Conference call Tuesday, June 3rd, to discuss Ivanhoe Energy's acquisition of Athabasca oil sands assets from Talisman Energy

    CALGARY, June 2 /CNW/ - Ivanhoe Energy Inc. (TSX: IE; NASDAQ:   IVAN) will
host a conference call on Tuesday June 3, 2008, at 11:00 am EDT (8:00 am PDT)
for investors and analysts to discuss Ivanhoe Energy's acquisition of
Athabasca oil sands assets from Talisman Energy that was announced in
Ivanhoe's news release dated May 29, 2008. This conference call replaces the
conference call previously scheduled for Monday June 2, 2008.
    Participating in the call will be Robert Friedland, Ivanhoe Energy's
Executive Chairman, President and CEO; Ian Barnett, Executive Vice President
of Corporate Development and Finance; Dr. Mike Silverman, Executive Vice
President and Chief Technology Officer; Ed Veith Executive Vice President -
Upstream; and Gordon Lancaster, Chief Financial Officer.
    The conference call may be accessed by dialling 1-866-540-8136 in Canada
and the United States, or 1-416-340-8010 in the Toronto area and
internationally. A simultaneous webcast of the conference call will be
provided through and If you are
unable to participate in the call, it will be archived for later playback by
dialling 1-416-695-5800 and entering the pass code 3261239 followed by the
number sign, or via The archived playback will be
available until July 4, 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 proprietary, patented
heavy-oil upgrading process (HTL). Core operations are in 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;

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