16 July 2015
Sound Oil plc
("Sound Oil" or the "Company")
Production Concession Award
Sound Oil, the Mediterranean focused upstream gas company is pleased to announce the award of the Casa Tonetto production concession (which includes the Nervesa discovery) from the Italian Ministry of Economic Development (the "Production Concession").
The award of the Production Concession is the final step in the permitting process to enable commercial production from the onshore well successfully drilled at the Nervesa gas discovery by Sound Oil in 2013.
Construction of production facilities is expected to commence shortly in anticipation of securing first commercial gas later this year.
James Parsons, Sound Oil's Chief Executive Officer, commented:
"First commercial gas at Nervesa will be a significant milestone for the Company and I am pleased to report that we have now finalized the associated permitting.
The Nervesa discovery is approximately 80 metres from the high and low pressure gas distribution networks. Similar to the Company's other existing onshore discoveries, Nervesa benefits from very strong gas prices. A Gas Sales Agreement with a long term partner is expected to be signed shortly."
For further information please contact:
James Parsons, Chief Executive Officer
Vigo Communications - PR Adviser
Tel: 44 (0)20 7016 9573
Smith & Williamson - Nominated Adviser
Tel: 44 (0)20 7131 4000
Peel Hunt -Broker
Tel: 44 (0)20 7418 8900