Longreach Oil & Gas Limited: Foum Draa Operational Update

Longreach Oil & Gas Limited: Foum Draa Operational Update  JERSEY, CHANNEL ISLANDS -- (Marketwired) -- 12/23/13 --  *T  LONGREACH OIL AND GAS LIMITED (TSX VENTURE: LOI)  TSX-V: LOI  23rd December 2013  LONGREACH OIL AND GAS LIMITED  Foum Draa Operational Update  LONGREACH OIL AND GAS LIMITED (TSX-V: LOI) (the "Company" or"Longreach"), an independent oil and gas company focused on Morocco, notes the Cairn Energy PLC ("Cairn") Operational Update published on December 20, 2013 regarding the proposed plugging and abandoning of the FD-1 wildcat exploration well in the Foum Draa licence, offshore Morocco.  Cairn is the Operator of the block and holds a 50% net operated interest, San Leon holds 14.17%, Serica holds 8.33% and Longreach holds 2.5%. ONYHM, the Moroccan National Bureau of Petroleum and Mines continues to hold 25%.  -ENDS-  Longreach  Jonathan Morley-Kirk   CFO                +44 203 137 7756  Pelham Bell Pottinger  Philip Dennis / Rollo Crichton-Stuart     +44 207 861 3232  Additional information on Longreach Oil and Gas Limited can be found at www.longreachoilandgas.com or through Longreach's investor relations agent.  Additional information on Longreach Oil and Gas Limited can also be found at www.sedar.com  Special Note Regarding Forwarding Looking Statements:  This press release contains forward-looking statements. These statements relate to future events or the Company's future performance. All statements other than statements of historical fact are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are often, but not always, identified by the use of words such as "may", "will","should", "expect", "plan", "anticipate", "believe", "estimate","predict", "project", "potential", "targeting", "intend", "could","might", "continue" or the negative of these terms or other similar terms. Forward-looking statements in this press release include, but are not limited to planned well depth, length of drilling operations, drilling plans, planned spud date, expected success and benefits from drilling programme, the performance characteristics of the company's oil and gas properties and anticipated costs and risks associated with the drilling programme. Forward-looking statements are only predictions. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results or events to differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements. Some of the risks and other factors which could cause results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements contained in this press release include, but are not limited to: general economic conditions in Canada, the Kingdom of Morocco and globally; industry conditions, including fluctuations inthe price of oil and gas, governmental regulation of the oil and gas industry, including environmental regulation; fluctuation in foreign exchange or interest rates; risks inherent in oil and gas operations; political risk, including geological, technical, drilling and processing problems; unanticipated operating events which could cause commencement of drilling and production to be delayed; the need to obtain consents and approvals from industry partners, regulatory authorities and other third-parties; stock market volatility and market valuations; competition for, among other things, capital, acquisitions of reserves, undeveloped land and skilled personnel; incorrect assessments of the value of acquisitions or resource estimates; any future inability to obtain additional funding, when required, on acceptable terms or at all; credit risk; changes in legislation; any unanticipated disputes or deficiencies related to title matters; dependence on management and key personnel; and risks associated with operating in and being part of a joint venture.  Although the forward-looking statements contained in this press release are based upon assumptions which management of the Company believes to be reasonable, the Company cannot assure that actual results will be consistent with its expectations and assumptions. Undue reliance should not be placed on the forward-looking statements contained in this news release as there can be no assurance that the plans, intentions or expectations upon which they are based will occur. These statements speak only as of the date of this press release, and the Company does not undertake any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements except as expressly required by applicable securities laws.  Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.  This information is provided by RNS  The company news service from the London Stock Exchange  END          Contacts: RNS Customer Services 0044-207797-4400 rns@londonstockexchange.com http://www.rns.com    
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