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    East Midlands
    PEDL253PEDL181PEDL182PEDL180PEDL241PEDL201PEDL202PEDL203PEDL118PEDL130PEDL209PEDL140PEDL139PEDL043PEDL169PL161-1PL161-2PL162-1PEDL005(R)PEDL005(R)PEDL001PEDL306PEDL316PEDL339PEDL334PEDL305PEDL273PEDL011PEDL037PEDL278EXL294

    PEDL253

    Licences Operator Egdon Interest Area km² Exploration Targets Work programme
     PEDL253  Egdon Resources U.K. Limited  35.80%  95.00  Conventional Appriasal Expected to spud Q4 2018

    PEDL181

    Licences Operator Egdon Interest Area km² Exploration Targets Work programme
    PEDL181 Europa Oil and Gas Limited 25.00% 160 Shale and Conventional Exploration  Operator reviewing prospectivity

    PEDL182

    Licences Operator Egdon Interest Area km² Exploration Targets Work programme
    PEDL182 Egdon Resources U.K. Limited 33.33% 19.00 Conventional Exploration Identify potential drilling locations for Broughton North prospect

    PEDL180

    Licences Operator Egdon Interest Area km² Exploration Targets Work programme
    PEDL180 Egdon Resources U.K. Limited 25.00% 40.00 Conventional oil Discovery FDP for Ashover Grit formation of Wressle discovery submitted 2017. Revised development planning application submitted July 2018. JV preparing appeal of refusal to extend existing planning in August 2018.

    PEDL241

    Licences Operator Egdon Interest Area km² Exploration Targets Work programme
    PEDL241 Egdon Resources U.K. Limited 80.00% 55.00 Conventional Exploration Pursuing further farm out of North Kelsey prospect

    PEDL201

    Licences Operator Egdon Interest Area km² Exploration Targets Work programme
    PEDL201 Egdon Resources U.K. Limited 45.00% 80.00 Shale and Conventional Exploration Evaluating future exploration options

    PEDL202

    Licences Operator Egdon Interest Area km² Exploration Targets Work programme
    PEDL202 Egdon Resources U.K. Limited (Deep Rights) 100.00% 14.20 Shale and Conventional Exploration No planned activity

    PEDL203

    Licences Operator Egdon Interest Area km² Exploration Targets Work programme
    PEDL203 Egdon Resources U.K. Limited 53.34% 10.50 Shut-in Oil Field Evaluating future exploration and development options

    PEDL118

    Licences Operator Egdon Interest Area km² Exploration Targets Work programme
    PEDL118 Egdon Resources U.K. Limited 53.34% 10.60 Shut-in Oil Field Evaluating future development options

    PEDL130

    Licences Operator Egdon Interest Area km² Exploration Targets Work programme
    PEDL130 Egdon Resources U.K. Limited 100.00% 45.00 Shale No planned activity

    PEDL209

    Licences Operator Egdon Interest Area km² Exploration Targets Work programme
    PEDL209 Egdon Resources U.K. Limited 72.00% 64.00 Shale and Conventional Exploration  Evaluating future exploration and development options post Laughton-1 dry hole

    PEDL140

    Licences Operator Egdon Interest Area km² Exploration Targets Work programme
    PEDL140 IGAS (Star Energy Group) 14.50% 141.60 Shale Planning application at Springs Road pending determination in July 2016

    PEDL139

    Licences Operator Egdon Interest Area km² Exploration Targets Work programme
    PEDL139 IGAS (Star Energy Group) 14.50% 100.00 Shale No planned activity, well planned on neighbouring PEDL140

    PEDL043

    Licences Operator Egdon Interest Area km² Exploration Targets Work programme
    PEDL043 Egdon Resources U.K. Limited (Deep Rights) 100.00% 57.00 Shale  No planned activity

    PEDL169

    Licences Operator Egdon Interest Area km² Exploration Targets Work programme
    PEDL169 Egdon Resources U.K. Limited (Deep Rights) 20.00% 62.00 Shale  No planned activity

