Foothills Begins Natural Gas Production in California

Foothills Resources reports that commercial production has commenced on the Foothills California Christiansen 3-15 well in the Grizzly Bluff natural gas field in the Eel River Basin in Humboldt County, California. The production started on Thursday September 14 and is expected to ramp up in stages to a target rate of about 1 million cubic feet of gas per day. The Christiansen 3-15 well was drilled to a total depth of 4,815 feet and encountered natural gas from the primary objective zones between 3,600 and 3,900 feet.

The Vicenus 1-3 well is expected to be placed on production within the next two weeks following installation of production equipment that has been ordered. This well was drilled to a total depth of 5,747 feet and has encountered natural gas in multiple zones between 4,300 and 5,700 feet.

Foothills Resources President, John Moran, stated, "The Company has drilled wells and started producing in California in less than six months from the time it commenced its present business activities in April 2006, which is a major accomplishment. When coupled with the acquisition of the Texas Gulf Coast properties earlier this month, Foothills has established a strong and diversified base of operations that will provide multiple opportunities for future growth."

Foothills Resources, Inc. is a growth oriented independent energy company engaged in the acquisition, exploration, exploitation and development of oil and natural gas opportunities. Its present business activities commenced in April 2006, following the concurrent completion of a merger transaction and a private placement financing.