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UK Oil & Gas Inv PLC - Competent Persons Report on Recoverable Resources

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UK Oil & Gas Investments PLC
06 June 2018
 

UK Oil & Gas Investments PLC

 

("UKOG" or the "Company")

 

Competent Persons Report on Recoverable Resources

Conventional Oil Accumulation Portfolio, Weald Basin, UK

 

UK Oil & Gas Investments PLC (London AIM: UKOG) is pleased to announce that the Company has today received a Competent Person's Report ("CPR") detailing the Hydrocarbons Initially in Place ("HIIP") and associated recoverable volumes expected within the fields, discoveries and exploration prospects of its nine UK onshore licence holdings. The CPR, prepared by Xodus Group Ltd ("Xodus"), focuses upon the Company's discovered conventional oil accumulations and is available to download from the UKOG website www.ukogplc.com.

The CPR reviews the Reserves and Resources lying within conventional oil accumulations within the following assets: Avington (PEDL70), Baxters Copse (PEDL233), Holmwood (PEDL143), Horndean (PL211), Horse Hill (PEDL137 and 246), Isle of Wight Onshore (PEDL331) and Markwells Wood (PEDL126). The effective date of the CPR is 1st January 2018. The reported figures exclude Kimmeridge Limestone potential resources. Summary Reserves and Resources tables are located below.

 

Highlights of CPR Recoverable Resource figures:

 

·     21.0 million barrels ("MMbbl") Total UKOG Portfolio Net P50 Recoverable Resources (an aggregate of Net P50: Reserves, Contingent Resources and Prospective Resources as set out below)

·     13.2 MMbbl UKOG Net P50 discovered Contingent Resources from five oil fields and discoveries, of which 10.2 MMbbl UKOG Net P50 Contingent Resources lie within the Isle of Wight Arreton discovery

·     7.7 MMbbl UKOG Net P50 Prospective Resources within the Arreton and Holmwood prospects

·     85,000 barrels Net UKOG P50 Reserves from stable production at Horndean Field

 

Stephen Sanderson, UKOG's Executive Chairman, commented:

 

"This CPR, the first evaluation of UKOG's entire conventional asset base, is an important company milestone and amply demonstrates the substantial growth created in the Company's four years as an Oil & Gas investing company. Furthermore, it demonstrates that the significant growth potential of our flagship Kimmeridge Limestone assets is solidly underpinned by UKOG's discovered oil resources lying within geologically simple and easy to develop conventional oil accumulations.

 

We now look forward to the forthcoming production testing campaign at Horse Hill, the first of a series of planned near continuous appraisal drilling and testing programmes designed to transform the CPR's recoverable resources into permanent production and reserves."

 

CPR Summary Reserve and Resource Tables

 

Table 1.1 Gross and Net Reserves (in MMbbl):

 

Oil Reserves (MMbbl)

W.I.

Gross Volumes

Net to UKOG

Operator

Category


1P

2P

3P

1P

2P

3P


Horndean

10%

0.39

0.85

1.29

0.039

0.085

0.129

IGas

Total


0.39

0.85

1.29

0.039

0.085

0.129


 

 

Table 1.2 Gross and Net Contingent Resources (in MMbbl):

 

Oil Contingent Resources (MMbbl)

W.I.

Gross Volumes

Net to UKOG

Risk Factor

Operator

 

Category


1C

2C

3C

1C

2C

3C

%


Avington

5%

0.31

0.37

0.41

0.016

0.019

0.021

40%

IGas

Baxters Copse

50%

0.80

2.40

4.80

0.40

1.20

2.40

40%

IGas

Horse Hill - Portland

32%

0.59

1.50

3.63

0.19

0.49

1.18

75%

HHDL

Isle of Wight Onshore

65%

9.9

15.7

24.1

6.44

10.21

15.67

75%

UKOG

Markwells Wood

100%

0.63

1.25

2.71

0.63

1.25

2.71

60%

UKOG (GB)

Total


12.2

21.2

35.7

7.7

13.2

22.0



 

Table 1.3 Gross and Net Prospective Resources (in MMbbl):

Oil Prospective Resources (MMbbl)

W.I.

