Strategic American Oil Corporation Acquires Significant Lease Position in Former Producing Field in Illinois Basin



    CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, June 3 /CNW/ -- Strategic American Oil Corporation
(OTC Bulletin Board:   SGCA; the "Company"), is pleased to announce it has
leased an Illinois land position in a previously producing oil field that
could host significant in-place reserves through Enhanced Oil Recovery.  By
researching the Illinois State Geological Survey, the Company has discovered
the oil field previously produced an aggregate of 1.5 million barrels of oil
during the 1940s and 50s.  Nearby waterflood operations in the same zones have
yielded a 1:1 recovery.  The Company has leased approximately 372 acres of the
oil field.  The Company plans to use existing injection wells while drilling
new recovery wells to 4,000 feet.

    Company Chief Geologist, Jim Thomas, who has approximately 30 years of
experience in the Illinois basin, and a BS and MS from South Illinois
University, is heading up the Company's Illinois operations and will review
engineering and development plans with Barger Engineering, of Evansville,
Indiana.   Barger has engineered a number of waterfloods in Illinois with a
long history of success.

    Company President, Randall Reneau, stated, "This project offers the
Company low risk long-term production potential in a proven waterflood area. 
The Company plans to design a pilot waterflood operation for the project,
which, if proven, would be expanded into commercial operations."

    The Illinois Basin is a mature oil producing environment with a
production history covering over 100 years. This development history has
generated a large database including records for more than 180,000 wells. 
Strategic American Oil is working to grow the Company's reserves, and
accessing and analyzing these historic records minimizes cost while
identifying exploration and historical production targets to meet that growth.
 To date the Company has leased over 2000 acres in Illinois through utilizing
these records.  Finding and leasing this waterflood project demonstrates the
value of these historic records and the Company's expertise in managing those
records.

    "Waterflood" or "enhanced oil recovery" is an oil extraction method where
water is pumped into an injection well displacing the reservoir formation and
forcing the oil into a recovery well.  This method is used to recover 
additional oil in place following primary production methods.
    

    About Strategic American Oil Corporation

    
    Strategic American Oil Corporation (OTCBB: SGCA) is an exploration and
production company with operations in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and
Illinois.  The company draws on the experience of an internationally
recognized team of geologists, engineers, and executives with extensive oil
and gas exploration and production experience.  The Company's objective is to
find and acquire oil and gas projects of merit and develop those projects to
their full potential.

    
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    Suite 2015, 600 Leopard Street
    Corpus Christi, Texas,  78473
    Investor Relations
    

    
    (800) 643-5815

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