Aug 29, 2011 - 08:00 ET Antrim Reports Successful Well Stimulations in Tierra Del Fuego

CALGARY, ALBERTA and LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Aug. 29, 2011) -


Antrim Energy Inc. (TSX:AEN) (AIM:AEY) ("Antrim" or "the Company"), an international oil and gas exploration and production company, is pleased to announce the successful fracture stimulation conducted by the Company and its partners on two of its wells in the Los Flamencos field in the Tierra Del Fuego (TdF) area of southern Argentina.

Well LF-1023, drilled in late 2010, was initially completed with a flow rate of 0.4 million cubic feet per day ("MMCFD") of gas at low pressures. The well was re-entered and fracture stimulated in early August and placed on production at an initial production rate of 5.0 MMCFD gas plus 25 barrels of oil per day ("BOPD") at a flowing well head pressure of 475 pounds per square inch ("psi"). Well LF-1010, drilled in 2008 and producing gas at a rate of approximately 1 MMCFD, was also successfully fracture stimulated earlier this month. The well has been placed back on production at an initial production rate of 2.0 MMCFD plus 65 BOPD. Antrim holds a 25.78% working interest in its TdF properties.

The addition of LF-1023 and improved flow rates from LF-1010 is expected to bolster the Company's TdF production, which averaged 1,600 barrels of oil equivalent per day ("BOEPD") net to Antrim during the first six months of the year. Argentina is a self sustaining and growing profit centre for Antrim. The Company is currently building an exploration portfolio, having recently acquired a 50.1% working interest in and operatorship of the Cerro los Leones exploration permit in the Neuquén Basin.

About Antrim Energy Inc.

Antrim Energy Inc. is an international oil and gas exploration and production company, headquartered in Calgary, Canada.

Antrim is pursuing a strategy of balancing longer term and capital-intensive investments in the UK North Sea with shorter investment cycle on-shore exploration and production opportunities in Argentina. Antrim also considers other global exploration opportunities as they arise.

Additional information concerning Antrim Energy Inc. is available at Investor inquiries may be directed to or +1-403-264-5111.

Forward-Looking Statements

Some of the statements in this announcement may be forward-looking including statements. Forward-looking statements include statements regarding the intent, belief and current expectations of Antrim Energy Inc. When used in this announcement, the word "expected" and similar expressions, and the negatives thereof, whether used in connection with drilling activity, reserves of neighboring properties or otherwise, are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements are not promises or guarantees, and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual outcome to differ materially from those suggested by any such statements. The reader is cautioned that assumptions used in the preparation of such information may prove to be incorrect. All such forward looking statements involve substantial known and unknown risks and uncertainties, certain of which are beyond Antrim's control. Please refer to Antrim's Annual Information Form for the year ended December 31, 2010 and dated March 28, 2011 and available for viewing at, for a list of risk factors. Antrim's actual results could differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, these forward-looking statements and, accordingly, no assurances can be given that any of the events anticipated by the forward-looking statements will transpire or occur, or if any of them do so, what benefits that Antrim will derive therefrom. All subsequent forward-looking statements, whether written or oral, attributable to Antrim or persons acting on its behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by these cautionary statements. Furthermore, the forward-looking statements contained in this news release are made as at the date of this news release.

In accordance with AIM guidelines, Mr. Terry Lederhouse, P. Eng and Vice President, Commercial of Antrim is the qualified person that has reviewed the technical information contained in this news release. Mr. Lederhouse has over 35 years operating experience in the upstream oil and gas industry.


Antrim Energy Inc.
Stephen Greer
President & CEO
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Antrim Energy Inc.
Scott Berry
Manager, Investor Relations
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Antrim Energy Inc.
Brian Moss
Executive Vice President Latin America
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