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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Addax Petroleum Announces Significant New Discovery in Nigeria

28 Jan 2009 15:02 Africa/Lagos

Addax Petroleum Announces Significant New Discovery in Nigeria

CALGARY, Canada, January 28/PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --

- Exploration Success With Njaba Discovery in Onshore OML124 License Area

Addax Petroleum Corporation ("Addax Petroleum" or the "Corporation") (TSX:AXC and LSE:AXC) today announces a significant onshore oil discovery from the Njaba 2 well (formally Okaka) currently drilling in the eastern part of the OML124 license area in Nigeria. Addax Petroleum has a 100 per cent working interest under a Production Sharing Contract covering the OML124 license area, whereby the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation is the concessionaire. Addax Petroleum currently produces approximately six thousand barrels per day from the Ossu and Izombe fields in OML124, which is located within the stable and peaceful Imo State.

Commenting, Jean Claude Gandur, President and Chief Executive Officer of Addax Petroleum said: "I am extremely proud to report an excellent start to 2009 with this successful exploration result in Nigeria as it is a leading discovery that has the potential to be one of our largest fields in Nigeria. The Njaba discovery is the first exploration well to be drilled in OML124 since the mid-80's and these results will increase the production potential of the license area considerably, as well as significantly upgrade the remaining undrilled prospects. This onshore discovery is a further example of Addax Petroleum's commitment to development in Nigeria. In addition, this recent success represents yet another highlight for our highly prolific Nigerian operations as it will strengthen our record of growth in Nigeria and it underpins our robust and consistent operational performance."

The Njaba discovery was consistent with pre-drill estimates having encountered four oil bearing reservoirs totaling 289 feet of gross oil column, including the two main individual gross columns of 149 feet and 115 feet of between 20 degrees and 28 degrees API at depths from 990 to 1,050 metres. Production from the Njaba discovery can be readily tied in as the Corporation has existing production facilities and infrastructure in the OML124 license area. Addax Petroleum continues to drill into secondary, lower sections relative to the newly discovered oil bearing intervals and plans to carry out a test of the main reservoirs. The Corporation also plans to drill an additional appraisal well down-dip of the discovery which may further enhance the recoverable reserves from Njaba.

About Addax Petroleum

Addax Petroleum is an international oil and gas exploration and production company with a strategic focus on Africa and the Middle East. Addax Petroleum is one of the largest independent oil producers in West Africa and has increased its crude oil production from an average of 8,800 bbl/d for 1998 to an average of approximately 134,000 bbl/d for the first nine months of 2008. Further information about Addax Petroleum is available at, or the Corporation's website,

Legal Notice - Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements in this news release constitute forward-looking statements under applicable securities legislation. Such statements are generally identifiable by the terminology used, such as "anticipate", "believe", "intend", "expect", "plan", "estimate", "budget", "outlook", "may", "will", "should", "could", "would" or other similar wording. Forward- looking information in this news release includes, but is not limited to, drilling plans, including testing of previously drilled wells, results of exploration activities and dates by which certain areas may be developed or may come on-stream. By its very nature, such forward-looking information requires Addax Petroleum to make assumptions that may not materialize or that may not be accurate. Forward-looking information is subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties and other factors, which may cause actual results, levels of activity and achievements to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such information. Such factors and assumptions include, but are not limited to: the results of exploration and development drilling and related activities; imprecision of reserves and resources estimates, ultimate recovery of reserves, prices of oil and natural gas; general economic, market and business conditions; industry capacity; competitive action by other companies; fluctuations in oil prices ; refining and marketing margins; the ability to produce and transport crude oil and natural gas to markets; the effects of weather and climate conditions; fluctuation in interest rates and foreign currency exchange rates; the ability of suppliers to meet commitments; actions by governmental authorities, including increases in taxes; decisions or approvals of administrative tribunals; changes in environmental and other regulations; risks attendant with oil and gas operations, both domestic and international; international political events; expected rates of return; and other factors, many of which are beyond the control of Addax Petroleum. More specifically, production may be affected by such factors as exploration success, start-up timing and success, facility reliability, reservoir performance and natural decline rates, water handling, and drilling progress. Capital expenditures may be affected by cost pressures associated with new capital projects, including labour and material supply, project management, drilling rig rates and availability, and seismic costs. These factors are discussed in greater detail in filings made by Addax Petroleum with the Canadian provincial securities commissions.

Readers are cautioned that the foregoing list of important factors affecting forward-looking information is not exhaustive. Furthermore, the forward-looking information contained in this press release is made as of the date of this press release and, except as required by applicable law, Addax Petroleum does not undertake any obligation to update publicly or to revise any of the included forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. The forward-looking information contained in this press release is expressly qualified by this cautionary statement.

For further information: Mr. Craig Kelly, Investor Relations, Tel.: +41-(0)-22-702-95-68,; Mr. Chad O'Hare, Investor Relations, Tel.: +41-(0)22-702-94-10, chad.o'; Ms. Marie-Gabrielle Cajoly, Press Relations , Tel.: +41-(0)22-702-94-44,; Mr. Nick Cowling, Press Relations, Tel.: +1-(416)-934-80 11,; Mr. James Henderson, Press Relations, Tel.: +44-(0)20-7743-6673,; Mr. Mark Antelme, Press Relations, Tel.: +44-(0)20-3178-6242,

Source: Addax Petroleum Corporation

For further information: Mr. Craig Kelly, Investor Relations, Tel.: +41-(0)-22-702-95-68,; Mr. Chad O'Hare, Investor Relations, Tel.: +41-(0)22-702-94-10, chad.o'; Ms. Marie-Gabrielle Cajoly, Press Relations, Tel.: +41-(0)22-702-94-44,; Mr. Nick Cowling, Press Relations, Tel.: +1-(416)-934-80 11,; Mr. James Henderson, Press Relations, Tel.: +44-(0)20-7743-6673,; Mr. Mark Antelme, Press Relations, Tel.: +44-(0)20-3178-6242,

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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

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