Toreador Spuds La Garenne Well in Paris Basin

Toreador announced that on November 12, 2009, it successfully commenced drilling the La Garenne LGA-1D conventional exploration well, which is located on the 100% owned Rigny le Ferron permit in the Paris Basin in France. The MR7500 rig, contracted through Compagnie Forage Cofor S.A.S., will drill to a total depth of approximately 1,550 meters MD (5,085 feet MD); total drilling time will be approximately 20 days. The geologic targets of the well are two reservoirs within the middle Jurassic Dogger formation. Current operations on the rig include preparations to drill out of the 9-5/8” casing set at 268 meters MD (879 feet MD).