Farm-out of Interests in Licence PEDL005(R)

14 July 2015

Egdon Resources plc (AIM:EDR) is pleased to announce that it has reached agreements in respect of separate farm-outs of Licence PEDL005(Remainder) (“PEDL005(R)”) to Terrain Energy Limited (“Terrain”) and Union Jack Oil plc (“Union Jack”). The licence, located in Lincolnshire, contains the Keddington producing oil field, part of the Louth oil prospect, and the North Somercotes gas prospect.

Farm-out to Terrain

Under the terms of this farm-out, Terrain will earn an additional 20% interest in the Keddington oil field in return for paying 40% of the cost of a new appraisal/development well expected to be drilled in Q4 2015 as a side-track to the Keddington-4 well. Planning Consent for such a well is already in place. Terrain will not increase its existing 15% interest in the remaining parts of PEDL005(R) which contain the Louth and North Somercotes prospects.

Farm-out to Union Jack

Under the terms of a second farm-out, Union Jack will earn a 10% interest in Licence PEDL005(R), in return for paying 20% of the cost of the new side-track appraisal/development well at Keddington (as above) and 20% of the cost of an exploration well on the Louth prospect.

As part of this transaction, Union Jack would also earn a 10% interest from Egdon in any new licence block awarded to the existing PEDL005(R) Joint Venture in the UK 14th Landward Oil and Gas Licensing Round which contains a mapped extension of the Louth prospect.

Transfer of the interests is subject to regulatory approval from the Oil & Gas Authority.

Interests in Licence PEDL005(R) on completion of these farm-outs will be:

Keddington Field                              

Egdon Resources U.K. Limited                              45% (Operator)

Terrain Energy Limited                                           35%

Nautical Petroleum Limited                                   10%

Union Jack Oil plc                                                    10%


PEDL005(R) Excluding Keddington

Egdon Resources U.K. Limited                              65% (Operator)

Terrain Energy Limited                                           15%

Nautical Petroleum Limited                                   10%

Union Jack Oil plc                                                    10%

Commenting on the farm-outs, Mark Abbott Managing Director of Egdon Resources said;

“These two transactions are designed to optimise the balance of risk and reward for the Company in the exploration and development of PEDL005(R) reducing the Company’s financial exposure to these upcoming wells.  In the case of Keddington. this would now see Egdon paying only 15% of the costs of the new appraisal/development well but retaining 45% of the field’s production”

Keddington Oil Field

The Keddington oil field currently produces oil and associated gas from two wells (Keddington-4 and Keddington-3Z) at rates of 30-35 barrels of oil per day (“bopd”) with the wells showing natural decline.

Louth Prospect

Adjacent to and analogous with the Keddington oil field, the Louth conventional oil prospect is defined on reprocessed 3D seismic data and contains an Egdon-estimated gross mean Stock Tank Oil Initially in Place (“STOIIP”) of 5.5 million barrels with gross mean estimated Prospective Resources of 1.4 million barrels. The Chance of Success (“COS”) is estimated by the Company to be 37%. An exploration well to test the prospect is planned to be drilled in 2016-2017 subject to planning and other consents.

North Somercotes Prospect

The North Somercotes conventional gas prospect is located within PEDL005(R) to the north of the Saltfleetby gas field and is estimated by Egdon to contain gross mean estimated Prospective Resources of 11.0 bcf of gas. COS is estimated by the Company to be 25%.

The Company

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

Egdon currently holds interests in thirty four licences in the UK and France and has an active programme of exploration, appraisal and development within its balanced portfolio of oil and gas assets.  Egdon is an approved operator in both the UK and France.

Egdon was formed in 1997 and listed on AIM in December 2004.

In accordance with the AIM Rules – Note for Mining and Oil and Gas Companies, the information contained in this announcement has been reviewed and signed off by the Managing Director of Egdon Resources plc Mark Abbott, a Geoscientist with over 26 years’ experience.

Evaluation of potential prospective resources has been assessed in accordance with 2007 Petroleum Resources Management System prepared by the Oil and Gas Reserves Committee of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) and reviewed and jointly sponsored by the World Petroleum Council (WPC), the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) and the Society of Petroleum Evaluation Engineers (SPEE).