Northern Petroleum Receives Extension for Isle of Wight Planning Permission

Northern Petroleum reports that the Isle of Wight Council has granted an extension to the existing permission, on the Sandhills-2 site, until March 31, 2006 in order to allow for adequate long-term testing following the delayed start to drilling operations.

The Isle of Wight Council has also granted permission for the drilling of an extra bore-hole, Sandhills-3, on the site. This is in anticipation of the need to follow up a successful Sandhills-2 appraisal well.