Hardman Completes 2006 Campaign

Hardman Resources, Ltd. said that the Atwood Hunter drilling rig has completed abandonment of the Aigrette-1 exploration well in Block 7 offshore Mauritania and moved off location. As of midnight local time on the 11th December, the rig is being relocated for a planned maintenance period prior to drilling the Chinguetti C-18 infill well.

This marks the conclusion of the company's 2006 exploration drilling campaign.

Equities in the Chinguetti Joint Venture include Woodside (operator), 47.38%; Hardman, 19%; Societe Mauritanienne des Hydrocarbures, 12%; BG, 10.23%; Premier group companies, 8.12%; and Roc Oil group companies, 3.25%.

Company: Woodside more info
Operates 4 Offshore Rigs
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Company: BG Group more info
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Company: Roc Oil more info
Operates 1 Offshore Rigs
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Company: Premier Oil more info
Operates 3 Offshore Rigs
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Company: Hardman Resources more info
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Company: Societe Mauritanienne des Hydrocarbures more info
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 - Roc: Chinguetti-18 Meets Expectations (Jan 24)
 - Hardman Completes 2006 Campaign (Dec 12)
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