CAMAC Energy Inc. Announces Approval of Drilling Permit for Oyo Well #7

HOUSTON, May 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CAMAC Energy Inc. (NYSE MKT: CAK) ("the Company") today announced that Nigeria's Department of Petroleum ("DPR") approved Allied Energy Plc's application for a drilling permit for Oyo well #7.

"DPR's approval of the drilling permit for Oyo well #7 puts us one step closer to spudding the well, increasing Pliocene production, and testing the Miocene exploration potential in OML 120 and 121," said Senior Vice President of Exploration and Production Segun Omidele.

About CAMAC Energy Inc.

CAMAC Energy Inc. (NYSE MKT:  CAK) is a U.S.-based energy company engaged in the exploration, development and production of oil and gas.   The Company's principal assets include rights to interests in OML 120 and OML 121, offshore oil and gas leases in deep water Nigeria which include the currently producing Oyo Oilfield, and six recently acquired exploration blocks in Kenya and Gambia. The Company is currently pursuing further additions to its exploration portfolio in East and West Africa.  The Company was founded in 2005 and has offices in Houston, Texas, Nairobi, Kenya, Banjul, Gambia and Lagos, Nigeria.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains certain statements that may include "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, are "forward-looking statements," including statements regarding the Company's proposed transactions, business strategy, plans and objectives, prospectivity of oil and gas acreage and other statements of non-historical information. These forward-looking statements are often identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "will," "should," "believes," "expects," "anticipates" or similar expressions, and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, they involve assumptions, risks and uncertainties, and these expectations may prove to be incorrect. You should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of their respective dates. In addition, the Company's actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of a variety of other factors including those discussed in the Company's periodic reports that are filed with and available from the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"). All forward-looking statements attributable to the Company or persons acting on its behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by these factors. Other than as required under the securities laws, the Company does not assume a duty to update these forward-looking statements.

Contacts

Media:
CAMAC Energy Inc.
Cristy Taylor, 713-797-2940
PR@camacenergy.com

or

Investor Relations:
Renmark Financial Communications Inc.
Robert Thaemlitz: rthaemlitz@renmarkfinancial.com
Laurence A. Lachance: llachance@renmarkfinancial.com
416-644-2020 or 514-939-3989
www.renmarkfinancial.com

CAMAC Energy Inc.
832-209-1419
IR@camacenergy.com

SOURCE CAMAC Energy Inc.



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