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mpyrean was established to finance the exploration, development and production of energy resource projects in geopolitically stable environments. Empyrean's current core asset is a working interest in the Sugarloaf Project in Texas which is an advanced Eagle Ford Shale condensate and gas development operated by the Marathon Oil Company. Empyrean has a strong management team, with many years experience in both the global investment and energy industries. The company is currently involved in three projects and continues to pursue other exciting energy opportunities.

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Empyrean Energy RNS Press Releases

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Empyrean Energy Articles, News, and Media Files

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Broker press

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  • 13/08/10
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    a second oil and gas explorer said it is seeking to unmask users of investor bulletin boards who have posted defamatory statements about it online. Empyrean Energy PLC (EME.LN), an explorer focused on the U.S., said it intends to take further action against bulletin board users it says published false statements about the company and its management. It added some of the posters may also have breached market abuse regulations. Empyrean?s move comes days after peer Nighthawk Energy PLC (HAWK.LN) was successful in persuading a U.K. court to force websites to divulge the identities of users it too claimed posted defamatory remarks about it. Empyrean director Tom Kelly said: "This is a shot across the bow for anyone contemplating using the bulletin boards for disseminating defamatory or deceitful information... read more

  • 31/10/08
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    +4, (42) the group gives a positive update on its Sugarloaf Prospect in Texas. The company says the Block A-4 well has consistent flow... read more

  • 04/08/08

    02.08.08: an article in the Times reports: Empyrean Energy rose 4p to 33.5p on the back of encouraging gas shows at its Sugarloaf Block A4 well.

  • 29/05/08

    an article in the Times reports: 29.05.08: -1, (66.5) an article in the Times reports: Empyrean Energy rose 10.5p to 66.5p after new drilling results indicate at least... read more

  • 30/08/07

    an article in the Independent reports: 30.08.07: -1.5, (47.5) an article in the Independent reports: Empyrean Energy rose 9.5p to 49p after a drilling update at its Sugarloaf... read more

Director dealings

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Date Director Trans Amount Type Price(p) Value (£) Holding %
02/03/15 J.H.S. Laycock EX 300,000 OPT 0.00 0 1,200,000 0.54
14/08/13 J.H.S. Laycock EX 200,000 OPT 8.00 16,000 900,000 0.41
30/07/12 J. Laycock EX 300,000 OPT 6.00 18,000 700,000 0.33
27/07/12 T. Kelly BUY 150,000 ORD 7.50 11,250 20,881,562 9.76
06/03/12 T. Kelly SELL 100,000 ORD 7.25 7,250 20,731,562 9.75


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Date Type Turnover Profit EPS (p) Dividend (p) Currency
30/09/14 Interim 7.91 2.71 1.22 0.00 USD
31/03/14 Full year 13.88 5.22 2.37 0.00 USD
30/09/13 Interim 3.83 2.25 1.02 0.00 GBX
31/03/13 Full year 5.89 2.01 0.93 0.00 GBX
30/09/12 Interim 1.62 0.07 0.03 0.00 GBX

Company Statement


Empyrean Energy plc is an oil and gas explorer and producer listed on the London Stock Exchange AIM market.


Empyrean was established to finance the exploration, development and production of energy resource projects in geopolitically stable environments.


Empyrean's current core asset is a working interest in the Sugarloaf Project in Texas which is an advanced Eagle Ford Shale condensate and gas development operated by Marathon Oil Company.


Empyrean has a strong management team, with many years experience in both the global investment and energy industry. The company is currently involved in four projects and continues to pursue other exciting energy opportunities.


Within a short period of time, Empyrean has proven its ability to identify, analyse, negotiate and fund excellent projects with an appropriate mix of risk versus reward. Empyrean will continue to balance out its portfolio of projects with a continual review of opportunities globally. Empyrean has typically participated in late stage exploration and can fast track the process from identification of a suitable project through to funding and drilling.

Current Operations



(EME Working  Interest 3%)*


*EME has a greater interest in Kennedy IH Well and Kowalik 228-R Well


* EME has a smaller interest in wells that are drilled horizontally and across border into adjoining acreage that EME does not have an interest in and the percentage interest varies according to their location. As a general rule, the Company has an across the board intered of 3%


Texas Picture Above: Location of Sugarloaf Project


Sugarloaf project is an Eagle Ford Shale development project operated by Marathon Oil Company and is considered to be one of the premier hydrocarbon development plays in the USA. It is also considered to be one of the most important onshore hydrocarbon discoveries in recent times. The Sugarloaf AMI is ideally situated in the liquids rich zone of the greater Eagle Ford Shale regional play.

Texas Picture


For more information please click here 


The Eagle Ford Shale

The Eagle Ford Shale is probably the biggest and most sought after "play" in the USA onshore today. It may constitute the largest discovery in 40 years and is certainly the most exciting if drilling activity is any measure.


