Southern Star Energy Begins Operations On Atkins Lincoln 17-1

Southern Star Energy Inc. spudded its fifth Cotton Valley well in its Sentell Field Development project, located in the Bossier Parish, Louisiana. The well will be drilled to a total depth of 9500 feet. The Company plans to study several formations including the Nacotoch, Paluxy, Petit, Rodessa and Hosston between 1,000 feet and 5,900 feet before encountering its primary objective targets in the Cotton Valley formation.

The Company expects to evaluate several unproduced potential hydrocarbon bearing intervals within the Cotton Valley between 8,100 feet and 9,500 feet.

The Company anticipates reaching total depth on the Atkins Lincoln 17-1 on or about April 10, 2008. The Company intends to commence completion activities on this well in late April and anticipates it being on production before the end of May, 2008.