SOURCE: Irwin Energy, Inc.

May 26, 2005 09:30 ET

Irwin Energy Participates in 10,000 Acre Oil and Gas Prospect

Initial Well Planned to Test Supai Reservoir for Oil, Natural Gas and Helium

VANCOUVER, BC -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 26, 2005 -- Irwin Energy, Inc. (OTC: IWNN) (the "Company") is pleased to announce that on May 1, 2005, it entered into an agreement with Crossroads Exploration & Production LLC ("CREP") for an undivided 20% working interest in the 10,021.47 acre Concho Dome leasehold, in Apache County, Arizona. Under the terms of the Agreement, the Company paid the gross sum of USD $72,200 for its share of the turnkey drilling expense and estimated completion expense. The Company's working interest is based upon the actual cost of the project.

Under the terms of the Agreement, CREP agreed to commence operations for the drilling of an initial well designed to test the depths of oil, natural gas and helium. Initial plans call for the test well NZOG 17-1 to be drilled to a depth of 2,200 feet or to a depth sufficient to test the Permian Supai foundation for the presence of oil, natural gas and helium.

The Supai foundation (Permian) is the principal drilling objective. The Supai foundation has been responsible for most of the oil and gas shows encountered in wells in Arizona's Holbrook Basin. The Supai foundation typically consists of sandstone, siltstone, shale, limestone, dolomite, anhydrite, and salt, depending on location. Many wells drilled in the Holbrook Basin have encountered oil and gas shows in Supai, including small amounts of free oil in some tests. The presence of these shows would indicate that most of the rocks are thermally mature and in the oil window.

About Crossroads Exploration & Production, LLC.

Crossroads Exploration & Production, LLC., is a Louisiana Corporation that is focused on the exploration for and acquisition, development and production of crude oil and natural gas. Crossroads Exploration & Production has a head office in Phoenix, Arizona and a field office in Shreveport, Louisiana. The Company's extensive areas of operation include: Louisiana, Arizona (Holbrook Basin of Apache County), New Mexico (San Juan Basin), Australia (Surat Basin of Queensland and the Canning Basin of Western Australia).

About Irwin Energy, Inc.

Irwin Energy, Inc., based in Vancouver, B.C. was founded for the purpose of engaging in the exploration for and acquisition, development and production of crude oil and natural gas, and for other related activities. In the oil and gas arena, Irwin Energy seeks out low-risk opportunities to develop positive cash flow from proven and probable oil and gas plays. Irwin Energy plans to grow exclusively through efficient reinvestment of its internally generated cash flow in exploration and production operations, and through limited external financing to build ancillary businesses.

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