updated 1/18/2011 12:17:01 PM ET 2011-01-18T17:17:01

DALLAS, Jan. 18, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Saxon Oil Company Ltd. ("Saxon") (Pink Sheets:SXNOF) (TSX-V:SXN) (Frankfurt:OVG) (Berlin:OVG) announced today it has signed an agreement to participate in a gas sand development project in Live Oak County, Texas. Saxon will participate in this play with three other companies. Each party will participate with a 25% working interest. Saxon will not be the operator of the project but will have direct input into the implementation of the project.

The original plan includes a 1,280 acre lease position, but the agreement also defines a 40,000 plus acre area of mutual interest (AMI). This known gas sand has the potential to develop into a resource-type play due to the known areal extent and geological continuity of the formation. The first part of the development will involve re-entering an existing wellbore and stimulating the sand of interest. Subsequent work will include drilling a horizontal well and looking at multi-stage stimulation technology. 

Ted Wooten (President) has pointed out that "we are all keying off of wells that have produced in excess of 1 BCF of gas from vertical wellbores in this formation. Due to low drilling costs in this area, and the potential for doubling and even tripling the recovery factors utilizing horizontal well drilling and stimulation technology, we anticipate developing significant gas reserves at a total finding cost of approximately $1 - $1.5 / MCF. This initial project commitment, and the access to additional acreage, makes this a play that could keep Saxon and the other companies busy adding gas reserves for several years."

About Saxon Oil Company Ltd:

Saxon Oil Company is a Tier One Texas-based Canadian company, trading on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol SXN. The Company is an independent oil and gas company engaged in the acquisition, development and production of oil and natural gas reserves. The Company seeks to deliver strong shareholder returns through an effective exploration and development program that incorporates sound business practices with the latest oil field technologies. The goal is to steadily increase proven reserves of oil and natural gas – which, in turn, will lead to enhanced cash flows and earnings per share.

This press release includes certain "Forward-Looking Statements" within the meaning of section 21E of the United States Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, included herein, including without limitation, statements regarding plans for completion, production potential, other targeted areas and expansion and development plans and objectives of Saxon Oil Company Ltd. are forward-looking statements that involve various risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements.

The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy and accuracy of this Release.

CONTACT: Saxon Oil Company
         Ted Wooten
         Phone: 1 214 234 0552
         Email: info@saxonoil.com

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