SOURCE: Portrush Petroleum Corporation

August 02, 2006 11:57 ET

Scanio-Shelton #7 to Go on Production

VANCOUVER, BC -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 2, 2006 -- Portrush Petroleum Corporation (TSX-V: PSH) (OTCBB: PRRPF) ( wishes to provide an update regarding its continuing operations on the Scanio/Shelton No.7 well in the Mission River property in Texas. The well reached total depth of 8,544 feet last month and the operator has advised that a service rig has moved on location. The operator anticipates perforating the first of the hydrocarbon-bearing sandstones within a matter of days and placing the well on production.

The Scanio Shelton #6 was drilled earlier this year and penetrated several hydrocarbon-bearing sandstones. These zones were also present in the number seven well and at least two of the zones will be tested in this well. The producing zone in well number six continues to produce at a rate of 1.7 million cubic feet of gas and forty barrels of condensate a day. The Company is getting the benefit of the recent increase in the price of natural gas.

The operator has already decided to proceed with a multi-well development program to develop the field.

If successful, the number seven well can be placed on stream almost immediately with only minor up-grades to the existing production system to handle the anticipated increase in production volumes.

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