Northern Sun begins exploration program

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"Company") is pleased to announce its exploration and capital expenditure
program for Alberta and Saskatchewan. The exploration program includes up to
nine exploration wells consisting of a combination of oil and gas test wells
to be drilled, complete and tested immediately on its properties in Alberta
and Saskatchewan.



    The Company and its 50% working interest partner are scheduled to drill a
2250 meter Leduc gas test at 1-23-87-6-W6 as a follow-up to its successful oil
and gas test well at 11-23-87-6-W6 drilled in September of this year. The
multi-zone oil and gas prospect was spudded in the early morning of
November 26th, and is expected to reach total depth within the next 2 weeks.
Upon success, the well will be tied-in to the existing pipeline and gas will
be directed to nearby third party facility for gas sales.


    The Company is scheduled to drill 2 gas wells and 1 oil well near
Grouard. The gas wells are multi-zone targets that will be drilled to a depth
of 850 meters, with the first well scheduled to be spudded today. Successful
gas wells will be tied-in to a nearby company pipeline and together with the
company's other existing stranded gas wells, will form the basis and provide
economics for a gathering project which would see the currently stranded gas,
and any new volumes, become tied-in to the local gas co-op so the wells can
produce near their full capacity. The Company has a 70% to 100% working
interest in the gas wells. The Company expects to spud a 100% working interest
oil well in early December and provided it produces at an economic rate,
production will be trucked to a terminal approximately 25 miles away.


    The Company will be drilling 2-3 exploration wells in early December to
test the prospect. The Company will pay 100% of all costs to earn a 65%
working interest. Information with respect to these wells will be released as
the results come available.

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    The Company will participate in drilling a 700 meter multi-zone gas test
well. The deal requires payment of 55% of all costs associated with bringing
the well into production to earn a 50% working interest. A successful gas well
will be tied-in into an existing pipeline approximately 50 meters away.


    The Company has drilled its 100% working interest multi-zone gas test
well on its property in the Supreme / Arena area of southwest Saskatchewan.
The well was drilled to a depth of 1050 meters and will be tied-in to an
existing gas pipeline upon a successful well test period. The well is
scheduled to be tested in early December.

    Northern Sun is an Alberta-based exploration and production company with
operations in Alberta, Saskatchewan and the North West Territories.


    "Chris Cooper"
    President & CEO

    This release includes certain statements that may be deemed
"Forward-looking statements". All statements in this release that address
future production, reserve potentials or exploration drilling, are
forward-looking statements. Investors are cautioned that any such statements
are not guarantees of future performance and that actual results or
developments may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking
statements. The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept
responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of the contents of this news

For further information:

For further information: please contact the Company toll-free at (866)
827-2722, via email at, or visit the Company website at

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