Suroco Energy Inc. resumes operations at Suroriente field in Colombia



    /NOT FOR DISSEMINATION IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA/

    CALGARY, Jan. 7 /CNW/ - Suroco Energy Inc. (TSX Venture Exchange: SRN)
(the "Corporation") today announced that the general strike affecting its
production operations in the Suroriente block in the Putumayo Basin of
Colombia has been lifted.
    Transportation of crude oil from storage tanks has commenced and the
field operator will shortly begin reactivating producing wells which will
build up the production rate.
    The Corporation is a Calgary-based junior oil and gas company, which
explores for, develops, produces and sells crude oil, natural gas liquids and
natural gas in South and Central America, Western Canada and the U.S.A. The
Corporation's common shares trade on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol
SRN.

    Forward Looking Statements

    Certain information regarding the Corporation contained herein may
constitute forward looking statements within the meaning of applicable
securities laws. Forward looking statements may include estimates, plans,
expectations, opinions, forecasts, projections, guidance or other statements
that are not statements of facts. Although the Corporation believes that the
expectations reflected in such forward looking statements are reasonable, it
can give no assurance that such expectations will be realized. These
statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties and may be based on
assumptions that could cause actual results to differ materially from those
anticipated or implied in the forward looking statements. The Corporation's
forward looking statements are expressly qualified in their entirety by this
cautionary statement.

    
    The TSX Venture Exchange does not accept responsibility for the adequacy
    or accuracy of this press release.
    





For further information:

For further information: Travis Doupe, VP Finance and Chief Financial
Officer of the Corporation, Telephone: (403) 232-6784

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