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Colombian Update

Gulfsands Petroleum plc (“Gulfsands” or the “Company“), the oil and gas company with assets in Syria and Colombia, is pleased to provide an update on its Putumayo 14 licence (“PUT-14”) in Colombia

The Company today announces that it has completed a Farmout Agreement with Amerisur Exploracion Colombia Limitada, a subsidiary of Amerisur Resources plc (“Amerisur”), for its PUT-14 licence. Under the deal, Amerisur and Gulfsands will apply to Agencia Nacional de Hidrocarburos (“ANH”) to transfer Gulfsands’ entire participating interest and Operatorship of the PUT-14 licence to Amerisur.

During the interim period, prior to receiving ANH approval, Gulfsands will remain Operator but will function under a joint operating arrangement with Amerisur. Gulfsands has made a capped contribution to the short-term costs of the business and, on transfer of Operatorship, will transfer the Letter of Credit, which secures the PUT-14 licence with ANH, to Amerisur.

John Bell said, “We are delighted to have completed this transaction which allows us to further focus our management attention and bandwidth on our core business in the Levant region.”

For further information, please refer to the Company’s website at or contact:

Gulfsands Petroleum Plc                     +44 (0)20 7841 2727
John Bell, Managing Director
Andrew Morris, Finance Director
James Ede-Golightly, Non-Executive Chairman

Camarco                     +44 (0)20 3757 4983
Billy Clegg / Owen Roberts

Certain statements included herein constitute “forward-looking statements” concerning the Company within the meaning of applicable securities legislation. These forward-looking statements are based on certain assumptions made by Gulfsands and as such are not a guarantee of future performance. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements. Many of these risks and uncertainties relate to factors that are beyond Gulfsands’ ability to control or estimate precisely, such as general economic and market conditions in various countries and regions, political risks, environmental and physical risks, legislative, fiscal and regulatory developments, drilling and production results, reserves estimates, changes in demand for Gulfsands’ products, increased costs of production or price fluctuations in crude oil and natural gas. Gulfsands cannot give any assurance that such forward-looking statements will prove to be correct. Gulfsands does not undertake any obligation to update or revise publicly any forward-looking statements set out herein, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable laws.

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