Gross Volumes

Net to UKOG

Risk Factor

Operator

 

Category


Low Estimate

Best Estimate

High Estimate

Low Estimate

Best Estimate

High Estimate



Onshore Isle of Wight

65%

4.0

10.5

21.6

1.4

6.8

16.3

50%

UKOG

Holmwood

40%

1.2

2.3

4.3

0.5

0.9

1.7

17%

Europa O&G

Total


5.2

12.8

25.9

1.9

7.7

18.0



 

 

CPR Detail

 

It should be noted that in the case of the porous permeable Portland reservoirs found at Horse Hill, Arreton and potentially at Holmwood, the CPR states that the implementation of secondary recovery by an early pressure maintenance scheme (i.e. produced water reinjection) could materially increase the recoverable volumes stated in the CPR. In the case of Horse Hill, the successful implementation of such a scheme is estimated by Xodus to lead to the recovery of a significant additional 8-14% of HIIP.

 

The CPR also discusses and references the potentially significant Kimmeridge Limestone Resources within the Horse Hill-1 and Broadford Bridge-1 oil discoveries, together with the wider Nutech and Schlumberger estimates of HIIP within UKOG's overall licences.

It should be noted that since Kimmeridge exploration and appraisal is still at an early stage, both Xodus and the Company consider the Kimmeridge assets are not yet at a sufficient level of definition where any meaningful Reserves or Resources can be assigned in accordance with Petroleum Resources Management System ("PRMS") reporting standards. However, the CPR states that the forthcoming Horse Hill-1 extended well test programme is expected to provide the necessary data to enable PRMS compliant Kimmeridge Limestone Reserve and Resource figures to be estimated at Horse Hill and by analogy for the wider Kimmeridge play. Given a positive Kimmeridge test outcome at Horse Hill, a further Kimmeridge CPR is planned to be undertaken in due course.

No resource estimates for the potentially significant eastwards extension of the Godley Bridge-1 Portland gas discovery into PEDL234 are included in the CPR. The Company believes that it is more pragmatic to wait until after the results of the Company's planned 2019 appraisal well and test to make such a determination.

The resource volumes described in the CPR were derived in accordance with PRMS (2007 and 2011) prepared by the Oil and Gas Reserves Committee of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and reviewed and jointly sponsored by the World Petroleum Council, the American Association of Petroleum Geologists and the Society of Petroleum Evaluation Engineers. The results of this work have also been presented in accordance with AIM's Rules and Guidelines.

The Company is currently considering whether to seek to change its current investing company status via a re-admission to AIM as an operating company. Consequently, the CPR was compiled as part of the necessary preparations for such an event. Any such re-admission and change of trading status would be conditional on the publication of a re-admission document and shareholder consent to cease as an investment company. Further detail will be provided when the Company has finalised its future corporate growth strategy and plans.

 

Qualified Person's Statement

 

Stephen Sanderson, UKOG's Executive Chairman, who has over 35 years of relevant experience in the oil industry, has approved the information contained in this announcement. Mr Sanderson is a Fellow of the Geological Society of London and is an active member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists.

 

For further information, please contact:

 

UK Oil & Gas Investments PLC

Stephen Sanderson / Kiran Morzaria                                                      Tel: 01483 243450

 

WH Ireland (Nominated Adviser and Broker)

James Joyce / James Sinclair-Ford                                                           Tel: 020 7220 1666

 

Cenkos Securities PLC (Joint Broker)

Joe Nally / Neil McDonald                                                                           Tel: 0207 397 8919

 

Public Relations

Brian Alexander / David Bick                                                                      Tel: 01483 243450

 

Glossary:

