Falkland Islands: Ocean Guardian Drilling Rig Set at Location of Sea Lion

Rockhopper Exploration plc , the North Falkland Basin oil and gas exploration company, announces that the Ocean Guardian drilling rig is at the location of the Sea Lion 14/10-2 discovery well and that operations to carry out a flow test on the Sea Lion main and lower fans are underway.

While testing operations can be more sensitive to weather conditions than standard drilling operations, the Company anticipates that operations will be completed in approximately 30 days. A further announcement will be made on completion of operations.


Source: rockhopper, September 06, 2010;