Hyperdynamics Corporation has selected AGR Peak Well Management to manage its exploration drilling project, which is located offshore the Republic of Guinea.

AGR will provide well construction project management services including logistics, tendering for materials and services, and overall management responsibilities for the drilling programme.

Initial exploration drilling is due to begin in the fourth quarter of 2011.

AGR was selected following a competitive technical and commercial review.

Hyperdynamics president and CEO Ray Leonard said that AGR was chosen because of its extensive experience in West Africa.