Information  X 
Enter a valid email address

United Oil & Gas PLC (UOG)

  Print      Mail a friend

Friday 28 September, 2018

United Oil & Gas PLC

Update on Colter Appraisal Well

RNS Number : 2448C
United Oil & Gas PLC
28 September 2018

United Oil & Gas PLC / Index: LSE / Epic: UOG / Sector: Oil & Gas

28 September 2018

United Oil & Gas PLC ('United' or 'the Company') 

Update on Colter Appraisal Well


United Oil & Gas Plc, the London Stock Exchange listed oil and gas exploration and development company, is pleased to provide an update on the upcoming Colter appraisal well ('the Well') on P1918 in the Wessex Basin, which remains on track to be drilled in Q4 2018.  United holds a 10% interest in P1918.


United has been informed by the operator, Corallian Energy Limited, that the rig contract with UK based drilling contractor Ensco U.K. Ltd has been signed.  The Ensco-72 jack-up drilling unit has been contracted and the rig site survey has been completed which will allow drilling operations at the Well to commence as planned in Q4 2018, subject to receipt of necessary regulatory approval and consent.  


The Well will appraise a historic discovery that lies immediately to the south of Europe's largest onshore oil field at Wytch Farm where over 450mmbbls have been produced to date from the Sherwood Sandstone reservoir.  Colter was discovered in 1986 by Well 98/11-3 which encountered a 10.5m oil column in the Sherwood Sandstone. The Well will be drilled in an area updip of the existing discovery, targeting gross unrisked mid-case volumes of over 19mmbbls recoverable oil.


United Oil & Gas PLC CEO, Brian Larkin, said, "We are delighted that the rig contract has been finalised and operations at the Colter well are continuing to progress as planned. Colter is in an excellent location and we believe there to be significant potential in this play, which has yielded Europe's most prolific onshore field at Wytch Farm. With independently assigned gross unrisked mid-case contingent resources of 4mmbbls and additional unrisked mean-case gross prospective resources of 15mmbbls, Colter offers huge potential for the Company and its shareholders.


"Colter will be the second well in which United has participated within the last twelve months, the first being the successful Podere Maiar well in Italy.  Here plans to develop a 150,000 cubic metres of gas per day facility are well advanced, while a 3D seismic programme is proposed for early 2019 to progress additional targets within the licence.  Elsewhere workstreams are running concurrently across our portfolio, including the processing and interpretation of 3D seismic over the high grade 200mmbbl Colibri target on the Tullow Oil-operated Walton Morant licence, offshore Jamaica; ongoing discussions with potential farm-in partners for our North Sea assets; as well as advancing due diligence on several new potential opportunities.  All our activity is focused on exposing shareholders to a pipeline of high impact drilling opportunities and I look forward to providing further updates on our progress."




This announcement contains inside information for the purposes of Article 7 of Regulation (EU) 596/2014.



For more information please visit the Company's website at or contact: 


United Oil & Gas Plc (Company)

Brian Larkin

[email protected]

Optiva Securities Limited (Broker)

Christian Dennis

+44 (0) 20 3137 1902

Beaumont Cornish Limited (Financial Adviser)

Roland Cornish and Felicity Geidt

+44 (0) 20 7628 3396

Murray (PR Advisor)

+353 (0) 87 6909735

Joe Heron

[email protected]

St Brides Partners (Financial PR/IR)

Frank Buhagiar and Juliet Earl

+44 (0) 207 236 1177



Notes to Editors


United Oil & Gas plc (UOG) is listed on the main market of the London Stock Exchange. United was established to explore, appraise and develop low risk assets in Europe and to develop higher risk, higher impact exploration projects in the Caribbean, Latin America and Africa.


The following table outlines the Company's licence interests:




United Interest


Podere Gallina Licence

Po Valley Energy Limited


United Kingdom

Waddock Cross Field

Egdon Resources UK Limited


United Kingdom

PL090 Exploration

Egdon Resources UK Limited


United Kingdom


Corallian Energy Limited


United Kingdom

PEDL 330

Corallian Energy Limited


United Kingdom

PEDL 345

Corallian Energy Limited


United Kingdom


United Oil & Gas Plc




Tullow Jamaica Ltd




This information is provided by RNS, the news service of the London Stock Exchange. RNS is approved by the Financial Conduct Authority to act as a Primary Information Provider in the United Kingdom. Terms and conditions relating to the use and distribution of this information may apply. For further information, please contact [email protected] or visit

a d v e r t i s e m e n t