Fulfilment of Planning Conditions for Holmwood well in the Weald Basin
Egdon Resources plc (AIM:EDR) notes the release made this morning by Europa Oil and Gas Holdings) plc (“Europa”) in respect of PEDL143 where Egdon holds an 18.4% interest. Europa included the following statements;
“Europa Oil & Gas (Holdings) plc, UK and Ireland focussed exploration, development and production company notes the outcome of the Surrey County Council Planning and Regulatory Committee meeting on 18 October 2017 in connection with a conventional oil exploration well to test the Holmwood prospect at Bury Hill Wood, Coldharbour Lane, Surrey:
- A planning application for a security fence for the drill site was approved by Surrey County Council (‘SCC’) at the Planning and Regulatory Committee meeting on 18 October 2017.
- The Planning Committee elected to defer a decision on Condition 19 (Traffic Management Scheme) pending response to further requests for information from the Planning Committee.
Europa will consult with its joint venture partners and advisers and respond to SCC on Condition 19 accordingly.
As a consequence of the deferred decision on Condition 19, the Company advises that it anticipates operations to drill the Holmwood conventional oil exploration well will now commence in H1 2018.
Europa is operator of the Licence in which it holds a 20% interest, alongside UK Oil & Gas Investments plc 30%, Egdon Resources plc 18.4%, Angus Energy plc 12.5%, Warwick Energy 10%, Union Jack Oil plc 7.5% and Altwood Petroleum 1.6%.”
Egdon Resources plc (AIM:EDR) announces that its Preliminary Results for the year ended 31 July 2017 will be announced on Tuesday, 31 October 2017.
An analyst meeting will be held at 9.30am on 31 October 2017 at the offices of Buchanan, 107 Cheapside, London, EC2V 6DN.
Egdon Resources plc (AIM:EDR) the UK-based exploration and production company with a focus on the hydrocarbon-producing basins of the onshore UK is pleased to provide shareholders with an update on the Company’s licence portfolio and operations.
The Company has a broad and extensive portfolio of projects and the last quarter has seen progress on a number of our strategic objectives. Of note are;
- Acquisition of a 50% interest in PEDL278 containing the Kirk Smeaton tight gas discovery and further unconventional resources potential
- Acquisition of an additional 20% interest in PEDL209 (deep) and signature of a new option agreement with Total with, when exercised, a carried work programme valued at up to £4.85 million to Egdon
- Progress with the consents for the Springs Road wells with drilling now expected later in 2017
- Acquisition of the Fiskerton Airfield (EXL294) producing oil field in the East Midlands which adds production from the effective date of 1st January 2017
- Issue of the Wressle Environmental Permit variations and submission of the appeals against the January and July planning refusals which have been co-joined and will be considered at an appeal hearing expected in November 2017
- Completion of the Company’s exit from France with the relinquishment of the Pontenx permit and withdrawal from the Mairy permit.
Commenting on the update and outlook, Mark Abbott, Managing Director of Egdon Resources plc, said:
“We are pleased to provide shareholders with this operational update ahead of a potentially transformational period for the Company and the onshore UK E&P business with significant news flow expected in both conventional and unconventional resources exploration.
The fundamentals of the business remain robust with the Company being debt free, holding a range of assets with excellent potential for both conventional and unconventional resources in a jurisdiction which remains commercially attractive even with current commodity prices, and with a strong balance sheet allowing us to deliver on our strategy.
We remain committed to, and optimistic about, obtaining planning consent for the development of the Wressle oil discovery and look forward to the planning appeal in early November and the decision, which is likely early in 2018.
In the meantime we plan to workover the newly acquired Fiskerton Airfield wells to increase production and expect the Holmwood-1 well to be drilled in the Weald with potential exposure to the Kimmeridge Limestone play which is due to be tested at the nearby Brockham oilfield and Horse Hill and Broadford Bridge discoveries.
We look forward to commencement of operations at Springs Road-1, the potentially play opening Gainsborough Trough exploration well where Egdon’s costs are carried, later in 2017. This well along with the Tinker Lane well to the south and other UK drilling and testing activity will potentially provide the data required to de-risk our core area for unconventional resources.” (Read more…)