Former Amerada Hess Exploration Manager Joins Sonoran Energy

Sonoran Energy President and CEO Peter Ostenfeld-Rosenthal announced that the Company has appointed former Amerada Hess Exploration Manager David Mackertich as Sonoran's Middle East Exploration Manager. Mackertich worked with Amerada Hess Corporation (NYSE:AHC) for over 12 years as an Exploration Manager in Asia, Staff Geologist and Senior Geologist. He was most recently responsible for identifying and evaluating new venture opportunities in Asia and the Middle East as an Explorer with Amerada Hess' Global New Ventures Group from September 2002 to December 2003. In this capacity he provided technical evaluation expertise including evaluation, commercial and risk assessment and liaison with potential partners, service companies and government representatives. Prior to joining Amerada Hess, he worked with the British Geological Survey in Scotland.

Peter Ostenfeld-Rosenthal also announced that Claus Moller will be joining the Company's Board of Directors. Claus Moller is the founder and former Chairman of TMI (Time Manager International), one of the world's largest management training consultancies. He has recently set up a new consultancy, Claus Moller Consulting, to capitalize on new global opportunities. He divides his time between developing new management concepts, writing business books, and running executive education programs for board level managers. He is also an internationally renowned keynote speaker and executive coach and mentor. During the more than 3 decades in which he has been a global consultant he has advised numerous corporations and governments including Amerada Hess, American Express, Avis, Ford, GM, HP, IBM, Mars, Merck, Royal Bank of Canada, Shell, and Toyota. Claus Moller is also the best-selling author of several books including "A Complaint Is a Gift: Using Customer Feedback as a Strategic Tool" and "Putting People First."

"We are extremely pleased to have these two exceptionally qualified individuals assisting Sonoran during its growth phase," said Sonoran Energy President and CEO Peter Ostenfeld-Rosenthal. "David Mackertich has extensive knowledge of the oil fields in the Middle East including those in Iraq and Iran which will be extremely valuable as the Company moves forward with its opportunities in that region. Claus Moller brings extensive leadership experience to Sonoran having worked with some of the largest and most successful companies in the world."