Sterling Energy plc is an upstream oil and gas company, which is focused primarily on material exploration opportunities in Africa. The Company is engaged in the exploration, development and production of commercial oil and gas. The Company operates in the Africa segment. The Africa segment includes its exploration and development activities. It has exploration projects in Mauritania, Madagascar, Somaliland and Cameroon, together with a production interest in Mauritania. Its Ambilobe block covers an area of approximately 17,650 square kilometers and is located in the Ambilobe basin, offshore north-west Madagascar. Water depths across the Ambilobe block range from shoreline to over 3,000 meters. Its Odewayne Exploration block comprises an area of over 22,840 square kilometers. Its Ntem Concession lies adjacent to the southern maritime border of Cameroon, and covers an area of approximately 2,320 square kilometers. Water depths range from 400 to 2,000 meters across the Ntem block.