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Magellan Petroleum Reports Poplar Developments

Finally, the Company reported that it has begun an assessment plan of the potential of the 100% owned Charles formation within the East Poplar Unit for a CO2 enhanced oil recovery project ("EOR").  The first test results of oil samples from the Charles interval suggest that oil from this formation has the requisite miscibility to imply that it is susceptible to CO2 flooding.  The Company expects to receive additional laboratory test results on these oil samples within the next few weeks.

Tom Wilson, President and CEO, stated: "This first quantitative result showing that our oil is very likely miscible to CO2 corroborates our belief that the Charles interval possesses the physical characteristics for a CO2-EOR program.  While much work remains, this result encourages us to proceed with next steps in the realization of this project." 

FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS

Statements in this release which are not historical in nature are intended to be, and are hereby identified as, forward-looking statements for purposes of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements about the Company and its subsidiaries may relate to their businesses and prospects, revenues, expenses, operating cash flows, and other matters that involve a number of uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from expectations.   Among these risks and uncertainties are: (i) whether the recent well activity for the EPU 117 well will continue or diminish materially; (ii) whether the EPU #120 well will be completed as a well capable of commercial production; (iii) whether CO2-EOR techniques are feasible at Poplar, and (iv) those set forth in the Company's Risk Factors section of its most recent 10-K filed with the SEC.

ABOUT MAGELLAN

Magellan is an independent energy company engaged in the exploration, development, production, and sale of crude oil and natural gas. Magellan is an oil and gas holding company listed on the NASDAQ since 1972. The Company conducts its operations through two wholly owned subsidiaries, Nautilus Poplar, LLC, which owns Poplar, a highly attractive oil field in the Williston Basin, and Magellan Petroleum Australia Limited, a successful independent oil and gas company in Australia and the UK in existence since the 1960s. Our mission is to enhance shareholder value by economically establishing the full potential of our existing assets.

For further information, please contact: Matthew Ciardiello, Manager Investor Relations 207.619.8504

SOURCE Magellan Petroleum Corporation

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