Sukkur joint venture update - Pakistan

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    TORONTO, July 31 /CNW/ - International Sovereign Energy Corp. (the
"Company") is pleased to report that the Koonj Well No. 1A in the Sukkur
Exploration Block, in which the Company has a 15% working interest ("WI"), has
been successfully drill-stem tested with a gas flow rate of 8.61 MMCFD (1435
BOED). The gas flow rates from the Sui Main Limestone are expected to increase
significantly with acid stimulation treatment which will be carried out during
the upcoming weeks. Stimulation results will be released upon availability.
    The Sukkur Joint Venture (SJV) is comprised of Mari Gas Company Limited,
the operator, with a 50% WI, Petroleum Exploration Limited, a Pakistani
exploration and production company with a 35% WI and the Company, as mentioned
above, with a 15% WI. SJV is also exploring 2 other prospects within the
Sukkur Block. The drilling of Structure 'B', which covers a 4.1 sq. km area,
is expected to immediately follow the completion of the first well. Both
prospects are within 5 km from a main gas pipeline so that a discovery can be
brought on stream on a fast track basis.
    International Sovereign Energy Corp. is an oil and gas exploration,
development and production company with offices in Calgary, Alberta and
Islamabad, Pakistan and is active in the exploration and development of
hydrocarbon reserves in Western Canada and internationally.
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For further information: please contact: Eugene Hretzay, President and
CEO, Tel: (416) 508-3472, Fax: (403) 263-2472,

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