Gippsland Offshore Begins Kenyan Seismic Survey

Gippsland Offshore Petroleum and its joint venture partner will start offshore exploration in Kenya this week when the Geomariner vessel will begin shooting approximately 1,200 line kms of 2D seismic.

This survey will precede a BHP Billiton operated FALCON airborne gravity gradiometry survey scheduled for start-up at the end of the month.

Gippsland Offshore Petroleum will earn a 60% equity share in the Lamu Basin L-6 block by spending $UD1.9 million on the geophysical exploration program. GOP will become the operator for the joint venture.

L-6 is a coastal block with approximately 30% of the area being onshore. The FALCON technology is the key to linking the onshore geology to the offshore and helping to unlock the basin's structural setting.

Interpretation of the new seismic and FALCON data will be completed by August, 2007 in preparation for moving into the drilling phase of the program.

Participants in theL-6 joint venture are Gippsland Offshore Petroleum as operator with 60% and Pancontinental Oil & Gas with 40%.

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