Snatcher-1 & Snatcher-2 Wells Strike Oil – Both Wells Set to Begin Production With Pumps By November With A Possible Combined Production Target of Approximately 800BOPD on ACOR’s ORRI - Snatcher-3 Well to Begin Drilling by November Business Wire CISCO, Texas -- October 14, 2009 Australian-Canadian Oil Royalties Ltd. (herein called ACOR) (OTCBB:AUCAF) is pleased to announce that the operator, Victoria Petroleum N.L. (Vicpet) for the PEL 111 Joint Venture, has agreed to drill the Snatcher-3 well to further explore the oil-bearing potential of the Birkhead channel sands that are productive in the Snatcher-1 and 2 wells on ACOR ORRI. The JV partner said the well, subject to necessary regulatory approvals, would be drilled with the Century Rig 3 early next month. Snatcher-3 is located 800m to the northwest of the successful Snatcher-2 exploration well and will be drilled to a depth of approximately 5905 feet. According to one of the JV partners, the Snatcher-3 well is targeting P50 reserves of 550,000 barrels based on the expected drainage around the well and would take around 15 days to drill and evaluate. If successful, Snatcher-3 will be brought onto production through an extended production test linked to the temporary facilities that are nearing completion at Snatcher-1. Meanwhile, production from Snatcher-1 and Snatcher-2 is on track to start early in November with oil to be trucked to the Santos production hub at Moomba. Both wells, Snatcher-1 & Snatcher-2 will be produced with pumps at a combined target rate of 800bbl of oil per day. ACOR owns a 1/10^th of 1% ORRI under PEL 111, which includes the Snatcher Oil Field, covering approximately 292,819 gross acres. About the Snatcher-2 Well In September, the Short Term Production Test at Snatcher-2 has resulted in a flow to the surface from the Birkhead Formation of clean 48 degree API oil at a rate of 207 barrels per day. The Snatcher-2 well is located approximately 2,952 feet north of Snatcher-1. New Oil Field Discovery - the Snatcher Oil Field on ACOR’s ORRI On July 28^th, the operator advised that the Short Term Production Test at Snatcher-1 resulted in a flow to the surface from the Birkhead Formation of clean 48 degree API oil at a rate of 218 barrels per day on a 12/64 in choke. The Snatcher-1 & Snatcher-2 wells are a successful test of the oil bearing potential of the Snatcher Prospect adjacent to the Santos Limited operated Charo Field in PPL 177. The PPL 177 license is wholly contained within PEL 111. ACOR management looks forward to the revenue to be received from the 2 new wells going online and drilling results from the Snatcher-3 exploration well. A discovery at Snatcher-3 would further confirm our belief in the possible potential of the Western Margin Oil Trend within PEL 111. About the Western Margin Oil Trend: The new Snatcher oil field discovery on ACOR’s ORRI under PEL 111 could possibly help discover a major new oil province that could possibly extend north to ACOR’s PEL 444 & west to ACOR’s PEL 112. The western margin oil trend is an attractive exploration target for two reasons. *It is one of the few places where hydrocarbons from Cooper Basin source rocks can migrate into traps in the overlying Eromanga Basin. In most places, a cap rock at the unconformity between the Cooper and Eromanga prevents this happening, but along the western margin the cap rock is faulted, eroded or otherwise missing. *Secondly, the western margin is only lightly explored. Santos made oil discoveries at Charo and Callabonna in the early 1990s, but it left thousands of square miles unexplored because of its priority on gas exploration. Recent drilling successes by Beach Petroleum, Cooper Energy and Victoria Petroleum on adjoining leases in the Cooper/Eromanga Basin in the Namur sandstone have operators theorizing that migration of oil past the Cooper/Eromanga Basin's Permian zero edge is highly possible. Click on link below to see map location of the possible Western Margin Oil Trend. http://www.aussieoil.com/site/acor-map.pdf About Australian-Canadian Oil Royalties Ltd.: ACOR management draws no cash salary. ACOR has NO LONG-TERM DEBT. ACOR's principal assets consist of 15,440,116 gross surface acres of overriding royalty interest and 8,561,007 gross acres of working interests, located Onshore Australia in the Cooper-Eromanga Basin and Offshore Australia in the Gippsland Basin in the Bass Strait and Offshore in the Carnarvon Basin in Western Australia. ACOR is a publicly traded oil company trading on the NASDAQ OTC Bulletin Board Exchange under the trading symbol "AUCAF." Summary: Australia is a "hot spot" for oil & gas exploration and ACOR is positioned for possible "Company-Maker" discoveries. ACOR's working interests and overriding royalty interests are located offshore & onshore in the best producing basins. Visit our website at www.aussieoil.com. Disclaimer: Cautionary Note to U.S. Investors: The United States Securities and Exchange Commission permits oil and gas companies, in their filings with the SEC, to disclose only proved reserves that a company has demonstrated by actual production or conclusive formation tests to be economically and legally producible under existing economic and operating conditions. We use certain terms in this press release, such as "probable" (P90), and "mean risked reserves," that the SEC's guidelines strictly prohibit us from including in filings with the SEC. U.S. Investors are urged to consider closely the disclosures in our Form 10K, Form 10Q and other filings with the SEC available from us at 1301 Ave M Cisco, Texas 76437. You can also obtain this information from the SEC on-line at www.sec.gov or by calling 1-800-SEC-0330. Except for historical information contained herein, the statements released are forward-looking statements that are made pursuant to the provision of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1955. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that may cause the Company's actual results in future periods to differ materially from forecasted results. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, market conditions, competitive factors, the ability to successfully complete additional financings and other risks. Contact: Australian-Canadian Oil Royalties Ltd. Investor Relations, 254-442-2638 email@example.com
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