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FOR: NUVISTA ENERGY LTD.

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NuVista Energy Ltd. Appoints Mr. Kevin Christie as Vice President, Exploration

Apr 18, 2008 - 16:53 ET

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - April 18, 2008) - NuVista Energy Ltd. (TSX:NVA) ("NuVista") announces that Mr. Patrick Miles our Vice President, Exploration has decided to resign from his position at NuVista in order to pursue personal interests outside of the oil and gas industry. Pat has been directly involved in NuVista's exploration and development program since NuVista's inception in July 2003. The Board of Directors, management and staff of NuVista thank Pat for his significant contribution to our success and wish him well in his future endeavours. Pat will remain with NuVista over the next few months in order to provide a smooth transition.

NuVista announces that Mr. Kevin Christie has been appointed Vice President, Exploration for NuVista effective June 2008. Kevin brings with him a wealth of experience in a career spanning 33 years in the oil and gas industry, most recently as Vice President, Exploration for TAQA North Limited (formerly Northrock Resources Limited), where he played a key role in leading a group of over 25 geoscientists and technical professionals to achieve attractive finding and development costs over the past number of years.

An electronic copy of this document may be obtained on NuVista's SEDAR profile at www.sedar.com or on the NuVista website at www.nuvistaenergy.com.

NuVista is an independent Canadian oil and natural gas exploration, development and production company with its common shares trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "NVA". 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

NuVista Energy Ltd.
Alex G. Verge
President and Chief Executive Officer
(403) 538-8500

or

NuVista Energy Ltd.
Robert F. Froese
Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer
(403) 538-8500

or

NuVista Energy Ltd.
700, 311 - 6th Avenue SW
Calgary, AB T2P 3H3
Website: www.nuvistaenergy.com