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Europa Oil & Gas (Holdings) Plc - Update on Holmwood well, PEDL 143, Weald Basin


Europa Oil & Gas (Holdings) Plc - Update on Holmwood well, PEDL 143, Weald Basin

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Europa Oil & Gas (Holdings) plc / Index: AIM / Epic: EOG / Sector: Oil & Gas

19 October 2017

Europa Oil & Gas (Holdings) plc (‘Europa’ or ‘the Company’)

 Update on Holmwood well, PEDL 143, Weald Basin         

Europa Oil & Gas (Holdings) plc, UK and Ireland focussed exploration, development and production company notes the outcome of the Surrey County Council Planning and Regulatory Committee meeting on 18 October 2017 in connection with a conventional oil exploration well to test the Holmwood prospect at Bury Hill Wood, Coldharbour Lane, Surrey:

  • A planning application for a security fence for the drill site was approved by Surrey County Council (‘SCC’) at the Planning and Regulatory Committee meeting on 18 October 2017.
  • The Planning Committee elected to defer a decision on Condition 19 (Traffic Management Scheme) pending response to further requests for information from the Planning Committee.

Europa will consult with its joint venture partners and advisers and respond to SCC on Condition 19 accordingly. 

As a consequence of the deferred decision on Condition 19, the Company advises that it anticipates operations to drill the Holmwood conventional oil exploration well will now commence in H1 2018

Europa is operator of the Licence in which it holds a 20% interest, alongside UK Oil & Gas Investments plc 30%, Egdon Resources plc 18.4%, Angus Energy plc 12.5%, Warwick Energy 10%, Union Jack Oil plc 7.5% and Altwood Petroleum 1.6%.

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For further information please visit www.europaoil.com or contact:

Hugh Mackay Europa + 44 (0) 20 7224 3770
Phil Greenhalgh Europa + 44 (0) 20 7224 3770
Matt Goode finnCap Ltd + 44 (0) 20 7220 0500
Simon Hicks finnCap Ltd + 44 (0) 20 7220 0500
Frank Buhagiar St Brides Partners Ltd + 44 (0) 20 7236 1177
Susie Geliher St Brides Partners Ltd + 44 (0) 20 7236 1177

Notes

Europa Oil & Gas (Holdings) plc has a diversified portfolio of multi-stage hydrocarbon assets that includes production, exploration and development interests, in countries that are politically stable, have transparent licensing processes, and offer attractive terms.  In 2016 Europa produced 123 boepd.  Its highly prospective exploration projects include the Wressle development in the UK and seven licences offshore Ireland with the potential to host gross mean un-risked prospective and indicative resources of more than 4 billion barrels oil equivalent and 1.5 tcf gas across all seven licences.

Qualified Person Review

This release has been reviewed by Hugh Mackay, Chief Executive of Europa, who is a petroleum geologist with 30 years' experience in petroleum exploration and a member of the Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britain, American Association of Petroleum Geologists and Fellow of the Geological Society. Mr Mackay has consented to the inclusion of the technical information in this release in the form and context in which it appears.




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