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Tuesday 21 February, 2006

Hardman Resources Ld

Drilling Report

Hardman Resources Limited
21 February 2006

STOCK EXCHANGE / MEDIA RELEASE

RELEASE DATE:         21 February 2006

AUSTRALIAN CONTACT:   Simon Potter
                      Hardman Resources Ltd
                      +61 8 9261 7600

LONDON CONTACT:       Patrick Handley
                      Brunswick Group
                      +44 207 404 5959

RE:                   HARDMAN DRILLING PROGRAMME WEEKLY PROGRESS REPORT

Hardman Resources Limited ('Hardman') provides the following progress report on
its drilling activities:

                       Uganda: Block 2 - Waraga-1 Wildcat

Since the last report on 14 February, the Waraga-1 well has set 13 3/8 inch
casing at 117 metres and drilled ahead in 12 1/4 inch hole.  Current operation
at midnight 20 February is drilling ahead at 748mRT prior to running wireline
logs, setting 10 3/4 inch casing and drilling ahead in 9 7/8 inch hole to total
depth.

Waraga-1 has a planned total depth of approximately 1,850 metres and is located
19 kilometres to the northeast of the recently drilled Mputa-1 oil discovery
well and 41 kilometres southwest of the Butiaba Waki-1 well (drilled in 1938).
Waraga-1 will test a structural prospect with identical geological targets to
the oil bearing reservoirs seen at Mputa-1.  The Waraga prospect was defined by
the 2005 onshore seismic survey and the geological risk has been significantly
reduced by the success of Mputa-1.

Times and dates for Ugandan wells refer to UTC/GMT +3 hours (Uganda time), 5
hours behind Western Standard Time, Perth. All reported depths are referenced to
the rig rotary table (RT). Hydrocarbon shows will be only be reported after all
required logs have been run and evaluated, although Hardman will release weekly
updates on the exploration drilling campaign.

Equities in Block 2 are:
                                                   Block 2
Hardman Petroleum Africa Pty Ltd (Operator)        50.0%
Tullow Oil                                         50.0%


SIMON POTTER
MANAGING DIRECTOR


Note: In accordance with Australian Stock Exchange Limited listing requirements,
the geological information supplied in this report has been based on information
provided by geologists who have had in excess of five years experience in their
field of activity.



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