Heritage Reports Incident in Uganda

Heritage Oil confirms an incident overnight in the offshore portion of Block 3A, Uganda, in which a member of the sub-contract seismic crew was killed.

We are deeply saddened by this tragic loss of life and our sincere thoughts and wishes are with the family of the deceased and other personnel involved. A full investigation is underway and all appropriate authorities have been informed and are involved. We are co-operating fully with the investigation.

We do not anticipate that this incident will impact on the schedule for drilling of the Kingfisher-2 well. Seismic operations in Block 1 also continue unchanged.

Heritage is an international oil and gas corporation with a diversified portfolio of properties, including a producing property in the Sultanate of Oman, a development property in Russia and exploration projects in the Republic of Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The Company is also pursuing opportunities in the Kurdistan region of Iraq and in other areas of Iraq.