CIRCLE OIL PLC: Director/PDMR Shareholding

Embargoed: 0700hrs 20 October 2005 

                                  Circle Oil Plc                                 
                          ("Circle Oil" or the "Company")                        

                           Director Shareholding                              
The Company was notified on 19 October 2005 that Grosvenor International
Finance Limited, a company controlled by Circle Oil Executive Director John
McKeon, had on the same day purchased an additional 100,000 Ordinary Shares in
Circle Oil at a price of 28 pence per share. 
Mr McKeon now holds a total of 13,750,000 Ordinary Shares through his combined
investment interests equating to approximately 8.58% of the issued share
capital of the Company. 
For further information please contact 
Ben Simons 
Hansard Communications 
Tel. 020 7245 1100 
-0- Oct/20/2005  6:01 GMT
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