DualEx announces the commencement of drilling operations at Al Tayr-101


CALGARY, Oct. 8 /CNW/ - DualEx Energy International Inc. (TSX-V: "DXE") is pleased to announce that drilling operations commenced October 7, 2009 at the Al Tayr-101 site on the Company's Jebel Nasrani Prospect on Block XVII in the Palmyride Fold Belt of southwest Syria. Al Tayr-101 will be drilled to a depth of approximately 3000 metres and will test a large structure at the Triassic Kurrachine level. Similar structures are known to host substantial gas/condensate reserves in several fields immediately north of Block XVII. The Al Tayr-101 well, expected to take approximately 80 days to drill, is prognosed to fully penetrate the Kurrachine carbonates and is being drilled on the first of eight closed Kurrachine level structures identified in the Company's 2007 seismic program in which 1,105 line kilometres of high quality data was acquired.

DualEx holds a 31.67% working interest in the 1.24 million acre Block XVII. Other partners are Stratic Energy (Operator, 35%) and Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Company KSC (KUFPEC, 33.33%).

DualEx Energy International Inc. is an oil and gas exploration company with operations in the greater Mediterranean area. DualEx's common shares trade on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "DXE".

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SOURCE DualEx Energy International Inc.

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