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  • 1. A start-up oil and gas exploration and production company focused on Colombia
  • 2. Disclosure
    This presentation contains certain statements that may be deemed "forward-looking statements". All statements in this presentation, other than statements of historical fact, that address events or developments that Bolivar expects to occur, are forward looking statements. Forward looking statements are statements that are not historical facts and are generally, but not always, identified by the words "expects", "plans", "anticipates", "believes", "intends", "estimates", "projects", "potential" and similar expressions, or that events or conditions "will", "would", "may", "could" or "should" occur. Although Bolivar believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results may differ materially from those in forward looking statements. Factors that could cause the actual results to differ materially from those in forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, market prices, exploration and drilling success, continued availability of capital and financing and general economic, market or business conditions. Investors are cautioned that any such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on the beliefs, estimates and opinions of Bolivar's management on the date the statements are made. Bolivar undertakes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements in the event that management's beliefs, estimates or opinions, or other factors, should change.
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  • 3. Overview (TSX-V: BVR)
    Experienced team with substantial previous success in Colombia
    Key members founded Prospero Hydrocarbons Inc., acquired by Alange Energy Inc. (ALE:TSX-V) for $51mm on October 10, 2009
    • Colombia is #2 onshore oil & gas exploration and production target worldwide(*), and is one of the best fiscal regimes in the world for small oil fields
    Raised $6mm in non-brokered private placement in April 2010, and $21mm in a bought deal in January 2011
    Interest in 2 exploration and production blocks with a sole focus in Colombia
    17.5% interest in LLA-24 in the Llanos Basin
    Purchased Pacific Rubiales’ 32.5% interest in Arrendajo, Llanos Basin
    (*)Fugro Robertson Limited's International New Ventures Survey 2009
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  • 4. Management
    John Moreland, BSc., P.Geol – President, CEO and Director
    Co-founder of Prospero Hydrocarbons Inc.; 35 years in international oil & gas exploration & production including a period resident in Bogota; worked for BP, Suncor, Lasmo (in Colombia now Petrobras) and Argosy (now Gran Tierra), and since 2002 has run a geological & project management consultancy for Calgary based companies working overseas, including Global and Petrominerales. Involved in discovery of Santiago Este, El Palmar, Los Trompillos, Juncal, Purificacion, Venganza, Revancha, Guepaje, Guayuyaco and Inchyaco fields in Colombia
    Peter Argiris, CFA,  – Chief Financial Officer
    Peter has worked in oil and gas research and financial analysis for over six years having covered various subsectors of exploration and production companies including domestic, oil sands and most recently companies with an international focus. He has worked for a number of investment banks including Canaccord Capital, Macquarie Capital and Orion Securities and prior thereto with RBC in wealth management. Peter holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
    Juan Carlos Robles, MSc., – Country Manager Colombia
    Ex CEO of PetroSouth Energy, and Country Manager for Hupecol, Juan Carlos started work with Hocol and then Amoco. He was responsible for the discovery of Hupecol’s Tambaqui and Jaguar oilfields, and successfully managed his own exploration company promoting blocks to various investors
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  • Board of Directors
    Steve VanSickle, BSc., Chairman
    CEO of Fairborne Energy Ltd., Steve has an extensive background domestically and internationally for the past 20 years with Amoco, Pan East Petroleum Corp., Canadian Midstream Services Ltd, and Duke Energy Field Services.
    John Moreland, BSc., P.Geol – President and CEO/Director
    Greg Bay, B.Comm, CFA – Director
    Founding partner & CEO of Cypress Capital, Greg brings 25 years investment experience in the oil and gas sector with Rhodes Denton, Nesbitt Thomson, Royal Trust, National Trust, & M.K. Wong & Associates (HSBC Asset Management Canada Ltd.).
    Keith Brown, B.Sc. – Director
    Consultant in reserve evaluation and management, Keith was a member of the committee which developed the Canadian Oil & Gas Evaluation Handbook – the reference for Canada’s National Instrument 51-101 which defines reporting requirements for public oil and gas companies. Keith has 40 years experience with RBC, Ryder Scott Company, and Petro Andina, now PAREX
    David Robinson, B.Sc., MBA – Director
    Previous President of Benchmark Energy Corporation, David has been involved with major international petroleum projects ranging from Sudan and Egypt to Kazakhstan
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  • 5. Why Colombia?
