PC Mauritania Suspends Banda East-1B Well

Roc Oil (Mauritania) Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of ROC, has advised that since ROC's last drilling update release for the Banda East-1B appraisal well on November 26, 2008, work is in progress to suspend the well. Due to operational difficulties, gas deliverability testing of the Banda East-1B well will not take place during this drilling campaign.

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