OriginOil Strengthens Focus on Frack Water Cleanup; Launches Licensing Group to Accelerate Commercialization in Secondary

  OriginOil Strengthens Focus on Frack Water Cleanup; Launches Licensing Group
  to Accelerate Commercialization in Secondary Markets

New group headed by licensing veteran is dedicated to driving business
opportunities and partnerships outside oil and gas industry, including
building water management, aquaculture and biofuels

Business Wire

LOS ANGELES -- February 13, 2013

OriginOil, Inc. (OTC/BB: OOIL), the developer of a breakthrough energy
production and water decontamination process for the oil and algae industries,
announced today it has launched a separate licensing group to address the
growing number of potential commercial applications for its Solids out of
Solution^TM technology outside the oil and gas industry. By licensing these
secondary market opportunities, the company intends to sharpen its focus on
the commercial deployment of its frack water cleanup system, CLEAN-FRAC^TM,
for oil and gas production.

“We are achieving substantial traction among algae producers looking to
partner and commercialize OriginOil’s algae harvesting technology. At the same
time, we are rapidly identifying new applications like aquaculture,” said
Riggs Eckelberry, OriginOil CEO. “We are extremely motivated by these
opportunities but also cautious of diluting our commercial efforts within the
oil and gas sector. Cleaning up frack and produced water is proving to be the
largest, most compelling market opportunity.”

“This new licensing group could allow the core team to devote more energy and
resources to targeting this high growth industry,” added Eckelberry.

Alex Leshnick, currently OriginOil’s Director of Operations, will head the new
Licensing Group as its General Manager, with Profit and Loss (P & L)
responsibility.

A registered patent agent, Leshnick is a seasoned veteran with a robust track
record of successfully licensing technologies to both young companies and
established corporations worldwide. In his previous position at the University
of Southern California, Leshnick managed a portfolio of more than 150
technologies consisting of several hundred patents and patent applications.

“Alex has successfully prosecuted the company’s patent portfolio for the past
two years, and understands the market opportunities for OriginOil’s solids
extraction technology and its revenue potential,” added Eckelberry. “We are
confident that he will handle these added responsibilities with his usual
speed and competence.”

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About OriginOil, Inc.

OriginOil has developed an energy production process for harvesting algae and
cleaning up oil & gas water. Operating at the first stage of extraction, this
high-speed and chemical-free process can be embedded in other systems to
improve performance. Originally invented to solve the biggest problem in algae
production, it is now finding demand in oil and gas fracking and production
water cleanup, an immediate and fast-growing market that desperately needs
clean technology solutions. To learn more about OriginOil®, please visit our
website atwww.originoil.com.

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Abstract

OriginOil Strengthens Focus on Frack Water Cleanup; Launches Licensing Group
to Accelerate Commercialization in Secondary Markets. New group headed by
licensing veteran is dedicated to driving business opportunities and
partnerships outside oil and gas industry, including building water
management, aquaculture and biofuels

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International: +1-323-939-6645 Ext. 3
Fax: 323-315-2301
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