SOURCE: UnionTown Energy

UnionTown Energy

February 01, 2012 06:30 ET

UnionTown Energy Inc. (UTOG) Update on Darby Project in Wyoming -- Receives Approval From Department of Interior for Drilling Extension

The 24,000-Acre Oil and Gas Property Is in a Prime Location at the Leading Edge of the Wyoming Thrust Belt

BILLINGS, MT--(Marketwire - Feb 1, 2012) - UnionTown Energy Inc. (PINKSHEETS: UTOG) is pleased to announce an update on their Talisman/Darby Project in Lincoln County, Wyoming.

As per an amended agreement with Longshot Oil, all drilling and funding obligations for 2011 have been met by UnionTown Energy and no work commitments are in place until May 31, 2011. In addition UnionTown Energy is pleased to announce that the project received approval from The United States Department of Interior (BLM Wyoming Office) to have the drilling date to commence actual drilling operations of the initial unit obligation well extended to September 1, 2012.

A geologist report by an independent, third-party engineering firm has identified two primary prospects covering 5,000 acres. Prospect One is estimated at 1,940 acres with dry gas in the Madison and Bighorn at a depth of 7,000 ft. to 9,500 ft.

Prospect Two is estimated at 3,860 acres with dry gas in the Madison and Bighorn at a depth of 7,000 ft. to 9,500 ft. and oil in the Nugget at 17,000 ft.

Formerly owned by Fortuna (US) L.P., a subsidiary of Talisman Energy USA Inc., Darby Block contains an estimated recoverable reserve (EUR) of 120 million barrels of oil equivalent. Majors producing on neighboring properties include Exxon, Shell, Chevron and Amoco.

About UnionTown Energy Inc.

UnionTown Energy Inc. (UTOG) is an Independent Oil & Gas Company whose focus is the acquisition, development and production of oil and natural gas. The company has assembled four leasehold properties in Montana and Wyoming totaling over 45,000 acres with potential oil and gas prospects. UnionTown Energy Inc. is a proud member of the Montana Petroleum Association. For more information about our company, please visit www.UnionTownEnergy.com.

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