Blacksands Petroleum Announces Revised Stock Option Plan and the Granting of Stock Options

    TORONTO, Feb. 21 /CNW/ -- Blacksands Petroleum, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board:  
BSPE) (the "Company") wishes to announce that the Board of Directors approved
a revised stock option plan for the Company on February 15, 2008.  The revised
stock option plan is subject to regulatory and shareholder approvals.
    As well, the Company wishes to announce that on February 15, 2008, it
granted 2,200,000 stock options to officers, directors and consultants of the
Company.  These options are exerciseable at $1.90 per share for a term of five
years, subject to all necessary approvals, and have the following vesting

    -- 991,666 options vested immediately;
    -- 604,166 options vest when the stock price trades at or above $2.50 for
       ten consecutive trading days; and
    -- 604,168 options vest when the stock price trades at or above $3.00 for
       ten consecutive trading days
    About Blacksands
    Blacksands Petroleum is engaged in the business of exploring for,
developing and operating unconventional oil and gas projects. Such projects
may include oil produced from tar sands, also referred to as oil sands, or
bituminous sands, which are a combination of clay, sand, water, and bitumen.

For further information:

For further information: Paul A. Parisotto, President & CEO of
Blacksands  Petroleum, Inc., +1-416-359-7805

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