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Strata-X Recovers Core, Reaches Total Depth, Sets Casing-Maverick Oil Project

DENVER, COLORADO and BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA and VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwired) -- 01/13/14 --


--  Completed coring operations on the Eagle Ford shale and Buda formations,
    recovered 100% of the targeted 600 foot interval.

--  Reached total depth of 4,220 feet and logged the well.

--  Set and cemented 4 1/2 inch casing to total depth.

The directors and management of Strata-X Energy Ltd. ("Strata-X" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE: SXE)(ASX: SXA) are pleased to announce that coring operations on the Eagle Ford shale and Buda formations on the Cinco Saus Creek #1 well have recovered 100% of the targeted 600 foot interval and that the well was drilled to a total depth of 4,220 feet as planned. Upon reaching total depth, the well was logged and 4 1/2 inch casing was set and cemented into place. Unison Drilling, Inc. rig #11, which was utilized to drill the well, has been released and is mobilizing off the well location.

The 600 foot core of the Eagle Ford shale and Buda formations is being sent to a laboratory for analysis. The pending laboratory analysis, along with well logs and data acquired in drilling the well, will be used to finalize the design of the completion stimulation. Strata-X anticipates the vertical completion stimulation of the Cinco Saus Creek #1 well will occur near the end of the first quarter of 2014.

Strata-X is the operator of the Cinco Saus Creek #1 well and retains an approximate 96.9% working interest in it. Strata-X's joint venture partner on the Maverick Oil Project elected not to participate on the Cinco Saus Creek #1 well. This election grants Strata-X an additional 3.1% working interest in the well, which interest is subject to a 300% payback penalty. Overall, the Company has acquired exploration rights to 10,945 mostly contiguous net acres in the Maverick Oil Project.

The Company has released an Investor Presentation on the Maverick Oil Project which can be found at www.strata-x.com.

About Strata-X

Strata-X is a Denver, Colorado (USA) based company and is engaged in the business of oil and gas exploration and development with a variety of exploration opportunities in North Dakota, California, Colorado, Texas, Illinois and Western Australia and production and development opportunities in California. Strata-X has 139,785,415 common shares outstanding and trades under the symbol "SXE" on the TSX-V and "SXA" on the ASX.

This announcement was made in Canada for the TSX.V and in Australia for the ASX.

Public documents for Strata-X Energy Ltd. can be found at SEDAR (Canada) (www.sedar.com) and ASX.com.au (Australia).

By definition of the COGE Handbook - "Undiscovered resources are those quantities of oil and gas estimated on a given date to be contained in accumulations yet to be discovered." The Handbook further states - Caution (per NI 51-101/5.9(2)(v)(B)) - "There is no certainty that any portion of the resources will be discovered. If discovered, there is no certainty that it will be commercially viable to produce any portion of the resources." In addition, per NI 51-101/5.6 "the estimated values disclosed do not represent fair market value."

CAUTIONARY STATEMENTS

This news release contains forward-looking statements, which relate to future events or future performance and reflect management's current expectations and assumptions. The use of any of the words "anticipate", "continue", "estimate", "expect", 'may", "will", "project", "should", 'believe", and similar expressions is intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements reflect management's current beliefs and are based on assumptions made by and information currently available to the Company. Readers are cautioned that these forward-looking statements are neither promises nor guarantees, and are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause future results to differ materially from those expected and the forward-looking statements included in this news release should not be unduly relied upon. See "Risks and Uncertainties" in the Company's Filing Statement dated August 30, 2011 available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date hereof and the Company does not assume any obligation to update or revise them to reflect new events or circumstances save as required under applicable securities legislation. This news release does not constitute an offer to sell securities and the Company is not soliciting an offer to buy securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of such jurisdiction.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Contacts:
Tim Hoops (USA)
President
+1 855-463-2400
[email protected]

Colin Christensen (Canada)
Investor Relations
+1 403-483-8363
[email protected]

Duncan Cornish (Australia)
Corporate Secretary
+61 7 3212-6299
[email protected]
www.strata-x.com

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