Ness Energy Prepares to Re-Enter Har Sedom #1

Apr 24, 2001, 01:00 ET from Ness Energy International, Inc.

    WILLOW PARK, Texas, April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- Ness
 Energy International, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board:   NESS) reports today that Ness
 President and CEO, Hayseed Stephens, has returned from approximately four
 weeks in Israel and South Africa, where he had extensive meetings with
 individuals directly connected to Ness' pending re-entry of the Har Sedom #1
 site at the Dead Sea, and the other wells planned for spud-in later this year,
 and in 2002.
     Mr. Stephens met twice with Mr. Jacob Luxenburg, owner and President of
 Lapidoth Israel Oil Prospectors Corporation, Ltd., the only private drilling
 company in Israel.  He reported that the seven month labor strike at Lapidoth
 had been settled, and the company was vigorously working on their #1 project,
 the refurbishing and installation of a top drive on Lapidoth's gas EMSCO
 1500 drilling rig, to be used at Har Sedom #1.  The rig will be drilling
 diagonally through sedimentation down to potential targeted reservoirs.  This
 is the exact same reservoir that I.O.C., PAZ, Seismica, a couple of Houston
 companies, and Ness Energy excitedly began drilling in 1985, and twisted off
 at 5,858 feet.  Now, Har Sedom #1 has been plugged back to 5,000 feet where
 Ness will kick off directional drilling to the East into the potential
 reservoir.
     The second meeting was at Lapidoth's field office, where crews were again
 working to prepare the EMSCO 1500.  Mr. Stephens visually inspected the work
 already completed.  The top drive, and other planned work to be done, was
 scheduled.  He stated, "We anticipate great participation between Lapidoth and
 Ness Energy."
     A very fruitful meeting was held with Ness' geophysicist, Mr. Greenfield,
 where he made a preliminary report on reprocessing, updating and enhancements
 of seismic for Har Sedom #1 re-entry.  President Stephens also had a great
 telephone conference with Dr. Martin Halpern, Ness' geophysicist in Israel.
 He reviewed his finalized geophysical work on the Massada license and they
 agreed where the actual drillsite will be at Ness Emnuah (Faith) #1.  Israel
 Oil Company drilled Emnuah #1 in earlier years, which produced thousands of
 barrels of 37-degree gravity oil.  Ness Emnuah #1 is a two-mile extension of
 the I.O.C. #1 reservoir.  If Ness Emnuah #1 is a successful well, Ness'
 geophysicist anticipates that there is room for an additional 30 drill sites
 in that reservoir block.
     Mr. Stephens met with Mr. Yossi Levy, general manager of I.O.C., a
 subsidiary of Isramco, I.O.C. is Ness' partner in the Hesed license, (Har
 Sedom #1 and Elohim Parazim #1).  They discussed and finalized plans for re-
 entering and drilling the Har Sedom #1.  They also planned a meeting at
 Isramco's offices in Houston on April 30 to discuss Isramco's participation in
 Ness' domestic projects.  Both will attend the OTC Conference in Houston.
     A highly successful meeting was held with Dr. Charles Druckman, Petroleum
 Commissioner in Israel.  Also attending was Israeli geologist, Faiko Aharoni,
 and the commissioner's assistant, Avi.  The meeting pertained to the re-entry
 of Har Sedom #1, and the upcoming drilling of Ness Emnuah #1 at Massada.  Mr.
 Stephens reported that all in attendance had great anticipation in working
 toward the drilling of Elohim Parazim #1.  The men discussed the Lapidoth
 strike settlement and the violence with the Palestinians, which had both
 prevented Ness from drilling for months.  Mr. Stephens reported that even with
 the real threat of terrorism, he had met for 1 1/2 days with a Fox News
 Network film crew at the Dead Sea for an upcoming documentary that will
 explain Israel's great need for an oil discovery on Ness' leases at the
 Southwest end of the Dead Sea.
     Upon returning from the lengthy trip, Mr. Stephens stated, "We here at
 Ness, continue to be amazed at the favor that God continues to generously pour
 out upon His company, Ness Energy.  WHAT A PRIVILEGE TO WORK FOR HIM."
 
     This press release includes forward-looking statements involving risks and
 uncertainties.  Forward-looking statements are made pursuant to the safe
 harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.
 Actual results may differ materially and market products and/or services and
 other risks detailed from time to time in the Company's report filed with the
 Securities and Exchange Commission
 
     For additional information or questions, call Rick Palmer at 817-341-1477.
 
