S&P CAPITAL IQ INITIATES COVERAGE ON SINTANA ENERGY, INC.
IN STANDARD & POOR'S FACTUAL STOCK REPORTS

July 25, 2012

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- S&P Capital IQ announced today that it has commenced Standard & Poor's Factual Stock Report coverage on Sintana Energy, Inc.

Sintana Energy Inc. (TSXV: SNN; OTC: DRFLF) engages in the acquisition, exploration, development & production of petroleum and natural gas properties, primarily in Colombia and Peru.

During 2011, the company acquired a 25% interest in 175,000 acres in the Bayovar Block XXVII in the Sechura Basin, Peru; and a 30% interest in 108,336 acres in the Talora Block, and a 30% interest in 272,021 acres in the COR-39 and COR-11 Blocks in the Magdalena Basin, Colombia.

In May 2012, Sintana announced that it had completed its previously announced business combination (the "Business Combination") with ColCan Energy Corp. ("ColCan"), including receipt of $11 Million in additional financing. The principal purpose of the Business Combination is to combine interests in oil and natural gas blocks held by Sintana with those held or in the process of being acquired by ColCan in Colombia. ColCan contributed its interest in VMM-37 by virtue of its ownership of Patriot Energy Sucursal Colombia, the owner on record with the ANH, and its private participation investments in two other blocks in Colombia's Middle Magdalena basin, VMM-4 and VMM-15, and one block located in the Llanos basin, LLA-18.

SNN is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

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Sintana Energy Inc.
Sean Austin, 713-825-9591
sjaustin@sintanaenergy.com

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Forward-Looking Statement

This news release includes forward-looking statements related to the expected occurrences in relation to the properties identified. A multitude of factors can cause actual events to differ significantly from any anticipated development and although the Company believes that the expectations represented by such forward-looking statements are reasonable; there can be no assurance that such expectations will be realized. These forward looking statements are based on assumptions that the Company has made concerning the oil and gas industry in South America, that all applicable regulatory approvals will be obtained, the reliability of available data regarding the properties and increasing demand for oil and gas. Risk factors which may cause actual results to differ from those anticipated in such forward looking statements include but are limited to, the uncertainty of conducting operations under a foreign regime, the uncertainty of obtaining all applicable regulatory approvals, the availability of labour and equipment, the fluctuating prices of oil and natural gas, the availability of financing and the Company's dependence on Sintana's management personnel and other participants in the property areas. Neither the Company nor any of its subsidiaries nor any of its officers or employees guarantee that the assumptions underlying such forward-looking statements are free from errors, nor do any of the foregoing accept any responsibility for the future accuracy of any of the opinions expressed in this document or the actual occurrence of forecasted developments.

Although the Company believes that the expectations represented by the forward-looking statements contained herein are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on the forward-looking statements as there can be no assurance that such expectations will be realized. The forward-looking statements contained in this document are made as of the date hereof and the Company undertakes no obligation to update publicly or revise any forward-looking statements or information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, unless so required by applicable securities laws. This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation to buy any of the securities of Sintana Energy Inc. in the United States.

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