Ausam announces commencement of drilling at Nolte Marsh Prospect



    TSX Venture Exchange - Symbol "AZE"

    CALGARY, Aug. 13 /CNW/ - Ausam Energy Corporation ("Ausam" or the
"Company") announced today that drilling has commenced on its Nolte Marsh
Prospect in Liberty County, Texas with the spudding of the Nolte Marsh No. 1
well on August 2, 2008. The well is being operated by Square Mile Energy
L.L.C. and targets the Yegua/Cook Mountain formation. The well is being
drilled to a proposed total depth of 13,350 feet.
    The Nolte Marsh prospect consists of approximately 120 acres and is owned
by Ausam (40.0%), Square Mile Energy L.L.C. (37.5% and operator), PetroReal
(17.5%) and 100 Wall Energy Partners (5%).

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expectations and estimates of management of Ausam as at the date the
statements are made and are subject to a variety of known and unknown risks
and uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual events or outcomes
to differ materially from those anticipated or implied by such forward-looking
statements. Those factors include, but are not limited to risks, uncertainties
and other factors that are beyond the control of Ausam. In light of the risks
and uncertainties associated with forward-looking statements, readers are
cautioned not to place undue reliance upon forward-looking information.
Although Ausam believes that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking
statements set out in this press release are reasonable, it can give no
assurance that such expectations will prove to have been correct. The
forward-looking statements of Ausam contained in this press release, or
incorporated herein by reference, are expressly qualified, in their entirety,
by this cautionary statement.

    About Ausam

    Ausam is a public company engaged in the business of oil and gas
exploration and development. Ausam, through its U.S. subsidiary Noram
Resources, Inc, has acquired a diverse portfolio of oil and gas leases and
prospects in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Arkansas. Ausam,
through its Australian subsidiary Ausam Resources Pty Ltd., holds interests in
permits in Queensland and Victoria. Ausam's growth strategy includes the
organic development of its current holdings and selective corporate
transactions. The Company trades under the symbol "AZE" on the TSX Venture
Exchange.

    
    William M. Hitchcock
    Chairman

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    or accuracy of this release.
    

    This news release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the
solicitation of an offer to buy securities of Ausam in any jurisdiction. The
securities of Ausam which have been registered under the Securities Act of
1933, as amended (the "1933 Act"), are offered only pursuant to the prospectus
relating to such offering. The securities of Ausam which have not been
registered under the 1933 Act may not be offered or sold in the United States
absent registration or an applicable exemption therefrom under the 1933 Act
and the applicable state securities laws.





For further information:

For further information: Mark G. Avery, President and CEO,
mavery@ausamenergy.com, Tel: (832) 678-2200, Fax: (832) 678-2205; Ralph D.
Davis, Chief Financial Officer, rdavis@ausamenergy.com, Web site:
www.ausamenergy.com

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