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Dejour Improves Operational Efficiencies at Peace River Arch

posted on Aug 13, 2009 02:29AM

Woodrush Drilling Program Developed

Vancouver, Canada. August 6, 2009

Dejour Enterprises Ltd. (NYSE AMEX: DEJ/ TSX: DEJ)

Dejour reports an operations

update for Dejour Alberta (DEAL), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company.

At the Woodrush project, located in the Peace River Arch British Columbia, the Company’s

engineering team has designed and implemented several efficiency measures to its C$6.5M

operating facility to enhance production operations. These efficiency measures will save

approximately C$600,000 annually on a go forward basis at current production rates and set up

the facility for greater savings as its production profile grows. In addition, DEAL G&A expenses

have been reduced by a further C$600,000 annually.

Moving forward, Dejour has developed its 2009/10 winter drilling program that includes plans

for 2-3 additional oil wells at Woodrush, which currently produces 550 gross BOE per day. All

operations through production are expected to be concluded prior to break-up.

To assist the Denver based engineering team in executing the Woodrush development plan,

Steve Crane, has been appointed to assume the role of acting COO for DEAL replacing Charles

Dove who is returning to his independent consulting practice. Mr. Crane is a 30-year industry

veteran with extensive technical, managerial and executive experience both upstream and

downstream technology, business development and asset management at ARCO, Royal Dutch

Shell, Muse Stancil and Pioneer Natural Resources. As founder and President of SURE Northern

(Canada), a Royal Dutch Shell subsidiary, he established the super-giant Grosmont resource base

in Alberta during 2005-2008 as a viable energy source. Mr. Crane has been awarded eight

patents for his innovations in unconventional oil and upstream oil and gas, contributed various

professional papers and is a co-author of the book, “Fractals in Petroleum Geology and Earth

Processes”. He received a B.Sc. in Petroleum Engineering and an M.B.A.

Hal Blacker, Dejour President & COO states, "Steve has been instrumental in restructuring our

Alberta operations and improving our bottom line. We are very fortunate that he has agreed to

take the operations lead for DEAL as we approach the winter drilling season."

About Dejour Enterprises Ltd.

Dejour Enterprises is a high growth oil and natural gas company, with an enviable portfolio

of land assets in key regions of Colorado, Utah, British Columbia and Alberta. Since

inception, Dejour’s veteran management team has consistently been among early identifiers

of premium energy assets, timing investments and transactions to realize their value to the

best advantage of our shareholders. Against a context of increasing concern about domestic

energy production, as technology continues to make previously inaccessible resources

available, and as natural gas proves to be an important stepping stone on the way to a greener

energy future, Dejour is ideally positioned for significant value growth. Learn more at

Dejour. Energy. Independence.

Dejour, headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, maintains operations offices in

Denver, Colorado and Calgary, Alberta. The company is publicly traded on the New York

Stock Exchange AMEX (NYSE AMEX: DEJ) and Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: DEJ).

Robert L. Hodgkinson, CHM & CEO


Suite 1100-808 West Hastings Street,

Vancouver, BC Canada V6C 2X4

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Email: [email protected]

Statements Regarding Forward-Looking Information:

This news release contains statements about oil

and gas production and operating activities that may constitute "forward-looking statements" or “forward-looking

information” within the meaning of applicable securities legislation as they involve the implied assessment that the

resources described can be profitably produced in the future, based on certain estimates and assumptions. Forwardlooking

statements are based on current expectations, estimates and projections that involve a number of risks,

uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated by Dejour

and described in the forward-looking statements. These risks, uncertainties and other factors include, but are not

limited to, adverse general economic conditions, operating hazards, drilling risks, inherent uncertainties in

interpreting engineering and geologic data, competition, reduced availability of drilling and other well services,

fluctuations in oil and gas prices and prices for drilling and other well services, government regulation and foreign

political risks, fluctuations in the exchange rate between Canadian and US dollars and other currencies, as well as

other risks commonly associated with the exploration and development of oil and gas properties. Additional

information on these and other factors, which could affect Dejour’s operations or financial results, are included in

Dejour’s reports on file with Canadian and United States securities regulatory authorities. We assume no obligation

to update forward-looking statements should circumstances or management's estimates or opinions change unless

otherwise required under securities law.

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