Northern Hemisphere Underscores Trutch Winter Drilling Program

Northern Hemisphere has announced its 2008/2009 winter drilling program on the Trutch property in northeast British Columbia. Northern Hemisphere's operating partner will begin drilling in the fourth quarter of 2008 on two development natural gas wells targeting the Halfway Formation within the Tommy Lakes Field. Further details on the operations will be announced as information is released.

Northern Hemisphere currently has four Halfway natural gas wells on production in the Trutch area, which is located approximately 200 kilometres northwest of Fort St. John in a prolific natural gas producing region.

The stable production, cash flow and long-life reserves of the Halfway natural gas wells gives Northern Hemisphere a strong foundation for many years of low risk, repeatable development drilling locations. The continued development of the Halfway provides steady growth and the flexibility to explore the multi-zone potential of the Trutch property as well as new project areas.