Banda East Well on Track for Testing Offshore Mauritania

Roc Oil (Mauritania) Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of ROC, advised that since ROC's last drilling update release for the Banda East-1B appraisal well on November 19, 2008, work is in progress on completing the well in preparation for gas deliverability testing.

The Banda Oil and Gas Field is in approximately 300 meters of water depth and spans PSC Area A and PSC Area B.