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18 March 2020
EGDON RESOURCES PLC
("Egdon" or "the Company")
Wressle Development Update
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.
Given recent events in the oil and gas markets, Egdon has updated its economic model for the Wressle project.
This work demonstrates that the project is economically robust in the current low oil price environment with an estimated project break-even oil price of $17.62 per barrel.
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 this has subsequently been submitted to NLC.
The forward plan for the Wressle development comprises the following key stages
1. Discharging the planning conditions, finalising detailed designs, tendering and procurement of materials, equipment and services and finalising all HSE documentation and procedures
2. Installation of the ground water monitoring boreholes and establishment of baseline conditions through monitoring
3. Reconfiguration of the site
4. Installation and commissioning of surface facilities
5. Sub-surface operations
6. Commencement of production
Progress to date has concentrated on the enabling works highlighted in point 1 above. The initial work on site will be the installation of the groundwater monitoring boreholes with the main site operations occurring in the last months of the work stream. On current plans, the Company envisages first oil during H2 2020.
Commenting, Mark Abbott, Managing Director of Egdon Resources plc, said:
"Our modelling shows that the Wressle development is economically robust at and below the current oil price and remains a core focus for the business with a current expectation of first oil in the second half of 2020."
For further information please contact:
Egdon Resources plc
Mark Abbott / Martin Durham 01256 702 292
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.
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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