Sky Petroleum Appoints Nigel R. McCue to the Board of Directors

6/1/2006, 12:14 AM (Source: GlobeNewswire)
Experienced Oil and Gas Executive Added to Board

AUSTIN, TX -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 05/31/06 -- Sky Petroleum, Inc.
(OTCBB: SKPI), an oil and gas company with a development project in
the United Arab Emirates, is pleased to announce the appointment of
Nigel R. McCue to the Board of Directors of the company. Mr. McCue
was appointed by the Board to fill a vacancy and will be included
with management's proposed directors for election at the company's
next annual meeting on June 26, 2006.

"We would like to welcome Nigel to Sky and believe he will make an
excellent addition to our Board," said Brent Kinney, chief executive
officer at Sky Petroleum. "Nigel's extensive international petroleum
experience and financial acumen will be of great value to Sky and our
Board."

Mr. McCue has thirty years experience in the upstream sector of the
petroleum industry. Nigel is a Director and Chief Executive Officer
of Nemmoco Petroleum Limited, a private exploration and production
company with interests located principally in Central and Eastern
Europe. Prior to this he was a director and Chief Financial Officer
of Lundin Oil Plc., a company with interests in over twenty countries
with specific experience in mergers & acquisition, equity, corporate
and project debt finance, and stock exchange listings. Nigel has
also held various positions with Chevron Overseas Inc. and Gulf Oil
Corporation. McCue is a Non-Executive Director of Dragon Oil Plc and
is chairman of its audit committee and a member of the remuneration
and nomination committees. Nigel is also a Director of Proprietary
Industries Inc. a company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

About Sky Petroleum

Sky Petroleum (OTCBB: SKPI) is an oil and gas exploration 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, the timing
and success of the proposed infill drilling programs, the
contemplated continued production at the Mubarek Field, and
anticipated production from the wells, if any, 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.
Investor Contact:
Michael Noonan
512-687-3427
mnoonan@skypete.com

Media Contact:
Clint Woods
713-627-2223
cwoods@piercom.com
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