Ithaca Energy Inc.
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Ithaca Energy Inc.

May 27, 2009 07:47 ET

Ithaca Energy Inc. Operational and Production Update

FOR:  ITHACA ENERGY INC.

TSX VENTURE, AIM SYMBOL:  IAE

May 27, 2009

Ithaca Energy Inc. Operational and Production Update

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM and CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - May 27, 2009) -

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Ithaca Energy Inc. (TSX VENTURE:IAE)(AIM:IAE) and its wholly owned subsidiary Ithaca Energy (UK) Limited
("Ithaca" or "the Company"), an independent oil & gas company with exploration, development and production
assets in the UK sector of the North Sea, is pleased to announce it has started operating the downhole pump on
the Jacky field, increasing gross production rates to approximately 10,000 barrels of dry oil per day (bopd)
(6,728 bopd net to Ithaca). This rate is significantly above the levels expected from the field with both the
well and the reservoir performing strongly.

The Jacky field came on stream on the 6th April at initial rates of approximately 8,800 bopd (gross). Downhole
pressures and deliverability were above expectations and as a result the activation of the downhole pump was
delayed in order to protect it. With the pressure having now fallen it has been possible to start operating the
pump.

Average production in April and May (to date) from Jacky and Beatrice (Bravo and Alpha facilities) was lower
than the initial rates experienced due to the fall in downhole pressure from Jacky; constraints from ongoing
commissioning and well maintenance work at Beatrice; and a portion of initial Jacky production contributing to
fill the infield and export pipelines. As such in April the average Jacky and Beatrice volumes arriving at the
Nigg Oil Terminal were 4,740 bopd (3,294 net to Ithaca) and in May, prior to switching on the downhole pump at
Jacky, production from Jacky and Beatrice was approximately 5,390 bopd (3,710 bopd net to Ithaca). These
numbers compare with expectations, prior to Jacky field startup, of 7,500 bopd gross (5,054 bopd net to
Ithaca).

Commissioning and maintenance work is now drawing to a close and the Beatrice and Jacky facilities are
currently producing at combined rates of approximately 11,500 bopd (7,850 bopd net to Ithaca) and will quickly
make up the production deficit from April and May.

An update on capital expenditure for Jacky will be included in the Company's report on results for the first
quarter to March 31, 2009.

Partners in the Jacky field are Ithaca (67.275%), Dyas UK Ltd (22.725%) and North Sea Energy (UK) Ltd (10%).

Partners in the Beatrice Field are Ithaca (74.75%) and Dyas UK Ltd (25.25%).

In accordance with AIM Guidelines, Lawrie Payne, MA Marine Geology (Alberta & Columbia) and Chairman of Ithaca
Energy is the qualified person that has reviewed the technical information contained in this press release.

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Forward-looking statements

Some of the statements in this announcement are forward-looking. Forward-looking statements include statements
regarding the intent, belief and current expectations of Ithaca Energy Inc. or its officers with respect to
various matters. When used in this announcement, the words "expects," "believes," "anticipates," "plans,"
"may," "will," "should" and similar expressions, and the negatives thereof, are intended to identify forward-
looking statements. Such statements are not promises or guarantees, and are subject to risks and uncertainties
that could cause actual outcome to differ materially from those suggested by any such statements. These forward-
looking statements speak only as of the date of this announcement. Ithaca Energy Inc. expressly disclaims any
obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statement
contained herein to reflect any change in its expectations with regard thereto or any change in events,
conditions or circumstances on which any forward-looking statement is based except as required by applicable
securities laws.

The term "boe" may be misleading, particularly if used in isolation. A boe conversion of 6 Mcf: 1 bbl is based
on an energy equivalency conversion method primarily applicable at the burner tip and does not represent a
value equivalency at the wellhead.


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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

Ithaca Energy Inc:
Iain McKendrick
CEO
+44 (0) 1224 650 261
imckendrick@ithacaenergy.com

OR

Ithaca Energy Inc:
John Woods
CDO
+44 (0) 1224 650 273
jwoods@ithacaenergy.com

OR

Ithaca Energy Inc:
Steven Turner
CFO
+44 (0) 1224 652 151
sturner@ithacaenergy.com

OR

Pelham Public Relations:
Charles Vivian
+44 (0) 207 743 6672
charles.vivian@pelhampr.com

OR

Pelham Public Relations:
Philip Dennis
+44 (0) 207 743 6363
philip.dennis@pelhampr.com

OR

Ambrian Partners Limited:
Marc Cramsie
+44 (0) 207 634 4858
marc.cramsie@ambrian.com

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