Roc begins Wei 6-12E-1 off China

Roc Oil (China) Co.'s Murmanskaya jackup is drilling the Wei 6-12E-1 exploration well on a stratigraphic-structural prospect 1.7 km (1.1 mi) east of the Wei 6-12S-1 oil discovery in the Beibu Gulf, offshore China.

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SYDNEY, Australia-- Roc Oil (China) Co.'s Murmanskaya jackup is drilling the Wei 6-12E-1 exploration well on a stratigraphic-structural prospect 1.7 km (1.1 mi) east of the Wei 6-12S-1 oil discovery in the Beibu Gulf, offshore China.

Wei 6-12E-1, the second of the planned three well exploration/appraisal drilling programs in block 22/12, is expected to reach a TD of 2,520 m (8,268 ft) below the rotary table by the end of February 2008.

Participating interests in the block 22/12 joint venture are Roc Oil Co, operator with 40%; Horizon Oil Ltd., 30%; Petsec Petroleum, 25%; and Oil Australia Pty Ltd., 5%.

02/18/2008

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