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Jul 17, 2006 - 16:26 ET Antrim Updates Drilling in UK North Sea

CALGARY, ALBERTA AND LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(CCNMatthews - July 17, 2006) - Antrim (TSX:AEN) (AIM:AEY) is pleased to provide an update to the Company's East Causeway drilling operation in the UK North Sea. The East Causeway well 211/23d-17 is drilling ahead at a depth of 4,377 m (14,360 ft) close to a projected total depth of 4,517 m (14,821 ft). The Company expects well operations to continue for at least another week.

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. The TSX has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. In accordance with AIM requirements, Mr. Kerry Fulton, P. Eng and Chief Operating Officer of Antrim, is the qualified person that has reviewed the technical information contained in this press release.

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

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

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

or

Antrim Energy Inc.
Kerry Fulton
Chief Operating Officer
(403) 264-5111
(403) 264-5113 (FAX)
Email: fulton@antrimenergy.com
Website: www.antrimenergy.com