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Operations Update and Forward Programme

LONDON -- (Marketwire) -- 01/21/13 --



Serica Energy plc
("Serica" or the "Company")

SERICA PROVIDES OPERATIONS UPDATE & FORWARD PROGRAMME

London, 21 January 2013 - Serica Energy plc (TSX & AIM: SQZ) provides
an operations update and announces its forward programme for 2013.

FORWARD PROGRAMME
During 2013 the Company is planning for the following events:

   - Columbus field - final development approvals expected to achieve
     mid-2015 first gas production
   - Namibia - full results from the Luderitz Basin 3D seismic survey
     with drilling decision 2H2013
   - Morocco - two well programme, commencing 4Q2013
   - Ireland Rockall - partnership arrangements to drill the Muckish
     prospect
   - Ireland Slyne - farm-out campaign to follow up the 2009 oil
     discovery
   - UK North Sea - 3D seismic survey to appraise gas prospects in the
     York area
   - UK East Irish Sea - completion of the Doyle farm-out and site
     survey prior to drilling

OPERATIONS UPDATE
The following provides an update on current operations and further
details of the forward programme which is aimed at unlocking the
significant value of Serica's exploration and development projects.

Click on, or paste the following link into your web browser, to view
the associated PDF document.

http://www.rns-pdf.londonstockexchange.com/rns/9640V_1-2013-1-20.pdf

Enquiries:

Serica Energy plc
Tony Craven         tony.cravenwalker@serica-energy.com
Walker,                                             +44 (0)20 7487 7300
Chairman &
Interim CEO
Mitch Flegg,
COO                 mitch.flegg@serica-energy.com   +44 (0)20 7487 7300
Chris Hearne,
CFO                 chris.hearne@serica-energy.com  +44 (0)20 7487 7300

J.P.Morgan Cazenove
Michael
Wentworth-Stanley   michael.wentworthstanley@jpmorgancazenove.com
                                                    +44 (0)20 7588 2828

RBC Capital Markets
Matthew Coakes      matthew.coakes@rbccm.com        +44 (0)20 7653 4000

College Hill
Matthew Tyler       matthew.tyler@collegehill.com
Catherine Wickman   catherine.wickman@collegehill.com
Alexandra Roper     alexandra.roper@collegehill.com

                    This information is provided by RNS
          The company news service from the London Stock Exchange

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