Stratic Energy Corporation - Commencement of Breagh 2008 Drilling Campaign

    CALGARY and LONDON, Aug. 11 /CNW/ - Stratic Energy Corporation (TSX
Venture: 'SE', AIM 'SE.') ("Stratic" or the "Company") announces that Sterling
Resources Ltd, operator of the Breagh joint venture, is about to commence
planned drilling operations in block 42/13 of the UK Southern North Sea with
the jack-up rig ENSCO 70. The rig is expected to become available at the
conclusion of its current operations during the week commencing 11th August
and will drill two wells on the Breagh discovery.
    Following the successful appraisal of the Breagh gas discovery by well
42/13-3 in the fourth quarter of 2007 the rig will initially drill a vertical
well on the East Breagh area (42/13-4). The well is designed to confirm
reservoir extent and potential significant upside to the gas discovered and
appraised on the West Breagh area in 2007. Following the East Breagh well, a
high angle/horizontal well is planned for West Breagh (42/13-5) to further
evaluate this part of the field. The results from these two wells will be
integrated in to the conceptual engineering as the partnership moves the
discovery towards development.
    Dr Mark Bilsland, Chief Operating Officer commented: "We are pleased to
be pressing ahead with the evaluation of the potential in the Breagh area
after our success in 2007. The results from these two wells will be important
in determining the extent of the "in place" gas volumes and reservoir
performance potential as the partnership moves forward with the pre -
development work".

    Stratic's interest in the Breagh discovery is 10.0%.

    The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept
    responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of the contents of this

    Stratic's Chief Operating Officer, Dr Mark Bilsland BSc (geology), PhD
(petroleum petrophysics), and member of the SPE, is the qualified person who
has reviewed and approved the technical information in this announcement for
the purposes of the AIM Rules for Companies (incorporating the Guidance Note
for Mining, Oil and Gas Companies).

For further information:

For further information: John van der Welle, Chief Financial Officer,
+44 20 77667900; Mark Bilsland, Chief Operating Officer, +44 20 77667900;
Patrick d'Ancona, M: Communications, +44 20 7153 1547; Canadian Investor
Relations: Roger Fullerton, (952) 929-7243, Email:;

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