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Sound Energy PLC
14 May 2018

14 May 2018


Sound Energy plc

("Sound Energy" or the "Company")


Directorate Change


Sound Energy, the Moroccan focused upstream gas company, is pleased to announce the appointment of David Clarkson as a non-executive director of the Company with immediate effect.


David brings over 40 years' experience in the oil & gas industry and was formerly a member of BP's Group Leadership Team and Senior Vice President for Projects and Engineering (Upstream) at BP. In this role, he had responsibility for a functional business unit that managed a circa US$20 billion annualised capex budget and employed circa 1,500 project and engineering professionals. Throughout a 38 year career with BP, David held a variety of other senior project management and delivery roles in countries including Iraq, Indonesia, the USA and the UK. David is a non-executive director of Savannah Petroleum plc and was formerly Chief Operating Officer of Bowleven plc. David is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers.


Richard Liddell, Sound Energy's Chairman commented:


"I am delighted to welcome David to the Board of Sound Energy Plc. David has a distinguished career with a wealth of experience, capability and achievements to his credit, and he will reinforce the Board in a number of areas, but particularly in our project development and engineering capability as we approach the development of our existing Moroccan discovery."


For further information please contact:


Vigo Communications - PR Adviser

Patrick d'Ancona

Chris McMahon 

Kate Rogucheva


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 - Joint Broker

Matthew Coakes

Martin Copeland

Laura White

  Tel: 44 (0)20 7653 4000

Macquarie Capital (Europe) Limited - Joint Broker

Alex Reynolds

Nick Stamp

  Tel: 44 (0)20 3031 2000




In addition to his appointment to the Sound Energy board of directors, David Clarkson, aged 66, holds or has held the following directorships or partnerships in the past five years.



Previous (last five years)


Savannah Petroleum plc

ADergy Limited


Bowleven PLC

Bowleven Cameroon Limited

Bowleven New Ventures Limited

Bowleven (Kenya) Limited

Bowleven Resources Limited

Bowleven (Zambia) Limited

BP Iraq BV

FirstAfrica Oil Limited




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