Officer Basin Energy, an Australian subsidiary of Rodinia Oil, has signed an agreement with Ensign Australia to engage Ensign's Rig 16 for carrying out its initial six well drilling program.

Rodinia’s drilling program will initially test six separate large structural targets in the Officer Basin in South Australia.

Rodinia’s contract with Ensign includes four firm wells with the option to extend the contract to drill four additional wells (eight total) with Rig 16 as part of this program.

The company expects drilling to begin in February 2011.

Rodinia plans on initially drilling six wells to an average depth of 3,000m in Petroleum Exploration Licenses 81 and 253 in the Officer Basin in South Australia.

These wells will test prospects identified in Rodinia’s Phase I and Phase II seismic programs acquired between 2007 and 2009.