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BNK Petroleum Inc. provides corporate update

January 13, 2013

TSX ticker symbol; BKX

CAMARILLO, CA, Jan. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – BNK Petroleum Inc. (the “Company“) (TSX: BKX) provides the following update on its operations in Poland
and Oklahoma.


The exploration horizontal Barnes 6-2H well operated by the Company’s US
subsidiary BNK Petroleum, (US) Inc. (BNKUS) in its Tishomingo field in
Oklahoma, is still being tested with very encouraging results.  The 21
day stabilized pumping production rate from the Lower Caney and Upper
Sycamore (Mississippian Lime equivalent) formations was 180 barrels of
oil equivalent (“BOE”) per day with 70 percent of the production being
oil.  As stated in previous press releases, the horizontal section was
completed in both the Sycamore and lower members of the Caney
formation. The testing results of the individual zones is designed to
help optimize placement of laterals in future wells.

To determine which interval is producing the majority of the oil,
packers were set in selected sections of the lateral to isolate the
various horizons and conduct individual tests.  The testing continues,
as the individual tests are producing at higher flush rates than
expected.  For instance the Sycamore interval alone tested 140 barrels
of fluid a day with 70% being oil and the balance being frac fluid that
is still being recovered.  The tests in the select Caney intervals are
currently inconclusive because they are flowing clean oil at rates of
200 barrels of oil per day (“BOPD”).

This is providing good evidence that higher proppant concentrations and
potentially more frac stages will further increase the productivity of
these zones in future wells. Based on testing results to date, it is
anticipated that future wells will include optimized frac stage
spacing, much higher proppant concentrations, analogous to other
successful shale oil projects, and 20% longer lateral lengths than this
well while targeting the most productive interval.  These optimizations
are expected to further improve on the anticipated production rates and
potential overall reserve recoveries in future wells targeting these

BNKUS’s internally generated models show that a Sycamore/Caney well with
a theoretical initial production rate of 450 BOPD would be expected to
produce over 650,000 bbls of oil and yield a rate of return greater
than 150 percent (based on 3 years of future strip pricing followed by
Sproule’s forward curve pricing).  In addition, this modeling also
estimates that an initial production rate of only 150 BOPD, recovering
180,000 bbls of oil, would provide a 10% rate of return. These models
are based on the results to date of testing the Barnes 6-2H well and
the Nickel Hill 1-26 well and also incorporate the anticipated effect
of the potential future optimizations referred to above.  Since these
zones are present over BNKUS’s entire acreage position with average to
above average calculated net pays (from publically available data),
based on this modeling, Sycamore/Caney well development, if successful,
would provide significant reserve additions.

Provided required capital is available, BNKUS also plans to drill
Woodford shale wells in 2013 that will target oily areas of the field
that have a high oil to gas ratio.  Internal modeling by BNKUS shows
that these oily areas should generate a 50% rate of return based on the
same pricing assumptions as utilized above.  BNKUS’s partner and offset
operator, XTO, appears to be focusing its Woodford activities in
similar areas and has recently applied for a 55 acre spacing (11 wells
per section) in a section where BNKUS has a non-operated interest.  It
should be noted that BNKUS’s reserve report assumes a 160 acre spacing
scenario (4 wells per section) for its current third party reserve


The Company is pursuing a new debt facility that, if obtained, would
replace its existing senior debt facility with an increased borrowing
base that would enable the Company to accelerate its Tishomingo field
development as described above, as well as provide some general working
capital.  There can be no assurance that such a facility will be


The Company has received gas in place estimates from third party
contractors for its Gapowo B-1 well of up to 135 billion cubic feet
(“BCF”) per section.  The Company’s primary target interval, within the
lower Silurian and Ordovician (110m gross) has gas in place estimates
up to 86 BCF per section. The Gapowo B-1 well data has validated the
Company’s geologic model of increasing thickness and organic content
over the Lower Silurian/Ordovician target interval as it moves into a
more distal basinal setting.  The Company hopes to achieve economic
flow rates by drilling a lateral out of this wellbore due to the
occurrence of very strong gas shows while drilling, good porosity,
higher total organic content, over pressured shales, good permeability
and gas in place estimates.

