Announces sponsorship of The Premier Somali Oil & Gas Summit

18 September 2013

Soma Oil & Gas Exploration Limited, a company founded to pursue oil and gas exploration opportunities in Somalia, is pleased to announce its sponsorship of the Premier Somali Oil and Gas Summit taking place at the Royal Garden Hotel, London on the 7th October 2013.

Following its agreement with the Government of the Federal Republic of Somalia to assist in the development of the countrys hydrocarbons sector, Soma Oil & Gas is delighted to join the Government of Somalia in presenting the opportunities for operators and investors to pursue in Somalia.

Robert Sheppard, CEO of Soma Oil & Gas, said:

We are delighted to be sponsoring The Premier Somali Oil & Gas Summit as we continue to work side by side with the Somali Government to help develop the oil & gas sector in Somalia. This is a perfect opportunity to showcase the countrys hydrocarbon potential, especially given the most recent world class oil and gas discoveries throughout East Africa.


Notes to Editors

Soma Oil & Gas was founded earlier this year expressly with a view to exploring in Somalia. Chief Executive, Robert Sheppard, a former senior executive of BP, Amoco and Sidanco, with over 40 years experience in the industry, joined the Company in May. Lord Howard of Lympne, former British Home Secretary and Leader of the Conservative Party, is the Companys Chairman.

For further information, please contact:


FTI Consulting

Ben Brewerton, Oliver Winters, Sara Powell +44 (0) 207 831 3113

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