AGR declares first three optional wells for WilPhoenix

AGR Petroleum Services Limited has declared option wells numbered one, two and three of its contract with Awilco Drilling Limited for the Wilphoenix. These options represent the second, third and fourth wells of AGR’s multi well multi client 2011 drilling programme. The combined contract value for the declared option wells is approximately USD 22 million.

WilPhoenix is in the final stages of a substantial upgrading programme at Remontowa Shipyard in Poland and is scheduled for delivery in April 2011. WilPhoenix is one of Awilco Drilling’s two Enhanced Pacesetter semi-submersibles and is equipped for drilling in water depths up to 1200ft.

Aberdeen, 4 April 2011

For further information please contact:

Jon Oliver Bryce, CEO

Phone: +44 1224 737900

Cathrine Haavind, IR Manager

Phone: +47 93 42 84 64

This information is subject to the disclosure requirements pursuant to section 5-12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act.