Ithaca Energy Inc - Stella Drilling Commences ABERDEEN, SCOTLAND -- (Marketwired) -- 06/18/13 -- *T Ithaca Energy Inc. (TSX VENTURE: IAE) Not for Distribution to U.S. Newswire Services or for Dissemination in the United States Ithaca Energy Inc. Stella Field Development Drilling Commences 18 June 2013 Ithaca Energy Inc. (TSX: IAE, LSE AIM: IAE) ("Ithaca" or the "Company") announces the commencement of development drilling operations on the Stella field, with the first well on the field having been spudded using the Ensco 100 heavy duty jack-up rig. The initial campaign involves the drilling and completion of four production wells on the Stella field prior to start-up. Three horizontal wells are to be drilled into the oil rim of the field, along with one highly deviated gas-condensate well on the crest of the structure. As previously announced, Advanced Drilling Technology International ("ADTI"), a subsidiary of the global drilling contractor Transocean, has been contracted to manage the drilling and completion operations under "turnkey" contract arrangements. Each well is anticipated to take approximately 80-90 days to drill and complete. It is planned for each well to be clean-up tested, within the capacity limits of the flow test equipment that will be used on the Ensco 100. Details of the test results will be provided. The joint venture partners in the Ithaca operated GSA are Ithaca Energy (UK) Limited (54.66%), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company, Dyas UK Limited (25.34%) and Petrofac Energy Developments (20%). Further information on the development is available on the Company's website www.ithacaenergy.com, including a new film that provides an insight in to the on-going operations on the development of the GSA. Enquiries: Ithaca Energy: Iain McKendrick, CEO firstname.lastname@example.org +44(0) 1224 650 261 Graham Forbes, CFO email@example.com +44(0) 1224 652 151 FTI Consulting: Billy Clegg firstname.lastname@example.org +44 (0) 207 269 7157 Edward Westropp email@example.com +44 (0) 207 269 7230 Georgia Mann firstname.lastname@example.org +44 (0) 207 269 7212 Cenkos Securities plc: Jon Fitzpatrick email@example.com +44 (0) 207 397 8900 Neil McDonald firstname.lastname@example.org +44 (0) 131 220 6939 RBC Capital Markets: Tim Chapman email@example.com +44 (0) 207 653 4641 Matthew Coakes firstname.lastname@example.org +44 (0) 207 653 4871 About Ithaca Energy: Ithaca Energy Inc. (TSX: IAE, LSE AIM: IAE) is an oil and gas operator focused on North Sea production, appraisal and development activities. The Company's strategy is centred on building a highly profitable North Sea oil and gas company by maximising production and cashflow from its existing assets, the appraisal and development of existing discoveries on properties held by the Company and the delivery of additional growth via acquisitions and licence round participation. Not for Distribution to U.S. Newswire Services or for Dissemination in the United States Forward-looking statements Some of the statements and information in this press release are forward-looking. Forward-looking statements and forward-looking information (collectively, "forward-looking statements") are based on the Company's internal expectations, estimates, projections, assumptions and beliefs as at the date of such statements or information, including, among other things, assumptions with respect to production, drilling, well completion times, future capital expenditures, future acquisitions and cash flow. 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Ithaca Energy Inc - Stella Drilling Commences
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