Vanoil Energy Ltd.

Vanoil Energy Ltd.

July 12, 2012 13:09 ET

Vanoil Receives Seven Month Extension

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - July 12, 2012) - Vanoil Energy Ltd. ("Vanoil" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:VEL) is pleased to announce that it has received the requested seven month extension to its Production Sharing Contract from the Kenyan Ministry of Energy. This extension extends the contact from September 30, 2012 to April 30, 2013.

This extension allows the Company to complete analysis of 100 square kilometers of high resolution 3D seismic data designed to geologically pin point Vanoil's initial drill site location. The mobilization is expected to be completed in early August and data acquisition to be started mid August and completed in early October. It also provides adequate time for the Company's consultant, Navigator Resource Consulting Ltd., to technically audit the available drill rigs and complete site preparation and material mobilization prior to spudding a planned 3,500 - 4,000 meter well in January 2013.

About Vanoil Energy Ltd.

Based in Vancouver, Canada, Vanoil is an internationally diversified resource company that has a comprehensive portfolio of oil and gas assets in the African countries of Kenya and Rwanda. In Kenya, Blocks 3A and 3B were acquired in October 2007 through the signing of a Production Sharing Contract with the Government of the Republic of Kenya. Blocks 3A and 3B, which cover 24,912 square kilometers, are part of the vastly under-explored Cretaceous Central African Rift Basin System, an area that may hold the next major sub-Saharan discoveries. Vanoil's 1,631 square kilometers of oil and gas exclusive license in the East Kivu Graben in Rwanda is at the southern extension of the Albertine Graben where Heritage and Tullow Oil made their historic discovery in neighboring Uganda.

On behalf of the Board of Directors


James Passin, President and CEO

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