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Sep 22, 2005 - 05:00 ET Antrim Announces Drilling to Commence on Prometheus Licence

CALGARY, ALBERTA AND LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(CCNMatthews - Sept. 22, 2005) -

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Antrim Energy Inc. (TSX:AEN) (AIM:AEY) ("Antrim") has been advised by Centrica plc that the Ensco 101 jack-up drilling rig has been moved to the Prometheus exploration licence, blocks 42/21 and 42/22 in the Southern North Sea. Drilling on the Prometheus prospect is expected to commence on September 24, 2005 and will take up to 40 days.

The Prometheus well, which is expected to cost approximately Pounds Sterling 5.5 MM (Cdn. $12.0 MM), will be drilled to target depth at no cost to Antrim. Antrim's interest at the conclusion of the drilling operation will be 17.5%. The Prometheus well is the first well in Antrim's 2005 three-well program in the UK North Sea.

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Antrim Energy Inc.
Stephen Greer
(President & CEO)
(403) 264-5111
(403) 264-5113 (FAX)
Email: greer@antrimenergy.com

or

Antrim Energy Inc.
Dr. Gerry Orbell
(Chairman of the Board)
+44 1372 371 100
+44 1372 371 056 (FAX)
Email: orbell@antrimenergy.com
Website: www.antrimenergy.com