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Monday 08 June, 2020

Egdon Resources PLC

Update on Licences P1929 and P2304

RNS Number : 1573P
Egdon Resources PLC
08 June 2020
 

 

  8 June 2020

EGDON RESOURCES PLC

 ("Egdon" or "the Company")

Update on Licences P1929 and P2304 and the Shell Farm-In

Egdon Resources plc (AIM:EDR) is pleased to provide an update on UK offshore licences P1929 and P2304 ("the Licences") and the Farm-In Agreement with Shell U.K. Limited ("Shell").

As advised on 21 January 2020, the farm-in by Shell was conditional upon;

· Receiving approval from the Oil & Gas Authority ("OGA"); and

· Agreement of a mutually acceptable forward work programme and timeline with the OGA

In December 2019 Egdon announced that the OGA had granted extensions to the Licences to 31 May 2020. I am pleased to report that the OGA has now agreed to extend further the licence terms and amend the work obligations for both P1929 and P2304 as follows:

P1929 and P2304

The initial term of the Licences shall be extended to 31 May 2024; subject to fulfilling the following firm commitments;

a)  by 31 May 2021, acquire 400 km2 of 3D seismic in P1929 and P2304 or relinquish the Licences

b)  by 30 November 2022, undertake to drill one well in either P1929 or P2304 to a depth of 1700 metres True Vertical Depth Subsea (TVDss), or 75 metres below the Base Permian Unconformity; or relinquish the Licences

We will now progress the assignment of the licence interests and operatorship of the Licences to Shell.  On completion Egdon will retain a 30% interest in the Licences.  Under the terms of the Farm-In Agreement, Shell will pay 85% of the costs of the acquisition and processing of the 3D seismic survey covering both the Resolution and Endeavour gas discoveries. The carry on the acquisition costs will be capped at US$5 million gross, beyond which Egdon would pay 30% of the survey costs. Furthermore, Shell will also pay 100% of all studies and manpower costs through to the well investment decision on the Licences.

Commenting on the update, Mark Abbott, Managing Director of Egdon Resources plc, said:

"Working closely with our partner Shell, we are pleased to have reached agreement with the OGA to extend the Licences coupled with revised work obligations and timelines. We will now   focus on completing the licence assignments and transfer of operatorship to Shell and progressing the planned appraisal activity on the Resolution and Endeavour gas discoveries. 

The first part of this work programme will be the acquisition of a marine 3D seismic survey.  We look forward to building on our close working relationship with Shell and benefitting from their substantial worldwide operational experience and expertise; notably the development of carbonate reservoirs characteristic of the Resolution and Endeavour discoveries."

For further information please contact:

Egdon Resources plc

Mark Abbott / Martin Durham                                                                  01256 702 292

 

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Ben Romney, Chris Judd                                                                         020 7466 5000

 

Nominated Adviser and Joint Broker - Cantor Fitzgerald Europe 

David Porter/ Rick Thompson (Corporate Finance)                                020 7894 7000

Caspar Shand Kydd (Sales)

 

Joint Broker - VSA Capital Limited

Andrew Monk (Corporate Broking)                                                         020 3005 5000

Andrew Raca (Corporate Finance)

 

Notes to Editors:

Egdon Resources plc (LSE: EDR) is an established UK-based exploration and production company focused on onshore exploration and production in the hydrocarbon-producing basins of the UK. 

Egdon holds interests in 44 licences in the UK and has an active programme of exploration, appraisal and development within its portfolio of oil and gas assets.  Egdon is an approved operator in the UK.  Egdon was formed in 1997 and listed on AIM in December 2004.

Resolution and Endeavour Gas Discoveries

A Competent Person's Report prepared by Schlumberger Oilfield UK PLC (April 2019) reported Mean Contingent Gas Resources of 231 billion cubic feet of gas ("bcf"), with a P90 to P10 range of 100 to 389 bcf, attributable to the Resolution gas discovery (P1929). The Resolution discovery was made by Total in 1966 when well 41/18-2 flow tested gas from the Permian aged Zechstein carbonate (limestone) reservoir.  Additionally, Egdon estimates that the Endeavour gas discovery (P2304) contains Mean Contingent Resources of 18 bcf, with a P90 to P10 range of 10 to 28 bcf.

Qualified Person Review

In accordance with the AIM Rules - Note for Mining and Oil and Gas Companies, this release has been reviewed by Mark Abbott, Managing Director of Egdon, who is a geoscientist with over 30 years' experience and is a member of the Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britain and a Fellow of the Geological Society.  Mr Abbott has consented to the inclusion of the technical information in this release in the form and context in which it appears.

The information contained within this announcement is deemed by the Company to constitute inside information as stipulated under the Market Abuse Regulations (EU) No. 596/2014 ("MAR"). Upon the publication of this announcement via Regulatory Information Service ("RIS"), this inside information is now considered to be in the public domain.


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