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Apr 30, 2015

Africa Oil Kenya Operations Update

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - April 30, 2015) - Africa Oil Corp. ("Africa Oil" or the "Company) (TSX:AOI)(OMX:AOI) is pleased to provide the following update on the appraisal program in the South Lokichar Basin.

In Kenya, the extensive appraisal program in the South Lokichar Basin continues. The Amosing -1 and Amosing -2 wells have been completed in five zones with hydraulically controlled completions that permit independent tests of selected intervals without well intervention in preparation for an Extended Well Test (EWT) of the field. Initial rig-less flow testing during clean-up at a combined maximum rate of 5,600 and 6,000 bopd respectively exceeded expectations, demonstrating high quality reservoir sands which flowed 31 to 38 degree API dry oil under natural conditions. The EWT involves production and water injection testing to enable dynamic flow characterisation between wells in the Amosing stacked oil reservoirs. The full EWT will commence shortly and results are expected over the next few months. The Amosing-4 appraisal well was drilled on the flank of the field and successfully encountered 27 metres of net oil pay in thick upper reservoir zones proving the significant down-dip extent of the field.

Elsewhere in the Lokichar basin, the Ekales-2 appraisal well reached a total depth of 4,059 metres and encountered an estimated 60-100 metres of net oil pay in the primary shallower objectives. This highly deviated well was also deepened to test the basin centre stratigraphic play where it intersected sandstones with elevated pressures and 50 metres of oil bearing sands, however operating conditions precluded logging and confirmation of any oil pay in this section. This was the first test of this exploration target and is very positive for the future upside potential of the South Lokichar basin above the significant oil resources already discovered.

The Ngamia-7 appraisal well was drilled to test the Ngamia oil field's eastern flank and encountered up to 130 metres of net oil pay, expanding the proven extent of the field. The Ngamia-8 appraisal was drilled and encountered up to 200 metres of net oil pay in line with pre-drill expectations. The well was positioned in the centre of the Ngamia structure and static pressure data indicates the well is in pressure communication with the oil discovered in the neighbouring Ngamia-1A, Ngamia-3, Ngamia-5, Ngamia-6 and Ngamia-7 wells. Ngamia -8 will be completed as part of the Ngamia field EWT planned for mid-year which will also include the Ngamia-3 and Ngamia-6 wells.

The extensive appraisal activities in Kenya, including the planned EWT, along with the development concept studies completed in 2014 will enable a draft Field Development Plan (FDP) to be prepared by end 2015. The current ambition of the joint venture partnership is to position the East Africa project, which will include the development of South Lokichar and Tullow's Lake Albert resources and an export pipeline, for possible sanction by the end of 2016, subject to receipt of all necessary permits and approvals. Good progress continues to be made towards development of these oil resources and as part of the ongoing collaboration between the Governments of Kenya and Uganda on the oil export pipeline, a joint technical adviser was appointed in late 2014. The independent technical studies being undertaken by the adviser, with extensive support from the Kenya and Uganda upstream partners, are progressing rapidly and should assist in the finalisation of the pipeline route.

Africa Oil owns a 50% working interest in Kenya Blocks 1BB and 13T with Operator Tullow Oil holding the remaining 50%.

Keith Hill, President and CEO, commented, "We continue to be highly encouraged by the appraisal program in the Lokichar Basin which is above our expectations and confirms our belief that this is a world-class asset. We are working closely with our partners and the Kenyan Government to move the development project forward, particularly the export pipeline, which is the key to unlocking the value of this asset. The 3D seismic has been a great help in imaging new drilling targets in the basin and we plan to drill some high impact wells with the potential to add significant resources in the coming months."

About Africa Oil Corp.

Africa Oil Corp. is a Canadian oil and gas company with assets in Kenya and Ethiopia as well as Puntland (Somalia) through its equity interest in Africa Energy Corp. The Company is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and on Nasdaq Stockholm under the symbol "AOI".

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Cautionary Statements regarding Well Test Results

Drill stem tests are commonly based on flow periods of 1 to 5 days and build up periods of 1 to 3 days. Pressure transient analysis has not been carried out on all well tests and the results should therefore be considered as preliminary. Well test results are not necessarily indicative of long-term performance or of ultimate recovery.


Keith C. Hill, President and CEO


Africa Oil Corp.
Sophia Shane
Corporate Development
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