speaker at many industry conferences and authored numerous geological thesis', publications and papers. The most recent include "U.S. Shale Case Studies-Marcellus", "Tight Oil from Shale….or Something Like That", "Strategies to Identify 'Sweetspots' in Shale Gas Reservoirs" and "Basic Tools for Shale Exploration".

Craig Steinke, Chairman & CEO, says "We are very pleased to welcome Mr. Bridges aboard the Realm Energy shale team. Lindell has a distinguished track record in creating value through unlocking new North American shale plays and high grading the most productive zones. With Realm Energy's present involvement in multiple early stage shale plays, he is the ideal complement to our Company at this point in the ramp up of our development."

Dan Jarvie, Realm's consulting Shale Geochemist and Technical Advisory Board Member remarked, "This is a very significant step for Realm Energy in advancing its worldwide operations. Mr. Bridges has a distinguished track record in successfully developing unconventional shale resource plays in the Barnett, Fayetteville, and Marcellus shales. It is difficult to find people with such broad and specific working knowledge and experience. Realm has indeed advanced its global capabilities."

Lindell Bridges commented, "I am joining the Realm Energy team with a great deal of enthusiasm. Based on the diversity of the portfolio they are building and the range of my experience in developing new shale plays, I look forward to making a significant contribution in driving the Company's on-the-ground exploration activities."

About Realm Energy

Realm Energy International Corporation is a Canadian domiciled global energy company focused on driving the exploration and development of major shale plays throughout Europe and emerging countries. The Company presently has projects in Poland and Germany and is in the process of acquiring additional petroleum and natural gas rights in other European basins which have been identified as high potential. Realm Energy is committed to leveraging the most advanced shale technology to bring these resources into production. Visit Realm Energy's website at


Craig Steinke, Executive Chairman & CEO

CAUTIONARY STATEMENT REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION: This news release includes certain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of applicable Canadian provincial securities legislation. Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to statements with respect to the possible acquisition of rights to exploration lands that remain under application, the ultimate suitability of lands for drilling for gas development, and the possibility of Realm Energy entering into a joint venture to develop yet to be secured lands in the Paris Basin. Forward-looking statements are necessarily based upon estimates and assumptions that, while considered by the Company's management to be reasonable, are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors which may cause the actual results and future events to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors include, but are not limited to: general business, economic, competitive, political and social uncertainties; the delay or failure to receive regulatory approvals, including rights to lands under application, the characteristics and viability for gas development on lands that have yet to be fully explored and assessed, the willingness of third parties to conclude agreements with Realm Energy on terms that are acceptable to Realm Energy management, and the ability of Realm Energy to secure sufficient future funding to carry out all of its business plans. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. The Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law or the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange.

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