UAPC Provides Update on Its Gabriel #16 New Drill

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AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 10, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- United American Petroleum Corp. (OTCBB:UAPC) is pleased to provide the investment community with an update on its Gabriel #16 New Drill located in Bastrop County, Texas. A workover of the well was completed the week of January 13, 2012, and the well has been drilled to a depth of 3,060' to date.

During the workover, United's geologist, who is partnered in the project with the Company, discovered a "honeycomb-like" portion of the Serpentine formation, which is approximately 146' from the projected TD of 3,200'. United is currently evaluating the most viable techniques to move forward and complete further in the Serpentine formation and bring this well online. To date, United has realized encouraging signs of hydrocarbons (oil shows) through data obtained during the drilling process and anticipates meaningful production results upon reaching its main objective within the Serpentine formation. The Company also anticipates other potential payzones of interest within the Gabriel #16 wellbore which can be explored at a later time.

Additional information regarding the Gabriel #16 well will be forthcoming as developments and completion analyses unfold.

For additional information regarding the Company's operations, projects, management team and other valuable information, please visit the Company's web site at www.unitedamericanpetroleum.com. To be placed on the Company's master email list and receive future press releases, progress reports and developments, please send an email to ir@unitedamericanpetroleum.com or contact the Company at +1 855-PETROL-1

About United American Petroleum Corp.

United American Petroleum Corp. is an independent exploration, development, acquisition, production, and operating company engaged in advanced exploration, drilling and completion techniques to explore for, produce and develop domestic oil and natural gas reserves. The Company's strategy centers on increasing shareholder value through actively pursuing and developing high-potential acquisitions for drilling and production while maintaining a prudently managed balance sheet. The Company's main current projects are in Texas; however, additional acquisitions may encompass active plays throughout the United States.

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Forward-looking Statements:

This press release contains forward-looking statements (as defined in Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended) concerning future events and the Company's growth and business strategy. Words such as "expects," "will," "intends," "plans," "believes," "anticipates," "hopes," "estimates," and variations on such words and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, no assurance can be given that such expectations will prove to have been correct. These statements involve known and unknown risks and are based upon a number of assumptions and estimates that are inherently subject to significant uncertainties and contingencies, many of which are beyond the control of the Company. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include, but are not limited to, changes in the Company's business; competitive factors in the market(s) in which the Company operates; risks associated with oil and gas operations in the United States; and other factors listed from time to time in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company expressly disclaims any obligations or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in the Company's expectations with respect thereto or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any statement is based.

Cautionary Note to U.S. Investors -- The United States Securities and Exchange Commission permits oil and gas companies, in their filings with the SEC, to disclose only proved reserves that a company has demonstrated by actual production or conclusive formation tests to be economically and legally producible under existing economic and operating conditions. We use certain terms in this press release, such as "probable," "possible," "recoverable" or "potential" reserves among others, that the SEC's guidelines strictly prohibit us from including in filings with the SEC. Investors are urged to consider closely the disclosure in our Annual Report on Form 10-K and our other filings with the SEC.

United American Petroleum Corp.
Barry Gross
+1 855-PETROL-1