Petro Andina appoints Director of Operations, Argentina


    CALGARY, March 6 /CNW/ - Petro Andina Resources Inc. (the "Company") is
pleased to announce that Mr. Brian Lynam, P. Eng., has joined the Company's
leadership team as Director of Operations, Argentina. Mr. Lynam will be
responsible for production operations and engineering, drilling and
completions, facilities design and construction. He will be located in the
Company's Buenos Aires, Argentina office, where all current operations are
    Mr. Lynam has over 25 years of extensive experience in the oil and gas
industry, most recently with PrimeWest Energy as Vice President, Operations
and previously with Burlington Resources Canada Ltd. and Gulf Canada Resources
Limited. Mr. Lynam has leadership and operational experience in Production
Engineering and Operations, Development Engineering, Safety and Environment,
Marketing, Business Development and Joint Ventures.
    Mr. Lynam graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of
Applied Science in Chemical Engineering and is an active member of APEGGA and
    The addition of Mr. Lynam to the Company's leadership team is a
reflection of the Company's increased focus on capital activity efficiencies
and costs and operating expenses as the organization continues to grow.

    About Petro Andina Resources Inc.

    Petro Andina is engaged in the exploration for and development and
production of oil and natural gas in Argentina and, to a lesser extent, in
Canada. The Corporation has also recently announced the execution of a Joint
Venture Agreement allowing Petro Andina to explore blocks in Trinidad and
Tobago. The Corporation is continuing to develop its existing reserves and to
conduct appraisal and exploration drilling on its 529,000 acre (297,000 acre
net) land position in the Neuquén basin. Petro Andina is headquartered in
Calgary, Canada.

    This news release does not constitute an offer to sell securities, nor is
it a solicitation of an offer to buy securities, in any jurisdiction. All
sales will be made through registered securities dealers in jurisdictions
where the offering has been qualified for distribution. The securities offered
are not, and will not be, registered under the securities laws of the United
States of America, nor any state thereof and may not be sold in the United
States of America absent registration in the United States or the availability
of an exemption from such registration.

    The Toronto Stock Exchange has not received and does not accept
    responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this news release.

    Forward-Looking Statements

    Certain statements regarding Petro Andina Resources Inc. including
management's assessment of future plans and operations, may constitute
forward-looking statements under applicable securities laws and necessarily
involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, most of which are beyond
Petro Andina's control. These risks may cause actual financial and operating
results, performance, levels of activity and achievements to differ materially
from those expressed in, or implied by, such forward-looking statements.
    Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: the impact
of general economic conditions in Canada and Argentina; industry conditions
including changes in laws and regulations including adoption of new
environmental laws and regulations, and changes in how they are interpreted
and enforced, both in Canada and Argentina; competition; the lack of
availability of qualified personnel; fluctuations in commodity prices; the
results of exploration and development drilling and related activities;
imprecision in reserve estimates; the production and growth potential of Petro
Andina's assets; fluctuations in foreign exchange or interest rates; the
ability to access sufficient capital from internal and external sources; and
obtaining required approvals of regulatory authorities, both in Canada and
Argentina. Many of these risk factors are discussed in further detail in the
Corporation's short form prospectus dated February 29, 2008 on file with
Canadian securities commissions. Readers are also referred to the risk factors
described in other documents that Petro Andina files from time to time with
securities regulatory authorities.
    Accordingly, Petro Andina gives no assurance nor makes any
representations or warranty that the expectations conveyed by the
forward-looking statements will prove to be correct and actual results may
differ materially from those anticipated in the forward looking statements.
Petro Andina undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any
forward-looking statements.

For further information:

For further information: Melesia Kasha, Investor Relations, Petro Andina
Resources Inc., Phone: (403) 237-1700, Fax: (403) 265-8216; William R.A. Hogg,
Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer, Petro Andina Resources
Inc., Phone: (403) 237-1701, Fax: (403) 265-8216

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