Dominion Gets Green Light to Drill Uganda Wildcat

Dominion has received its drilling permit for the Ngaji-1 well on Exploration Area Block 4B (EA4B), Dominion's first exploration well in Uganda and the first ever to be drilled in the Lake Edward basin. The permit was issued by Uganda's Department of Petroleum Exploration and Production.

Dominion's team in Uganda is implementing a comprehensive program, as outlined in the application and environmental impact assessment, to address all social and environmental matters associated with the drilling of the well, expected to commence in June.

Andrew Cochran, Chief Executive of Dominion Petroleum, commented, "We are very pleased to have received our formal drilling permit from the Government of Uganda in such a timely fashion. We will be working very closely with them to ensure that any impact on the local environment and community is minimized. We take our social and environmental responsibilities in Uganda extremely seriously and have already made considerable efforts to contribute to the local community, while planning even more still. We view the issue of this permit by the Government as a validation of our efforts to date. With preparations well under way, we are now moving rapidly towards initial drilling in June and possibly more seismic to follow later in the year."

In the Official Drilling Permit, Ernest Rubondo, Ag.Commissioner for the Department of Petroleum Exploration and Production, said, "Having reviewed Dominion's application for consent to drill the Ngaji-1 well, we are satisfied it addresses the requirements for issuance of consent. We therefore have no objection to Dominion’s drilling of the well and wish them every success."