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Sound Oil PLC
17 May 2011

For immediate release                                                                                                          17 May 2011



("Sound Oil" or "the Company"")


Operations Update on Marciano-1ST Well



Further to the announcement on 16 March 2011, the directors of the Company (the "Directors") are pleased to announce that the Company has today received all permissions required from the relevant authorities to undertake the planned completion operation of the Marciano-1ST well, located on its Fonte San Damiano Concession.  The drilling rig, and other necessary services, will now be mobilised in order to commence operations.

Apennine Energy holds a 99% working interest in the Fonte San Damiano concession located in Basilicata which contains the Marciano discovery.


For further information please contact:


Sound Oil

Gerald Orbell, Chief Executive

Tony Heath, Finance Director


Tel: 44 (0)1372 371010

Tel: 44 (0)1372 371010



Buchanan Communications

Tim Thompson

Ben Romney                                                                       

Tel: 44 (0)207 466 5000






Sarah Wharry

Henrik Persson

Tel:  44 (0)207 600 1658



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