Hardy Oil & Gas Appoints New Finance Director

Hardy Oil and Gas has appointed Dinesh Dattani, FCA, as Finance Director with effect from July 1, 2007.

Mr. Dattani (57) is a Chartered Accountant with over 28 years of both industry and corporate experience principally with upstream oil and gas companies in Canada many of which are have had significant overseas operations. Prior to joining Hardy, Mr. Dattani has served in senior finance capacities with companies including Canoro Resources Ltd., Bow Valley Energy Ltd., Sherritt International Corporation, and Home Oil Company Ltd. all of which are / were listed in either Canada and / or the United States.

Mr. Dattani joins Chief Executive, Mr. Sastry Karra and Mr. Yogeshwar Sharma as part of Hardy's executive team.

Hardy is also pleased to announce that following the appointment of Mr. Sharma as President and CEO of Hardy's wholly owned subsidiary Hardy Exploration & Production (India) Inc, in April 2007, Mr. Sharma has been appointed Group Chief Operating Officer and will be responsible for all the operations of the Hardy Group.

Commenting on Mr. Dattani's appointment Mr. E. P. Mortimer, Chairman of Hardy said:

"We are delighted to welcome Dinesh to the Group, he joins us at an exciting time in our development. His extensive experience in all aspects of financial management will be invaluable as Hardy continues to expand its exploration and production programs and grows its asset base in India and Nigeria"