    • Possibly the best fiscal regime in the world for small fields
    • 6. Royalty 8% (up to 8 mmbbls), corporation tax = 33%, (no back-in)
    • 7. Government encourages foreign investment
    • 8. Substantial recent success (Llanos 3D 67%)
    • 9. Excellent petroleum geology fundamentals
    • 10. Little exploration and large remaining potential
    • 11. Extensive pipeline infrastructure
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    • Independent regulatory authority
    • 12. Strong legal and regulatory framework
    • 13. Low cost of entry
    • 14. No signature bonus, modest minimum work programs
    • 15. Ownership of crude and freedom to sell in international markets
    • 16. No restrictions on repatriating profits
    • 17. Stable and growing economy
    • 18. Security situation has vastly improved
  • Two Llanos Basin Blocks
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    LLA-24 (17.5% interest) - ANH 2008 contract. Operator is a private Have acquired and processed 207km² of 3D seismic. Permits acquired for first exploration well. Tendering contracts with an expectation of drilling in Q1/2011
    Arrendajo (32.5% interest) - ANH 2005 contract. Purchased interest from Pacific Rubiales (PRE) pending ANH and partner approval. PRE will continue operating until Bolivar qualifies under a delegated service administration contract. Have shot 3D seismic and expect to drill a well in 2011
  • 19. LLA-24 (17.5%)
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    • 17.5% interest in 147,000 acres (gross)
    • 20. Acquired 207km² of 3D seismic data in the southern portion of the block
    • 21. Drilling of first exploration well expected to commence in Q1/2011 and will test conventional structural closure in C7 and Guadalupe and a potential stratigraphic trap in the Mirador and Ubaque/Gacheta
    • 22. Surrounded by high rate light oil production from C&C, Petrominerales , Ramshorn, Remora, Alange and Perenco. Wells produce> 1,000 bopd
    • 23. Multi-zone stacked potential in C5, C7, Guadalupe, Gacheta and Ubaque Sandstones
    • 24. Recent success announced by Pacific Rubiales at Guairuro-1 in CPO-6 highlights untapped stratigraphic potential
  • Arrendajo (32.5%)
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    • Purchased Pacific Rubiales’s (PRE) 32.5% operating interest. Subject to ANH and private partner approvals
    • 25. ANH contract dated December 16, 2005. Area is 31,606 ha (gross)
    • 26. Adjacent to production from Las Abejas, Chaparrito, Los Toros, Palmarito, Sirenas, Corocora, Dorotea
    • 27. Offers multi-zone stacked potential in C5, C7, Guadalupe, Gacheta and Ubaque Sandstones
    • 28. Mirla Negra-1 well drilled on the block proved oil in C5 sandstones in 2008
    • 29. Acquisition of three 3-D surveys commenced in October 2010 with results expected in January 2011
    • 30. Well in Q2/2011 will test either the Arrendajo Sur lead, or the Yaguazo structure
  • Arrendajo – seismic map
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    Slides obtained from Pacific Rubiales
  • 31. Arrendajo - Arrendajo Sur lead
    February 2011
    • Arrendajo Sur lies on trend with the Perenco discovery at Sirenas
    • 32. Also shooting 3D on northern extension of Yaguazo, but a well could be located on currently available data if necessary
    Bolivar Energy Corp. (mapping by Pacific Rubiales Energy)
  • 33. Acreage, Leads, Prospects and Prospective Resource
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    * Bolivar Energy Corp. (Arrendajo prospective resource estimation from Pacific Rubiales Energy)
  • 34. Planned activity 2011-2013
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  • 35. Capital Structure
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    Note: Total share count may not add up exactly due to rounding
  • 36. Investment Summary
    Portfolio of prospects with a view to using conventional Western Canadian technology as a competitive advantage to unlock value
    • Example is 3D seismic for exploration in the Llanos Basin, where success rates have increased to 67% from the 15% experienced when using 2D data
    Grow to 5,000 bopd and sell to the increasing list of middle tier Colombian producers
    Partnered with large operator in Pacific Rubiales who has a tremendous track record of operational success and adding shareholder value
    Bolivar aims to balance exploration with production opportunities
    Current share price offers tremendous upside torque
    Bolivar is a Canadian public company listed as BVR on TSX-V
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  • 37. February 2011
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    Thank you for your attention!
    For further information, please contact either John Moreland or Peter Argiris
    +1 403 802 0770 x224 or x225 or