Serica announces Tuong VI-1X exploration well results

    LONDON, June 26 /CNW/ - Serica Energy plc ("Serica" or the "Company")
announces that the exploration well 06/94-TV-1X (Tuong Vi-1X) offshore Vietnam
has reached a target depth of 2,700 metres.
    The primary target of the well was the oil potential of the Mio-Oligocene
Dua and Cau Formation sandstones. Wireline logs acquired to date indicate that
no significant hydrocarbons are present in good quality sands in the objective
section. The well is being plugged and abandoned.
    The well was drilled using Diamond Offshore's semi-submersible rig, the
Ocean General.
    Serica has a 10% carried interest in the 06/94 Production Sharing
    Serica CEO Paul Ellis said: "Although it is disappointing that our first
well in Vietnam did not encounter commercial hydrocarbons, we are encouraged
that a new oil play in the south-eastern part of Block 06/94 has been opened
up by the oil discovery announced this week by Premier Oil in Block 07/03, 25
kilometres to the south of Block 06/94."

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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: Enquiries: Serica Energy plc: Paul Ellis, CEO,, +44 (0)20 7487 7300; Chris Hearne, CFO,, +44 (0)20 7487 7300; JPMorgan Cazenove: Steve
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