Tortola, British Virgin Islands: Orca Exploration Group Inc (“Orca Exploration”) has suspended operations on the SS-10 development well due to equipment problems with the rig that have impeded drilling progress.

The well has been drilled to a measured depth of 1,689 meters and will now be secured at a depth of 1,074 meters while rig repairs are carried out. The drilling has shown the subsurface geology to be as expected.

The drilling of the well will resume as soon as the repairs are completed and the other drilling contractors are remobilised. The delay has no impact on Orca’s ongoing operations in Tanzania and the expected production from the SS-10 well is not required before mid 2008.

For further information please contact:

Nigel A Friend, CFO
+255 (0)22 2138737

Peter Clutterbuck, President and CEO
+255 (0)22 2138737