Dragon Oil Provides Drilling Update on Production

Highlights on drilling updates by Dragon Oil Plc include Dragon Oil's development well Dzheitune (Lam) A/127 yields a rate of 1,852 barrels of oil per day ('bopd') on the short string and a rate of 1,822 bopd on the long string. Also, scheduled completion of wells Dzheitune (Lam) 22/128 and Dzheitune (Lam) A/129 expected in July and August 2008 respectively.

Executive Chairman of Dragon Oil, Hussain M. Sultan, stated, 'I am pleased to announce the successful completion and initial testing of the Dzheitune (Lam) A/127 development well, drilled from the Dzheitune (Lam) A platform using the Iran Khazar jack-up rig. This is the fourth well we have completed this year which is on schedule and in line with Dragon Oil's target to drill up to 8 wells by the end of 2008."

The Iran Khazar rig has completed initial testing of the Dzheitune (Lam) A/127 well on schedule, which was drilled to a depth of 3,627 metres. Initial testing is completed and the well tested at an initial combined flow rate of 3,674 bopd from the short and long strings on 20/64ths choke. Testing of the individual short and long strings resulted in production rates of 1,852 bopd and 1,822 bopd respectively. Further testing and optimisation is scheduled to take place over the coming weeks.

The CIS-1 rig has commenced drilling on the 8.5 hole section of the Dzheitune (Lam) 22/128 well and it is expected that the well will be completed in July 2008.

The Iran Khazar rig has since skidded to slot 2 on the Dzheitune (Lam) A platform and will spud a further development well, Dzheitune (Lam) A/129 shortly. The new development well has a target depth of 4,212 metres and is expected to come on production in August 2008.