Cerus Announces Spud Date for first Test Well at Pennant Area Drilling Program

NEWS RELEASE   |   Monday, October 30th, 2017

Cerus Announces Spud Date for first Test Well at Pennant Area Drilling Program

Cerus Energy Corp. (“Cerus” or the “Corporation”) (CEA:TSX-V) announces that the planned “Spud Date” for the first Test Well in the Phase 1 Drilling Program located in the Pennant Area, S.W. Saskatchewan, is expected to be on or before November 14, 2017. As described in previous news releases the Phase 1 Drilling Program in The Pennant Area, S.W. Saskatchewan consists of seven (7) earning wells to be drilled and completed by Cerus on or before December 31, 2017.

Cerus has funded its initial commitments under the previously announced CWI Interest Agreement with Vital Energy Inc. (VUX:TSX-V) through Lomac Canada’s syndicate to a non- arm’s length syndicate member. The syndicate is participating directly in the CWI on a retained 160% penalty as previously released in a news release dated August 2, 2017.

Under the terms of the agreement and upon Cerus fulfilling its Phase 1 obligations to Vital Energy Inc., Cerus has granted the syndicated funder the first right of refusal to fund additional “Phases” of development drilling on the balance of Vital’s Pennant Area, S.W. Saskatchewan project lands ( approximately 8,580 gross and net acres). The first Right of Refusal will be on the same terms and conditions as the initial commitment.

Under the terms of the CWI Agreement with Vital, Cerus or the syndicate will place the initial Test Well funds on deposit with Vital 1 week prior to the initial Test Well spud date.

Cerus will retain a 20% tailing margin and the retention of the 5% GORR as per the terms and conditions of the CWI Agreement between Cerus and Vital Energy Inc.

To date and in preparation to commence the Phase 1 drilling program, Vital Energy Inc. has acquired four (4) surface leases on four (4) pad drilling sites. Each pad drilling site can accommodate four (4) wells. Seven (7) drilling licenses have been acquired and two (2) of the four (4) multi well drilling pads have been constructed. The remaining two (2) drilling pads are in the process of being constructed.

About Cerus Energy Group

Cerus Energy Group is a Tier 2 Canadian-based oil and gas exploration company trading on the TSX Venture Exchange with property assets in both Alberta and Saskatchewan.

About Cerus Energy Group's Subsidiary Companies

Texalta Industries Ltd. and Lomac Canada Ltd. are wholly owned subsidiary company's serving various sectors of the oil and gas industry in the Province of Alberta. Maverick Northstar is a private joint venture company between Petrostar Petroleum Corp. of Alberta, Canada and Maverick Synfuels Inc of North Carolina, USA. Maverick Northstar is a chemical processing company focused on improving the value of methane through the production and utilization of methanol in Western Canada located in the province of Alberta. Petrostar holds 60% ownership of Maverick Northstar shares. For further information, please contact:

Primary Contact:
Bruce Scafe
1-877-737-8864
bscafe@cerusenergy.com

Alternate Contact:
Mackenzie Loree, CEO
1-403-861-6779
mloree@cerusenergy.com

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