Sterling Energy Plc (Sterling) is an upstream oil and gas company. Sterling is an operator of international licenses with a focus on projects in Africa and the Middle East. Sterling has projects in Cameroon, Madagascar and Kurdistan. The Company�s two operating segments are its Africa and Middle East segments. The Ntem concession area is a deep water block situated in the southern Douala / Rio Muni Basin and lies adjacent to the northern maritime border of the Rio Muni province of Equatorial Guinea. Sterling�s Ambilobe and Ampasindava blocks are located in the Majunga and Ambilobe deep water basins, respectively, offshore north-west Madagascar. The Sangaw North block lies in the foothills region of the Zagros fold belt, approximately 140 kilometers south east of Erbil, the capital of the Kurdistan region of Iraq.