Ithaca Energy Inc.
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Ithaca Energy Inc.

March 08, 2011 08:32 ET

Ithaca Energy Inc.: Jacky Field-Second Production Well-Drilling Commenced

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM and CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - March 8, 2011) -

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Ithaca Energy Inc. (TSX VENTURE:IAE)(AIM:IAE) announces today that the Energy Enhancer jack-up drilling unit has commenced drilling a second production well on the Jacky field. 

Well 12/21c-J03 ("the well" or "J03") is being drilled to access additional reserves and increase production as part of a field management strategy. The drilling unit has been positioned over the Jacky platform to drill from an existing spare wellbay to facilitate early tie in to the existing production stream. J03 is being directionally drilled to a northern area of the field within the same structure and geological unit (Beatrice 'A' Sand) as the existing wells. As previously announced, the drilling programme will last approximately 72 days.

Co-venturers in the Jacky field are Ithaca (operator, 47.5%), Dyas UK Limited (42.5%) and North Sea Energy (UK) Limited (10%).

Notes to oil and gas disclosure:

In accordance with AIM Guidelines, Hugh Morel, BSc Physics and Geology (Durham), PhD Hydrogeology (London) and senior petroleum engineer at Ithaca Energy is the qualified person that has reviewed the technical information contained in this press release. Dr Morel has 30 years operating experience in the upstream oil industry.

About Ithaca Energy:

Ithaca Energy Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiary Ithaca Energy (UK) Limited ("Ithaca" or "the Company"), is an oil and gas exploration, development and production company active in the United Kingdom's Continental Shelf ("UKCS"). The goal of Ithaca, in the near term, is to maximize production and achieve early production from the development of existing discoveries on properties held by Ithaca, to originate and participate in exploration and appraisal on properties held by Ithaca when capital permits, and to consider other opportunities for growth as they are identified from time to time by Ithaca.

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