Altima Resources Ltd.
TSX VENTURE : ARH
FRANKFURT : AKC

Altima Resources Ltd.

January 13, 2011 13:27 ET

Altima Announces Anticipated Production Start-Up Ferrier-Chambers Area, Alberta

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Jan. 13, 2011) - Altima Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:ARH)(FRANKFURT:AKC) announces that sales gas pipeline construction is underway for its Ferrier-Chambers area well in Township 41 Range 10 W5M. Crimson Energy Ltd. (CEL), Operator of the well and gathering line, reported construction is estimated to be completed by month end, in conjunction with the installation of surface equipment. Following a period of line and surface equipment testing by the Operator, production is anticipated to commence in mid February.

The Company earned a 19.3545% working and revenue interest in two wells and two sections through Altima and Unbridled Energy Corporation (Unbridled) fulfilling their obligations under a participation agreement with CEL. The agreement provided for the fracture stimulation, completion, and testing of multiple zones in CEL's drilled and cased well in 41-10 W5M.

Rick Switzer, President and CEO, reported that "four zones in the well were completed and will be comingled for production. Testing has shown the gas is of high Btu value and the well is indicated to produce approximately 25 barrels of condensate and natural gas liquids per million cubic feet of gas. This liquids-rich, high quality gas provides for an estimated 35% uptick to the price received." Mr. Switzer also noted that "new down-spacing rules could provide for the drilling of up to six additional wells on this CEL operated two section block."

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD

"Richard Switzer"

Richard Switzer, President and CEO

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