SOURCE: Victory Energy Corporation

March 24, 2011 10:00 ET

Victory Energy Corporation Announces Additional Acreage Acquired at Jones County Oil and Gas Play

NEWPORT BEACH, CA--(Marketwire - March 24, 2011) - Victory Energy Corporation (PINKSHEETS: VYEY), through its partnership with Aurora Energy Partners, today announced that an additional 489 acre development unit ("The New Hope Unit") has been acquired at its rapidly expanding Jones County oil and gas play. This additional development unit represents the third acquisition since the company announced its participation on February 22, 2011.

Robert Miranda, Victory Energy's chairman and interim CEO, stated, "We are very pleased with the quality of work and 3-D seismic supported locations that are being provided by the operator and we look forward to a continued expansion of the project. This unit and the two previously announced development units have provided the company with two successful oil and gas wells in less than forty-five days. We look forward to the continued success." 

Jones County Oil Trend Holdings

Unit Name   Wells Envisioned   Wells Completed   WI   NRI
Young   Four (4)   One (1)   2.5%   1.875%
White   Two (2)   One (1)   1.5%   1.180%
New Hope   Ten (10)   Zero (0)   1.5%   1.228%

The New Hope unit holds a recently drilled test well that targeted the Swastika sand. This formation produced over 500,000 barrels of oil from the nearby Glenn Thomas Field. The New Hope #1 test well was drilled to target depth on March 14th and encountered 30' of highly porous Swastika sand. It's now believed that additional target sands are available, therefore, the company has begun a seismic data reprocessing project to aid in more precisely pinpointing additional drilling locations in all three units.

About the Jones County Oil Trend
The Jones County oil trend is part of an agreement entered into on February 22, 2011 with C.O. Energy, LLC and Marshall R. Young Oil Co. The prospective development area covers Jones County, Texas and is supported by eighty two (82) square miles of 3-D seismic data. The operator, C.O. Energy, envisions drilling one to two wells per month until the targeted area is fully developed. Victory Energy maintains a thirty (30) day first right of refusal to participate in each development well. 

About Victory Energy Corporation
Victory Energy Corporation is engaged in the exploration, acquisition, development, and exploitation of oil and gas properties. The company's current producing assets are located in the state of Texas. Victory Energy seeks to identify proven development prospects, conduct thorough geological and engineering evaluations and then target suitable farm-in partners for long term development of additional prospects.

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