Sonoran Energy, Inc.
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Sonoran Energy, Inc.

October 26, 2005 06:34 ET

Sonoran Energy Appoints Kamel Khalidi Exporation and New Ventures Manager, Middle East, North Africa and Caspian

AMMAN, JORDAN--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 26, 2005) - Sonoran Energy, Inc. (OTCBB:SNRN) is pleased to announce the appointment of Kamel Khalidi as the Company's Exploration and New Ventures Manager for the Middle East, North Africa and Caspian. Kamel Khalidi is a well-known Jordanian petroleum geologist with worldwide oil and gas exploration and development experience. Mr. Khalidi MSc., Petroleum Geology (Imperial College of Science & Technology, London) has a diversified background; previously he has worked for Core Labs in their Libyan & Arabian/Persian Gulf areas, with Aramco in Saudi Arabia, ADMA-OPCO in Abu Dhabi, Keplinger McCord Lewis in London, the Natural Resources Authority of Jordan (NRA), Hanbo Energy and Trans Global Petroleum in Jordan.

"We are extremely pleased that Kamel Khalidi has agreed to join the Sonoran Energy management team in the Middle East," said Peter Rosenthal, Sonoran Energy President and CEO. "Kamel has extensive working knowledge of the Azraq Block which will be extremely valuable as we move forward with the recently announced Production Sharing Agreement in Jordan."

"The Azraq Block was the first project Kamel worked on when he joined the NRA in 1986, at a time when the Hamzah field was its focal point," said Ala Nuseibeh, Sonoran Energy Executive Vice President Middle East Operations. "Kamel believes that the Block has good potential in both the Hamzah field area and for the discovery of new reserves in other sections of the block. He also believes that using present day production technology can enhance the productivity of the existing Hamzah oil field."

"I believe there is a significant opportunity to increase oil production from the Azraq area," stated Kamel Khalidi. "And the Azraq Block continues to be the area in Jordan with the greatest potential to achieve that, particularly with new exploration and extraction techniques now available to companies such as Sonoran Energy. I also agree with Sonoran Energy's initial estimates for the potential of possible reserves of oil in the Azraq Block. While there is still considerable work to be done to prove these numbers out, if all goes well, these estimates may in fact prove to have been conservative following the completion of our exploration program."

About Sonoran Energy, Inc.

Sonoran Energy, Inc. is an independent oil and gas company that is building a diversified portfolio of high value oil and gas assets in North America, the Middle East, the Caspian region and North Africa. With a presence in the Middle East, Asia, and North America, Sonoran Energy explores, develops, and enhances the performance of material and high value oil and gas opportunities, leveraging the Company's technical expertise and extensive industry and governmental connections.

This news release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those projected on the basis of such forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are made based upon management's beliefs, as well as assumptions made by, and information currently available to, management pursuant to the "safe-harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.

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