Roc Reports Enoch Start-up

Roc Oil (GB) Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Roc Oil Co. Limited, announced that the Enoch oil and gas field in the UK North Sea (Roc 12%) started production Thursday.

Early field production rates are expected to exceed 12,000 BOPD and 20 MMSCFD of gas (Net Roc: 1,440 BOPD and 2.4 MMSCFD). Enoch production is transported to and processed at, the Brae Alpha facility, some 15 km to the northwest.

The Talisman North Sea Limited-operated unitized Enoch Oil & Gas Field is located 250 kilometers northeast of Aberdeen and straddles the UK and Norwegian international boundary.

Commenting on the start-up at Enoch, Roc's Chief Executive Officer, John Doran stated:

"Enoch represents another production box ticked, this time in the North Sea. As a result, Roc's company-wide production has kicked back into the 10,000–12,000 BOPD range. When the Blane Field starts producing later this year about 25% of Roc's production will come from the North Sea."

Roc also issued updates on its activities in Australia, China, and West Africa.


Cliff Head Oil Field, Offshore Western Australia (Roc: 37.5% & Operator)

Recent well workover operations at the Cliff Head Oil Field have been completed, as a result of which, current reservoir production capacity is estimated to be comfortably above 10,000 BOPD. Actual gross production is approximately 9,500 BOPD (Net Roc: 3,375 BOPD) which reflects a current trucking constraint.

Zhao Dong C & D Oil Fields, Bohai Bay, Offshore China (Roc: 24.5% & Operator)

Gross daily oil production from the Zhao Dong C & D Oil Fields averaged approximately 20,000 BOPD (Net Roc: 5,000 BOPD) during May. The development drilling activities which commenced in April will result in an additional 9 producers and 6 water injectors being drilled and this is expected to lift field-wide production to approximately 25,000 BOPD.

Chinguetti Oil Field, Offshore Mauritania (Roc: 3.25%)

During May, the Chinguetti Oil Field produced at a gross rate of approximately 17,600 BOPD (Net Roc: 572 BOPD) from six wells, including the recently completed infill development well.


Dunsborough-1, Perth Basin, Offshore Western Australia (Roc: 37.5% & Operator)

Roc Oil (WA) Pty Limited advised that the Dunsborough-1 exploration well commenced drilling operations at 5:30 p.m. Australian Western Standard Time (AWST), on Thursday. As of 6 a.m. (AWST) Friday, the current operation was installing 508 mm conductor at 101mBRT.

Dunsborough-1, the final well in a series of three exploration wells in the northern part of the offshore Perth Basin, is being drilled by the Premium "Wilcraft" jack-up drilling rig. The well is located in exploration permit WA-286-P, approximately 25 km northwest of the recent Frankland-1 gas discovery.

Massambala-1, Cabinda South Block, Angola (Roc: 60% & Operator)

Road access and site preparation have been completed at the Massambala-1 location following heavy unseasonal rain during the last two weeks, which delayed construction. Massambala-1 will be drilled by the Roc Explorer drilling rig and is expected to commence within two weeks.

Refurbishment of the "Simmons 80" rig in Dubai is almost complete, and the rig is expected to be ready to commence drilling in Angola during July.

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