Indusmin Receives Five-Year Extension of Licenses in Armenia

Indusmin Receives Five-Year Extension of Licenses in Armenia

VANCOUVER, British Colombia–(BUSINESS WIRE)–06/06/2004–Indusmin Energy
Corp. (TSX VENTURE:IDM)(Berlin Wkn:469065) completed an agreement with Armenian
American Exploration Inc. (“AAEC”), of Solana Beach, California, on April
30, whereby Indusmin Energy Corp has acquired total interest in blocks 1 and 2,
Republic of Armenia, to Indusmin, in return for a non-disclosed override
over twenty years (see Press Release, May 25). The Armenian Energy Minister, Mr.
Armen Movsisyan has agreed to the assignment and has granted a five year
license extension to the existing licenses. After significant due diligence on
the existing data on Block 1 and 2, Indusmin has elected to relinquish all of
Block 1 in order to focus the initial activity on block 2.

“With this deal, the company is acquiring a vast geological and geophysical
database about Armenia’s Oil and Gas resources; in particular for blocks 2
and 3. At this stage there exists more technical information for the
Oktemberyan prospects than those in the Near Yerevan Basin, and with a major gas
pipeline twenty kilometers to the north, it is likely that this area will be first
priority for exploration work. On the other hand, there is a drilling rig and
considerable amounts of additional equipment already in the country. The rig
and camp are available for start working as soon as needed,” stated Carlos
Munoz President and CEO.

Block 2 extends across the basins with the greatest potential for finding
commercial deposits of oil and gas in the Republic of Armenia, these being:

1) The Armavir Basin, a sub-basin of the Ararat Intermontane Depression,
located some thirty kilometers due west of the capital city of Yerevan.

Numerous gas shows and some minor oil shows in several boreholes have been
found. Several prospects have been identified — the Karmir prospect, close to
the Oktemberyan-13E and 7P wells, with 10 BCF (billion cubic feet) of
recoverable reserves; South Artamet and North Artamet prospects with reserves of 30
and 50 BCF respectively. There are also other prospects, including one where
a major surface geo-chemical anomaly exists.

2)The Near Yerevan Basin, part of the Central Depression, located due east
of Yerevan. Ten kilometers due east of Yerevan, oil was recovered from the
Paleocene in the Shorakhpur-1P well in 1987. Azat-1, drilled by AAEC in 1998 on
a separate structure further east, encountered oil traces at a similar
geological level. Two prospects, Shorakhpur and Nubarashen, are estimated to each
contain twenty million barrels of recoverable oil.

“The Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Armenia has great hopes for block
2, especially since the addition of important information obtained from the
activities of AAEC and others since 1991. We hope that the successful
application of the mutually agreed work program will lead to a commercial discovery.
We are further encouraged because of the excellent relations between the
Ministry of Energy and Indusmin Corporation. The deal regarding block 2 is just
the starting point in the planned major cooperation between us,” Dr. Andranik
Aghabalyan (Head of Department of Fuel and Energy Underground Resources,
Ministry of Energy, Republic of Armenia).

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CONTACT:Indusmin Energy Corp., Vancouver Carlos Munoz, 604-960-9930
President & CEO fax: 604-608-4733 email: [email protected] website:

SOURCE: Indusmin Energy Corp.

06/06/2004 15:45 EASTERN

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress

Emil Lazarian

“I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, and prayers are no more answered. Go ahead, destroy Armenia . See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia.” - WS