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    WILLOW PARK, Texas, April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- Ness
 Energy International, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board:   NESS) reports today that Ness
 President and CEO, Hayseed Stephens, has returned from approximately four
 weeks in Israel and South Africa, where he had extensive meetings with
 individuals directly connected to Ness' pending re-entry of the Har Sedom #1
 site at the Dead Sea, and the other wells planned for spud-in later this year,
 and in 2002.
     Mr. Stephens met twice with Mr. Jacob Luxenburg, owner and President of
 Lapidoth Israel Oil Prospectors Corporation, Ltd., the only private drilling
 company in Israel.  He reported that the seven month labor strike at Lapidoth
 had been settled, and the company was vigorously working on their #1 project,
 the refurbishing and installation of a top drive on Lapidoth's gas EMSCO
 1500 drilling rig, to be used at Har Sedom #1.  The rig will be drilling
 diagonally through sedimentation down to potential targeted reservoirs.  This
 is the exact same reservoir that I.O.C., PAZ, Seismica, a couple of Houston
 companies, and Ness Energy excitedly began drilling in 1985, and twisted off
 at 5,858 feet.  Now, Har Sedom #1 has been plugged back to 5,000 feet where
 Ness will kick off directional drilling to the East into the potential
 reservoir.
     The second meeting was at Lapidoth's field office, where crews were again
 working to prepare the EMSCO 1500.  Mr. Stephens visually inspected the work
 already completed.  The top drive, and other planned work to be done, was
 scheduled.  He stated, "We anticipate great participation between Lapidoth and
 Ness Energy."
     A very fruitful meeting was held with Ness' geophysicist, Mr. Greenfield,
 where he made a preliminary report on reprocessing, updating and enhancements
 of seismic for Har Sedom #1 re-entry.  President Stephens also had a great
 telephone conference with Dr. Martin Halpern, Ness' geophysicist in Israel.
 He reviewed his finalized geophysical work on the Massada license and they
 agreed where the actual drillsite will be at Ness Emnuah (Faith) #1.  Israel
 Oil Company drilled Emnuah #1 in earlier years, which produced thousands of
 barrels of 37-degree gravity oil.  Ness Emnuah #1 is a two-mile extension of
 the I.O.C. #1 reservoir.  If Ness Emnuah #1 is a successful well, Ness'
 geophysicist anticipates that there is room for an additional 30 drill sites
 in that reservoir block.
     Mr. Stephens met with Mr. Yossi Levy, general manager of I.O.C., a
 subsidiary of Isramco, I.O.C. is Ness' partner in the Hesed license, (Har
 Sedom #1 and Elohim Parazim #1).  They discussed and finalized plans for re-
 entering and drilling the Har Sedom #1.  They also planned a meeting at
 Isramco's offices in Houston on April 30 to discuss Isramco's participation in
 Ness' domestic projects.  Both will attend the OTC Conference in Houston.
     A highly successful meeting was held with Dr. Charles Druckman, Petroleum
 Commissioner in Israel.  Also attending was Israeli geologist, Faiko Aharoni,
 and the commissioner's assistant, Avi.  The meeting pertained to the re-entry
 of Har Sedom #1, and the upcoming drilling of Ness Emnuah #1 at Massada.  Mr.
 Stephens reported that all in attendance had great anticipation in working
 toward the drilling of Elohim Parazim #1.  The men discussed the Lapidoth
 strike settlement and the violence with the Palestinians, which had both
 prevented Ness from drilling for months.  Mr. Stephens reported that even with
 the real threat of terrorism, he had met for 1 1/2 days with a Fox News
 Network film crew at the Dead Sea for an upcoming documentary that will
 explain Israel's great need for an oil discovery on Ness' leases at the
 Southwest end of the Dead Sea.
     Upon returning from the lengthy trip, Mr. Stephens stated, "We here at
 Ness, continue to be amazed at the favor that God continues to generously pour
 out upon His company, Ness Energy.  WHAT A PRIVILEGE TO WORK FOR HIM."
 
     This press release includes forward-looking statements involving risks and
 uncertainties.  Forward-looking statements are made pursuant to the safe
 harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.
 Actual results may differ materially and market products and/or services and
 other risks detailed from time to time in the Company's report filed with the
 Securities and Exchange Commission
 
     For additional information or questions, call Rick Palmer at 817-341-1477.
 
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