Contact Exploration Inc.

Contact Exploration Inc.

August 17, 2007 13:35 ET

Contact Exploration Inc.: Completion of Drilling of Shenstone G75-2328 Well in South Stoney Creek

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Aug. 17, 2007) - Contact Exploration Inc. (TSX VENTURE:CEX) announces that drilling is now complete on the Shenstone G75-2328 well in New Brunswick. The well was drilled to the limit of the rig capacity at a total depth of 2,180 metres and is being suspended while evaluation of the well and surrounding geology is ongoing.

The South Stoney Creek prospect lies directly south of Contact's Stoney Creek Field which has been assessed a net present value $31,242,000 (discounted at 10% using constant pricing) based on a recently completed reserves report, prepared in adherence with National Instrument 51-101.

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, approximately 160,000 acres onshore West Newfoundland and 165,000 acres onshore New Brunswick which includes the Stoney Creek Field (approximately 5500 acres), a field with estimated proved and probable reserves of 1.2 million barrels of oil and 6.5 bcf of natural gas.

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