June 27, 2006 at 08:56 AM EDT
RLG International Managing Director Appointed to Sonoran Energy Board of Directors

Sonoran Energy, Inc. (OTCBB: SNRN) is pleased to announce that Brad Farrow has joined the Company's Board of Directors effective immediately. Brad Farrow is Managing Director of RLG International (www.rlginternational.com), a global consultancy firm leading performance improvement implementations in Oil & Gas, Nuclear Power, Manufacturing, Aerospace and Forest Products industries.

"We are pleased to welcome Brad Farrow as a member of the Sonoran Energy Board of Directors," said Peter Rosenthal, Sonoran Energy's President and CEO. "Under his leadership RLG has been a strong strategic financial and technical partner of Sonoran's for close to two years. Brad's understanding of our operations and his extensive experience and contacts within the oil and gas industry will make him a valuable contributor to the continued growth of Sonoran Energy."

"I'm looking forward to taking on an active role as a member of Sonoran Energy's Board of Directors," said Brad Farrow. "RLG has made a significant financial investment in Sonoran over the past two years, and we are confident that the company is well positioned to capitalize on a number of key opportunities in the near term."

Since 1985, Brad Farrow has led implementations for RLG clients throughout North America and Western Europe. He introduced RLG's TMP® process (Theoretical Maximum Performance) to the drilling industry in 1996 and has helped to establish RLG as the consultant of choice for offshore performance coaching. Brad spent six years leading RLG's European Operations from Scotland. His current role as a Managing Director includes overseeing the European Operations and directing RLG's international and offshore oil and gas portfolio. Additionally, he is a director of Technical Limit Services Ltd., a performance coaching organization specializing in offshore drilling operations.

Brad holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Concordia University in Montreal and an MBA from the University of Western Ontario. Brad and his wife Laurel, together with their children, live in Calgary, Alberta.

RLG International has offices in Houston, Washington, Vancouver and Aberdeen, with operations in the USA, Canada, Russia, Azerbaijan and Western Europe. RLG's clients are international leaders, committed to actively engaging frontline employees in their daily business challenge. RLG Implementors relocate to the client site, working with management and front-line teams to address specific production, cost, quality and safety issues. In 2000 RLG won the Financial Post award for one of the top 50, best-managed companies in Canada.

Brad Farrow replaces Christopher Pitman who recently stepped down as a director after almost three years of service. Peter Rosenthal also expressed his gratitude to Pitman, stating that "I would like to thank Chris, on behalf of Sonoran Energy and the other members of the board, for the contribution he has made to Sonoran Energy during his tenure as a director."

About Sonoran Energy, Inc.

Sonoran Energy is a US-based independent oil and gas company that is building a diversified portfolio of high value assets in North America, North Africa, the Middle East, and the Caspian region. Sonoran Energy explores, develops, and enhances the performance of high value oil and gas opportunities. With a focus on health, safety and the environment, we leverage the Company's innovative organizational alignment model with leading technical partners. www.sonoranenergy.com

This news release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those projected on the basis of such forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are made based upon management's beliefs, as well as assumptions made by, and information currently available to, management pursuant to the "safe-harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.


Contacts:
Taylor Rafferty
Brian Rafferty
Investor Relations
(212) 889-4350
sonoran@taylor-rafferty.com

Sonoran Energy, Inc.
Barry Forward
Corporate Communications
(866) 676-8386
info@sonoranenergy.com
www.sonoranenergy.com

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