SWE Announcement: April 8, 2013

SouthWest Energy releases CPR, 8th April 2013

London and Addis Ababa, 08 April 2013 - SouthWest Energy (HK) Ltd is pleased to announce the results of the Competent Persons Report (CPR) prepared by independent consultant Senergy (GB) Limited (Senergy) for the company’s Gambella basin block(s) (extension of the high producing Melut basin in South Sudan) and blocks 9A, 9 and 13 in the Jijiga basin (subset of Ogaden basin in Ethiopia).

The Chairman and CEO of SouthWest Energy, Mr. Tewodros Ashenafi commented: “I am very pleased to announce the result of the CPR by Senergy, which I consider a significant step forward for our company and a strong validation of our work to date. “The report confirms what we have always believed; our blocks have strong oil potential. Our work now turns to the next phase of exploration, to further refine the seismic data set and look towards our well programme, which we hope to commence later this year.”



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