Unitech Energy Resources Inc.

Unitech Energy Resources Inc.

June 22, 2011 14:18 ET

Unitech Increases Eagle Ford Acreage to 21,672 Gross Acres

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - June 22, 2011) - Unitech Energy Resources Inc. ("Unitech") (TSX VENTURE:URX) is pleased to announce that it has increased its rights to oil and gas acreage in the Eagle Ford play in South Texas to 21,672 gross acres (10,116 net acres). On June 21, 2011, Unitech elected to pay option consideration to oil and gas mineral owners to acquire an 18 month option on 16,096 gross acres (7,989 net acres) and acquire a 77.5% working interest in the rights under an option with the oil and gas mineral owners. On or before the end of the 18 month period, Unitech has the right to elect to convert the option into oil and gas leases on some or all of the parcels described in the option agreement. Each lease would have a 3 year primary term from the date of the exercise of the option and Unitech would be required to pay lease bonus consideration upon exercise. The option and any lease entered into upon exercise of the option apply to the formations above the Del Rio Shale and would include the Eagle Ford Formation. Unitech also has the right to acquire an additional estimated 2,325 net acres under the same 18 month option/3 year lease terms. The option agreement has been filed as a material contract under Unitech's profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. In addition, Unitech has a call option from a party owning a 22.5% working interest on the 21,672 acre parcel to acquire an estimated 3,790 net acres. The option lands are 20 miles south of Eagle Pass, Texas and immediately west of El Indio, Texas. The option lands are in the Maverick Basin of the Rio Grande Embayment and are west of the Rio Grande Syncline. The option lands are immediately west of the Comanche Ranch whose oil and gas mineral assets are operated by Newfield Exploration Ltd. (www.newfield.com). Operators of an offset well 4.5 miles to the southeast of the edge of the option lands have reported to the Texas Railroad Commission oil gravity of at least 42 degree API and liquids rich gas with BTU content of at least 1,200 BTU/ft3. The Eagle Ford Formation is at least 400 feet thick and the Lower Eagle Ford formation (payzone) is at least 190 feet thick. The base of the Lower Eagle Ford Formation would likely be at an average depth of approximately 4,100 feet.

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Unitech is a junior oil and gas exploration company. For additional details, please visit Unitech's website at www.unitechenergy.ca.

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