Houston American Energy Announces Agreements to Participate in Additional Prospects

Houston American Energy Announces Agreements to Participate in Additional Prospects
Houston, Texas – November 20, 2013 – Houston American Energy Corp. (NYSE MKT: HUSA; “Houston American” or the “Company”) today announced that it had acquired interests in three additional prospects.

In addition to previously announced plans to participate in prospects, the Company has agreed to participate in the following planned wells and prospects:

* In Vermilion Parish, Louisiana, a 15,000’ well to test the Discorbis 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 sands in a double upthrown fault closure. Houston American will own a 1.5% working interest in the test well and 450+ net acre lease block.

* In East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, a 11,000’ well to test the Bol Mex and Nonion Struma 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 sands in a downthrown fault closure. The well is planned to test by-passed pay as well as untested sands in the fault block which produce in nearby fields. Houston American will hold a 5% working interest in the test well and 1,300+ net acre lease block.

* In South Texas, a 5,700’ well to test the Pettus and Yegua Sands on a 40 acre lease based on 3D seismic data. Houston American will hold a 25% working interest in the test well. Nearby wells produce oil and/or natural gas from these zones.

Houston American has budgeted approximately $780,000 for these prospects to be funded from its existing working capital. Drilling operations on the East Baton Rouge prospect are expected to commence before year end 2013 and drilling operations on the other prospects are each expected to commence in early 2014.

John F. Terwilliger, Chairman and CEO of Houston American Energy stated: “We are pleased to add these prospects to our inventory and expect to finalize more opportunities soon as we have additional prospects in our pipeline. We are currently in various stages of executing on some of our previously announced prospects and look forward to announcing results on those prospects in the near future.”

About Houston American Energy Corp.

Based in Houston, Texas, Houston American Energy Corp is an independent energy company with interests in oil and natural gas wells and prospects. The Company’s business strategy includes a property mix of producing and non-producing assets with a focus on Colombia, Texas and Louisiana. Additional information can be accessed by reviewing our Form 10-K and other periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

For additional information, view the company’s website at www.houstonamericanenergy.com or contact the Houston American Energy Corp. at (713) 222-6966.

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