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Sound Energy PLC
16 April 2019

16 April 2019


Sound Energy plc

("Sound Energy" or the "Company")


Anoual: Schlumberger Conversion to Direct Licence Position


Sound Energy, the Moroccan focused upstream gas company, is pleased to announce that the process to convert Schlumberger's existing 27.5% interest in the Anoual permits to a direct 27.5% licence position has completed following receipt of the relevant Moroccan Ministerial approvals.


The Company's unchanged interest in the Anoual permits consists of an operated 47.5% participating interest, with the remaining interests in the Anoual permits held by Schlumberger (27.5%) and Morocco's L'Office National des Hydrocarbures et des Mines (25%).


This most recent conversion concludes the process of converting Schlumberger's previously synthetic interests across the Company's Eastern Moroccan exploration portfolio to direct licence positions. Schlumberger now has a direct 27.5% licence interest in the Greater Tendrara Petroleum agreement, as previously confirmed, and the Anoual permits.


The process to convert Schlumberger's 27.5% existing interest in the Tendrara production concession, which contains the TE-5 Horst discovery, is ongoing. Further announcements will be made, as appropriate, in due course.



For further information please contact:


Vigo Communications - PR Adviser

Patrick d'Ancona

Chris McMahon 

Kate Rogucheva


Tel: 44 (0)20 7390 0230


Sound Energy

James Parsons, Chief Executive Officer 

JJ Traynor, Chief Financial 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


Tel: 44 (0)20 7653 4000

Macquarie Capital (Europe) Limited - Joint Broker

Alex Reynolds

Nick Stamp

Tel: 44 (0)20 3031 2000



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