In December 2014 Egdon Resources U.K. Ltd, as operator of the licence area PEDL241, received temporary planning permission from Lincolnshire County Council to drill an exploratory conventional oil well on farmland off Smithfield Road, North Kelsey, Brigg, Lincolnshire.

The North Kelsey Prospect is defined on 3 Dimensional seismic data and has potential for up to four stacked conventional reservoir intervals in the Chatsworth, Beacon Hill, Ravensthorpe and Santon sandstones.

For clarity the operations at the site will not involve the process of hydraulic “fracking” for shale gas. This part of Lincolnshire does not have the specific rock-formation types that contain shale gas as determined by the BGS in 2013.

Egdon will shortly submit an application to the Environment Agency for permits to enable the drilling and possible subsequent testing at the North Kelsey site:

Egdon are currently working to satisfy all of the conditions of the planning consent and expect to begin site construction operations during the winter of 2016/17. We will advise local residents and stakeholders ahead of operations commencing.