Egdon Resources plc (AIM: EDR, “Egdon”) is pleased to provide an update on the Wressle development in North Lincolnshire Licences PEDL180 and PEDL182 where the Company holds a 30% operated interest.
The Wressle development was granted planning consent on appeal on 17 January 2020. The Planning Inspector also allowed Egdon’s application for costs against North Lincolnshire Council (“NLC”) and we can advise that the gross sum of c. £403,000* has now been received from North Lincolnshire Council as settlement in full of these costs.
As previously advised the plan for the Wressle development comprises the following key stages:
- Discharging the planning conditions, finalising detailed designs, tendering and procurement of materials, equipment and services and finalising all HSE documentation and procedures
- Installation of groundwater monitoring boreholes and establishing baseline groundwater quality through monitoring and analysis
- Reconfiguration of the site
- Installation and commissioning of surface facilities
- Sub-surface operations
- Commencement of production
Following NLC approval of the installation plan and discharge of the associated planning condition we have now completed the installation of four groundwater monitoring boreholes on the Wressle site. These boreholes will be subject to monitoring and analysis throughout the life of the site, with an initial three months of sampling to determine baseline groundwater quality.
As previously advised, on current plans, the Company envisages first oil during H2 2020.
Commenting, Mark Abbott, Managing Director of Egdon Resources plc, said:
“We continue to make good progress with the Wressle development despite the current challenging operating environment. The successful installation of the groundwater monitoring boreholes represents an important step in the progress to first oil which will increase Egdon’s production by 150 barrels of oil per day.. Wressle remains economically robust with an estimated project break-even oil price of $17.62 per barrel. We are also pleased to have received the costs in full from North Lincolnshire Council which strengthens our finances.”