VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Oct. 16, 2013) - Petra Petroleum Inc. (TSX VENTURE:PTL) (the "Corporation") is pleased to announce that the Corporation has entered into a Letter of Intent with Grail Hydrocarbon Canada Ltd ("Grail") in respect of an opportunity to acquire a 75% participating interest in a crown lease in the Strome Field area of Alberta, Canada (the "Acquisition").

The lease encompasses an abandoned Lower Mannville Ellerslie reservoir oil pool and the Corporation's evaluation of the project area suggests the presence of a commercially-attractive recoverable volume of by-passed oil. A large number of other oil pools with significant remaining recoverable oil volumes also exist in the general area. The timing of the Acquisition is dependent on satisfactory completion of further definitive transactional documentation, including a Sale & Purchase Agreement, as well as final detailed due diligence, regulatory approval and board approval from both parties.

Robert Lambert, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation, commented: "Our low-cost entry into an under-valued oil producing area of Alberta represents a step change in our quest to build a sustainable exploration and production company. We are also delighted to participate in this venture with a highly experienced management team at Grail and we look forward to working with them to identify further opportunities in the near future."

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Contact Information:

Petra Petroleum Inc.
Robert A. Lambert
President & Chief Executive Officer