14 May 2018
Sound Energy plc
("Sound Energy" or the "Company")
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
Tel: 44 (0)20 7830 9700
James Parsons, Chief Executive Officer
Smith & Williamson - Nominated Adviser
Tel: 44 (0)20 7131 4000
RBC Capital Markets - Joint Broker
Tel: 44 (0)20 7653 4000
Macquarie Capital (Europe) Limited - Joint Broker
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
Bowleven Cameroon Limited
Bowleven New Ventures Limited
Bowleven (Kenya) Limited
Bowleven Resources Limited
Bowleven (Zambia) Limited
BP Iraq BV
FirstAfrica Oil Limited