Stratic Energy Corporation - Successful Drilling of the West Breagh Horizontal Well (42/13-5z) in the UK North Sea

    CALGARY and LONDON, Jan. 6 /CNW/ - Stratic Energy Corporation (TSX
Venture: 'SE', AIM: 'SE') ("Stratic" or the "Company") is pleased to announce
the successful drilling of the 42/13-5 and 5z wells on block 42/13 in the
United Kingdom North Sea.
    The 42/13-5 well was drilled from the same top hole location as the
42/13-3 well drilled during 2007 and targeted the sand sequence seen in the
42/13-3 well. The 42/13-5 pilot hole well encountered 165 feet of sand
(approximately 55 feet vertical thickness) consistent with expectations and
reached a total depth of 8892 feet. The 42/13-5 pilot hole was cemented back
above the reservoir and the 42/13-5z horizontal well was then drilled for a
distance of approximately 2500 feet measured depth. The final total depth of
the horizontal well of 10746 feet was reached on the 2nd of January 2009. The
42/13-5z well encountered a total section of approximately 1200 feet of sand
at various intervals. The joint venture partners have agreed to commence a
testing programme over the reservoir intervals encountered in the horizontal
    Stratic has a ten per cent interest in the licence covering block 42/13.
    Mark Bilsland, Stratic's Chief Operating Officer, commented "The amount
of sand encountered in the first horizontal West Breagh well is encouraging
news for the potential Breagh field development and we look forward to the
results of the well test programme, due later in January."

    About Stratic: Stratic Energy Corporation is a Canadian-incorporated
international oil and gas business focused on adding value principally through
the appraisal, development and production of existing discoveries,
supplemented by a low to moderate risk exploration program. Stratic's
principal interests are in the UK and Dutch sectors of the North Sea, Italy,
Turkey and Syria. Its shares are listed on the TSX Venture Exchange in Toronto
and on AIM, London and its principal operating office is in London, UK.

    Forward-looking statements

    This news release contains certain forward looking statements, which
involve assumptions with respect to future plans, production levels and
results, and capital expenditures. The reader is cautioned that all such
forward looking statements involve substantial risks and uncertainties and the
assumptions used in their preparation may not prove to be correct. Stratic's
actual results could differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by,
these forward looking statements and accordingly, the forward looking
statements are qualified by reference to these cautionary statements. The
forward looking statements contained herein are made as at the date of this
news release. Stratic undertakes no obligation to update or publicly revise
forward looking statements or information unless so required by applicable
securities laws.

    TSX-V and AIM notifications

    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: Kevin Watts, Chief Executive Officer, +44 20
7766 7900; John van der Welle, Chief Financial Officer, +44 20 7766 7920; Mark
Bilsland, Chief Operating Officer, +44 20 7766 7900; Patrick d'Ancona,
M:Communications, +44 20 7153 1547; Canadian Investor Relations, Roger
Fullerton, (952) 929-7243, Email:; Website:

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