TG World Energy Corp.

TG World Energy Corp.

December 08, 2009 05:45 ET

TG World Reports Niger Security Warning Lifted in Agadez Region-Re-Commencement of Drilling Program Being Assessed

- China National Petroleum Company subsidiary assessing commencement of drilling on Tenere Block

- TG World is carried for the next well drilled in the Block

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Dec. 8, 2009) - TG World Energy Corp. (TSX VENTURE:TGE) ("TG World" or the "Company") has been advised by the Operator of the Ténéré Block in Niger, Africa, CNPC International (Ténéré) Ltd. ("CNPCIT" or the "Operator"), a unit of the China National Petroleum Company, that the Security Warning that has prevented any drilling in the Ténéré Block for the past two years has been lifted.

In recent press, it has been reported that "The President, Chief of State, his Excellency Monsieur Mamadou Tandja signed a decree putting an end to the warning in the Agadez region. The terms of the decree put an end to the warning for the region of Agadez effective November 27, 2009".

Cliff James, President and CEO of TG World, commented that "TG World is pleased to learn that the security warning has finally been lifted, which will permit operations, including drilling, to resume. Our project operator has continued to drill and make discoveries on lands they hold in the prolific Agadem Block located to the south of the Ténéré Block. We are very encouraged by CNPCIT's success in the Agadem Block and hope that this success continues into our northern rift basin Block with the drilling of our next well."

In November 2007, the drilling program of CNPCIT and TG World was delayed due to the security warning that was imposed in the area. TG World is to be carried for a third drilling location in the Ténéré Block. At the time of the security warning, the partners had intended to drill Facai – 1, to a depth of 3,700 metres, to test a new Cretaceous Play. The proposed well location is 100 km north of the two 2007 wells drilled on the Ténéré Block and is situated in the Northeast sector of the Ténéré Rift Basin.

TG World is awaiting further news from CNPCIT with regards to when and where the next well will be drilled. Further information will be released by TG World, subsequent to receiving such details.

Corporate Profile

TG World is a Calgary-based, junior international oil and gas exploration company currently focused on Alaska and Niger.

TG World Petroleum Limited (a 100% owned subsidiary of TG World) holds a 20% carried interest in the Ténéré Block, an oil and gas concession in the Republic of Niger, Africa, measuring 71,155 square kilometres (17.3 million acres). The Ténéré Block contains the northern half of the Termit - Ténéré Rift. The southern half of this rift is located in the adjacent Agadem Block, where nine oil discoveries and one gas discovery have been announced. CNPCIT, a unit of China National Petroleum Company, holds the other 80% of the Ténéré concession and acts as operator of the project.

TG World Energy Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of TG World, is also involved in a joint venture with AVCG, Ramshorn Investments Inc. and Dana Petroleum PLC. The joint venture is operated by BRPC and was formed as an exploration strategic alliance covering a large area of mutual interest on the Alaskan Central North Slope. The joint venture may drill up to three wells on the Alaska North Slope in 2010.

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