The license has been renewed subject to a minimum work programme which includes the drilling of one exploration well and the acquisition of 80 kilometers of 2D seismic within the first two years of the five year term, and the drilling of a further exploration well before the expiry of the five year term.

The extension of license No. 235 was a condition to the offer to acquire Rift Oil by Talisman Energy Holdings Limited by way of a scheme of arrangement, announced on June 16, 2009. The first court hearing to sanction the scheme and the second court hearing to confirm the Reduction of Capital have been scheduled for August 6 and 10, 2009 respectively. It is therefore currently anticipated that, subject to court approval, the scheme will become Effective on August 10, 2009.