China North East Petroleum Provides Update to Shengyuan Acquisition

Mar 31, 2011, 08:30 ET from China North East Petroleum Holdings Ltd.

HARBIN, China and NEW YORK, March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China North East Petroleum Holdings Limited (the "Company") (NYSE Amex: NEP), a leading independent oil producing and oilfield services company in Northern China, today announced an update regarding its acquisition of Sunite Right Banner Shengyuan Oil and Gas Technology Development Co., Ltd. ("Shengyuan"), an operator with exclusive oilfield exploration and drilling rights to the Durimu oilfield in Inner Mongolia.

The Company is making progress to complete its announced acquisition of Shengyuan.  Specifically, the Company's Chinese legal counsel has completed its due diligence of the acquisition and provided the Company with its legal opinion and the Company's auditors have also completed the audit of Shengyuan's financial statements.  In addition, the parties are moving forward to satisfy the remaining closing conditions.

Mr. Jingfu Li, CEO of China North East Petroleum commented, "We are pleased to be moving forward with the acquisition of Shengyuan and believe that the acquisition will close in the second half of April.  We look forward to integrating this acquisition and believe it will further establish NEP as a premier independent oil producing and oilfield services company in China."

The completion of this transaction remains subject to the satisfaction or waiver of certain of the conditions precedent detailed in the acquisition agreement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.


China North East Petroleum Holdings Limited is an independent oil company that engages in the production of crude oil in Northern China. The Company is a pioneer in China's private oil exploration and production industry, and the first Chinese non-state-owned oil company trading on the NYSE Amex.

The Company has a guaranteed arrangement with the PetroChina to sell its produced crude oil for use in the China marketplace. The Company currently operates four oilfields in Northern China. The Company also recently added an oil service subsidiary through its acquisition of Song Yuan Tiancheng Drilling Engineering Co. Ltd. ("Tiancheng"). For more information about the Company, please visit .

Statements in this press release which are not historical data are forward-looking statements which involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties or other factors not under the company's control, which may cause actual results, performance or achievements of the company to be materially different from the results, performance or other expectations implied by these forward-looking statements. These factors include, but are not limited to, those detailed in the company's periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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China North East Petroleum US office

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China North East Petroleum Investor Relations Department

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