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Friday 09 September, 2005

Oil Quest Resources

Sandhills drilling update

Oil Quest Resources PLC
09 September 2005

                            Oil Quest Resources plc

                           Sandhills Drilling Update

The directors of Oil Quest Resources plc ('Oil Quest' or the 'Company') have
been advised by Northern Petroleum Plc that it has completed drilling and coring
operations on the Sandhills-2 well including the Sandhills-2Z sidetrack which
reached a Total Depth at 4,960 feet measured depth.  Oil Quest has a 7.5 per
cent. interest in these operations.

Core and electric log analyses have demonstrated that, although oil has migrated
to the Sandhills area and has been trapped there, it has suffered
bio-degradation to such an extent that it is considered not capable of economic
production even with oil saturations of up to 55 per cent.  The logs have also
been interpreted to indicate the presence of a limited quantity of gas as was
evidenced during drilling.

Following the completion of operations at Sandhills and demobilisation, Rig 28
will be moved to begin drilling the Bouldnor Copse-1 well in which Oil Quest
holds a ten per cent. interest.  This well will target an up to 300 million
barrel oil prospect in the Sherwood Sandstone with the Great Oolite as a
secondary objective.  It is noted that the Sherwood Sandstone reservoir is below
a depth at which bio-degradation would occur.

The Company remains well funded to complete its active drilling programme which
includes wells at Bouldnor Copse, Westerdale and Kirkleatham.

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)20 7601 6101
[email protected]

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