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Press release from CNW Group

Bengal announces Commencement of Operated Tookoonooka drilling campaign in the Cooper Basin, Australia

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Bengal announces Commencement of Operated Tookoonooka drilling campaign in the Cooper Basin, Australia08:30 EDT Tuesday, October 02, 2012CALGARY, Oct. 2, 2012 /CNW/ - Bengal Energy (TSX: BNG) ("Bengal", or "the Company") is pleased to announce that drilling operations on Caracal-1, the first well of the Tookoonooka drilling campaign on the Company's 100%-owned Authority to Prospect or ("ATP") 732P ("Tookoonooka permit") commenced on October 2, 2012.The Tookoonooka drilling program, which will be completed using Bengal's recently purchased drilling rig, includes up to three exploration wells initially, all with primary zone targets that are fully independent of each other. Each well is targeting a separate play type on different parts of the 654,335 acre Tookoonooka permit. The well locations contain potential for Cretaceous and Jurassic oil as well as Permian gas and were chosen based on their multi-zone potential with as many as four prospective zones on each location. Total drill depth on these wells range from 1,600 m to 2,000 m.The Tookoonooka permit is located on the southeast flank of the Cooper Basin in Australia in an area of established oil and gas production and infrastructure.About BengalBengal Energy Ltd. is an international junior oil and gas exploration and production company based in Calgary, Alberta. The Company is committed to growing shareholder value through international exploration, production and acquisitions. Bengal trades on the TSX under the symbol BNG. Additional information is available at www.bengalenergy.ca.Forward-Looking StatementsThis news release contains certain forward-looking statements or information ("forward-looking statements") as defined by applicable securities laws that involve substantial known and unknown risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond Bengal's control. These statements relate to future events or our future performance. All statements other than statements of historical fact may be forward looking statements. The use of any of the words "plan", "expect", "prospective", "project", "intend", "believe", "should", "anticipate", "estimate", or other similar words or statements that certain events "may" or "will" occur are intended to identify forward-looking statements.  The projections, estimates and beliefs contained in such forward looking statements are based on management's estimates, opinions, and assumptions at the time the statements were made, including assumptions relating to: the impact of economic conditions in North America, Australia, India and globally; industry conditions; changes in laws and regulations including, without limitation, the adoption of new environmental laws and regulations and changes in how they are interpreted and enforced;  increased competition; the availability of qualified operating or management personnel; fluctuations in commodity prices, foreign exchange or interest rates; stock market volatility and fluctuations in market valuations of companies with respect to announced transactions and the final valuations thereof; and the ability to obtain required approvals and extensions from regulatory authorities. We believe the expectations reflected in those forward-looking statements are reasonable but, no assurances can be given that any of the events anticipated by the forward-looking statements will transpire or occur, or if any of them do so, what benefits that Bengal will derive from them. As such, undue reliance should not be placed on forward-looking statements.  Forward-looking statements contained herein include, but are not limited to, statements regarding: the Caracal-1 spud date, Tookoonooka drilling program, including the number of wells and timing thereof and the targeted zones. The forward looking statements contained herein are subject to numerous known and unknown risks and uncertainties that may cause Bengal's actual financial results, performance or achievement in future periods to differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, these forward-looking statements, including but not limited to, risks associated with:  failure to secure required equipment and personnel; changes in general global economic conditions including, without limitations, the economic conditions in North America, Australia, India; increased competition; the availability of qualified operating or management personnel; fluctuations in commodity prices, foreign exchange or interest rates; changes in laws and regulations including, without limitation, the adoption of new environmental and tax laws and regulations and changes in how they are interpreted and enforced; the results of exploration and development drilling and related activities; the ability to access sufficient capital from internal and external sources; and stock market volatility. Readers are encouraged to review the material risks discussed in Bengal's Annual Information Form under the heading "Risk Factors" and in Bengal's annual MD&A under the heading "Risk Factors". The Company cautions that the foregoing list of assumptions, risks and uncertainties is not exhaustive. The forward-looking statements contained in this news release speak only as of the date hereof and Bengal does not assume any obligation to publicly update or revise them to reflect new events or circumstances, except as may be require pursuant to applicable securities laws.SOURCE: Bengal Energy Ltd.For further information: Bengal Energy Ltd. Chayan Chakrabarty, President and CEO Bryan Goudie, Chief Financial Officer (403) 205-2526 Email: investor.relations@bengalenergy.ca  Website: www.bengalenergy.ca