Energy Enhancer to Drill from Jacky Platform

Northern Offshore today announced that its subsidiary, Northern Offshore U.K. Ltd., has been awarded a contract with Ithaca Energy (UK) Limited, a subsidiary of the Canadian independent oil and gas company Ithaca Energy Inc., for the jackup Energy Enhancer. The contract comprises the drilling and completion of one deviated well from the Jacky platform in the Inner Moray Firth area of the UK Sector, which is expected to begin late February 2011 and run approximately 72 days.

Northern Offshore, Ltd. President and CEO Gary W. Casswell said, "We are pleased that Ithaca has again selected Northern Offshore and the Energy Enhancer for its drilling program, and are looking forward to providing safe and efficient operations. We consider this an excellent occasion to build on a relationship to lead to future opportunities."

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