Dragon Oil Tests Dzheitune (Lam) 13/140 Development Well

Dragon Oil has announced the completion and initial testing of the Dzheitune (Lam) 13/140 development well. The well was drilled to a depth of 3,320 meters by Rig 40 in a single completion. The initial tested rate was 1,317 bopd with further testing and optimization scheduled to take place over the coming weeks. Rig 40 has skidded to Slot 4 on the Dzheitune (Lam) 13 platform to commence drilling the Dzheitune (Lam) 13/143 well.

Dr. Abdul Jaleel Al Khalifa, Chief Executive Officer, commented, "I am pleased to report that we have completed eight wells this year and have set the stage for the drilling program in 2010, having installed a new platform, the Dzheitune (Lam) B, and secured three full-time rigs, along with the Astra jackup rig on a short-term basis."