CAMAC Energy Inc. Announces Proposed Rig Assignment Date for Oyo #7 Well

HOUSTON, May 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CAMAC Energy Inc. (NYSE MKT: CAK) ("the Company") today announced that Allied Energy PLC ("Allied") has received notification of the proposed assignment date of the Sedneth 701 rig under its previously announced Deed of Assignment with a subsidiary of Transocean Ltd. ("Transocean") and Nigerian Petroleum Development Corporation Limited ("NPDC"). According to the notification from NPDC, the proposed date of assignment is July 6, 2013. NPDC will assign the rig to Allied for a term of sixty days, during which Transocean personnel will continue to operate. Oyo well #7 drilling operations are expected to begin immediately following the assignment from NPDC in July.

"We are very pleased to receive notification of the assignment date for the Sedneth 701 rig," said Senior Vice President of Exploration and Production, Segun Omidele. "With the rig assignment date set, we can now focus on making our final preparations to spud the Oyo well #7 in July with the objectives of increasing production from the Pliocene and exploring the potential of the deeper Miocene."

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 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 The 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 and 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. Risks and uncertainties regarding the transactions described herein include the possibility that the schedule for drilling may be delayed due to unavailability or delays in procurement of necessary equipment and materials.  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.
713-797-2940
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Investor Relations:
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Laurence A. Lachance: llachance@renmarkfinancial.com
416-644-2020 or 514-939-3989
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CAMAC Energy Inc.
832-209-1419
IR@camacenergy.com

SOURCE CAMAC Energy Inc.



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