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Friday 07 October, 2005

Oil Quest Resources

Drilling Update

Oil Quest Resources PLC
07 October 2005

                            Oil Quest Resources plc

                                Drilling Update

The directors of Oil Quest Resources plc ('Oil Quest') have been advised by
Northern Petroleum Plc that the Bouldnor Copse-1 exploration well on the Isle of
Wight has reached target depth and, although penetrating Sherwood Sandstones,
failed to encounter significant hydrocarbons.  The decision has been made to
plug and abandon the well.  Oil Quest had a 10 per cent. interest in this well.

David Bramhill                               Maxine Barnes/Dominic Barretto
Oil Quest Resources plc                      Bishopsgate Communications Ltd
+44 (0) 117 957 3666                         +44 (0) 20 7430 1600
[email protected]                          [email protected]

Tim Feather
Westhouse Securities LLP
+44 (0)161 838 9140
[email protected]

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