Fidelis Spuds #1-A Lepovitz Gas Unit Well in Texas

Fidelis Energy and its partner, Miramar Petroleum, report that drilling has commenced on the Hidalgo Project, Texas. The 7,500 foot "#1-A Lepovitz Gas Unit" natural gas well was spudded today and is drilling ahead.

Fidelis and Miramar anticipate the drilling and well completion to take approximately two weeks.

Fidelis has signed a Lease Purchase and Development Agreement and Joint Operating Agreement with Miramar to acquire a 50% working interest in the Hidalgo Prospect located in Hidalgo County Texas.

The main objectives of the 312 acre Hidalgo Project are the Bell and Cord sands that have a combined potential reserves of 16.1 Bcf gas. The Bell sand in the Miramar Petroleum, Inc. #2 Theser Gas Unit well has produced 20 Bcf gas at an average recovery of 2.96 Mmcf/day from seven wells. In addition, the Cord sand in the same well has a cumulative production over 62.9 Bcf from eight wells with an average recovery of 7.87 Mmcf/day.