Continental Energy Calls for Tenders on Bengara-II Drilling Program

Continental Energy says that its 18% owned Indonesian subsidiary Continental-GeoPetro (Bengara-II) Ltd. ("CGB2") has called for tenders to provide turn-key, integrated drilling services to drill the first of four planned exploration wells on the Bengara-II PSC, onshore East Kalimantan, Indonesia.

Bid submission closes on the December 18th and CGB2 expects to award the drilling contract shortly thereafter.

The first well of the 2006-07 drilling program will be the Seberaba-1 exploration well which is programmed to be drilled to a total depth of 4,200 meters (13,780 feet). The Seberaba-1 is the deepest of the four planned wells and is located to test four different oil-prospective stratigraphic levels on a large fault closed structure which Continental has mapped using seismic data.

Continental Energy Corporation is a small oil and gas exploration company, focused entirely on making a major oil or gas discovery in Indonesia.