Petroamerica Cases the La Guira-2 Appraisal Well For Testing

CALGARY, Jan. 20, 2014 /CNW/ - Petroamerica Oil Corp. (TSXV: PTA) ("Petroamerica" or the "Company"), a Canadian oil and gas company operating in Colombia is pleased to announce that the La Guira-2 appraisal well, located on the Los Ocarros Block, has been cased for testing.

After the La Guira-2 appraisal well reached its target depth of 12,600 feet the well was logged and the decision was made to case the well for testing. Testing will be performed on the Mirador and Gacheta Formations using a work-over rig and will commence once the rig is secured and on site.

The La Guira-2 well was drilled as a sole risk operation, and Petroamerica currently holds 100% of the working interest ("WI") in this well. The other 50% WI partner in the Los Ocarros Block does have the right to re-establish their WI position in this well subject to a penalty payment based on the total cost of this well.

About Petroamerica:

Petroamerica Oil Corp. is a Canadian oil and gas exploration and production company with activities in Colombia. Petroamerica produces more than 6,300 barrels of oil equivalent per day and has interests in five blocks, all located in Colombia's Llanos Basin. Petroamerica's shares are listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "PTA".

Forward-Looking Statement

This news release includes forward-looking statements related to the expected occurrences in relation to the properties and drilling activities identified. A multitude of factors can cause actual events to differ significantly from any anticipated development and although Petroamerica believes that the expectations represented by such forward-looking statements are reasonable; there can be no assurance that such expectations will be realized.  These forward looking statements are based upon assumptions that Petroamerica has made concerning the oil and gas industry in Colombia, the reliability of available data regarding the properties, and the continuing market for oil and gas.  Risk factors may include the uncertainty of conducting operations under a foreign regime, the availability of labour and equipment, the fluctuating price of oil and gas, and Petroamerica's dependence upon other participants in the property areas.  Neither Petroamerica nor any of its subsidiaries nor any of its officers or employees guarantees that the assumptions underlying such forward-looking statements are free from errors, nor do any of the foregoing accept any responsibility for the future accuracy of the opinions expressed in this document or the actual occurrence of the forecasted developments.

Although the Company believes that the expectations represented by the forward-looking statements contained herein are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on the forward-looking statements because there can be no assurance that such expectations will be realized. The forward-looking statements contained in this document are made as of the date hereof and the Company undertakes no obligation to update publicly or revise any forward-looking statements or information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, unless so required by applicable securities laws.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

SOURCE Petroamerica Oil Corp.

For further information:

Nelson Navarrete
President and CEO

Colin Wagner
CFO

Ralph Gillcrist
COO, Executive Vice President

Tel Bogota, Colombia: +57-1-744-0644
Tel Calgary, Canada: +1-403-237-8300
Email: investorrelations@pta-oil.com
Web Page: www.PetroamericaOilCorp.com