Global Santa Fe Arctic III to Begin North Sea Drilling Late January

Gulf Shores (UK) Limited has been advised by Petro-Canada UK Limited, the Operator of the North Sea 15/18a-Maria project, that the Global SantaFe Arctic III semi-submersible rig is expected to commence drilling operations by January 20, 2008.

Gulf Shores will pay 11.11% of the cost to drill and, if required, conduct DST operations to earn an 8.33% interest in Licence P 233, Block 15/18a. The Company has identified three additional prospects/leads in the block that require new 3D seismic to mature to drill ready status.

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