Turkmenistan: Dragon Oil Spuds Dzheitune (Lam) Development Well 13/160

Dragon Oil plc, an international oil and gas exploration and production company, announces that the Group has recently refitted the previously stacked Rig 40 and commenced drilling on the Dzheitune (Lam) 13 platform.

The rig has spudded the Dzheitune (Lam) development well 13/160, the first of four wells planned to be drilled from this platform. Two wells and one sidetrack are expected to be completed by the end of 2011 with the remaining two wells and another sidetrack to be completed in 2012. Later, the Rig 40 will be stacked pending consideration of options for its further use.

About Dragon Oil

Dragon Oil plc is an international oil and gas development and production company, quoted on the London and Irish Stock exchanges . Its principal producing asset is in the Cheleken Contract Area, in the eastern section of the Caspian Sea, offshore Turkmenistan.

Dragon Oil (Turkmenistan) Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Dragon Oil plc, holds 100% interest in and is the operator of the Production Sharing Agreement for the Cheleken Contract Area. The operational focus is on the re-development of two oil-producing fields, Dzheitune (Lam) and Dzhygalybeg (Zhdanov).

Source: DragonOil, July 13, 2011;

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