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Cardinal Energy Group, Inc. Secures Drilling Permits for Its Bradford Leases

Initial 14 Well Drilling Program Ready to Begin, as Waterflood Is Initiated

DUBLIN, OH -- (Marketwired) -- 08/18/14 -- Cardinal Energy Group, Inc. (OTCQB: CEGX) is pleased to announce that it has received its drilling permits for the Bradford Lease in Shackelford County from the Texas Railroad Commission. Cardinal will drill and complete 14 new wells in the Tannehill Sand Formation.

Timothy Crawford, CEO of Cardinal, comments, "We have received the first nine drilling permits for our Bradford leases. These permits allow us to begin our drilling program. The area has been surveyed and mapped by a geologist providing us a solid plan of attack to increase our oil production in the Albany area. The field already has 7 oil wells completed into the reliable Tannehill Sand Formation in Shackelford County. When the new drilling program is complete we will have drilled 14 new wells for a total of 20 producing wells and one injector well. We are in the final stages of completing our water flood using one of the existing wells as an injector. We are initiating the water flood early as it will take at least a month to feel its impact the new wells and the wells that are presently producing. We plan to have the drilling program completed over the next few months from the time we spud the first well on the lease, which is planned for this week. The Bradford lease is adjacent to our Powers Sanders lease, which makes this play all the more economical to operate and pump for our workforce. We anticipate robust production from this lease for years to come."

The following is a 1956 abstract geological article contribution by James E. Russell regarding waterfloods in the Tannehill:

Tannehill Petroleum Company, Newell Waterflood Project, Shackelford County, Texas

Waterflooding the Tannehill sandstone underlying the Newell Lease in Shackelford County, Texas, can be considered a success. Pilot operations were commenced in May, 1952 by the Tannehill Petroleum Company. Performance of the Pilot Flood was encouraging and a decision to proceed with full-scale development was made early in 1954. By the end of 1956 the project had been extended to cover 393 acres and presently includes productive acreage on the Newell, Moberly and Jeter Leases. Production was increased as a result of water injection from 20 barrels per day to a peak rate of 498 barrels per day or 25 times the rate under primary operations.

Oil recovery as a result of water injection has amounted to 286,446 barrels as of December 31, 1956. Engineering estimates indicate a recovery of approximately 800,000 barrels as a direct result of water flooding the area presently developed. This recovery is in addition to that obtained through primary production methods.

Forward Looking Statements
In connection with the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, Cardinal Energy Group, Inc., is hereby providing cautionary statements identifying important factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those projected in forward-looking statements (as defined in such act). Any statements that are not historical facts and that express, or involve discussions as to, expectations, beliefs, plans, objectives, assumptions or future events or performance (often, but not always, indicated through the use of words or phrases such as "will likely result," "are expected to," "will continue," "is anticipated," "estimated," "intends," "plans," "believes" and "projects") may be forward-looking and may involve estimates and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements. These statements include, but are not limited to, our expectations concerning our ability to obtain financing and close on the acquisition of the oil and gas leases and property, our beliefs concerning our ability to increase the rate of oil and gas production, and the expected demand, pricing and operating results for our oil and gas operations.

About Cardinal Energy Group, Inc.
Cardinal Energy Group, Inc. is a U.S producer of oil and natural gas within the United States. The Company is based in Dublin, Ohio. Cardinal focuses on known formations that have significant proven reserves remaining that can be produced economically. Cardinal targets fields with wells that may need remediation due to neglect or undercapitalization. We select prospects that offer a strong up-side for production. The upside we seek in a prospect is twofold -- it must have the potential to be restarted or have its current production increased using newer technology and remediation methods and; it must also have additional lease acreage which can be further developed by completing development wells adjacent to existing producing wells. Cardinal exploits these undervalued assets by acquiring a majority working interest in the prospect and then applies the Company's calculated development plan. Cardinal also seeks acquisitions of over-leveraged companies when there is a clear upside from their purchase based on strong commodity prices. The Company operates throughout the Continental United States. More information on Cardinal Energy Group, Inc. is available at www.cegx.us.

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