P1929 and P2304 Farm-out Exclusivity Agreement
4 November 2019
EGDON RESOURCES PLC
("Egdon" or "the Company")
P1929 and P2304 Farm-out Exclusivity Agreement
Egdon Resources plc (AIM:EDR) is pleased to provide an update on the farm-out process in relation to the Resolution and Endeavour gas discoveries in UK offshore licences P1929 and P2304 respectively. Egdon subsidiary, Egdon Resources U.K. Limited ('ERUK'), is the operator and currently holds a 100% interest in both licences.
Following an extensive farm-out process, the Company can announce that ERUK has signed an exclusivity agreement (the "Agreement") in respect of Licence P1929 and P2304 with a large internationally recognised exploration and production company (the "Counterparty"). Exclusivity has been granted to the Counterparty subject to a definitive farm out agreement or other definitive legal agreement(s) being entered into by 19 January 2020 and completion occurring by 19 April 2020.
Given the exclusivity arrangement, discussions and negotiations with other parties have been suspended and the data room closed while the Agreement is in place.
In April 2019 we announced the results of a Competent Person's Report ("CPR") prepared by Schlumberger Oilfield UK PLC in relation to the Resolution gas discovery. Schlumberger has made independent estimates of mean Contingent Gas Resources of 231 billion cubic feet of gas ("bcf") with a P90 to P10 range of 100 to 389 bcf, that can be attributed to the Zechstein reservoir in the 1966 gas discovery made by Total in well 41/18-2 (UK)
Egdon has previously submitted a request to the Oil and Gas Authority ("OGA") for an extension to P1929 and P2304 both of which otherwise expire at the end of November 2019 and are hopeful of receiving confirmation from the OGA in respect of these extensions in the near future.
Despite entry into the Agreement, no assurance can be provided that a commercial transaction will ultimately be concluded with the Counterparty. The Company will provide further updates in respect of these matters in due course.
Commenting, Mark Abbott, Managing Director of Egdon Resources plc, said:
"We are delighted to have agreed exclusivity with a large internationally recognised exploration and production company as our preferred partner for Resolution and Endeavour. In our view, the calibre of the proposed partner reflects the upside potential associated with these assets and validates our strategy to add them to our portfolio. This represents a major step forward for these projects and results from the significant work undertaken by the team over a prolonged period. We look forward to working closely with the Counterparty to progress negotiations and due diligence and will of course update shareholders on progress in due course."
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.
Evaluation of hydrocarbon volumes has been assessed in accordance with 2018 Petroleum Resources Management System (PRMS) 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), the Society of Petroleum Evaluation Engineers (SPEE), the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG), the Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts (SPWLA) and the European Association of Geoscientists & Engineers (EAGE).
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