    PL161-1

    Licences Operator Egdon Interest Area km² Exploration Targets Work programme
    PL161-1 Scottish Power Generation Limited 50.00% 38.00 Shale and Conventional Exploration Identify potential drilling locations for dual target well

    PL161-2

    Licences Operator Egdon Interest Area km² Exploration Targets Work programme
    PL161-2 Egdon Resources U.K. Limited (Deep Rights) 100.00% 18.00 Shale  No planned activity

    PL162-1

    Licences Operator Egdon Interest Area km² Exploration Targets Work programme
    PL162-1 Scottish Power Generation Limited 50.00% 114.00 Shale and Conventional Exploration  Identify potential drilling locations for dual target well

    PEDL005(R)

    Licences Operator Egdon Interest Area km² Exploration Targets Work programme
    PEDL005 (remainder) Egdon Resources U.K. Limited 45-65.00% 23.50 Conventional Exploration and Production The Keddington-5 sidetrack did not add the expected increment in oil production and a full review of options to increase field production is currently underway. Landowner agreement in place for Louth exploration well, planning application to follow

    PEDL005(R)

    Licences Operator Egdon Interest Area km² Exploration Targets Work programme
    PEDL005 (remainder) Egdon Resources U.K. Limited 45-65.00% 23.50 Conventional Exploration and Production The Keddington-5 sidetrack did not add the expected increment in oil production and a full review of options to increase field production is currently underway. Landowner agreement in place for Louth exploration well, planning application to follow

    PEDL001

    Licences Operator Egdon Interest Area km² Exploration Targets Work programme
    PEDL001 Egdon Resources U.K. Limited (Deep Rights) 100.00% 11.00 Shale  No planned activity

    PEDL306

    Licences Operator Egdon Interest Area km² Exploration Targets Work programme
    PEDL306 Egdon Resources U.K. Limited 30.00% 88.5 Shale and Conventional Exploration Commitment in first five years; 1 well, new 2D & 3D

    PEDL316

    Licences Operator Egdon Interest Area km² Exploration Targets Work programme
    PEDL316 Island Gas Limited 15.00% 111.00 Shale and Conventional Exploration Commitment in first five years; 1 well, new 3D

    PEDL339

    Licences Operator Egdon Interest Area km² Exploration Targets Work programme
    PEDL339 Egdon Resources U.K. Limited 65.00% 87.00 Conventional Exploration Louth extension, Commitment in first five years; drill 1 well or drop licence

    PEDL334

    Licences Operator Egdon Interest Area km² Exploration Targets Work programme
    PEDL334 Egdon Resources U.K. Limited 60.00% 164.00 Shale Exploration Commitment in first five years; new 2D, drill 1 well or drop licence

    PEDL305

    Licences Operator Egdon Interest Area km² Exploration Targets Work programme
    PEDL305 Island Gas Limited 15.00% 143.00 Shale Commitment in first five years; 1 well, new 3D

    PEDL273

    Licences Operator Egdon Interest Area km² Exploration Targets Work programme
    PEDL273 Island Gas Limited 15.00% 196.00 Shale Commitment in first five years; 1 well, new 3D

    PEDL011

    Licences Operator Egdon Interest Area km² Exploration Targets Work programme
    PEDL011 Egdon Resources U.K. Limited (Deep Rights) 100.00% 6.00 Shale  No planned activity

    PEDL037

    Licences Operator Egdon Interest Area km² Exploration Targets Work programme
    PEDL037 Egdon Resources U.K. Limited (Deep Rights) 100.00% 10.00 Shale  No planned activity

    PEDL278

    Licences Operator Egdon Interest Area km² Exploration Targets Work programme
    PEDL278 Island Gas Ltd 50.00% 38.00 Shale, Tight Gas The licence contains the Kirk Smeaton tight gas discovery (RTZ, 1985) and other conventional and unconventional prospectivity. Commitment in first five years; 1 well

