Sky Petroleum Announces Four Appointments to the Board of Directors

11/16/2005, 10:00 AM (Source: GlobeNewswire)
Brent Kinney, Ian Baron, Peter Cockcroft and Michael Noonan Added to Board

AUSTIN, TX -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 11/16/2005 -- Sky Petroleum, Inc. (OTC
BB: SKPI), an oil and gas exploration company, today announced the
appointment of Brent D. Kinney, Ian R. Baron, Peter J. Cockcroft and
Michael D. Noonan to the Board of Directors of the company. All four
were appointed by the Board to fill certain vacancies and will be
included with management's proposed directors for election at the
company's next annual meeting.

"All of these individuals are strong additions to our Board and we
are proud and fortunate to have them serve," said Daniel Meyer,
president at Sky Petroleum. "Brent's international petroleum
knowledge and Ian's extensive managerial and executive experience in
the Middle East are excellent attributes. In addition, Peter's
insights and vast experience with international energy businesses and
Michael's significant understanding of US corporate governance and
finance issues will be of great value to Sky and our Board."

Kinney, who was recently appointed as chief executive officer of Sky
Petroleum, is an international petroleum lawyer based in Dubai,
United Arab Emirates and has more than 20 years experience
representing both government and private sector clients throughout
the world. Prior to leaving Canada in 1990 he was a partner in one of
Alberta's leading energy law firms. Kinney has represented a wide
variety of clients including foreign governments, international oil
ventures and numerous publicly listed companies. He is currently a
director on two multi-billion dollar international petroleum
companies, Husky Energy Inc. and Dragon Oil plc. as well as Western
Silver Corporation, a mineral exploration company.

Baron is a founding partner in ESG Dubai, a firm providing management
advisory services to the oil & gas industry. Since 2002 he has
advised clients in the acquisition and operation of projects in
several countries including Kazakhstan, Russia, Iran, Syria,
Philippines, Azerbaijan, Kuwait, and Turkey. Prior experience
included Dragon Oil plc where he was the chief executive officer and
Conoco Inc. where he was vice president and general manager in the
Middle East based in Dubai, UAE and was a Middle East expert for
Conoco out of Houston, Texas, USA.

Cockcroft has a proven track record for successfully managing
international energy businesses in various countries, which includes
entrepreneurial project identification, management and
implementation, including financing, both in the petroleum and power
sector. His international experience is extensive, and he has been a
resident country manager in six different countries for various oil
and gas companies, ranging from majors to independents. He has a
reputation for having extremely high-level contacts in the Asian
region, and is often consulted by host governments on international
negotiations and energy policy. Peter is an independent director with
Baraka Petroleum Limited and Australian Oil Company.

Most recently Noonan was appointed vice president corporate of Sky
Petroleum earlier this year. 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, an electrical services
company and Sterling Chemicals Inc., a manufacturer of commodity
chemicals.

About Sky Petroleum

Sky Petroleum is an oil and gas exploration and development company
pursuing opportunities in the global oil and gas industry. Sky
Petroleum's primary focus is to seek prospects 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. For additional
information please visit www.skypetroleum.com
Contact:
Michael Noonan
512-437-2582
mnoonan@skypete.com
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