Orleans Energy Ltd.

Orleans Energy Ltd.

September 18, 2007 17:00 ET

Orleans Energy Announces Board Member Resignation

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Sept. 18, 2007) - Orleans Energy Ltd. ("Orleans" or the "Company") (TSX:OEX) announces the resignation of Paul Colborne as a Director of Orleans, effective September 17, 2007. Mr. Colborne is resigning to better focus his directorship efforts on a reduced number of boards. Both the Board of Directors and Management of Orleans would like to extend their gratitude to Mr. Colborne for his valuable guidance and corporate governance since initial start-up of Orleans. The Company anticipates augmenting its Board of Directors by one or two members in the near future.

Orleans Energy Ltd. is a Calgary, Alberta-based crude oil and natural gas company, with common shares trading on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "OEX". Orleans is a team of dedicated, experienced professionals focused on the creation of shareholder value through the acquisition, exploration and development of crude oil and natural gas assets within the province of Alberta, Canada.

The TSX Venture Exchange does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this news release.

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