West Don - Commencement of Offshore Construction and Drilling Campaign

    CALGARY and LONDON, Aug. 26 /CNW/ - Stratic Energy Corporation (TSX
Venture: 'SE', AIM 'SE.') ("Stratic" or the "Company") announces that offshore
construction and drilling operations on the Company's West Don field in the UK
North Sea have commenced.
    The first well of a three well drilling program for the West Don field
using the Transocean John Shaw semi-submersible has now commenced. The three
wells, two producers and one water injector, will be drilled in sequence with
each well expected to take on average approximately 65 days to drill and
    In addition to drilling operations, August marked the start of the major
multi-phase subsea construction programme with the Apache reel lay vessel
having completed the lay of the in-field pipelines and the first phase of the
export infrastructure. Trenching of the pipelines is currently underway, and
installation of the subsea structures and diving tie-ins is scheduled to start
later this month. Work on refurbishment of the floating production vessel, the
Northern Producer, remains on schedule and is now approximately 70% complete.
    Dr Mark Bilsland, Chief Operating Officer commented: "Good progress
continues to be made in the onshore fabrication of the West Don facilities and
we are delighted that development drilling operations and offshore
construction activities have commenced. This represents a major milestone for
Stratic and the West Don field, which remains on target for first oil
production by April 1, 2009."
    Production from the field will represent the Company's first major oil
production from the first field in a sequence of North Sea discoveries to be
developed over the coming years. Stratic's interest in the West Don field is
    Stratic's results for the second quarter of 2008 will be released on
August 28, 2008. Stratic's management will host a webcast to review the
results and give an operational update at 10am Eastern Time. Details of how to
access the webcast were published on August 21, 2008 and are available on the
company's website.

    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:
roger.fullerton@straticenergy.com; Website: www.straticenergy.com

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