DNO Issues Update on Yemen Drilling

DNO has completed three wells in its 13-well exploration program in Yemen for 2007. The results are as follows:

Block 72 (34 % Working Interest)

Nasim # 1 is the first exploration well drilled by DNO as Operator of Block 72. The well was spudded on January 12th with Rig 905 to test the Qishn and Naifa formations in a structure located at the SW area of the block. The well was drilled to a total depth of 2305m, which is 30m into Basement. No gas or oil shows were encountered in the target formations. Partners in Block 72 are Trans Globe, Ansan Wikfs and The Yemen Company.

The Rig 905 will now be moved to Block 44 for drilling an exploration well.

Block 43 (56,75 % Working Interest)

The exploration well Shaibah # 1 was drilled by Rig 908 on a structure in the SW area of Block 43 to test possible reservoirs within the Naifa and Madbi formations. Spud date for the well was January 5th and the well is drilled to a total depth of 3123m. No oil was encountered in the target formations, but high gas readings were observed while drilling the deeper formations. Partners in Block 43 are Oil Search and The Yemen Company.

Rig 908 is now moving to the Nabrajah Field for drilling of a Qishn infill well. Thereafter a deep appraisal well will be drilled. The target of this deep appraisal well is based on interpretation of the new 3-D seismic acquired in 2006.

Block 53 (24,45 % Working Interest)

In Block 53, operated by Dove Energy, Rig 919 has now finished the drilling of the exploration well Balal#1 to a total depth of 1593m, which is within the lower Qishn formation. The well was spudded on January 5th to test a Qishn structure east of the Sharyoof Field. The well is concluded as a dry hole. Partners in Block 53 are Dove Energy, MOE, Petrolin and The Yemen Company.

Rig 919 is now drilling the production well Sharyoof # 24.

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