Marathon7The formation trends from the Mexican border across East Texas, occupying an area approximately 40 miles wide and 400 miles long. It lies at depths of between 2,500ft and 15,000ft and is over 330ft thick in some areas, with average thickness being around 250 ft.


It is the hydrocarbon source rock for other oil and gas fields in South Texas, including fields associated with the Austin Chalk, a well- documented formation which directly overlies the Eagle Ford Shale.




Empyrean Energy announced on the 1 June 2009 that it had entered into a Participating Agreement with Krescent Energy Partners II, LP of Houston, Texas ("Krescent") to acquire a 10% working interest in Krescent's Riverbend Project.


The Project Area  is located in the Tyler and Jasper Counties. The Area is also ideally located south of the prolific Brookeland Field (Austin Chalk).The project targets primarily the Austin Chalk and Saratoga Formation.


An unsuccessful attempt in 2010 to re-enter the highly-pressured Austin Chalk reservoir of Quinn 3-H was followed by the successful drilling of the Cartwight  No1 well in the same year.


Unfortunately production of gas and condensate was permanently impeded by a downhole obstruction in the producing zone.


The Austin Chalk interval was consequently plugged to enable perforation and eventual production from a secondary target zone, the Wilcox Formation, located at a shallower depth in the well.


Gas and condensate production to sales recommenced on the 11 May 2013. Early production of 40 barrels of condensate per day was in line with expectations , although the gas production of 745,000 cubic feet of gas per day exceeded expectations.


During the 8 months of production in 2013 the well produced 4,158 barrels of condensate and 121,156 thousand cubic feet of gas.






Dr Patrick Cross - Non Executive Chairman

Dr Cross has international experience in corporate finance, organisation structures, marketing and joint venture operations. His previous positions include 25 years with BP specialising in marketing, strategic planning and business development across different cultures. He also worked for two years as President of Cable & Wireless Japan, and six years as Managing Director of BBC World Ltd. Patrick has operated in South America, Asia, Europe and the United Kingdom establishing relationships at senior levels with major companies, Governments and the European Commission. He is non-executive chairman of Mercom Oil Sands plc and was a non-executive director of Orca Interactive Limited until that company was successfully sold in 2008.


Tom Kelly - CEO/ Director

Mr Kelly has had more than 17 years corporate, finance and investment banking experience. During this period, Tom has had involvement in and been responsible for the financing of numerous listed companies on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and several mergers and acquisitions within the Australian corporate sector. He is a Senior Associate of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia.


Frank Brophy - Technical Director

Mr Brophy has over 44 years experience as a petroleum geologist in the exploration, development and production of many world class projects. His roles have seen him involved in operations around the world, including Australia, Asia, Europe, USA and the Middle East. More recent overseas activities include four years as General Manager of the Hanoi operation in North Vietnam, for France based company Maurel & Prom, and almost two years in Sicily representing the same company in gas appraisal and development. Frank's previous positions also include his former role as Manager of International Business Development for Ampolex Limited, Chief Geologist of Elf Aquitaine Australia and Exploration Manager for five years with Peko Oil Limited.  He is currently a non-executive director of ASX listed Golden Gate Petroleum Ltd.


John Laycock - Financial Director

Mr Laycock has over 30 years experience in accounting, finance and risk management. His previous positions include 22 years with BP both in UK and international experience in France and Japan. John has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Bristol University and is a Chartered Management Accountant. He is based in the UK and currently works for an electricity generating company.


Amanda Wilton-Heald - Company Secretary & Financial Controller

Mrs Wilton-Heald is a Chartered Accountant with over eleven years of experience within Australia and the UK. Mrs Wilton-Heald has six years experience as an auditor, where she was involved in the audit of ASX listed and LSE listed company Financial Statements. Mrs Wilton-Heald has five years accounting experience with a UK AIM listed company specialising in the provision of collaboration technology. Mrs Wilton-Heald has been involved in the listing of junior explorer companies on the ASX and has experience in corporate advisory and company secretarial services. Mrs Wilton-Heald is currently Company Secretary of ASX Listed Cortona Resources Limited, Jacka Resources Limited and Potash West NL.

Major Shareholders

Significant Shareholders


9.43% Thomas Kelly 20,881,563 Shares

5.53% Richard Appleby 12,250,000 shares

5.17% James Kight 11,450,000 Shares

  • Additional Information
    Share Price
    221.83 m
    Mkt Cap
    £18.04 m
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    Principal Business Office

    Level 11, London House

    216 St Georges Terrace

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    Postal Address

    GPO Box 2517


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    Contact Details

    Email:  enquiries@empyreanenergy.com


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