Dore-1 Exploration Well a Duster

ROC Oil reports that the Dore-1 exploration well in located in PSC B offshore Mauritania reached a total depth of 2,266 meters.

Analysis of the wireline and drill data indicates that the well has not encountered any significant hydrocarbons and as a result, the well is currently being plugged and abandoned.

This concludes the 2005 Mauritanian drilling program and the Stena Tay will now be released. The Atwood Hunter is scheduled to commence the 2006 Mauritanian exploration program in 2Q 2006.

Partners in PSC Area B are Woodwide as operator with 53,846%; Hardman with 21.5%; BG Group with 11.63%; Premier Oil with 9.231% and Roc Oil with 3.693%.

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