Serica appoints new non-executive director



    LONDON, June 21 /CNW/ - Serica Energy (UK) Limited ("Serica") is pleased
to announce that Ian Vann is joining the Board as a non-executive director
with effect from 1st July, 2007.
    Ian Vann was employed by BP from 1976. He was appointed Chief Geologist
of the BP group in 1988, followed by posts as General Manager International
Exploration and General Manager Africa, before returning to global exploration
as Technology Vice President Exploration in 1996. Ian was appointed to the
executive leadership team of the Exploration & Production Division of BP in
2001 initially as Group Vice President, Technology and then as Group Vice
President, Exploration and Business Development in 2004. Under a number of
different job titles Ian Vann directed and led BP's global exploration efforts
from 1996 until his recent retirement in January 2007.
    Ian is an active member of a number of professional associations
including the Geological Society, the American Association of Petroleum
Geologists, the Society of Exploration Geophysicists, the European Association
of Geoscientists and Engineers and the Institute of Directors.

    Tony Craven Walker, Chairman, said that,

    "Ian's experience in the international oil and gas exploration business
    over the past 30 years will bring considerable benefit to the Board of
    Serica as the Company continues to build on the exploration success that
    it has seen in the North Sea and Indonesia. Our objectives are to bring
    the benefits of that success back to shareholders and to lay the
    foundations for future growth. We are delighted that Ian has accepted our
    invitation to join the Board and look forward to working with him
    immensely."

    Background Notes:

    Serica Energy plc is an international oil and gas exploration company
with operations in the UK, Norway, Spain, Ireland, Indonesia and Vietnam. It
is currently developing a gas-condensate field in Indonesia (the Kambuna
field) and appraising a gas-condensate discovery in the UK North Sea (the
Columbus field).
    The Company's ordinary shares are listed in London on AIM and on the
Canadian TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "SQZ". The 2006 Annual Report
and Accounts can be obtained from the Company's web-site www.serica-energy.com
and at www.sedar.com.

    Forward Looking Statements

    This disclosure contains certain forward looking statements that involve
substantial known and unknown risks and uncertainties, some of which are
beyond Serica Energy plc's control, including: the impact of general economic
conditions where Serica Energy plc operates, industry conditions, changes in
laws and regulations including the adoption of new environmental laws and
regulations and changes in how they are interpreted and enforced, increased
competition, the lack of availability of qualified personnel or management,
fluctuations in foreign exchange or interest rates, stock market volatility
and market valuations of companies with respect to announced transactions and
the final valuations thereof, and obtaining required approvals of regulatory
authorities. Serica Energy plc's actual results, performance or achievement
could differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, these forward
looking statements and, accordingly, no assurances can be given that any of
the events anticipated by the forward looking statements will transpire or
occur, or if any of them do so, what benefits, including the amount of
proceeds, that Serica Energy plc will derive therefrom.

    
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For further information:

For further information: Enquiries: Serica Energy plc - Paul Ellis,
Chief Executive Officer, paul.ellis@serica-energy.com, +44 (0)20 7487 7300;
Chris Hearne, Finance Director, chearne@serica-energy.com, +44 (0)20 7487
7300; JPMorgan Cazenove - Steve Baldwin, steve.baldwin@jpmorgancazenove.com,
+44 (0)20 7588 2828; Pelham Public Relations-UK - James Henderson,
james.henderson@pelhampr.com, +44 (0)20 7743 6673; Alisdair Haythornthwaite,
alisdair.haythornthwaite@pelhampr.com, +44 (0)20 7743 6676; CHF - Canada - Jan
Moir, jan@chfir.com, (416) 868-1079; Kelly Cody, kelly@chfir.com, (416) 868
1079

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