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					Source     CANADA NEWSWIRE
Date 04/02/2008
Time 10:02:28 AM

Company      Northern Sun Exploration Company Inc.
Title Northern Sun exploration update




    CDNX Symbol: NSE




Press Release




" BC-Northrn-Sun-expo-updt   04-02 0800
 News release via Canada NewsWire, Vancouver 604-669-7764 -ME-

Attention Business Editors:
^Northern Sun exploration update@

TSX-V: NSE

CALGARY, April 2 /CNW/ - NORTHERN SUN EXPLORATION COMPANY INC. (the
"Company") is pleased to provide an update to its exploration and capital
expenditure program for Alberta and Saskatchewan.
The Company has completed the initial testing of the eight exploration
wells from its December 2007 drilling program. After a comprehensive
testing
period, the Company is pleased to report that six of the eight
exploration
test wells look to be economic, and once all the wells have been tied in,
the
Exploration program will have added 102 boed. Highlights by area are as
follows:

ALBERTA

Worsley

The Company's 50% working interest 1-23-87-6-W6, 2250 meter multi-zone
test well is producing oil and liquids from the Gething zone, as the
deeper
zones proved to be uneconomic. The well is being carefully managed to
optimize
a gas and oil / liquids production rate and minimize the water cut. The
well
is currently producing 10 boed and has been equipped to inject water for
disposal in the deeper zones. The water disposal into the deeper zones
will
commence when the operator has received regulatory approval which should
be
granted before the end of June 2008.

Grouard

The Company drilled 2 multi-zone gas wells and 1 oil well at Grouard. The
completion and testing of the wells resulted in two gas wells and an oil
well.
The oil well is currently producing 19 degree API oil at a rate of 6-10
boe/day. The 10-3 gas well remains to be tested for its gas potential
given
the initial zone tested has been inconclusive in terms of stabilized
rates and
the second well at 1-15 has been tested at a rate of 0.105 mmcf/day net
(17
boed) and will be tied-in together with the company's other existing
stranded
gas wells when the Company's planned gathering project proceeds. The
project
would see the currently stranded gas, and all new volumes become tied-in
to
the local gas Co-op so the wells can produce near their full capacity.
The
Company is currently negotiating a joint venture that will enable the
gathering project to proceed. Upon completion of the project, the Company
expects to add approximately 0.90 mmcf/d (150 boed) to its existing
production
in the area.

Thorhild

The Company drilled two exploration wells and completion results indicate
the 14-13 well will be a gas well as it has been tested and the Company
is
currently obtaining approvals to tie-in to a nearby third party facility
for
gas production. Upon receipt of approvals the well is expected to produce
at a
rate 0.138 mmcf/day (23 boed) net to the Company. Production is expected
to
begin near the end of June, 2008 after spring break up. The second well
at
7-26 has been tested and the initial zone has not been economic,
therefore the
company will re-perforate the well in a shallower gas zone when weather
and
ground conditions permit. The Company paid 100% of all costs to earn a
65%
working interest in the wells.

Figure Lake

The Company drilled and completed the multi-zone gas test well. The well
has been tied-in to a nearby third party operator and is producing at a
rate
of 0.127 mmcf/day (21 boed) net to the Company. The production rate
should
increase marginally as the well stabilizes. The Company paid 55% of all
costs
associated with bringing the well into production to earn a 45% working
interest.

SASKATCHEWAN

Supreme

The Company 's 100% working interest multi-zone gas test well on its
property in the Supreme / Arena area of southwest Saskatchewan is
expected to
be tied-into to a nearby third party facility by the end of the June,
2008.
The well has been tested and is expected to produce at a rate of
approximately
0.150 MMscf/d (25 boed).
The Company expects to increase production upon reaching an agreement
with a joint venture partner with respect to the gathering project at
Grouard.
The project will add approximately 160 boed of which the Company expects
to
share up to 45% with it's joint venture partner. The Company's current
production is approximately 100 boe/day and is expected to be at 145 boed
upon
commencement of production of the wells at Supreme and Thorhild.

Northern Sun is an Alberta-based exploration and production company with
operations in Alberta, Saskatchewan and the North West Territories.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF
NORTHERN SUN EXPLORATION COMPANY INC.

"Chris Cooper"
President & CEO

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The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept
responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of the contents of this news
release.
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/For further information: please contact the Company toll-free at (866)
827-2722, via email at info(at)northernsunex.com, or visit the Company
website
at
www.northernsunex.com./
(NSE.)

CO:    Northern Sun Exploration Company Inc.
ST:    Alberta
IN:    OIL
SU:    DSC

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