Rockhopper Says Falkand Islands Seismic Survey Underway

Rockhopper Exploration says that the GSI Pacific is now on location in the Falkland Islands and has commenced the 2D seismic survey of approximately 900km over Rockhopper's 100% licenses PL023 and PL024.

The program, which should take approximately 4 weeks, will add to the existing 1832km of 2D data covering licenses PL023 and PL024 on which a number of prospects and leads have already been identified.

Electromagnetic survey: Offshore Hydrocarbon Mapping plc has completed the first controlled source electromagnetic (CSEM) survey over Rockhopper's "J1" prospect in license PL024. The survey vessel MV Aurelia has moved to the second survey location.

The processing and interpretation of both the 2D and CSEM surveys is expected to take approximately 3 to 4 months.

Pierre Jungels, Rockhopper's Executive Chairman commented: "Together with existing information, the data gathered from the current seismic and CSEM surveys will contribute significantly to our understanding of the exploration potential of our Falkland Islands licenses."