CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Aug. 15, 2016) - Tanager Energy Inc. ("Tanager" or the "Corporation") (TSX VENTURE:TAN) announced today that Tanager has successfully tested the Paleo Oil Company Cain-Carter #1 well, an asset acquired in its recent Polk County, Texas transaction. Originally completed in 1986 in the lower Woodbine formation, the well has not been capable of continuous daily production in over a decade. After performing preliminary remedial work on the well to remove blockage, the well flowed at an initial rate of 3,440 mcf gas per day and 4 barrels of oil per hour. The well stabilized after over 30 hours of testing at 530 mcf gas per day and 12-14 barrels of oil per day. Paleo Oil Company LLC ("Paleo"), the operator of the well and Tanager's joint venture partner in the project, is currently negotiating terms for a pipeline connection so that the well may be continuously produced and begin selling gas.

The joint venture ("JV") is also in the process of designing an appropriate work over and fracture stimulation program for the well in an effort to further improve the production rate from the Cain-Carter #1. The Cain-Carter #1 leasehold is the heart of the JV's Woodbine lease area, and adjoins acreage on which a recent significant Woodbine discovery well was drilled by Vision Resources LLC and Pantheon Resources LLC. Pantheon Resources LLC is an AIM-listed company traded on the London Exchange under the symbol "PANR".

Reserves attributable to the Cain-Carter #1 well were previously reported in the Corporation's June 8, 2016 news release in the category of "Developed Non-Producing" reserves. The Corporation will re-assess the reserve potential of the well based on the improved test and pressure data it has now acquired.

Tanager is also pleased to report that leasing is complete for its first shallow Yegua formation test well. The Corporation will provide an operational update after plans for drilling the initial Yegua well are finalized.

Thomas M. Crain, Jr., Interim Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Tanager stated: "We are pleased that the Cain-Carter #1 well reserves may soon be moving from the non-producing category to the producing category. Once tied into the sales pipeline, the Cain-Carter #1 will provide additional cash flow for Tanager while we design an appropriate stimulation program to further improve the well. Tanager's Polk County, Texas venture is progressing as planned, with leasing complete and drilling plans being finalized for its first shallow Yegua well."

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Tanager Energy Inc. is a Calgary, Alberta based corporation engaged in the exploration of oil and gas and minerals with its operations office in Calgary, Alberta. The Corporation's common shares are listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the trading symbol "TAN".

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Tanager Energy Inc.
Thomas M. Crain, Jr.
Interim Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer