August 14, 2008

Rock Energy to Present at EnerCom’s Oil & Gas Conference Today

HOUSTON, Aug. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Rock Energy Resources, Inc. (BULLETIN BOARD: RCKE) , an independent domestic oil and natural gas company, today announced that it will be presenting at EnerCom's Oil and Gas Conference. Among topic's of discussion at the event will be single point financial guidance, in lieu of a range of estimates for Rock Energy's current oil and gas development projects, which include Diatomite and Monterey production in Orcutt and Diatomite production in NW Casmalia -- both located in Santa Barbara County; and Wilcox development projects in South Texas.

The Company is updating guidance based on a number of key events that have occurred over the last 90 days, which include:

   -- Proven success in the Orcutt Diatomite fields for the first three wells   -- Recompletion of the Pintail #1 that will payout in 30 days   -- Addition of a third property in the Santa Maria Valley that potentially      has more than 900 million barrels of oil in place   -- Increased interest in Orcutt from 4.5% to 7% and Casmalia to 7%, our      first earned interest   -- Progression towards earning up to its 20% interest in all three      California properties   -- Expectation to be cashflow positive by the fourth quarter of 2008    
Rocky Emery, the Company's Founder and Chief Executive Officer, stated, "We are excited by our early progress and ongoing success, which now allows us the opportunity to develop a business plan that focuses on future value accretion." Rock Energy has posted an updated PowerPoint presentation and guidance that detail these developments on their website, which can be viewed immediately at

In addition to releasing the new financial forecasts, Rock Energy is scheduled to present at EnerCom's 2008 Oil and Gas Conference in Denver later today, beginning at 6:50 PM ET (4:50 PM MT). The presentation will be webcasted live from the event and will be available for replay on the Company's corporate website at beginning tomorrow morning.

About Rock Energy Resources, Inc.

Originally formed in April of 2004 as Rock Energy Partners LP, Rock Energy Resources is a domestic oil and gas company based in Houston, Texas. With its partners, Rock Energy is engaged in producing oil from the Diatomite and Monterey formations in the Orcutt field and from the NW Casmalia Diatomite field -- both located in Santa Barbara County, California, where there is a known resource base of over 2.5 billion barrels of oil in place.

Natural gas projects include the Company's 100% working interest in the prolific Wilcox trend in the Garwood field -- a leasehold of 1,650 acres in Colorado County, Texas with 3P reserves estimated to be 40 billion cubic feet; and a 100% working interest in the Bob West Prospect, a 1,110 acre leasehold in Starr County, Texas with Wilcox discovery potential equal to 250 billion cubic feet.

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Rock Energy Resources, Inc.

CONTACT: Rocky Emery, CEO, +1-713-954-3600, Rock Energy Resources, Inc.;or Dodi B. Handy, President and CEO, Elite Financial Communications Group,+1-407-585-1080, [email protected]

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