Desmarais Plans More Drilling at Barrhead

TSX Venture Exchange Symbol: DES

CALGARY, Jan. 4 /CNW/ - Desmarais Energy Corporation (TSXV: DES) (the "Corporation" or "Desmarais") has completed the tie-in of a significant new well in its Barrhead core area.  The well was drilled and evaluated in September/October 2010, and the Corporation expects "new pool discovery status" to be received following the filing of initial production data.  Further information and production rates will be made available once stabilized data becomes available.  The Alberta New Well Royalty Reduction Program of 5% will apply to this well for the first 12 months.

Desmarais has an inventory of 5 additional wells to re-activate following minor work-overs, and 1 well to evaluate which is standing cased.  The Corporation plans further drilling in Q1 2011 to determine the size and potential of the latest discovery.

Neither 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.

Advisory:  This press release may contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of applicable securities laws.  The use of any of the words "expect", "anticipate", "continue", "estimate", "may", "will", "project", "should", "believe", "plans", "intends" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward looking statements.  Since forward-looking statements address future events and conditions, by their very nature they involve inherent risks and uncertainties.  The forward looking statements contained in this press release are made as of the date hereof and Desmarais undertakes no obligation to update publicly or revise any forward looking statements or information, unless so required by applicable securities laws.

SOURCE Desmarais Energy Corporation

For further information:

James G. Long, President
Desmarais Energy Corporation
Tel: (403) 265-8007 / Fax: (403) 264-7076

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