Egdon Resources plc notes the announcement made this morning by UK Oil & Gas PLC (“UKOG”) concerning a two year extension of PEDL143 in the Weald Basin where Egdon has an 18.4% interest:
The UKOG release stated;
“UK Oil & Gas PLC (London AIM: UKOG) is pleased to announce that the Oil and Gas Authority (“OGA”) has granted a two-year extension to the initial term of the Company’s operated PEDL143 licence (UKOG 67.5%, northern Weald, “A24” prospect). The initial term will now end on 30 September 2022.
PEDL143 “A24” Prospect
The licence lies immediately to the west of the Company’s Horse Hill licences (UKOG 85.635%) and contains the significant “A24” Portland and Kimmeridge oil prospect, a direct geological look-alike to the Company’s Horse Hill oil field, situated on-trend some 8km to the east. Several smaller prospects of similar size to the nearby Brockham Portland oil field have also been identified. Multiple potential new drilling sites outside the nearby Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty are under evaluation and drilling is now scheduled to follow directly after the completion of the Company’s 9-well 2019/2020 drilling programme, subject to the grant of necessary regulatory approvals.”