Empire Extends Deadline for Rig

Empire Energy announces that the drilling tenders issued by GSLM during the second half of September 2007 had their submission deadlines extended to October 22nd 2007 in order to allow certain drilling contractors to complete their submission.

The winner of the tender will be now announced on Friday, October 26, 2007, instead of Friday, October 19, as previously announced. GSLM believes their initial drilling plans will not change because of this slight delay.

Empire Energy Corporation International is an international oil and gas exploration company, focusing on developing assets in one of the world's last virgin basins and becoming a leading low-cost finder of hydrocarbons. The Company is currently operating in Tasmania's central and northern basins.