Bengal Waiting on Government Approval to Reprocess Schwarzer 3D Seismic

Bengal and its partners are awaiting government approval to proceed with the reprocessing of data from the Schwarzer 3D seismic survey, completed in the third quarter of 2007, in preparation for determining a follow-up drill location.

Bengal owns a 10 percent interest in the Katandra and Marshall-Withers prospects on the AC/P 24 license with OMV Australia Ltd. The license covers 329 square kilometers (81,300 acres).  AC/P 24 is located offshore Australia in the Timor Sea Vulcan Sub-Basin.