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Kolibri Global Energy Inc. Completes Drilling Barnes 7-3H Well

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NEWBURY PARK, Calif., January 27, 2022--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kolibri Global Energy Inc. (the "Company" or "KEI") (TSX: KEI) (OTCQB: KGEIF), is pleased to announce that its indirect wholly-owned subsidiary BNK Petroleum (US) Inc. ("BNK US") has successfully drilled and cased the Barnes 7-3H well (98.07% working interest) in its Tishomingo field in Oklahoma.

The completion of the Barnes 7-3H well has been scheduled for the middle of February, with flow back and production anticipated in March. The drilling rig will now rig down and immediately move to the Barnes 8-4H (99.8% working interest) location, which has already been built. The Barnes 8-4H well is also expected to take less than 30 days to drill. This well was renamed from Barnes 8-1H (as it was previously referred to in the Company’s prior news release) to Barnes 8-4H.

Wolf Regener, President and CEO, commented: "Our team did a great job drilling the Barnes 7-3H well safely and on budget. We are looking forward to completing the Barnes 7-3H well, which is located in the heart of our field, where our best performing wells are located. The hydrocarbon shows recorded while drilling the lateral look comparable to our best wells. At the current oil price at over USD $80 a barrel, if this well performs along the expected type curve our netback from operations for this well are estimated to be over USD $49 per barrel of oil equivalent (BOE), which would lead to a substantial increase to the Company’s cash flow. For comparison purposes, the Company reported netback from operations of USD $35.87 per BOE for the three months ended September 30, 2021."

About Kolibri Global Energy Inc.

Kolibri Global Energy Inc. is an international energy company focused on finding and exploiting energy projects in oil, gas, and clean and sustainable energy. Through various subsidiaries, the Company owns and operates energy properties in the United States. The Company continues to utilize its technical and operational expertise to identify and acquire additional projects. The Company's shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the stock symbol KEI and on the OTCQB under the stock symbol KGEIF.

Cautionary Statements

In this news release and the Company’s other public disclosure: The references to barrels of oil equivalent ("Boes") reflect natural gas, natural gas liquids and oil. Boes may be misleading, particularly if used in isolation. A Boe conversion ratio of 6 Mcf:1 Bbl is based on an energy equivalency conversion method primarily applicable at the burner tip and does not represent a value equivalency at the wellhead. Given that the value ratio based on the current price of crude oil as compared to natural gas is significantly different from the energy equivalency of 6:1, utilizing a conversion on a 6:1 basis may be misleading as an indication of value. Possible reserves are those additional reserves that are less certain to be recovered than probable reserves. There is a 10% probability that the quantities actually recovered will equal or exceed the sum of proved plus probable plus possible reserves. Readers should be aware that references to initial production rates and other short-term production rates are preliminary in nature and are not necessarily indicative of long-term performance or of ultimate recovery. Readers are referred to the full description of the results of the Company's December 31, 2020 independent reserves evaluation and other oil and gas information contained in its Form 51-101F1 Statement of Reserves Data and Other Oil and Gas Information for the year ended December 31, 2020, which the Company filed on SEDAR on March 9, 2021.

Non-GAAP Measures

Netback from operations, netback including commodity contracts, net operating income and adjusted funds flow (collectively, the "Company’s Non-GAAP Measures") are not measures recognized under Canadian generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP") and do not have any standardized meanings prescribed by GAAP. The Company’s Non-GAAP Measures are described and reconciled to the GAAP measures in the management's discussion and analysis which are available under the Company's profile at and which is incorporated by reference herein.

This news release reports expected netback from operations for the Barnes 7-3H well. The Company considers the most directly comparable financial measure that is disclosed in the Company’s financial statements to be net income (loss) from continuing operations.

Caution Regarding Forward-Looking Information

Certain statements contained in this news release constitute "forward-looking information" as such term is used in applicable Canadian securities laws and "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of United States securities laws (collectively, "forward-looking information"), including statements regarding the timing of and expected results from planned wells development, production and estimated netbacks. Forward-looking information is based on plans and estimates of management and interpretations of data by the Company's technical team at the date the data is provided and is subject to several factors and assumptions of management, including that indications of early results are reasonably accurate predictors of the prospectiveness of the shale intervals, that required regulatory approvals will be available when required, that no unforeseen delays, unexpected geological or other effects, including flooding and extended interruptions due to inclement or hazardous weather conditions, equipment failures, permitting delays or labor or contract disputes are encountered, that the necessary labor and equipment will be obtained, that the development plans of the Company and its co-venturers will not change, that the offset operator’s operations will proceed as expected by management, that the demand for oil and gas will be sustained, that the price of oil will be sustained or increase, that the Company will continue to be able to access sufficient capital through financings, farm-ins or other participation arrangements to maintain its projects, and that global economic conditions will not deteriorate in a manner that has an adverse impact on the Company's business, its ability to advance its business strategy and the industry as a whole. Forward-looking information is subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties and other factors that could cause plans, estimates and actual results to vary materially from those projected in such forward-looking information. Factors that could cause the forward-looking information in this news release to change or to be inaccurate include, but are not limited to, the risk that any of the assumptions on which such forward-looking information is based vary or prove to be invalid, including that the Company or its subsidiaries is not able for any reason to obtain and provide the information necessary to secure required approvals or that required regulatory approvals are otherwise not available when required, that unexpected geological results are encountered, that equipment failures, permitting delays, labor or contract disputes or shortages of equipment or labor are encountered, the risks associated with the oil and gas industry (e.g. operational risks in development, exploration and production; delays or changes in plans with respect to exploration and development projects or capital expenditures; the uncertainty of reserve and resource estimates and projections relating to production, costs and expenses, and health, safety and environmental risks, including flooding and extended interruptions due to inclement or hazardous weather conditions), the risk of commodity price and foreign exchange rate fluctuations, that the offset operator’s operations have unexpected adverse effects on the Company’s operations, that completion techniques require further optimization, that production rates do not match the Company’s assumptions, that very low or no production rates are achieved, that the price of oil will decline, that the Company is unable to access required capital, that occurrences such as those that are assumed will not occur, do in fact occur, and those conditions that are assumed will continue or improve, do not continue or improve, and the other risks and uncertainties applicable to exploration and development activities and the Company's business as set forth in the Company's management discussion and analysis and its annual information form, both of which are available for viewing under the Company's profile at, any of which could result in delays, cessation in planned work or loss of one or more concessions and have an adverse effect on the Company and its financial condition. The Company undertakes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements, other than as required by applicable law.

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