Sonoran Energy, Inc.
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Sonoran Energy, Inc.

September 06, 2005 13:37 ET

Sonoran Energy Releases Status of Louisiana Oil Operations

PHOENIX, ARIZONA--(CCNMatthews - Sept. 6, 2005) - Sonoran Energy, Inc. (OTCBB:SNRN) has announced the results of a preliminary assessment of the Company's Louisiana oil operations in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Sonoran Energy has several wells to the west of Katrina's direct path, and reports that all of its operations, apart from sustaining heavy rain, were undamaged by the hurricane. The hurricane passed through the eastern edge of the Company's property leases, and its operations were secured and all personnel evacuated in accordance with standard safety procedures.

"Our first concern was to ensure that our people on ground were safe, and that they were able to take care of themselves and their families," said Peter Rosenthal, Sonoran Energy President and CEO. "Although transportation has been difficult, we have now managed to visit the properties and determine that we have not sustained any damage that will impact our ongoing oil operations in the area. Several roads in the area have been flooded and trees knocked over, and we are now assisting with the clean-up."

Peter Rosenthal added, "As an independent oil company with limited resources Sonoran Energy will be doing everything it can to assist the people of Louisiana in returning this important oil and gas region to pre-Katrina viability. In our judgment, the best way we can help the local economy recover is to implement our development plans as fast as possible to increase our production to its maximum capacity."

Sonoran Energy's management team also announced that the Company is contributing $10,000 to the American Red Cross to aid in Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. Management, employees and shareholders can also contribute directly through the Red Cross website at:

Sonoran Energy has an 87 percent working interest in approximately 15,000 acres in Louisiana, including 10 production wells, in the Beauregard, Vernon, Rapides and Livingston Parishes.

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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