Big Sky Energy Begins Drilling Operations in the Ongar West Field

Big Sky Energy has commenced drilling Well No. 1 in the Ongar West Field of its Atyrau Block, located on the north shore of the Caspian Sea, Kazakhstan.

The Company intends to drill this well to approximately 1,600m to test the Jurassic and Triassic sediments located in the Ongar West Field. The Company anticipates that it will reach total depth within approximately 30 days.

"This is the first prospect we are drilling in the Atyrau Block," stated Mr. Al Sehsuvaroglu, the Company's President and CEO. "We intend to drill several additional prospects in this block during 2006."

Big Sky Energy Corporation is an American junior oil and gas company looking to develop assets in the world's most prolific basins in order to become a leading low-cost finder of hydrocarbons. The Company is currently operating in Kazakhstan's renowned pre-Caspian Basin.