February 20, 2008 at 09:00 AM EST
Pyramid Oil Company Announces Results From a New Well

BAKERSFIELD, Calif., Feb. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- PYRAMID OIL COMPANY (AMEX:PDO) announces results from its joint venture operations in Texas. In December 2007, the Company participated with a joint venture group in the drilling of a directional 1,100 foot lateral hole that encountered excellent gas shows in sections of a fractured carbonate zone, at a depth below 12,000 feet. In mid-January, the well was hydraulically fractured with the injection of 9,700 barrels of gelled fluid carrying 500,000 pounds of proppant. Post frac testing indicated natural gas rates of over 4,000,000 cubic feet a day and approximately 40 barrels a day of condensate. The gas tested at over 1,200 Btu per cubic foot and the bottom hole pressures observed were in excess of 8,000 psi during testing. Currently the well is shut in waiting for the installation of a 3.8 mile gas sales pipeline. Participants in the joint venture expect gas sales to begin sometime in mid-2008. The joint venture group currently holds oil and gas leases on approximately 5,700 contiguous acres surrounding this well. The Company expects additional joint venture drilling operations on this acreage to begin shortly after completion of the gas sales pipeline. Pyramid Oil Company owns a gross 12.5% working interest (before payout) in this joint venture prospect.

Certain statements and information included in this press release constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Federal Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements regarding the completion and testing of wells. Forward -looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, which may cause the Company's actual results in future periods to differ materially from forecasted results. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to the value of crude oil or the performance of wells.

Source: Pyramid Oil Company

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