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Oando Energy Resources Resumes Production From the Ebendo Field

CALGARY, Alberta, December 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

Oando Energy Resources Inc. ("OER" or the "Company") (TSX: OER), a company focused on oil exploration and production in Nigeria, today announced an update regarding the damaged 10 inch Kwale-Akri oil delivery pipeline that is operated by Nigerian Agip Oil Company Limited (NAOC) and connects OER's Ebendo Field (OML 56) to the Brass export terminal (as previously disclosed on November 12, 2012).

The Kwale-Akri pipeline has been fully repaired and has commenced operations with reduced volumes being injected into the pipeline for testing, to ensure full integrity before full volume capacity is attained. Gross production from the Ebendo Field (OML 56) has recommenced at approximately 2,000 Barrels Per Day ("bbls/day"), (900 bbls/day net to OER) with a gradual ramp-up to full gross production of 4,000 bbls/day expected over the next several weeks, as full pipeline integrity is confirmed.

Prior to the Kwale-Akri pipeline shut-in, OER was producing approximately 4,600 bbls/day from its two producing assets, the Abo Field (OML 125) and the Ebendo Field. The Abo Field produces 3,225 bbls/day into a floating, production, storage and offloading unit and has not been affected by the pipeline disruptions. As stated above, The Ebendo Field is currently producing 900 bbls/day of production (net to OER), resulting in OER currently producing a cumulative total of 4,125 bbls/day.

OER owns a 42.75% non-operating interest in the Ebendo Field (OML 56).

About Oando Energy Resources Inc. (OER)

OER currently has a broad suite of producing, development and exploration assets in the Gulf of Guinea (predominantly in Nigeria) with current production of approximately 4,125 barrels of oil per day. OER has been specifically structured to take advantage of current opportunities for indigenous companies in Nigeria, which currently has the largest population in Africa, and one of the largest oil and gas resources in Africa.

Forward Looking Statements:

This news release contains forward-looking statements and forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable securities laws.  The use of any of the words "expect, "anticipate, "continue, "estimate, "objective, "ongoing, "may, "will, "project, "should, "believe, "plans, "intends" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking information or statements.

Although the Company believes that the expectations and assumptions on which such forward-looking statements and information are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on the forward-looking statements and information because the Company can give no assurance that such statements and information will prove to be correct. Since forward-looking statements and information address future events and conditions, by their very nature they involve inherent risks and uncertainties.

Actual results could differ materially from those currently anticipated due to a number of factors and risks. These include, but are not limited to: risks related to international operations, the actual results of current exploration and drilling activities, changes in project parameters as plans continue to be refined and the future price of crude oil. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned that the foregoing list of factors is not exhaustive.

Additional information on these and other factors that could affect the Company's financial results are included in reports on file with applicable securities regulatory authorities and may be accessed through the SEDAR website (http://www.sedar.com) for the Company. The forward-looking statements and information contained in this news release are made as of the date hereof and the Company 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.

 

For further information:


Pade Durotoye, CEO
Oando Energy Resources Inc.
pdurotoye@oandoenergyresources.com
+1-403-561-1713


Tokunboh Akindele
Head Investor Relations
Oando Energy Resources Inc.
takindele@oandoenergyresources.com
+1-403-560-7450


Jeremy Dietz/David Feick
Investor Relations
+1-403-218-2833
jdietz@equicomgroup.com
dfeick@equicomgroup.com

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