Condor Commences Drilling at Kazakh Well

Condor announced that Kiyaktysay North-3 ("KN-3") drilling operations have commenced on the Zharkamys West 1 Territory in Kazakhstan. The KN-3 well location targets the same Triassic geologic play that resulted in the recent Shoba discoveries. The KN-3 has a planned total depth of 1000 meters and is located 17 km southeast of Shoba.

Condor has also initiated field acquisition of a 1,280 sq km 3D seismic program in the southeast portion of Zharkamys, designed to image shallow Triassic plays as well as deeper Sub-Canopy and Pre-Salt plays. It is planned to have this program completed in Q4 2011, at which point 90% of Zharkamys will have coverage with high resolution 3D seismic data.

Don Streu, Condor's President and CEO commented, "Condor is continuing with our strategy of using 3D seismic to both explore and appraise multiple play types on the Territory. Condor believes implementation of this approach is one means to mitigate exploration risk while providing data necessary to progress commercial development activities."


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