Serica Indonesian Operations Update

    LONDON, Nov. 21 /CNW/ - Serica Energy plc (AIM & TSX-V: SQZ) is pleased
to announce that the Global Santa Fe 136 jack-up drilling rig has completed
its current operations and is now being prepared for mobilisation to Serica's
Biliton PSC in the Java Sea, Indonesia, where it will drill two exploration
    It is expected that the first well, the Batara Ismaya North No. 1, will
be spudded at the start of December 2007 and, later that month, the rig will
spud the second Biliton well, Batara Indra North No. 1. Serica has a 45%
interest in the Biliton PSC and is the operator. The majority of Serica's
costs for these two wells are being carried by a farminee.

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For further information: Serica Energy plc: Paul Ellis, Chief Executive
Officer,, +44 (0)20 7487 7300; Chris Hearne,
Finance Director,, +44 (0)20 7487 7300;
JPMorgan Cazenove: Steve Baldwin,, +44
(0)20 7588 2828; Tristone Capital Limited: Majid Shafiq,, +44 (0)20 7355 5872; Pelham Public Relations -
UK: James Henderson,, +44 (0)20 7743 6673;
Alisdair Haythornthwaite,, +44 (0)20
7743 6676; CHF Investor Relations - Canada: Cathy Hume, CEO,,
(416) 868-1079 x231; Sarah Gingerich, IR Associate,, (416)
868-1079 x238

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