The BNG Contract Area is located in the west of Kazakhstan 40 kilometres southeast of Tengiz on the edge of the Mangistau Oblast, covering an area of 1,561 square kilometres of which 1,376 square kilometres has 3D seismic coverage acquired in 2009 and 2010.

Roxi has a 58.41 per cent interest in the BNG Contract Area.

Deep Well A5

Well A5, the first deep well on the BNG Contract Area, with a planned Total Depth of 4,700 meters is targeting principally the middle Carboniferous formation at 4,390 meters of the South Emba sub-basin.

Roxi is delighted to announce that oil and gas shows have been detected at a depth of 4,332 meters.

After the completion of clean-up work to deal with the oil and gas shows encountered, core samples will be taken to determine the oil bearing horizon.

Further announcements will be made in due course.


Clive Carver, Chairman commented

"We are naturally delighted with these early indications and look forward to quantifying what has been discovered in the coming days and weeks."