Lucas Energy Announces Acquisition of Team Bank Lease

HOUSTON, April 18, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Lucas Energy, Inc. (OTCBB:LUCE), a U.S.-based independent oil and gas company, announced it has acquired the Team Bank No.1-H well, Wilson County, Texas. The well was drilled in 1992 and has cumulative production of 35,159 bbls of oil. The well is a horizontal that is currently producing from the Austin Chalk formation.

The Team Bank property is a 240 acre lease in an area that has not been fully developed. Lucas Energy, Inc. plans to boost production by cleaning out the current lateral and drilling an additional lateral from the current well bore. Further, Lucas Energy, Inc. plans to explore the potential for the Wilcox formation and the Poth formation on the lease.

This acquisition follows a succession of new properties which over the last seven months represents approximately 5,000-plus acres in leased assets in the Gonzales/Wilson County region.

The complete financial results for the first fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2006 are available on Form 10-QSB at

Lucas Energy, Inc. (OTCBB:LUCE) ( is an independent crude oil and gas company building a diversified portfolio of valuable oil and gas assets in the United States. The company is focused on identifying underperforming oil and gas assets, which are revitalized through a meticulous process of evaluation, application of modern well technology, and stringent management controls. This process allows the company to increase its asset base and cash flow through its investment portfolio, while significantly reducing the risk of traditional exploration projects. The Company's headquarters are located at 3000 Richmond Avenue, Suite 400, Houston, Texas 77098.

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