Drilling Status, Nabrajah # 9

The significance of these oil shows will be evaluated with a comprehensive wireline logging program and production testing once the well has reached the total depth.
 
Nabrajah # 9 is located 2.7 km north west of the Basement oil discovery well, Nabrajah # 5. The objective of Nabrajah # 9 is to appraise the Basement oil accumulation and to provide oil production from the fractured Basement reservoir.
 
The participants in Nabrajah # 9 are:
 
DNO ASA:                              56.67 % (Operator)
Oil Search (Yemen) Limited: 28.33 %
The Yemen Company:           15.00 % (carried)
 
 
DNO ASA

29 December 2005

Contact:

Helge Eide
Managing Director.

Telephone: (+47) 55 22 47 00 / (+47) 23 23 84 80