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Monday 22 February, 2010

Desire Petroleum PLC

Liz 14/19-A Exploration Well

RNS Number : 4982H
Desire Petroleum PLC
22 February 2010

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22 February 2010




Desire Petroleum plc


("Desire" or "the Company")


Liz 14/19-A Exploration Well Spud


Desire Petroleum PLC (AIM:DES) the oil and gas exploration company wholly focussed on the North Falkland Basin, is pleased to announce that, following the arrival of the Ocean Guardian in Falklands waters on 19 February 2010,  the Liz 14 /19-A exploration well was spudded at  14.15 hours (GMT) on 22 February 2010.


The well is being drilled to an estimated target depth of circa 3,500 metres. Drilling operations are expected to take approximately 30 days and a further announcement will be made once drilling is completed.


For further information please contact:


Desire Petroleum plc

020 7436 0423

Stephen Phipps, Chairman

Dr Ian Duncan, Chief Executive Officer

Seymour Pierce Limited

020 7107 8000

Jonathan Wright

Christopher Wren

Buchanan Communications

020 7466 5000

Tim Thompson

Chris McMahon

Ben Willey


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