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Sound Energy PLC
08 March 2017

8 March 2017


Sound Energy plc

("Sound Energy" or the "Company")


Badile: Drilling Commences


Sound Energy, the African and European focused upstream gas company, is pleased to confirm that drilling of the Badile exploration well, onshore Italy, commenced on 7 March 2017.


The Badile well site is located in Northern Italy, some 15 kilometres to the south of Milan and the exploration well will test the hydrocarbon potential of the Conchodon Dolomite reservoir of Lower Jurassic-Triassic age.


The well is planned to be drilled and logged to a total depth of 4,445m (4,378m total vertical depth) with drilling and logging expected to take approximately 100 days.  Assuming gas is encountered, a further 25 days will be required for the completion and testing phase. 


The Company looks forward to updating shareholders on achievement of each of the four casing points, being:  an 18 5/8" casing at a measured depth ("MD") of approximately 500m, a 16" casing at an MD of approximately 1,400m, a 13 3/8" casing at an MD of approximately 2,600m and a 9 5/8" casing at an MD of approximately 3,513m, and at the last open hole section to the total depth of 4,445m.




For further information please contact:

Vigo Communications - PR Adviser

Patrick d'Ancona

Chris McMahon

Alexandra Roper


Tel: 44 (0)20 7830 9700

Sound Energy

James Parsons, Chief Executive Officer 




Smith & Williamson - Nominated Adviser

Azhic Basirov

David Jones

Ben Jeynes  


Tel: 44 (0)20 7131 4000

RBC Capital Markets - Broker

Matthew Coakes

Martin Copeland

Laura White


Tel: 44 (0)20 7653 4000

The information contained in this announcement has been reviewed by Sound Energy's Executive Vice President, Brian Mitchener, a chartered petroleum geologist.

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