Ecosse Energy Announces Acquisition of Additional Indonesian Acreage

Company Acquires Irian Petroleum Ltd holder of 100% of Manokwari PSC from CNPC

TORONTO, Dec. 13 /CNW/ - Ecosse Energy Corp. (CNSX: ECS), a company focused on oil and gas exploration and production in Indonesia, today announced it had completed the acquisition of 100% of the shares of Irian Petroleum, Ltd. ("Irian").  Irian is the current contractor and operator of the Manokwari PSC (Production Sharing Contract) dated 12 December 2004 (the "Manokwari PSC").

Ecosse will pay Irian's former shareholder, CNPC International Ltd., a 10% "net proceeds interest" from production from the Manokwari PSC, and has agreed to indemnify CNPC against obligations to PT Waropen Perkasa, including an operational indemnity, a net profits payment, and a $5,000,000 lump sum payment (due within 15 days following the approval by BPMIGAS of a Plan of Development for the Manokwari PSC - i.e. when the property is entering production phase).

"The Manokwari PSC is located in the north of the Bintuni basin in Papua with commercial oil and gas production in adjacent blocks.  Over 1500 km of 2D seismic has recently been completed and interpreted on this block by CNPC with 6 identified gas prospects and 1 identified oil prospect," said Alan Morrison, President and CEO of Ecosse Energy Corp. "We are planning to drill at least one well in 2011 subject to government approvals.  This block is a strategic addition to our existing Indonesian Bengkulu PSC.  We are currently reviewing other potential blocks to expand our assets in Indonesia."

About Manokwari PSC
Manokwari PSC covers 3,902.66km2 (964,368 acres) onshore in the north of the Bintuni basin in Papua province of Indonesia.  The block was awarded in December 2004 for a 30-year duration. Approximately $20 million has been spent on seismic acquisition, processing, interpretation, and geological and geophysical reports in the PSC since 2004.

About the Company
Ecosse Energy Corp. was incorporated under the Canada Business Corporations Act and is a reporting issuer in the Provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, and Ontario. Its wholly owned subsidiary Ecosse Energy (Bengkulu) Pty Ltd ("EEB") is a private Australian company, operating in Indonesia.  EEB owns a 100% working interest in the Bengkulu PSC in Sumatra, Indonesia which allows it the rights to explore and exploit the hydrocarbons within the PSC. The Bengkulu PSC covers 4,101km2 (1,013,602 acres) and consists of both onshore and offshore portions. EEB is currently planning to drill 5 onshore wells in the Bengkulu PSC in 2011.

About CNPC
CNPC is China's largest oil and gas producer and supplier, as well as one of the world's major oilfield service providers and a globally reputed contractor in engineering construction. CNPC has a presence in almost 70 countries.

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For further information: For further information:

Alan W Morrison, President & CEO
Ecosse Energy Corp.     
Ph: +1 (403) 218-2862

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