Ithaca Energy Inc.
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Ithaca Energy Inc.

November 02, 2009 08:03 ET

Jacky Well Completed Under Budget

                                  
                                                     
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                                            Ithaca Energy Inc.
                                                     
                              Rig Completes Jacky Injection Well Under Budget

London, UK - Calgary, Canada, 2nd November, 2009 - Ithaca Energy Inc. (TSX VENTURE:IAE)(AIM:IAE) and
its  wholly owned subsidiary Ithaca Energy (UK) Limited ("Ithaca" or "the Company"), an independent  oil  &
gas  company  with  exploration, development and production assets in the UK sector of the  North  Sea,  is
pleased to announce it has drilled and completed the Jacky water injection well ahead of schedule and under
budget.

The  well  encountered  good  reservoir  quality across the field oil/water  contact  and  is  in  pressure
communication  with  the Jacky production well, as expected. It is ideally located for  providing  pressure
support  to help maintain existing Jacky oil production. Water injection will start over the next week  and
the impact on Jacky production will be reported once injection rates have been optimized.

The  Ensco  80 drilling unit was mobilised to the Jacky Field on Wednesday the 9th September and  completed
the  well on Sunday 1st November, 2 days ahead of schedule. The rig will now mobilise to Beatrice Bravo for
two workover operations, which is expected to boost production from the Beatrice reservoir. Details will be
given once the rig is positioned and the operations are underway.

As  previously  announced, Ithaca will now seek an updated Independent Reserves Audit report for  the  Jacky
field to reflect the significantly better than expected (dry oil) production performance to date.

Partners in the Jacky field are Ithaca (47.5%), Dyas UK Ltd (42.5%) and North Sea Energy (UK) Ltd (10%)

Partners in the Beatrice Field, including Beatrice Bravo are Ithaca (50%) and Dyas UK Ltd (50%).

Commenting, Iain McKendrick, CEO of Ithaca, said:

"Work  on  sustaining  and  boosting  Jacky and Beatrice production will  maintain  significant  cash  flow
throughout  2010 and beyond. This gives the Company the capability and flexibility to schedule  Stella  and
its  other  opportunities and to enhance production from existing assets and resources  whilst  maintaining
capital  discipline.  The Stella transaction announced last week, whereby Ithaca  becomes  operator,  is  a
timely example of the Company moving to control the pace of investment and development".



Enquiries:

Ithaca Energy Inc:
Iain McKendrick, CEO             imckendrick@ithacaenergy.com            +44 (0) 1224 650 261
John Woods, CDO                  jwoods@ithacaenergy.com                 +44 (0) 1224 650 273
Steven Turner, CFO               sturner@ithacaenergy.com                +44 (0) 1224 652 151

Pelham Public Relations:
Philip Dennis                    philip.dennis@pelhampr.com              +44 (0) 207 337 1516
Elena Dobson                     elena.dobson@pelhampr.com               +44 (0) 207 337 1517

Cenkos Securities plc:
Jon Fitzpatrick                  jfitzpatrick@cenkos.com                 +44 (0) 131 220 9773
Ken Fleming                      kfleming@cenkos.com                     +44 (0) 131 220 9772


In  accordance  with AIM Guidelines, Lawrie Payne, MA Marine Geology (Alberta & Columbia) and  Chairman  of
Ithaca  Energy is the qualified person that has reviewed the technical information contained in this  press
release.

                                                     
                                                     
                                                     
                                                     
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based  on  an  energy equivalency conversion method primarily applicable at the burner  tip  and  does  not
represent a value equivalency at the wellhead.

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