Carmen Energy Inc. announces termination of letter of intent to acquire Shorthorn Exploration Ltd.

CALGARY, Nov. 17, 2011 /CNW/ - Carmen Energy Inc. (TSXV: CEI) ("Carmen" or the "Corporation") is, effective immediately, terminating its obligations under the letter of intent between Carmen and Shorthorn Exploration Ltd. ("Shorthorn") dated September 15, 2011 (the "LOI"). Unfortunately a mutually acceptable definitive acquisition agreement has not yet been reached between Carmen and Shorthorn. Carmen will no longer pursue the acquisition of Shorthorn.

Carmen will retain a 60% working interest in the horizontal Glauconitic development well in the Viking-Kinsella, Alberta area. Under the terms of the farmin agreement, Carmen is paying 100% of the costs to drill to the contract depth, abandonment, capping or completion, equipping and tie-in to earn a 60% working interest in the well and half-section of land the well is located on.

About Carmen Energy Inc.: Carmen is based in Calgary, Alberta and a publicly traded oil and gas exploration and production company. The focus is on exploration and development of Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin based oil and gas properties. The current projects are the Jumpbush properties in south eastern Alberta, the Ferrybank properties in central Alberta, the Sylvan Lake area properties in Southern Alberta and the Hamburg properties in northern western Alberta.

FORWARD LOOKING INFORMATION

Certain information in this news release is forward-looking within the meaning of certain securities laws, and is subject to important risks, uncertainties and assumptions. This forward-looking information includes, among other things, the earning of the working interest and information with respect to the Corporation's beliefs, plans, expectations, anticipations, estimates and intentions and the activities of the Corporation after the Transaction.  The words "may", "could", "should", "would", "suspect", "outlook", "believe", "anticipate", "estimate", "expect", "intend", "plan", "target" and similar words and expressions are used to identify forward-looking information. . The forward-looking information in this news release describes the Corporation's expectations as of the date of this news release.

The results or events anticipated or predicted in such forward-looking information may differ materially from actual results or events.  Material factors which could cause actual results or events to differ materially from such forward-looking information include, among others, the risks associated with the oil and gas industry in general, risks arising from general economic conditions and adverse industry events, risks arising from operations generally, reliance on contractual rights such as licences and leases in the conduct of its business, the uncertainty of reserve and resource estimates; the uncertainty of estimates and projections relating to reserves, resources, production, costs and expenses; reliance on third parties, reliance on key personnel, possible failure of the business model or business plan or the inability to implement the business model or business plan as planned, competition, environmental matters, and insurance or lack thereof; failure to realize the anticipated benefits of acquisitions including the Acquisition; ability to access sufficient capital from internal and external sources; changes in legislation, including but not limited to tax laws, royalties and environmental regulations.

The Corporation cautions that the foregoing list of material factors is not exhaustive.  When relying on the Corporation's forward-looking information to make decisions, investors and others should carefully consider the foregoing factors and other uncertainties and potential events.  The Corporation has assumed a certain progression, which may not be realized.  It has also assumed that the material factors referred to in the previous paragraph will not cause such forward-looking information to differ materially from actual results or events.  However, the list of these factors is not exhaustive and is subject to change and there can be no assurance that such assumptions will reflect the actual outcome of such items or factors.

THE FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS NEWS RELEASE REPRESENTS THE EXPECTATIONS OF the Corporation AS OF THE DATE OF THIS NEWS RELEASE AND, ACCORDINGLY, IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE AFTER SUCH DATE.  READERS SHOULD NOT PLACE UNDUE IMPORTANCE ON FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION AND SHOULD NOT RELY UPON THIS INFORMATION AS OF ANY OTHER DATE.  WHILE the Corporation MAY ELECT TO, IT DOES NOT UNDERTAKE TO UPDATE THIS INFORMATION AT ANY PARTICULAR TIME.

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For further information:

Brian Doherty
President and Chief Executive Officer
(403) 537-5590