Sun Cal Energy Inc. Announces Acquisition of Jonah Prospects in Wyoming



    SAN FRANCISCO, August 15 /CNW/ - Sun Cal Energy Inc. (NASD OTC BB:SCEY),
an energy exploration company focused in the Southern San Joaquin Valley of
California, the Anadarko Basin of Oklahoma, and the Breton Sound area in
offshore Louisiana in pleased to announce the addition of 6,000 acres of high
impact gas properties in the Jonah Field area of Wyoming.

    Sun Cal Energy Inc. has agreed to acquire a 100% working interest in
6,000 acres of leases in the Jonah Field region of Wyoming - the second
largest proven gas reserve in the United States. This is the fourth core
exploration and development region for Sun Cal Energy. Sun Cal's Prospects are
identified as South Jonah, which consists of 2,477.68 acres and West Jonah,
consisting of 3,546.89 acres. Most of the surrounding acreage is currently
held by EnCana and Yates Petroleum, with BP and Chevron/Texaco also holding
significant positions.

    With current well spacing regulations, Sun Cal can drill up to 37 wells
on this acreage. With technology developed in the Jonah and Pinedale fields,
current completion techniques estimate gas in place between 1.0 and 3.0 BCF
per well. As such, South Jonah and West Jonah could provide between 37 BCF and
111 BCF of recoverable Reserves at a value of $222 million to $667 million.

    About the Jonah Prospect

    The Jonah Field and the Pinedale Anticline are acknowledged as the
premier gas fields in the Rocky Mountains. These fields are located in
Wyoming's Greater Green River Basin. According to the Wyoming State Geological
Survey, the Greater Green River Basin contains approximately 26 TCF of natural
gas which is the largest reserve in the State. The Jonah Field is estimated to
contain 7 to 10 TCF of Natural Gas, which currently produces from more than
500 wells. Currently, EnCana, British Petroleum, Ultra Petroleum and Yates
Petroleum are among the major players working in this area.

    Commenting on these developments, Lewis Dillman, President and Chief
Executive Officer of Sun Cal Energy Inc. states: "We are very pleased to add
an asset of this class to our expanding portfolio of high impact oil and gas
properties. The Jonah Field is a world class natural gas development area,
with plans to allow the development of more than 3,000 new wells. We look
forward to the opportunity of further developing this asset and participating
in the future success of the area."

    Further Information

    Shareholders and prospective investors are encouraged to visit Sun Cal
Energy's website: www.suncaloil.com and download Sun Cal Energy's Investor
Summary. Please feel free to call investor relations toll-free at
1-800-798-8334 to receive a full corporate investor's package.

    About Sun Cal Energy Inc.

    Sun Cal Energy Inc. is a publicly traded independent oil and gas
exploration company with headquarters in Calgary, Alberta, and an operational
office in San Francisco, California. Sun Cal Energy aims to secure and develop
a portfolio of oil and gas properties throughout America. The company is
strategically placed in the Southern San Joaquin Valley of California, the
Anadarko Basin of Oklahoma, the Breton Sound of Louisiana and the Jonah Field
of Wyoming. Sun Cal Energy Inc. trades under the ticker symbol: SCEY - "Sun
Cal Energy Inc. - Providing Energy Solutions to America".

    On behalf of the Board

    Lewis Dillman, President and CEO

    Forward-Looking Statements

    Statements in this news release that are not historical facts are
forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties. Words
such as "expects", "intends", "plans", "may", "could", "should",
"anticipates", "likely", "believes" and words of similar import also identify
forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on current
facts and analyses and other information that are based on forecasts of future
results, estimates of amounts not yet determined and assumptions of
management, including, but not limited to, the Company's belief that Sun Cal
Energy Inc. can identify and successfully negotiate leases for oil and gas
properties in California, Louisiana Oklahoma, and Wyoming, and that the
Company can participate in the exploration of those properties. Actual results
may differ materially from those currently anticipated due to a number of
factors beyond the reasonable control of the Company. Additional information
on risks and other factors that may affect the business and financial results
of the Company can be found in filings of the Company with the U.S. Securities
and Exchange Commission.




For further information:

For further information: Sun Cal Energy Inc. Lewis Dillman,
1-800-798-8334 Investor Relations ir@suncaloil.com http://www.suncaloil.com

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