     

    EXL294

    Licences Operator Egdon Interest Area km² Exploration Targets Work programme
    EXL294 Egdon Resources U.K. Limited 100.00% 2.7 Conventional Oil Fiskerton Airfield producing oil field. Workovers planned to increase production

     

 Latest East Midlands News/Status
 Springs Road-1 – Reaches Total Depth
 Springs Road-1 Operational Update – Over 250 metre Hydrocarbon Bearing Shale Sequence Encountered 11 March 2019     
  Springs Road-1  – Tinker Lane Millstone Grit Gas Content
Completion of drilling operations Biscathorpe-2
 For the current status of the Wressle oil field  development follow this link

 
Egdon Resources has been active in the East Midlands from 2000. Historically the company’s activities have concentrated on conventional exploration and development.  The margins of the Humber Basin have been a focus following the acquisition of the Keddington oil field in 2006 and Encore Resources onshore assets in 2010.  Activity has included the further development of Keddington, the discovery in 2014 of the Wressle oil field which is under development (subject to planning), the progression of farm out’s of company making prospects at Biscathorpe and North Kelsey and the drilling of Biscathorpe-2.

Latterly we have built a significant shale exploration acreage position in the Gainsborough Trough through legacy interests, farm-ins, the 2014 Alkane Energy acquisition the 14th Licence round and other acquisitions. The Basin was the subject of intense bidding in the 14th Round which saw INEOS and Cuadrilla enter the play We subsequently farmed out some of this acreage to Total and planning consent for the first shale exploration wells in the Basin Springs Road-1&2 operated by IGas on PEDL140 was granted in November 2016 (EDR 14.5% carried).  In November 2017 INEOS acquired certain of total’s interests in the Gainsborough Trough shale play. 

Egdon has a carried 14.5% interest in the second and third wells to be drilled at Springs Road operated by IGas Energy plc in 2019 (follow Link to IGas Springs Road Project Site).

Please also refer to our Gainsborough Trough page

Other planned shale exploration activity

  • In 2018 IGas and partner INEOS drilled a shale exploration well in the Basin at Tinker lane south west of the planned Springs Road well but failed to find the targeted shale Bowland Shale at this marginal location.  The well did however find encouraging gas content in the Millstone Grit sequence
  • INEOS has indicated that it plans to drill up to 6 vertical shale exploration wells in the Wellbeck Low sub-basin close to Egdon’s PEDl001 and PEDl130 licences and has submitted 3 planning applications as of August 2018. Two were granted on appeal and one remains to be determined.
  • INEOS also shot around 150 km² of 3D seismic in this area in 2017/18

To the south the company has two licences in the Widmerpool Gulf which are prospective for shale and conventional oil and gas

To the east the company has licences in the Humber basin which are prospective for shale and conventional oil and gas

