Petromanas Energy Inc. announces appointment of Senior Exploration Advisor

BAAR, SWITZERLAND, April 21 /CNW/ - Petromanas Energy Inc. ("Petromanas") (TSX-V: PMI) is pleased to announce that it has appointed Mr. Mark Cooper as Senior Exploration Advisor.

Erik Herlyn, CEO comments, "Mark Cooper is one of the world's leading structural geologists exploring in fold and thrust belts and has been associated with numerous oil discoveries including the foothills of BC and Colombia. We are delighted that now Mr. Cooper is committed to successfully find oil in Petromanas' 6 blocks in Albania".

About Mark Cooper:

Mark Cooper graduated with a B.Sc. geology degree from Imperial College, London in 1974 and with a Ph.D. from Bristol University in 1977. He taught geology at University College Cork prior to joining BP in 1985 to work on structurally complex basins based in London. Mark moved to BP Canada, Calgary in 1988 where he worked on exploration in the foothills including the successful Sukunka-Bullmoose gas play in NE British Columbia. Mark also worked for BP in Colombia on the team that drilled the discovery wells on the Cupiagua, Volcanera and Florena Fields. In 1994 he joined PanCanadian and worked on the BC foothills, western Newfoundland, Quebec, the Gulf of Mexico, the Scotian Shelf and various international projects. He worked on frontier and international projects in Oman, Qatar, Yemen, Eastern Europe and Greenland after the merger that created EnCana in 2002, managing the Middle East and Global New Ventures groups for EnCana. Mark retired from EnCana as VP Middle East and Global New Ventures at the end of 2007 and now has his own consulting practice specializing in International Exploration and Structural Geology. He has published over 50 papers, co-edited a book on Inversion Tectonics and has served as an advisory editor for the Journal of the Geological Society. He was a co-winner of the CSPG Link Award in 1997, served as an AAPG Distinguished Lecturer for 1999-2000 and was a co-winner of the AAPG Matson Award in 2002. Mark is involved with both the Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists and the AAPG serving on committees in both organizations over the last 10 years.

The foregoing information may contain forward-looking information relating to the future performance of the Company. Forward looking information is subject to a number of known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated in our forward looking statements. Such risks and other factors include, among others, the actual results of exploration activities, changes in world commodity markets or equity markets, the risks of the petroleum industry including, without limitation, those associated with the environment, delays in obtaining governmental approvals, permits or financing or in the completion of development or construction activities, title disputes, change in government and changes to regulations affecting the oil and gas industry, and other risks and uncertainties detailed from time to time in the Company's filings with the Canadian securities administrators (available at Forward-looking statements are made based on various assumptions and on management's beliefs, estimates and opinions on the date the statements are made. Should one or more of these risks and uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described in the forward-looking information contained herein. The Company undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements if these assumptions, beliefs, estimates and opinions or other circumstances should change, except as required by applicable law.

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.

SOURCE Petromanas Energy Inc.

For further information: For further information: Erik Herlyn, President, Chief Executive Officer, Petromanas Energy Inc., Bahnhofstrasse 9 P.O. Box 155, CH-6341 Baar, Switzerland, Phone: +41 44 718 10 30, Fax: +41 44 718 10 39, Email:, Website:; Vanguard Shareholder Solutions, Tel: (604) 608-0824, Toll Free: 1-866-918-0824

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