Avalon: Sidetrack Drilling Begins at Janssen #1

Avalon Oil & Gas, Inc., on Tuesday reported that operations have begun to recomplete the Janssen # - 1 Gas Well, Karnes County, Texas. The Janssen prospect will be recompleted in the existing vertical wellbore by a sidetrack drilling procedure at a depth of approximately 10,450 feet to test the Roeder sand. Total reserves are estimated to be 75,000 to 100,000 barrels of condensate and 3 to 4 BCF of Gas (billion cubic feet of gas). The well is located in an area that is very active in gas and oil production. There are several nearby wells that produce natural gas in excess of over 1 million cubic feet per day.

Avalon owns an undivided 15% Working Interest in this prospect. Other working interest partners include Tradestar Resources of Hot Springs, Ark., Bedford Energy of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Penasco Petroleum of Austin Texas. Proex Energy Management will be the operator of the well.

Avalon Oil & Gas, Inc. is an oil and gas company engaged in the acquisition of oil and gas producing properties. In addition, Avalon's technology group acquires and develops oil production enhancing technologies.