  Gainsborough Trough, Wellbeck Low and Edale Basin

Licences Operator Egdon Interest Area km² Exploration Targets Work programme
EXL294 Egdon Resources U.K. Limited 80.00% 2.7 Conventional oil Fiskerton Airfield producing oil field. Workovers planned to increase production
PL161-2 Egdon Resources U.K. Limited (Deep Rights) 100.00% 18.00 Shale  No planned activity
PL161-1 Scottish Power Generation Limited 50.00% 38.00 Shale and Conventional Exploration  Identify potential drilling locations for dual target well
PL162-1 Scottish Power Generation Limited 50.00% 114.00 Shale and Conventional Exploration  Identify potential drilling locations for dual target well
PEDL001 Egdon Resources U.K. Limited (Deep Rights) 100.00% 11.00 Shale No planned activity
PEDL011 Egdon Resources U.K. Limited (Deep Rights) 100.00% 6.00 Shale No planned activity
PEDL037 Egdon Resources U.K. Limited (Deep Rights) 100.00% 10.00 Shale No planned activity
PEDL043 Egdon Resources U.K. Limited (Deep Rights) 100.00% 57.00 Shale No planned activity
PEDL118 Egdon Resources U.K. Limited 53.34% 10.60 Shut-in Oil Field Evaluating future development options
PEDL130 Egdon Resources U.K. Limited 100.00% 45.00 Shale No planned activity
PEDL139 IGAS (Star Energy Group) 14.50% 100.00 Shale No planned activity, well planned on neighbouring PEDL140
PEDL140 IGAS (Star Energy Group) 14.50% 141.60 Shale Springs road-1 drilled to 3,500m Jan-March 2019
PEDL169 Egdon Resources U.K. Limited (Deep Rights) 20.00% 62.00 Shale No planned activity
PEDL202 Egdon Resources U.K. Limited (Deep Rights) 100.00% 14.20 Shale and Conventional Exploration No planned activity
PEDL203 Egdon Resources U.K. Limited 53.34% 10.50 Shut-in Oil Field Evaluating future exploration and development options
PEDL209 Egdon Resources U.K. Limited 72.00% 64.00 Shale and Conventional Exploration Evaluating future exploration and development options post Laughton dry hole
PEDL273 Island Gas Limited 15.00% 196.00 Shale Commitment in first five years; 1 well, new 3D
PEDL278 Island Gas Limited 50.00% 38.00 Shale and Tight Gas The licence contains the Kirk Smeaton tight gas discovery (RTZ, 1985) and other conventional and unconventional prospectivity. Commitment in first five years; 1 well
PEDL305 Island Gas Limited 15.00% 143.00 Shale Commitment in first five years; 1 well, new 3D
PEDL316 Island Gas Limited 15.00% 111.00 Shale and Conventional Exploration Commitment in first five years; 1 well, new 3D

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Humber Basin

Licences Operator Egdon Interest Area km² Exploration Targets Work programme
PEDL005 (remainder) Egdon Resources U.K. Limited 45-65.00% 23.50 Conventional Exploration and Production Keddington in production, further drilling under consideration. Landowner agreement in place for Louth exploration well, planning application to follow
PEDL180 Egdon Resources U.K. Limited 25.00% 40.00 Conventional oil Discovery FDP for Ashover Grit formation of Wressle discovery submitted 2017. Revised development planning application submitted July 2018 and refused November 2018.   Extension of existing planning approved on appeal January 2019.  JV preparing appeal of refusal of revised development planning application in November 2018.
PEDL181 Europa Oil and Gas Limited 25.00% 160 Shale and Conventional Exploration Operator reviewing prospectivity
PEDL182 Egdon Resources U.K. Limited 25.00% 19.00 Conventional Exploration Identify potential drilling locations for Broughton North prospect
PEDL241 Egdon Resources U.K. Limited 80.00% 55.00 Conventional Exploration Pursuing further farm out of North Kelsey prospect
PEDL253 Egdon Resources U.K. Limited 35.80% 95.00 Conventional Appriasal Drilling underway Q1 2019
PEDL278 Egdon Resources U.K. Limited 50.00% 38.00 Shale and Tight Gas Commitment in first five years; 1 well
PEDL334 Egdon Resources U.K. Limited 60.00% 164.00 Shale Exploration Commitment in first five years; new 2D, drill 1 well or drop licence
PEDL339 Egdon Resources U.K. Limited 65.00% 87.00 Conventional Exploration Louth extension, Commitment in first five years; drill 1 well or drop licence

Widmerpool Gulf

Licences Operator Egdon Interest Area km² Exploration Targets Work programme
PEDL201 Egdon Resources U.K. Limited 45.00% 80.00 Shale and Conventional Exploration Evaluating future exploration options
PEDL306 Egdon Resources U.K. Limited 30.00% 88.50 Shale and Conventional Exploration Commitment in first five years; 1 well, new 2D & 3D