Sky Petroleum was advised on January 4, 2007 by Crescent Petroleum Company International Limited ("Crescent"), the operator of the Mubarak Field, that the jackup rig under contract to drill the second obligation well pursuant to the Participation Agreement will not arrive until the second quarter of 2007. The Rani Woro jackup rig, currently drilling for another operator in the region, is not expected to be released from its current obligations, due to operational delays with the current operator. Sky Petroleum has been further advised that the jackup rig, when released from its current obligations, will go to dry dock for maintenance and inspection in order to retain its maritime class certificate. These delays mean that the second obligation well, designated Mubarek K2-ST3, will not spud until the second quarter of 2007.
"It is unfortunate that these events have interrupted our drilling program, however these delays are completely out of either Crescent's or Sky's control and despite these setbacks we continue to be very pleased with the overall potential of the Mubarek infill drilling program," said Brent Kinney, chief executive officer at Sky Petroleum, Inc. "On a positive note, when we receive the revenue from the second lifting we will have collected more than US$1.7 million in proceeds from the H2 well."
Sky Petroleum is an oil and gas exploration company. Sky Petroleum's primary focus is to seek opportunities where discoveries can be appraised rapidly, and developments can be advanced either by accessing existing infrastructure, or by applying the extensive experience of established joint-venture partners. In addition, the company also plans some higher-risk, higher-reward exploration prospects.
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