Dragon Oil Finishes Initital Testing at Turkmen Well

Dragon Oil announced the completion and initial testing of the Dzheitune (Lam) A/162 development well. The well was drilled as a single producer to a depth of 2,970 meters by the Iran Khazar rig. The well tested for initial production at 1,096 barrels of oil per day. The Iran Khazar rig has skidded to the next slot and has spudded the Dzheitune (Lam) A/165 development well. The workover of the Dzheitune (Lam) A/127 well has been scheduled for 2012. The NIS rig and Rig 40 are currently drilling the Dzheitune (Lam) 28/164 and 13/163 wells, respectively.

Dr. Abdul Jaleel Al Khalifa, Chief Executive Officer, commented, "Dragon Oil is on track to complete 13 wells within the 2011 drilling program: 11 wells have been successfully put into production with the remaining two wells, the Dzheitune (Lam) 13/163 and 28/164 development wells to be completed in the next few weeks. By the end of this year, we will have completed a record number of wells, which will put us on course to exit the year at a production level of approximately 70,000 barrels of oil per day."