Kodiak Oil & Gas Corp. Announces Pricing of Underwritten Public Offering of Common Stock

    DENVER, Aug. 7 /CNW/ -- Kodiak Oil & Gas Corp. (Amex:   KOG) today
announced the pricing of an underwritten public offering of 6,000,000 shares
of its common stock at a price of $2.75 per share.  The offering is being made
pursuant to an effective shelf registration statement that Kodiak filed with
the Securities and Exchange Commission on July 14, 2008.  The net proceeds of
the offering, after deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and
Kodiak's estimated offering expenses, are expected to be approximately
$15,450,000 million.  The offering is expected to close on August 12, 2008 and
is subject to customary closing conditions.  In connection with the offering,
Kodiak has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase a maximum of
900,000 additional common shares to cover over-allotments, if any.
    Kodiak intends to use the net proceeds of the offering for its working
capital needs, to fund capital expenditures for drilling and development,
principally in the Bakken play in North Dakota, and to finance the potential
acquisition of oil and natural gas properties.
    KeyBanc Capital Markets and RBC Capital Markets will act as underwriters
in the offering.  This offering of common stock will be made only by means of
a prospectus, copies of which may be obtained from KeyBanc Capital Markets,
Attn: Prospectus Delivery Department, 800 Superior Avenue, 17th Floor,
Cleveland, Ohio 44114, phone: 216.563.2018.
    This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the
solicitation of an offer to buy common stock of Kodiak Oil & Gas Corp., nor
shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in
which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to
registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or
    About Kodiak Oil & Gas Corp.
    Kodiak Oil & Gas, Denver-based, is an independent energy exploration and
development company focused on exploring, developing and producing oil and
natural gas in the Williston and Green River Basins in the U.S. Rocky
Mountains.  For further information, please visit http://www.kodiakog.com. The
Company's common shares are listed for trading on the American Stock Exchange
    This press release includes "forward-looking statements" within the
meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  All
statements other than statements of historical facts included herein may
constitute forward-looking statements.  Although Kodiak believes that the
expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, it
can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct.  The
forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that affect our
operations, financial performance and other factors as discussed in Kodiak's
filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual
Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2007, and its Quarterly
Reports on Forms 10-Q.

For further information:

For further information: Mr. Lynn A. Peterson, CEO and President of
Kodiak Oil & Gas Corp., +1-303-592-8075; or Mr. David P. Charles of Sierra
Partners LLC, +1-303-757-2510, ext. 11, for Kodiak Oil & Gas Corp. Web Site:

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