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    East Midlands
    PEDL253PEDL181PEDL182PEDL180PEDL241PEDL201PEDL202PEDL203PEDL118PEDL130PEDL209PEDL140PEDL139PEDL043PEDL169PL161-2PEDL005(R)PEDL005(R)PEDL001PEDL306PEDL316PEDL334PEDL305PEDL273PEDL011PEDL037PEDL278EXL294

    PEDL253

    Licences Operator Egdon Interest Area km² Exploration Targets Work programme
     PEDL253  Egdon Resources U.K. Limited  35.80%  95.00  Conventional Appraisal

    Well suspended pending planning approval for a sidetrack, subsequent testing and long term production

    PEDL181

    Licences Operator Egdon Interest Area km² Exploration Targets Work programme
    PEDL181 Europa Oil and Gas Limited 25.00% 159.91 Shale and Conventional Exploration  Operator reviewing prospectivity

    PEDL182

    Licences Operator Egdon Interest Area km² Exploration Targets Work programme
    PEDL182 Egdon Resources U.K. Limited 30.00% 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 30.00% 40.00 Conventional oil Discovery Ashover Grit under test production since February 2021. All consents received for proppant squeeze planned for June 2021

    PEDL241

    Licences Operator Egdon Interest Area km² Exploration Targets Work programme
    PEDL241 Egdon Resources U.K. Limited 50.00% 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% 1.00 Shale and Conventional Exploration No planned activity

    PEDL203

    Licences Operator Egdon Interest Area km² Exploration Targets Work programme
    PEDL203 Egdon Resources U.K. Limited 55.55% 10.52 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 55.55% 10.54 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% 45.03 Shale No planned activity

    PEDL209

    Licences Operator Egdon Interest Area km² Exploration Targets Work programme
    PEDL209 Egdon Resources U.K. Limited 100.00% 64.11 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 Island Gas Limited (IGas) 14.50% 141.54 Shale Springs road-1 drilled to 3,500m Jan-March 2019

    PEDL139

    Licences Operator Egdon Interest Area km² Exploration Targets Work programme
    PEDL139 Island Gas Limited (IGas) 14.50% 100.00 Shale No planned activity, Springs road-1 well drilled 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 Island Gas Limited (IGas) 20.00% 62.00 Shale  No planned activity

    PL161-2

    Licences Operator Egdon Interest Area km² Exploration Targets Work programme
    PL161-2 Egdon Resources U.K. Limited (Deep Rights) 100.00% 17.62 Shale  No planned activity

    PEDL005(R)

    Licences Operator Egdon Interest Area km² Exploration Targets Work programme
    PEDL005 (remainder) Egdon Resources U.K. Limited 65.00% 16.73 Conventional Exploration and Production No planned activity on part block. Landowner agreement in place for Louth exploration well, planning application to follow
    PEDL005 (Keddington) Egdon Resources U.K. Limited 45.00% 7.00 Conventional Exploration and Production Keddingon in production, further drilling under consideration.

     

    PEDL005(R)

    Licences Operator Egdon Interest Area km² Exploration Targets Work programme
    PEDL005 (remainder) Egdon Resources U.K. Limited 65.00% 16.73 Conventional Exploration and Production No planned activity on part block. Landowner agreement in place for Louth exploration well, planning application to follow
    PEDL005 (Keddington) Egdon Resources U.K. Limited 45.00% 7.00 Conventional Exploration and Production Keddingon in production, further drilling under consideration.

