Rockhopper Drills 8th Sea Lion Well

Rockhopper announced that the 14/10-9 well (the "Well") was spudded at 10.45 hrs BST on October 25, 2011.

The Well, situated on License PL032, which is 100% owned and operated by Rockhopper, is the eighth well to be drilled on the Sea Lion feature. It is located approximately 5.9 km to the south west of the 14/10-2 discovery well and is designed to investigate reservoir presence and hydrocarbon charge within the Sea Lion Main Complex towards the southern edge of the Company's acreage and is also an exploration well on the Eastern side of the Casper prospect.

Drilling operations are expected to take approximately 33 days and a further announcement will be made once drilling is completed.

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