Deep Well Oil & Gas Resumes Production Testing at Sawn Lake

Deep Well Oil & Gas reports that production testing has re-commenced on the first well of the Sawn Lake 2006 drill program. The operator, Signet Energy, has confirmed that the service rig is on site and production flow testing has resumed on the first successful well of the Sawn Lake heavy oil project.

On December 6, 2005 Signet Energy announced that it had successfully drilled the first well but production testing was interrupted due to mechanical problems which required a service rig to be placed back on the well site.

The operator expects to complete 3 additional wells before the end of the second quarter of 2006.

Deep Well Oil & Gas, Inc. is a Nevada corporation based in Alberta Canada. Deep Well and its subsidiaries Northern Alberta Oil Ltd. and Deep Well Oil & Gas (Alberta) Ltd. have an 80% working interest, subject to a farmout agreement, in 63 contiguous sections of oil sands leases and 6.5 sections of oil sands permits in the Sawn Lake heavy oil area in North Central Alberta. The permits and leases cover 43,964 acres. After Signet Energy drills 10 wells at no cost to Deep Well, they will fully earn their interest in the project. Deep Well will then directly hold 40% of the project. In addition, Deep Well owns approximately 29.5% of Signet's common shares. A previously published independent engineering report estimated that, there are 819.5 million original barrels of oil in place.