Africa Oil Announces Twiga Flow Rate of 2,812 bopd

Africa Oil Announces Twiga Flow Rate of 2,812 bopd 
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/21/13 -- Africa Oil
Corp. (TSX VENTURE:AOI)(OMX:AOI) ("Africa Oil" or the "Company")
announces that the testing program at the Twiga South-1 oil discovery
in Kenya has now been successfully completed. The fifth and final
Drill Stem Test ("DST") flowed at a rate of 461 bopd bringing the
cumulative flow rate up to 2,812 bopd, constrained by surface
equipment. With optimised equipment these flow rates would increase
to a cumulative rate of around 5,200 bopd.  
High quality 37 degree API waxy sweet crude was flowed from all three
zones in the Auwerwer formation with good quality reservoir sands
encountered. The well has been suspended as a potential future
production well.  
As with DST 4A, a Progressive Cavity Pump (PCP) was used to
artificially lift at DST 5, whilst DST 3 flowed naturally. Two
additional zones were tested in the tight reservoir rock at the base
of the well and, as anticipated, both produced at sub-commercial
rates but confirmed the presence of movable oil.  
These results provide encouragement for the forthcoming testing
program at Ngamia-1A where at least four zones are planned to be
tested using the Weatherford 804 rig. Testing activities are expected
to commence in March and complete by the end of May.  
Keith Hill, President and CEO of Africa Oil Corp., commented, "By
demonstrating the good reservoir quality of the Auwerwer sands, we
take a large step forward in our program to establish a commercially
viable oil development project in Kenya. We look forward to the
upcoming tests at Ngamia which we believe will also give similar flow
rates and provide evidence on the lateral distribution of these key
reservoir sands." 
About Africa Oil 
Africa Oil Corp. is a Canadian oil and gas company with assets in
Kenya, Ethiopia and Mali as well as Puntland (Somalia) through its
approximate 45% equity interest in Horn Petroleum Corporation. Africa
Oil's East African holdings are in within a world-class exploration
play fairway with a total gross land package in this prolific region
in excess of 250,000 square kilometers. The East African Rift Basin
system is one of the last of the great rift basins to be explored.
New discoveries have been announced on al
l sides of Africa Oil's
virtually unexplored land position including the major Albert Graben
oil discovery in neighboring Uganda. Africa Oil's recent Ngamia-1 and
Twiga South-1 discoveries extend the Albert Graben play into Kenya
where Africa Oil along with partner Tullow Oil plc hold a dominant
acreage position. Newly acquired seismic and gravity data show robust
leads and prospects throughout Africa Oil's project areas. The
Company is listed on the TSX Venture Exchange and on First North at
NASDAQ OMX-Stockholm under the symbol "AOI". 
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Keith C. Hill, President and CEO 
Africa Oil's Certified Advisor on NASDAQ OMX First North is Pareto
Ohman AB. 
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(as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange)
accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. 
Africa Oil Corp.
Sophia Shane
Corporate Development
(604) 689-7842
(604) 689-4250 (FAX)
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