Egdon Resources plc (AIM:EDR) is pleased to announce that it has acquired from Stelinmatvic Industries Limited (“Stelinmatvic”) its 12% interest in the unconventional resources exploration rights in UK Onshore licence PEDL209 located in one of the Company’s core areas, the Gainsborough Trough. As part of the consideration for this acquisition, Egdon has transferred 12% out of its interest in the remaining conventional prospects on the PEDL209 licence to Stelinmatvic.
As further consideration, Egdon has today issued 580,646 Ordinary Shares in the Company (“the Consideration Shares”) to Stelinmatvic, fully paid. The value of the Consideration Shares is equivalent to £54,000 based on the average closing mid-price for the five days prior to the day of completion. The Consideration Shares represent 0.22 per cent. of the enlarged share capital of the Company. Application has been made for admission of the Consideration Shares to trading on AIM, which is expected to become effective on 7 April 2017. Following admission the Company will have 259,984,822 shares in issue
Concurrent with this transaction, Egdon has entered into a new Opt-In Agreement with Total E&P UK Limited (“Total”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Total SA. Under the terms of the agreement, Total has an option to farm-in to unconventional resources exploration in PEDL209, exercisable until 31 December 2018 and to earn a 36% interest in the licence by paying Egdon’s remaining 36% (together with Total’s own 36% interest) of an exploration programme of up to a gross £13.47 million which would include seismic acquisition and the drilling of a well.
Egdon Resources plc (AIM:EDR) announces that its Interim Results for the six months ended 31 January 2017 will be released on Tuesday, 11 April 2017
An analyst briefing will be held at 9.30am on 11 April 2017 at the offices of Buchanan, 107 Cheapside, London, EC2V 6DN.
Egdon Resources plc (the “Company”) has been informed that as a result of Mr Mark Abbott’s younger son achieving his majority, his shareholding is no longer to be counted as part of Mr Abbott’s beneficial shareholding. Accordingly, although these shares have not been sold, Mr Abbott’s beneficial shareholding is reduced by 100,000 ordinary shares to 7,764,387 ordinary shares, representing 2.99% of the issued and voting share capital of the Company.
Egdon Resources plc (AIM:EDR) provides an update on plans to progress the development of the Wressle oil field following the recent decision of North Lincolnshire Council’s Planning Committee to refuse planning permission for hydrocarbon production.
Having consulted with Joint Venture partners and taken further detailed advice, we can advise that we will submit a formal appeal against the refusal of planning consent at the earliest opportunity.
We can also advise that we will in parallel submit a new Planning Application for the Wressle development which will include even more detailed information to address the specific concerns outlined by North Lincolnshire Council in their refusal.
We will look to progress both the new application and the appeal through the Planning system as quickly as possible. We believe that this dual track approach will provide the best opportunity for a successful outcome with the minimum delay.
In view of the planning refusal and the expected timeframe for the appeal and/or re-determination, the Company has revised its guidance for average production for the financial year ending 31 July 2017 to 100-110 barrels of oil equivalent per day (“boepd”) against our previous guidance of 165 boepd. As a result of the delay in both capital investment and generated income, the impact on the Company’s net cash-flow for the current period will be negligible.
Further to the announcement made on 16 November 2016, Egdon Resources plc (AIM:EDR) is pleased to confirm that it has now completed the acquisition of an additional interest in PEDL201 in the Company’s East Midlands core area.
Egdon has acquired an additional 12.5% interest in PEDL201 in the Widmerpool Gulf from Corfe Energy Limited for a consideration of 424,593 Ordinary Shares in the Company (“the Consideration Shares”). The value of the Consideration Shares is equivalent to £50,000 based on the average closing mid-price for the five days prior to the day of completion.