Roc Oil stated that the Lilac-1 exploration well encountered sands with weak gas shows and fluorescence. However, preliminary interpretation of the mud log, logging while drilling and drill data indicates that the primary reservoir is water bearing.

A final analysis will reportedly be made once wireline logging is completed. The well is expected to be plugged and abandoned.

Roc Oil said that the forward program for the WilCraft jack-up drilling rig is to move to the second well of the current program, Frankland-2.

This well will test a structure about one kilometer northeast of Frankland-1 which discovered gas in 2007. Frankland-2 is expected to be completed by the end of February 2008.