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Eco Atlantic partners sign Joint Operating Agreements on all offshore licenses ahead of imminent regional drilling campaigns

January 28, 2013

TORONTO, Jan. 28, 2013 /CNW/ – ECO (ATLANTIC) OIL AND GAS LTD. (TSX-V: EOG; NSX: EOG) Eco (Atlantic) Oil & Gas Ltd. (“Eco Atlantic” or the “Company“) is pleased to announce that, through its wholly- owned subsidiary, it
has signed three Joint Operating Agreements (“JOA’s” or the “Agreements“) with NAMCOR, the National Petroleum Corporation of Namibia, and
Azimuth Ltd. (“Azimuth”), an exploration and production company backed
by majority-owner Seacrest Capital Ltd. and Petroleum Geo-Services ASA
(“PGS“).

The Agreements were signed with respect to the Guy, Sharon and Cooper
license blocks (Collectively, the “Licenses“) located in the prospective Walvis Basin offshore Namibia.

Colin Kinley, Chief Operating Officer of Eco Atlantic, from the Company’s Windhoek office in Namibia commented: “The Agreements signed by NAMCOR and Azimuth is an important event for
the Company and will enhance the exploration efforts of our three
offshore blocks. We support the maturity of the partnerships, and
embrace the opportunity to work with experts at NAMCOR and Azimuth.
Collectively, we bring extensive oil and gas experience to the Walvis
Basin. We understand this oil play and the significant potential it has
and look forward to working collaboratively with both companies to
continue our exploration work in the Walvis basin, where significant
drilling activities are scheduled for 2013 commencing this quarter.”

Obeth Kandjoze, Managing Director of NAMCOR Commented: “We are very pleased to sign the Joint Operating Agreement with Eco
Atlantic and Azimuth on the Sharon, Cooper and Guy licenses offshore
Namibia. The partnership brings significant offshore oil and gas
experience which will no doubt assist in the exploration and
development of the licenses in the prospective Walvis Basin. This
agreement also signifies the international support and interest in the
development of Namibia’s oil and gas resources.”

About NAMCOR

NAMCOR is the National Petroleum Corporation of Namibia and is a legally
enacted entity with limited liability under the Namibian Companies Act
of 1973. The Government of the Republic of Namibia is its sole
shareholder. NAMCOR’s main business is to ensure the optimum
exploitation of Namibia’s petroleum resources and meaningful Namibian
participation in resulting business developments in petroleum related
exploration activities. The company also acts as advisor to the
Ministry of Mines and Energy and assists it in monitoring the
exploration activities of licensees.

About Azimuth

Azimuth Limited is a specialist E&P company based in Hamilton, Bermuda. 
The business is backed by majority-owner Seacrest Capital Ltd, a
Bermuda based energy investment group, and Petroleum Geo-Services ASA
(PGS).

Azimuth leverages the strength of its shareholders to acquire interests
in prospective acreage worldwide, developing ‘drill-ready’ targets
through robust geophysical and commercial analysis.  Funding from
Seacrest fuels Azimuth’s global activities and ensures that the company
is ready to advance its properties without delay.  A collaboration
agreement with PGS gives Azimuth unparalleled insight into petroleum
basins worldwide, including access to the world’s largest multiclient
seismic library, to leading edge geophysical expertise and to 85
subsurface specialists distributed in key locations around the world.

About Eco Atlantic

Eco Atlantic is an oil and gas exploration company focused on the new
and bourgeoning energy play in Namibia. Through its wholly owned
Namibian subsidiary, it holds five petroleum licenses issued by the
Government of the Republic of Namibia. Offshore, Eco Namibia holds
three license blocks covering more than 25,000 square kilometers
(6,177,000 acres). Onshore, Eco Namibia holds two license
blocks covering 30,000 square kilometers (7,413,000 acres).  Eco
Namibia, founded in 2008, enjoys a strong local presence, and has a
longstanding relationship with the energy and oil and gas sector in
Namibia and the region. The terms and conditions of these licenses are
regulated by agreements signed by Eco with the Government of the
Republic of Namibia in March 2011.

Forward Looking Statements

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information in this press release constitutes forward-looking
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“anticipate”, “expects” and similar expressions.  Forward-looking
statements necessarily involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties
and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or
achievements of Eco Atlantic to be materially different from any future
results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the
forward-looking statements.

Such factors include, without limitation, risks associated with oil and
gas production and exploration, marketing and transportation; loss of
markets; volatility of commodity prices; currency and interest rate
fluctuations; environmental risks; competition; inability to access
sufficient capital from internal and external sources; government
regulation of petroleum and natural gas matters; environmental risks;
unanticipated reclamation expenses; title disputes or claims,
termination or amendment of existing contracts; actual results of
drilling activities; conclusions of economic evaluations; failure of
plant, equipment or processes to operate as anticipated; accidents,
labour disputes and other risks of the petroleum and natural gas
industries and delays in obtaining or failure to obtain any
governmental approvals or licenses. . Readers are cautioned that the
foregoing list of factors is not exhaustive.

Although Eco Atlantic believes in light of the experience of its
officers and directors, current conditions and expected future
developments and other factors that have been considered appropriate
that the expectations reflected in this forward-looking information are
reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on them because Eco
Atlantic can give no assurance that they will prove to be correct. The
forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made as
of the date hereof and Eco Atlantic undertakes no obligation to update
publicly or revise any forward- looking statements or information,
whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise,
unless so required by applicable securities laws.

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(as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange)
accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this press
release.

SOURCE Eco Oil & Gas (Atlantic) Ltd.


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