Conference call Tuesday, October 14th, to discuss Ivanhoe Energy's landmark contract to explore and develop Ecuador's Pungarayacu heavy-oil field



    QUITO, ECUADOR, Oct. 10 /CNW/ - Ivanhoe Energy Inc. (TSX: IE; NASDAQ:  
IVAN) will host a conference call on Tuesday October 14, 2008, at 4:30 p.m.
Eastern (1:30 p.m. Pacific) for investors and analysts to discuss the contract
signed by Ivanhoe Energy Ecuador with Ecuador's state oil companies,
Petroecuador and Petroproduccion, to explore and develop the Pungarayacu
heavy-oil field, utilizing Ivanhoe's proprietary heavy-to-light (HTL)
upgrading technology. Details of the contract were contained in Ivanhoe's news
announcement on October 8.
    Participating in the call will be Robert Friedland, Ivanhoe Energy's
Executive Chairman, President and CEO; David Martin, Executive Chairman and
CEO of Ivanhoe Latin America; Bob Abboud, Co-Chairman and Independent Lead
Director of Ivanhoe Energy; Ian Barnett, Executive Vice President of Corporate
Development and Finance; and Gordon Lancaster, Chief Financial Officer.
    The conference call may be accessed by dialling 1-800-732-0232 in Canada
and the United States, or 1-416-644-3420 in the Toronto area and
internationally. A simultaneous webcast of the conference call will be
provided through www.ivanhoeenergy.com and www.newswire.ca/webcast. If you are
unable to participate in the call, it will be archived for later playback by
dialling 1-416-640-1917 and entering the pass code 21286087, followed by the
number sign, or via www.ivanhoeenergy.com. The archived playback will be
available until November 14, 2008.

    Ivanhoe Energy is an independent, international heavy-oil development and
production company focused on pursuing long-term growth in its reserves and
production using advanced technologies, including its patented heavy-oil
upgrading process (HTL). Core operations are in Canada, the United States and
China, with business development opportunities worldwide. Ivanhoe Energy's
shares trade on NASDAQ with the ticker symbol IVAN and on the Toronto Stock
Exchange with the symbol IE.





For further information:

For further information: Investors' Contact: Ian Barnett, (647)
203-6588; Bill Trenaman, (604) 688-8323; Media Contact: Bob Williamson, (604)
688-8323, Website: www.ivanhoeenergy.com

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