Photo Release -- Zion Oil & Gas Re-Enters Elijah #3 - Oilfield Operations

Photo Release -- Zion Oil & Gas Re-Enters Elijah #3 - Oilfield Operations

DALLAS and CAESAREA, Israel, Jan. 8, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Zion Oil & Gas,
Inc. ("Zion" or "Company") (Nasdaq:ZN) announced today that, on January 5,
2014, Zion Oil & Gas Inc. ("Zion" or the "Company") initiated re-entry
operations at the Elijah #3 well in Israel. Our key zone of interest is at a
depth of approximately 2,231 to 2,253 meters (7,320 to 7,390 feet).

Menashe License
 Elijah #3 Oilfield Operations Location
 on our Asher-Menashe License

A photo accompanying this release is available at
http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=22968

Under Zion's Asher-Menashe License, the Company is required to perform a
perforation and stimulation operation at the Elijah #3 well and conduct a
production test. We plan to perforate the zone of interest, fluid stimulate
the zone, and perform a drill stem test.

A drill stem test is a procedure for isolating and testing the pressure,
permeability and productive capacity of a geological formation within a well.
The test is a key method of obtaining information on the formation fluid and
establishing whether a well has found a commercial hydrocarbon reservoir.

If the test is positive, the Company will contact the Petroleum Commissioner's
office to discuss future development plans. If the test is negative, the
Company plans to plug the well immediately.

Zion's common stock trades on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol "ZN".

Zion Oil & Gas, a Delaware corporation, explores for oil and gas onshore in
Israel. It currently holds three petroleum exploration licenses: the
Asher-Menashe License (on approximately 79,000 acres), the Jordan Valley
License (on approximately 56,000 acres), and the newly granted Megiddo-Jezreel
License (on approximately 99,000 acres). Zion's total license area currently
amounts to approximately 234,000 acres.

FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS: Statements in this communication that are not
historical fact, including statements regarding Zion's planned operations,
plans to achieve certain milestones, and plans for future drilling, are
forward-looking statements as defined in the "Safe Harbor" provisions of the
Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking
statements are based on assumptions that are subject to significant known and
unknown risks, uncertainties and other unpredictable factors, many of which
are described in Zion's periodic reports filed with the SEC and are beyond
Zion's control. These risks could cause Zion's actual performance to differ
materially from the results predicted by these forward-looking statements.
Zion can give no assurance that the expectations reflected in these statements
will prove to be correct and assumes no responsibility to update these
statements.

Zion's homepage may be found at: http://www.zionoil.com

The photo is also available via AP PhotoExpress.

CONTACT: Zion Oil & Gas, Inc.
         6510 Abrams Rd., Suite 300
         Dallas, TX 75231
        
         Brittany Martin:
        
         Telephone: 214-221-4610
         Email: dallas@zionoil.com

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