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TORONTO, Aug. 29, 2012 /CNW/ - Rift Energy Corp ("Rift Energy") is pleased to announce governmental approval of the first phase of its Work Program and Budget covering Block L19 in the Republic of Kenya. The first phase of exploration work on Block L19 will include completing an Aerial Gravity and Magnetic Survey to further define large structures previously identified. Upon completing this survey, the Company will then commence a seismic program to develop a prospect inventory and high-grade potential drilling locations. Rift Energy anticipates spending in excess of $45 million over the next several years in this area.
Fred Zaziski, President and CEO of Rift Energy, stated "We are very excited to commence our exploration program in Kenya on Block L19. This block has tremendous upside potential. We believe there are multiple structures on Block L19, which is located within the Lamu basin, a highly prospective area where numerous companies are actively exploring for oil and gas on both onshore and offshore blocks".
About Block L19
As previously announced, Rift Energy acquired the oil and gas exploration rights to Block L19 on June 21, 2012. Block L19 encompasses approximately 12,000 KM2 (2.9 million acres) onshore in southern Kenya beginning at the Tanzania border and flanked by the Indian Ocean to the east and extends approximately 160 km to the north. There has been only one well drilled on this block to date, the Ria Kaluli 1 well, which was drilled off structure to a depth of 1,538 meters in 1962 and was plugged after encountering oil shows in the Karoo formation.
About Rift Energy
Rift Energy is a privately owned early-stage oil and gas exploration company headquartered in Toronto, Canada that is focused on acquiring oil and gas projects in east and central Africa. Our management team has a proven track record with regards to starting up successful international oil and gas projects. Rift Energy's strategy is to identify under-explored assets with high upside that, when exploited, will yield substantial value for its shareholders. Our corporate offices are located in Toronto, Canada, with our operational activities located in the Woodlands, Texas.
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