     

    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 60.00% 88.50 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 (IGas) 15.00% 111.19 Shale and Conventional Exploration Commitment in first five years; 1 well, new 3D

    PEDL334

    Licences Operator Egdon Interest Area km² Exploration Targets Work programme
    PEDL334 Egdon Resources U.K. Limited 60.00% 162.78 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 (IGas) 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 (IGas) 15.00% 194.65 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 Limited (IGas) 50.00% 38.00 Shale and Tight Gas  Commitment in first five years; 1 well

     

    EXL294

    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

     

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 was brought onstream in February 2021 under natural flow and after a proppant squeeze the full production rate of 500 b/d was achieved in August 2021
  • the discovery of an oil column in Dinantian  carbonates with the drilling of Biscathorpe-2 where a farm out of a proposed side-track (subject to planning consent) may also lead to a discovery in Westphalian sandstones
  • the progression of farm out’s of company making prospect at  North Kelsey.
  • The drilling by IGas of the Basin Opening Shale exploration well Springs Road-1  in 2019

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. 

Other shale exploration activity planned prior to the 2019 Fracking Moratorium :

  • 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 had indicated that it planned to drill up to 6 vertical shale exploration wells in the Wellbeck Low sub-basin close to Egdon’s PEDL001 and PEDL130 licences and had 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

Project Sites

Gainsborough Trough 

Wressle

Biscathorpe

North Kelsey

  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% 2.70 Conventional oil Fiskerton Airfield producing oil field. Workovers planned to increase production
PL161-2 Egdon Resources U.K. Limited (Deep Rights) 100.00% 17.62 Shale  No planned activity
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 55.55% 10.54 Shut-in Oil Field Evaluating future development options
PEDL130 Egdon Resources U.K. Limited 100.00% 45.03 Shale No planned activity
PEDL139 Island Gas Limited (IGas) 14.50% 100.00 Shale No planned activity, Springs Road-1 well drilled on neighbouring PEDL140
PEDL140 Island Gas Limited (IGas) 14.50% 141.54 Shale Springs Road-1 drilled to 3,500m Jan-March 2019
PEDL169 Island Gas Limited (IGas) 20.00% 62.00 Shale No planned activity
PEDL202 Egdon Resources U.K. Limited (Deep Rights) 100.00% 1.00 Shale and Conventional Exploration No planned activity
PEDL203 Egdon Resources U.K. Limited 55.55% 10.52 Shut-in Oil Field Evaluating future exploration and development options
PEDL209 Egdon Resources U.K. Limited 100.00% 64.11 Shale and Conventional Exploration Evaluating future exploration and development options post Laughton dry hole
PEDL273 Island Gas Limited (IGas) 15.00% 194.65 Shale Commitment in first five years; 1 well, new 3D
PEDL278 Island Gas Limited (IGas) 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 (IGas) 15.00% 143.00 Shale Commitment in first five years; 1 well, new 3D
PEDL316 Island Gas Limited (IGas) 15.00% 111.19 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 65.00% 16.73 Conventional Exploration and Production Landowner agreement in place for Louth exploration well, planning application to follow.
PEDL005 (Keddington) Egdon Resources U.K. Limited 45.00% 7.00 Conventional Exploration and Production Keddington in production, further drilling under consideration.
PEDL180 Egdon Resources U.K. Limited 30.00% 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.   Approved on appeal January 2020.Ashover Grit under test production since February 2021. All consents received for proppant squeeze planned for June 2021
PEDL181 Europa Oil and Gas Limited 25.00% 159.91 Shale and Conventional Exploration Operator reviewing prospectivity
PEDL182 Egdon Resources U.K. Limited 30.00% 19.00 Conventional Exploration Identify potential drilling locations for Broughton North prospect
PEDL241 Egdon Resources U.K. Limited 50.00% 55.00 Conventional Exploration Pursuing further farm out of North Kelsey prospect
PEDL253 Egdon Resources U.K. Limited 35.80% 95.00 Conventional Appraisal Discovery of an oil column in Dinantian  carbonates with the drilling of Biscathorpe-2 where a farm out of a proposed side-track (subject to planning consent) may also lead to a discovery in Westphalian sandstones
PEDL334 Egdon Resources U.K. Limited 60.00% 162.78 Shale Exploration Commitment in first five years; new 2D, 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 60.00% 88.50 Shale and Conventional Exploration Commitment in first five years; 1 well, new 2D & 3D