Petroamerica Announces the Start of Drilling Operations on its El Porton Block With the Spud of Curiara-1

CALGARY, Feb. 25, 2013 /CNW/ - Petroamerica Oil Corp. (TSXV: PTA) ("Petroamerica" or the "Company"), a junior oil and gas company operating in Colombia is pleased to announce the start of drilling on its El Porton Block in the Llanos Basin of Colombia. The Curiara-1 well was spud by partner and operator, Cepsa Colombia S.A., on February 14, 2013. The well is targeting the Mirador and Une formations, some of which produce in adjacent fields. The well is expected to be drilled to a total depth of approximately 16,000 feet (measured depth) and is expected to take 90 days to drill and complete.

Petroamerica holds a 25% working interest in the El Porton Block.

About Petroamerica:

Petroamerica Oil Corp. is a junior oil and gas exploration and production company with activities in Colombia. Petroamerica produces approximately 4,000 barrels of oil per day (Company working interest) from two oil discoveries, has one new discovery under appraisal and has interests in seven exploration 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

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