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Sound Oil PLC
13 January 2011

13 January 2011

For Immediate Release



("Sound" or the "Company")


Operations Update - Citarum Production Sharing Contract ("PSC"), Java, Indonesia


Sound has been advised by the operator of Citarum PSC that the drilling programme of three exploration commitment wells originally planned to start in March 2011 will now not commence until the third quarter of 2011.  In spite of this delay Sound is confident that the wells will be drilled within the extended first exploration period of the PSC.


Commenting on this situation Gerry Orbell, Chairman and CEO said:

"Although there will be a short delay we are very much looking forward to these Citarum wells. They will explore significant prospective resources in a new play in a well- established area of oil and gas production."

Sound Oil plc is a 20% shareholder (through its wholly owned subsidiary Mitra Energia Citarum Limited) in the Citarum PSC.


For further enquiries please contact:


Sound Oil plc

07903 861 145

Gerry Orbell - Chairman



Sarah Wharry/Christopher Raggett  - Corporate Finance

Tom Jenkins/Joanna Weaving - Corporate Broking


Buchanan Communications



020 7600 1658




020 7466 5000

Tim Thompson

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