Hardman Completes 2006 Campaign

Hardman Resources, Ltd. said that the Atwood Hunter drilling rig has completed abandonment of the Aigrette-1 exploration well in Block 7 offshore Mauritania and moved off location. As of midnight local time on the 11th December, the rig is being relocated for a planned maintenance period prior to drilling the Chinguetti C-18 infill well.

This marks the conclusion of the company's 2006 exploration drilling campaign.

Equities in the Chinguetti Joint Venture include Woodside (operator), 47.38%; Hardman, 19%; Societe Mauritanienne des Hydrocarbures, 12%; BG, 10.23%; Premier group companies, 8.12%; and Roc Oil group companies, 3.25%.

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