Olympic Confirms Forbes Discovery

Vancouver, B.C., CANADA

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, May 13, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- Olympic (OTCBB:OLYRF) (CDNX:ORL) and partners have successfully drilled the first of a multiple well drill program on the East Corning Property in Tehama County, California. This program is expected to continue for several months and will include up to six wells.

Downhole electric log data indicates this first well has resulted in a Forbes discovery. E-logs have identified four productive benches constituting 25 to 35 feet of net pay. Operations are currently completing the well and production testing will follow shortly. This is the first well within our East Corning 3D seismic shoot area. The next well will be spudded immediately.

Olympic will attempt to continue the success encountered in the Victor Ranch field which lies adjacent to the southern flank of the East Corning Property. The Victor Ranch field discovered one of the largest amounts of natural gas filled sands in the East Rice Creek area. An adjacent 3D survey reveals that these sands extend onto Olympic's East Corning property. Four of the most recent wells in this area are currently producing 5,500,000 cubic feet of gas per day (MMCF). Olympic holds an approximate 8% working interest in three of these wells.

Olympic holds a 32% working interest in the East Corning Property which consists of 6,500 acres in oil and gas leases. In keeping with its corporate strategy, Olympic has farmed out a portion of its interest in these wells. Olympic holds a 17% working interest in the initial well of this program.

Olympic's property lies near the Corning Gas Field to the east and north of the Rice Creek gas field. It is analogous to the East Rice Creek field and is one of the few underexplored regions remaining in California. Well density and Forbes penetrations are sparse within the project area. The East Corning Project had never received 3D seismic coverage despite being on trend with prolific Forbes production to the south. 3D coverage south of the project has established numerous pools including Rice Creek (35 BCF, primarily Forbes) and Malton Black Butte Field (132 BCF, Kione and Forbes). To find out more about Olympic Resources Ltd. (CDNX:ORL) (OTCBB:OLYRF), visit our Website at www.orlresources.com.

 Daryl Pollock, 

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