Sonde Resources Corp.

Sonde Resources Corp.

December 15, 2010 08:54 ET

Sonde Resources Corp. Announces Appointment of a New Director

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Dec. 15, 2010) - Sonde Resources Corp. ("Sonde" or the "Company") (TSX:SOQ)(NYSE Amex:SOQ) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Jack W. Schanck as a Director of Sonde.

Jack W. Schanck

Mr. Schanck has over 35 years of experience in the US, Canadian and international oil and natural gas industries, as a geologist and manager.

During the first 23 years of his career, Mr. Schanck was with Unocal and held positions of Vice President Worldwide Exploration; Group Vice President International Exploration and Production, a business with a capital budget of nearly $1 billion; and, for three years, was President of Unocal Canada. Post-Unocal, Mr. Schanck was President and Chief Executive Officer of both private and publicly held exploration and production companies including Samson Investment Company ("Samson") for five and a half years from 1999 to 2005. Under his purview, Samson was based in the US with offices in Canada, Venezuela and Russia. From 2007 to 2009, Mr. Schanck was the Managing Partner of Tecton Energy ("Tecton"), following the merger of SouthView Energy and Tecton. Prior to joining Tecton, Mr. Schanck was Chief Executive Officer of SouthView Energy, an independent oil and natural gas investment vehicle funded by Jefferies Capital Partners and Quantum Energy Partners.

Mr. Schanck takes pride in building high-performing teams. Mr. Schanck will bring to Sonde an exemplary performance record and a reputation of achievement and success in Canada, the United States and internationally

Mr. Schanck is a Director of Penwest Petroleum formally Penwest Energy Trust and, for the past eight years, has maintained a residence in Canmore, Alberta. Mr. Schanck has both Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Geology. 

Sonde Resources Corp. is a Calgary, Alberta, Canada based diversified global energy company engaged in the exploration and production of oil and natural gas and in the development of a liquefied natural gas ("LNG") project. Its operations are located in Western Canada, offshore Trinidad and Tobago and Tunisia and Libya. See Sonde Resources' website at to review further detail on Sonde Resources' operations.

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