Strategic American Oil Enters Into Agreement to Acquire Producing Assets in South Texas

/ Source: GlobeNewswire

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, Jan. 18, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Strategic American Oil Corporation (OTCBB:SGCA) today announced that it has executed a Purchase & Sale Agreement to acquire a private Texas oil and gas Company, which owns and operates producing oil and natural gas properties and related facilities located in Galveston Bay, Texas for $9.9 million.

For the five months ending December 2010 (the month of December is estimated), production averaged 2.3 million cubic feet of natural gas equivalent per day (MMcfe/d), or 378 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boe/d). As per an independent third party engineering report (utilizing SPE standards, NYMEX pricing), estimated net proved reserves as of October 1, 2010 total 3.6 million barrels of oil equivalent (boe), or 21.9 billion cubic feet of natural gas equivalent (bcfe), of which 27% is represented by proved developed producing and shut-in categories. Natural Gas represents 69% of the estimated total proved reserves. The properties are being acquired for approximately $0.45 per proved mcfe, or $2.75 per proved boe.

Jeremy G. Driver, CEO of Strategic American Oil, stated, "Upon the closing of this acquisition, we will solidify our Company in terms of the purchase of high quality assets with significant upside concentrated in oil. This could greatly benefit shareholders in the future."

The transaction is subject to completion of financing, as well as customary closing conditions and adjustments. The effective date for the purchase is Jan. 1, 2011, with closing anticipated to be Jan. 26, 2011.

About Strategic American Oil

Strategic American Oil Corporation (OTCBB:SGCA) is a growth stage oil and natural gas exploration and production company with operations in Texas, Louisiana, and Illinois. The Company's team of geologists, engineers, and executives leverage 3D seismic data and other proven exploration and production technologies to locate and produce oil and natural gas in new and underexplored areas. The Company seeks accretive acquisitions of production, reserves, or other companies that will provide significant growth potential. Further information can be found on the Company's website at .

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