Contact Exploration Inc.

Contact Exploration Inc.

January 09, 2007 09:31 ET

Contact Exploration Inc.: 1,000 Meters Intersected at Cumberland CBM Project

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 9, 2007) - Contact Exploration Inc. (TSX VENTURE:CEX) is pleased to announce that a third horizontal well has been successfully drilled on its Cumberland property near Springhill, Nova Scotia. Of the three horizontal wells completed to date this latest is considered the most successful with a horizontal section of 1,000 meters in the targeted coal seam. All three horizontal wellbores have been drilled in separate coal seams with substantial open coal drilled in each of them. Surface water and gas-handling facilities have been constructed, and all three wells have been placed on-test as of mid December. It is anticipated that it will take a minimum of three months to evaluate the potential of each zone.

In addition to its 25% working interest in the Cumberland CBM play, Contact is aggressively developing the Stoney Creek field and surrounding area to deliver production from a region that is one of North America's first commercial energy regions. Contact is currently in the final stages of installing surface production facilities so that oil production can commence from the recently drilled and completed horizontal oil wells. Contact has a 100% working interest in this Stoney Creek play. In addition Contact is finalizing drilling locations based on the recently completed 2d seismic program, which has identified Stoney Creek look a like features.

About Cumberland CBM

Located west of the town of Springhill, N.S., and covering 178,000 gross acres, the Cumberland property lies approximately 15 miles from a tie-in to the Maritimes and Northeast Pipeline mainline where excess capacity has been confirmed through existing infrastructure.

Sproule & Associates Ltd. of Calgary, AB., an independent third party, have confirmed discovered coal bed methane resources in Contact's Cumberland property in Nova Scotia. Total discovered CBM resource in place totals 1,183 billion cubic feet. Contact's 25-per-cent working interest equates to approximately 296 billion cubic feet.

A copy of the Sproule & Associates report is available for review on the Contact website

About Contact

Contact Exploration Inc. is a junior exploration company with a focus on Canadian East Coast onshore exploration. Contact's land claims and holdings are located in close proximity to the largest consumption markets in North American with pipeline and refinery infrastructure in place.

Contact has interests in approximately 1.5 million acres onshore Nova Scotia including its 25% working interest in the developing Coal Bed Methane play at Cumberland, approximately 160,000 acres onshore West Newfoundland and 165,000 acres onshore New Brunswick which includes the Stoney Creek Field.

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