The Company is still awaiting the concession modification approval which
is required for the re-entry of the Gapowo B-1 well to drill a
horizontal leg to test these highly promising zones.  The Company’s
application is progressing, and although it has not been provided a
timeframe the Company expects to receive approval within a few months.
  In addition, discussions are continuing with multiple parties
regarding farming into the Company’s wholly owned concessions.

About BNK Petroleum Inc.

BNK Petroleum Inc. is an international oil and gas exploration and
production company focused on finding and exploiting large,
predominately unconventional oil and gas resource plays. Through
various affiliates and subsidiaries, the Company owns and operates
shale gas properties and concessions in the United States, Poland,
Spain and Germany. Additionally the Company is utilizing its technical
and operational expertise to identify and acquire additional
unconventional projects outside of North America. The Company’s shares
are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the stock symbol BKX.

Caution Regarding Forward-Looking Information

Certain statements contained in this news release constitute
“forward-looking information” as such term is used in applicable
Canadian securities laws, including information regarding the Company’s
current plans and expectations in regard to the Barnes 6-2H well and
the Gapowo B-1 well and its interpretation of results, expected
production and rates of return, future well development and its effects
on reserves, a new credit facility, gas in place estimates and a
concession modification approval for the Gapowo B-1 well. 
Forward-looking information is based on plans and estimates of
management and interpretations of exploration information by the
Company’s exploration team at the date the information is provided and
is subject to several factors and assumptions of management, including
that the indications of early results are reasonably accurate
predictors of the prospectiveness of the shale intervals, that required
regulatory approvals and financing will be available when required and
on terms that are acceptable to the Company, that expected production
from future wells can be achieved as modeled, declines will match the
modeling, future well production rates will be improved over existing
wells, that rates of return as modeled can be achieved, that recoveries
are consistent with management’s expectations, that additional wells
are actually drilled and completed and the assumptions set out above
under the heading “Oklahoma”, that no unforeseen delays, unexpected
geological or other effects, equipment failures, permitting delays or,
labor or contract disputes are encountered, that the concession
modification approval for the Gapowo B-1 well will be obtained, that
the development plans of the Company and its co-venturers will not
change, that the demand for oil and gas will be sustained, that the
Company will continue to be able to access sufficient capital through
financings, farm-ins or other participation arrangements to maintain
its projects, and that global economic conditions will not deteriorate
in a manner that has an adverse impact on the Company’s business, its
ability to advance its business strategy and the industry as a whole. 
Forward-looking information is subject to a variety of risks and
uncertainties and other factors that could cause plans, estimates and
actual results to vary materially from those projected in such
forward-looking information.  Factors that could cause the
forward-looking information in this news release to change or to be
inaccurate include, but are not limited to, the risk that any of the
assumptions on which such forward looking information is based vary or
prove to be invalid, including that the Company or its subsidiaries is
not able for any reason to obtain and provide the information necessary
to secure required approvals, that the proposed new credit facility or
other financing required to fund the Company’s plans will not be
obtained, that unexpected geological results are encountered in
Oklahoma or in Poland, that completion techniques require further
optimization, that production rates do not match the Company’s
assumptions, that very low or no production rates are achieved, that
occurrences such as those that are assumed will not occur, do in fact
occur, and those conditions that are assumed will continue or improve,
do not continue or improve, any of which could result in delays,
cessation in planned work or loss of one or more concessions and have
an adverse effect on the Company and its financial condition. These
risks as well as the other risks and uncertainties applicable to
exploration activities and the Company’s business as set forth in the
Company’s management discussion and analysis and its annual information
form both of which are available for viewing under the Company’s
profile at www.sedar.com. The Company undertakes no obligation to update these forward-looking
statements, other than as required by applicable law.

BOEs may be misleading, particularly if used in isolation. A BOE
conversion ratio of 6 Mcf: 1 bbl is based on an energy equivalency
conversion method primarily applicable at the burner tip and does not
represent a value equivalency at the wellhead.  “Mcf” means thousand
cubic feet and “bbl” means barrel.

SOURCE BNK Petroleum Inc.

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