Sonoro Strengthens Development, Operations Team

Sonoro announced the appointment of four new accomplished executives. These new executives will become a core part of Sonoro's management team carrying forward the Company's strategy to pursue and develop heavy oil resources utilizing its technology and experience in the Middle East and internationally.

Dick ter Avest will become Sonoro's Chief Operating Officer. He has twenty years of international oil and gas experience, of which 14 years where spent with Shell in several senior management roles in the Middle East, Europe and Asia Pacific.

Robin Hamersma will become Sonoro's Chief Business Development Officer. Mr. Hamersma has over twenty years of international oil and gas experience in technical, procurement, petroleum economics, commercial and leadership positions.

Robert Sandor will become Sonoro's Chief Development Officer. Mr. Sandor is an E&P professional with twenty years experience in technical, commercial and managerial positions with Shell, working in Europe, Asia and West Africa.

Quinton Rafuse will become Sonoro's Chief of Exploration. Mr. Rafuse is a professional geologist with over ten years of experience in the oil and gas industry in various technical and leadership roles.

Richard Wadsworth commented, "In the pursuit of our strategy to capture and apply our technology to heavy oil resource plays in the Middle East, I am very pleased to have expanded our team to include these outstanding individuals with their experience and track records which will enable Sonoro to execute the delivery of projects as they are acquired."

Mr. ter Avest, Mr. Hamersma and Mr. Sandor will be located in the Netherlands at the Company's newly established wholly-owned subsidiary, Sonoro Energy Holdings International B.V. This will facilitate the execution of the Company's existing projects in Albania and future projects being pursued in the Middle East, Europe and internationally. Mr. Rafuse will be located at Sonoro's head office in Calgary, Alberta.


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