CRUZSUR ENERGY PROVIDES UPDATE ON RE-ENTRY ACTIVITIES ON THE MARIA CONCHITA BLOCK AND EXPLORATORY PROGRAM ON THE SN-9 BLOCK

VANCOUVER, B.C., August 19, 2020 – Further to a prior press release issued on July 24, 2020, CruzSur Energy Corp. (the “Company” or “CruzSur”) (TSXV: CZR) is pleased to announce that the Company is in the final stages of its re-entry activities on the Aruchara well, located in the Maria Conchita Block in the region of La Guajira in northern Colombia. More specifically, the repair of the well is now almost complete, and the Company will soon be in position to determine the quantity and quality of gas found. A comprehensive update will be provided by the Company at that time.

CruzSur further announces that it expects to complete the necessary social and environmental licensing procedures to enable the development of a minimum exploratory program on the SN-9 Block located in Cordoba, Colombia. (the “Project”). SN-9 is located in the Lower Magdalena basin, a prolific hydrocarbon producing region near the Caribbean coast. CruzSur holds a 72% interest in the SN-9 Block, which is adjacent to Canacol Energy’s Esperanza block.

In connection with the Project, the Company has arranged a two-year secured loan bearing interest at 15% per annum in the amount of USD$2.5M with various related and unrelated parties. The lenders have been granted a 3% royalty on the Company’s 72% working interest in gross production from the SN-9 Block and have an option to convert the debt into another 3% overriding royalty on such working interest.

About CruzSur Energy Corp.

CruzSur Energy Corp. is a publicly traded E&P company focused on proven oil & gas plays in Latin America. The Company holds a large diversified portfolio of producing, development and unexploited assets in Colombia and Argentina where it will leverage its amplitude of technical expertise and proven track record building companies and creating value.

Forward-Looking Information

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Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in such forward-looking information include, but are not limited to, risks related to the Company’s inability to perform the proposed operations.

The forward-looking information in this news release reflects the current expectations, assumptions and/or beliefs of the Company based on information currently available to the Company. In connection with the forward-looking information contained in this news release, the Company has made assumptions about the Company’s ability to complete the planned operations and activities. The Company has also assumed that no significant events will occur outside of the Company’s normal course of business. Although the Company believes that the assumptions inherent in the forward-looking information are reasonable, forward-looking information is not a guarantee of future performance and accordingly undue reliance should not be put on such information due to the inherent uncertainty therein.

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For further information:

CruzSur Energy Corp.

Serafino Iacono
CEO

Marianella Bernal Parada
CFO

Tel: (604) 609-6110