Roc Spuds MAW-1 at Cabinda Block Onshore Angola

Roc Oil (Cabinda) Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of ROC, has advised that the MAW-1 appraisal well commenced drilling at 1900 hours (local time) on September 16, 2008.

MAW-1 is the first appraisal well in relation to the Massambala heavy oil discovery.

Consistent with ROC's established practice regarding its Angolan drilling activity, the Company will only issue public statements at the beginning and end of each drilling operation after the relevant information has been collected and carefully analyzed.

Participating Interests in the Cabinda South Block are:

  • Roc Group Companies, 60%
  • Force Petroleum Limited, 20%
  • Sonangol P&P S.A., 20%