Samson Oil & Gas Limited (ASX: SSN) (NYSE MKT: SSN) provides an operational advisory. HAWK SPRINGS PROJECT, GOSHEN COUNTY, WYOMINGSpirit of America US34 #2-29, (SSN 100% WI) Fracture stimulation operations have been completed in the SOA #2 after pumping a total volume of 57,900 lbs of proppant into Stage 3, within the Permian aged Cassa Formation. The well is currently shut-in and flow back operations are due to commence this evening (MST US time zone). Stage 2 was by-passed for the time being because it was below the bridge plug that was previously placed in the well bore and will be the subject of a further stimulation job, subject to the results obtained from the stimulated zone. It is expected that a coil tubing unit will be used to ensure that the well bore is clean of frac sand prior to being placed on a jet pump. Samson’s Ordinary Shares are traded on the Australian Securities Exchange under the symbol "SSN". Samson's American Depository Shares (ADSs) are traded on the New York Stock Exchange MKT under the symbol "SSN". Each ADS represents 20 fully paid Ordinary Shares of Samson. Samson has a total of 1,996 million ordinary shares issued and outstanding (including 231 million options exercisable at AUD 1.5 cents), which would be the equivalent of 88.25 million ADSs. Accordingly, based on the NYSE MKT closing price of US$1.21 per ADS on September 12th, 2012 the Company has a current market capitalization of approximately US$118 million. Correspondingly, based on the ASX closing price of A$0.061 on September 12th, 2012, the Company has a current market capitalization of A$118 million. The options have been valued at their closing price of A$0.044 on September 12th, 2012 and translated to US$ at the current exchange of 1.047 for purposes of inclusion in the US$ market capitalization calculation.
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