Sundance Energy Corporation
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Sundance Energy Corporation

December 12, 2011 09:00 ET

Sundance Announces S.E. Saskatchewan Project Update: Ochapowace and Muskowekwan Areas

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Dec. 12, 2011) - Sundance Energy Corporation ("Sundance" or the "Corporation") (TSX VENTURE:SNY) (OTCQX:SNYXF) announces that it has commenced completion/evaluation operations on its Ochapowace 6-5-18-3W2M test well. As previously reported, the formations/zones being completed for production testing are the Bakken, Souris Valley/Lodgepole, Watrous and Second White Specks. The Bakken formation has been perforated and is currently waiting to be fraced and completed. Conventional completion operations will then be conducted on the Souris River/Lodgepole and the Watrous formations. Finally the Second White Specks formation will be perforated, fraced and completed.

Sundance also announces that it has completed drilling of its Lestock 5-3-27- 15W2M test well (the "5-3 Well") on its Muskowekwan First Nations permit. The 5- 3 Well has been cased to a total depth of 840 meters subsurface. Upon review of log and core information potential oil and gas pay zones have been indicated in the Second White Specks, Souris Valley/Lodgepole and the Nisku/Birdbear formations. Further evaluation of the core and log information is underway in order to develop completion and fracing programs. Completion and fracing operations are expected to commence as soon as services are available.

Jeff Standen, President and C.E.O. of Sundance states, "We are very encouraged by the initial results of the first two test wells drilled on our S.E. Saskatchewan Project Areas. Given that we have seen indications of both oil and gas from the well logs and the evaluations from the cores we have cut, we are excited about the potential to develop significant commercial production from our combined approximately 70,000 acres in these areas, which we own 100% and operate".

Sundance Energy Corporation is a junior publicly traded oil and gas company whose primary focus is exploring First Nation Lands in Western Canada. Sundance trades in Canada on the TSX Venture Exchange under the trading symbol "SNY" and on the OTCQX Exchange in the U.S.A. under the trading symbol "SNYXF".

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