American Oil & Gas Inc. (NYSE Amex: AEZ) announces that drilling operations have commenced on the Tong Trust 1-20H well, located in Sections 17 and 20 of T157N-R96W, Williams County, North Dakota. The Tong Trust 1-20H well is being drilled and funded under the terms of a previously announced participation agreement at American's 76,000 net acre Goliath project.


The Tong Trust well is spaced on 1,280 acres and is designed for an approximate 9,000' horizontal lateral to be drilled in the Bakken formation. The current completion design includes fracture stimulation with 24 stages. Drilling operations are estimated to take approximately 30 to 45 days and completion, including fracture stimulation, is expected to follow within two to four weeks of drilling rig release, depending on weather.

American Oil & Gas, Inc. is an independent oil and natural gas company engaged in exploration, development and production of hydrocarbon reserves primarily in the Rocky Mountain region. Additional information about American Oil & Gas, Inc. can be found at the Company's website:

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