Sky Petroleum Announces Executive Appointments

9/7/2005, 12:00 PM (Source: GlobeNewswire)

AUSTIN, TX -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 09/07/2005 -- Sky Petroleum, Inc. (OTC
BB: SKPI), an oil and gas exploration and development company,
announces the appointment of Jim R. Screaton as vice president,
finance and chief financial officer, and Michael D. Noonan as vice
president corporate, effective immediately.

"We are very excited to have Jim and Michael join the company and be
vital members of the leadership team of our organization," said Don
Cameron, chief executive officer of Sky Petroleum. "We believe their
solid industry experience and strong strategic capabilities will be
great assets to our team as we continue to drive towards future
success."

Screaton brings over 20 years of oil and gas experience to the
company most recently as vice president, finance and chief financial
officer of Sentra Resources Corporation, a Toronto Stock Exchange
listed company. Prior experience included Screaton holding senior
financial positions with several private and public oil and gas
companies in Calgary, including Numac Energy Inc., a public company
with operations in Canada and Africa. He was also with Ernst & Young
Chartered Accountants for over 10 years, and has his Chartered
Accountant certification. Jim is on the Board of Directors of the
Small Explorers & Producers Association of Canada (SEPAC) and serves
as co-chairman of both the Finance Committee and the Securities
Compliance Committee. Jim obtained a Bachelor of Commerce (Honors)
from Queen's University in Ontario, Canada.

Noonan has more than 15 years of investor relations, corporate
finance and corporate governance experience. Prior to joining Sky
Petroleum, Noonan served in senior positions at Integrated Electrical
Services, a $1.4 billion electrical services company and Sterling
Chemicals, a $1 billion manufacturer of commodity chemicals. Michael
received an MBA from Athabasca University in Alberta, Canada, and a
BBA from Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, Canada.

About Sky Petroleum

Sky Petroleum (OTC BB: SKPI) is an oil and gas exploration and
development company. Sky Petroleum's primary focus is to seek
opportunities where discoveries can be appraised rapidly, and
developments can be advanced either by accessing existing
infrastructure, or by applying the extensive experience of
established joint-venture partners. In addition, the company also
plans some higher risk, higher reward exploration prospects. For
additional information please visit www.skypetroleum.com

Safe Harbor

Except for historical information, the matters set forth herein,
which are forward-looking statements, involve certain risks and
uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ. Potential
risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, Sky
Petroleum's ability to raise additional capital to fund its
commitments under the Participation Agreement, the success of the
proposed infill drilling programs, Sky Petroleum's ability to access
opportunities, the contemplated continued production at the Mubarek
field, the competitive environment within the oil and gas industry,
the extent and cost effectiveness with which Sky Petroleum is able to
implement exploration and development programs in the oil and gas
industry, obtaining drilling equipment on a timely fashion, commodity
price risk, and the market acceptance and successful technical and
economic implementation of Sky Petroleum's intended plan.
Contact:
Don Cameron
403-265-3500
dcameron@skypete.com
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