Petrolifera to Begin Testing Soon on La Pinta Well Onshore Colombia

Petrolifera Petroleum Ltd.

Petrolifera Petroleum was unable to test prospective zones in the La Pinta well on its Sierra Nevada License in Colombia, due to both the late arrival of certain equipment and certain mechanical failures encountered while running the test assembly.

These issues have now largely been overcome and it is now anticipated testing will commence in the next several days and continue for an indeterminate period until completed. Events to date in no way reflect on the possible outcome of the testing program as prospective zones have not yet been perforated.

We also wish to reaffirm that the deadline for submission of bids for the company's Argentinean operations was, as previously announced, extended until July 10, 2009.