Carmen Energy Inc. Announces Casing of Leduc Reef Light Oil Exploration Well and Horizontal Glauconitic Development Well

CALGARY, Nov. 1, 2011 /CNW/ - Carmen Energy Inc. (TSXV: CEI) ("Carmen" or the "Corporation") is pleased to announce that the Corporation, with its Partners has completed drilling to the contracted depth on the second of two Leduc test ("Leduc well") wells at Sylvan Lake, Alberta and the horizontal Glauconitic development well ("Glauconitic Horizontal well") in the Viking-Kinsella, Alberta area.

After a review of the logs and samples of the aforementioned wells, the Company and its Partners have undertaken to case the Leduc well and commence completion and testing operations. The Glauconitic Horizontal well reached a measured depth of 1,740 metres with a horizontal section of 890 metres and was cased for completion, stimulation and production testing.

The Company anticipates testing on both wells to transpire within the next 14 to 28 days, dependent on availability of equipment and services in the areas.

Under the terms of the farmin agreement on the Leduc Reef Exploration well in the Sylvan Lake, Alberta area, Carmen is paying 25% of all costs to completion of testing to earn a 16.25% working interest in the well and entire section of land the well is located on.

Under the terms of the farmin agreement on the horizontal Glauconitic development well in the Viking-Kinsella, Alberta area, Carmen is paying 100% of the costs to drill to the contract depth, abandonment, capping or completion, equipping and tie-in to earn a 60% working interest in the well and half-section of land the well is located on.

Provided that the proposed transaction to acquire Shorthorn Exploration Ltd ("Shorthorn") as provided in a Letter of Intent announced by Carmen on September 19, 2011 is completed, the farmin agreement relating to the Horizontal Glauconitic Development well in the Viking, Alberta area shall be superseded by virtue of Carmen's acquisition of Shorthorn.

About Carmen Energy Inc.: Carmen is based in Calgary, Alberta and a publicly traded oil and gas exploration and production company. The focus is on exploration and development of Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin based oil and gas properties. The current projects are the Jumpbush properties in south eastern Alberta, the Ferrybank properties in central Alberta, the Sylvan Lake area properties in Southern Alberta and the Hamburg properties in northern western Alberta.

FORWARD LOOKING INFORMATION

Certain information in this news release is forward-looking within the meaning of certain securities laws, and is subject to important risks, uncertainties and assumptions. This forward-looking information includes, among other things, the availability of completion equipment and services, the ability for the Corporation to finalize the acquisition of Shorthorn and information with respect to the Corporation's beliefs, plans, expectations, anticipations, estimates and intentions and the activities of the Corporation after the proposed acquisition of Shorthorn. The words "may", "could", "should", "would", "suspect", "outlook", "believe", "anticipate", "estimate", "expect", "intend", "plan", "target" and similar words and expressions are used to identify forward-looking information. . The forward-looking information in this news release describes the Corporation's expectations as of the date of this news release.

The results or events anticipated or predicted in such forward-looking information may differ materially from actual results or events. Material factors which could cause actual results or events to differ materially from such forward-looking information include, among others, the risks associated with the oil and gas industry in general, risks arising from general economic conditions and adverse industry events, risks arising from operations generally, reliance on contractual rights such as licences and leases in the conduct of its business, the uncertainty of reserve and resource estimates; the uncertainty of estimates and projections relating to reserves, resources, production, costs and expenses; reliance on third parties, reliance on key personnel, possible failure of the business model or business plan or the inability to implement the business model or business plan as planned, competition, environmental matters, and insurance or lack thereof; failure to realize the anticipated benefits of acquisitions including the proposed aacquisition of Shorthorn; ability to access sufficient capital from internal and external sources; changes in legislation, including but not limited to tax laws, royalties and environmental regulations.

The Corporation cautions that the foregoing list of material factors is not exhaustive. When relying on the Corporation's forward-looking information to make decisions, investors and others should carefully consider the foregoing factors and other uncertainties and potential events. The Corporation has assumed a certain progression, which may not be realized. It has also assumed that the material factors referred to in the previous paragraph will not cause such forward-looking information to differ materially from actual results or events. However, the list of these factors is not exhaustive and is subject to change and there can be no assurance that such assumptions will reflect the actual outcome of such items or factors.

THE FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS NEWS RELEASE REPRESENTS THE EXPECTATIONS OF THE CORPORATION AS OF THE DATE OF THIS NEWS RELEASE AND, ACCORDINGLY, IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE AFTER SUCH DATE. READERS SHOULD NOT PLACE UNDUE IMPORTANCE ON FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION AND SHOULD NOT RELY UPON THIS INFORMATION AS OF ANY OTHER DATE. WHILE THE CORPORATION MAY ELECT TO, IT DOES NOT UNDERTAKE TO UPDATE THIS INFORMATION AT ANY PARTICULAR TIME.

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 press release.

SOURCE Carmen Energy Inc

For further information:

Brian Doherty
President and Chief Executive Officer
(403) 537-5590

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