Contact Exploration Inc.

Contact Exploration Inc.

July 09, 2007 10:20 ET

Contact Exploration Inc.: Joint Venture Partner Announcement for South Stoney Creek

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - July 9, 2007) - Contact Exploration Inc. (TSX VENTURE:CEX) is pleased to report completion of a joint venture partnership agreement with Shoal Point Energy Limited for two exploration wells in the South Stoney Creek area.

Shoal Point Energy is actively engaged in exploration in Atlantic Canada and is a Calgary based private company supported by Kingsdale Capital markets Inc. both as financial advisor and lead fundraiser. Shoal Point Energy has agreed to earn a 40% working interest in the South Stoney Creek play and has paid the sum of $2,000,000 and has agreed to a 40% participation in the first two wells of the project. The agreement covers an area of 35,000 acres south of the existing Stoney Creek field.

As was noted in the May 30, 2007 announcement, Contact is preparing a drilling program at South Stoney Creek to begin this summer. The company has identified additional Stoney Creek "look alike" features with multiple target horizons from its seismic program last year. Operational updates will be forthcoming as the drilling program nears.

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.

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