Red Emperor to Begin Drilling Georgia Well in Early July

Red Emperor provided the following update on activities in Georgia with respect to the drilling of its first exploration well.

The exploration drilling rig and associated equipment that will be used for the Company's two well exploration program arrived at the port of Poti in Georgia recently and is now on site being erected with a scheduled spudding date of early July. A total of 40-50 personnel will be conducting the drilling program on a 24 hour basis.

This Mukhiani well is targeting the Vani 3 prospect which has a best estimate of oil in place in excess of +115mbbls (with 23MMbls attributable to Red Emperor's 20% interest). This prospect was also the subject of the geochemical helium survey completed by Actual Geology earlier this year with the results identifying a positive presence of helium anomalies across the prospect that indicate the presence of a working hydrocarbon system.

The Mukhiani well is targeting a depth of approximately 3,500m and is expected to reach target depth within 45-55 days, and is the first of a two well highly prospective exploration drilling program to be completed by the Company this year.