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Apr 11, 2005 - 09:00 ET Antrim Farm-in to UK Block 21/15a, Central North Sea

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - April 11, 2005) - Antrim (TSX:AEN) (AIM:AEY) is pleased to announce that it has executed a Heads of Agreement to farm-in to UK North Sea Block 21/15a, owned and operated by Nexen Petroleum U.K. Limited. Antrim will earn a 25.00% working interest in the Block by participating in a well to be drilled by Nexen Petroleum U.K. Limited in 2005 or early 2006. Final completion of the transaction, which is subject to the execution of a Farm-in Agreement and Joint Operating Agreement and normal regulatory approval, is expected to be completed by May 31.

The well will be drilled to a planned depth of approximately 3660 metres to test the Jurassic Fulmar sandstone Bennachie Prospect. The Bennachie Prospect was identified by the 21/15a-2 well, which flowed 40 degrees API gravity oil at a rate of 4363 bbl/d on a 44/64" choke.

Block 21/15a is in close proximity to producing fields and infrastructure in the UK Central North Sea.

Certain statements contained in this press release may be considered as "forward looking". Such "forward looking" statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from estimated or implied results.

Updated information about Antrim can be accessed on its website: www.antrimenergy.com

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Antrim Energy Inc.
Stephen Greer
President & CEO
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Email: greer@antrimenergy.com

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Dwayne Warkentin
Chief Operating Officer
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Website: www.antrimenergy.com
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