1C resources

denotes the low estimate scenario of Contingent Resources

2C resources

denotes the best or mid estimate scenario of Contingent Resources

3C resources

denotes the high estimate scenario of Contingent Resources

1P reserves

denotes the low estimate scenario of Reserves

2P reserves

denotes the best or mid estimate scenario of Reserves

3P reserves

denotes the high estimate scenario of Reserves

appraisal well

a well designed to determine the lateral extent of a discovered hydrocarbon accumulation or play

best (or mid) estimate

or P50, a 50% probability that a stated volume will be equalled or exceeded

Contingent Resources

Contingent Resources are those quantities of petroleum estimated, as of a given date, to be potentially recoverable from known accumulations, but the applied project(s) are not yet considered mature enough for commercial development due to one or more contingencies. Contingent Resources may include, for example, projects for which there are currently no viable markets, or where commercial recovery is dependent on technology under development, or where evaluation of the accumulation is insufficient to clearly assess commerciality. Contingent Resources are further categorized in accordance with the level of certainty associated with the estimates and may be sub-classified based on project maturity and/or characterized by their economic status

discovery

a discovery is a petroleum accumulation for which one or several exploratory wells have established through testing, sampling and/or logging the existence of a significant quantity of potentially moveable hydrocarbons

high estimate

or P10, a 10% probability that a stated volume will be equalled or exceeded

hydrocarbons in place or oil in place or stock tank oil in place

the quantity of hydrocarbons or oil that is estimated to exist originally in naturally occurring accumulations before any extraction or production

low estimate

or P90, a 90% probability that a stated volume will be equalled or exceeded

oil field

an accumulation, pool or group of pools of oil in the subsurface. An oil field consists of a reservoir in a shape that will trap hydrocarbons and that is covered by an impermeable or sealing rock

prospect

a project associated with a potential accumulation that is sufficiently well defined to represent a viable drilling target

Prospective Resources

those quantities of petroleum estimated, as of a given date, to be potentially recoverable from undiscovered accumulations by application of future development projects. Prospective resources have both an associated chance of discovery and chance of development

recoverable volumes or resources

those quantities of petroleum (oil in this case) estimated, as of a given date, to be potentially recoverable from known accumulations

Reserves

those quantities of petroleum anticipated to be commercially recoverable by application of development projects to known accumulations from a given date forward under defined conditions.  Reserves must further satisfy four criteria: they must be discovered, recoverable, commercial, and remaining (as of the evaluation date) based on the development project(s) applied. Reserves are further categorised in accordance with the level of certainty associated with the estimates and may be sub-classified based on project maturity and/or characterised by development and production status

Risk Factor

"Risk Factor" for Contingent Resources means the estimated chance, or probability, that the volumes will be commercially extracted. "Risk Factor" for Prospective Resources means the estimated chance, or probability, of geological success, i.e. of finding moveable hydrocarbons

Total Portfolio Recoverable Resources

the arithmetic sum of Reserves, Contingent Resources and Prospective Resources.

 

UKOG Licence Interests

 

The Company has interests in the following UK licences:

Asset

Licence

UKOG's Interest

Licence Holder

Operator

Area (km2)

Status

Avington 1

PEDL070

5%

UKOG (GB) Limited

IGas Energy Plc

18.3

Field currently shut in

Baxters Copse 2

PEDL233

50%

UKOG Weald Limited

IGas Energy Plc

89.6

Appraisal/development well planned; licence extended to 2018

Broadford Bridge 3

PEDL234

100%

Kimmeridge Oil & Gas Limited 4

Kimmeridge Oil & Gas Limited 4

300.0

BB-1 & 1z completed, 2 further planning applications under prep.

Holmwood 3

PEDL143

40%

UKOG

Europa Oil & Gas (Holdings) plc

91.8

Holmwood-1 exploration well planned in 2018

Horndean 1

PL211

10%

UKOG (GB) Limited

IGas Energy Plc

27.3

Field in stable production

Horse Hill 5

PEDL137

32.435%

Horse Hill Developments Ltd 

Horse Hill Developments Ltd 

99.3

Production tests and further appraisal well(s) scheduled for 2018

Horse Hill 5

PEDL246

32.435%

Horse Hill Developments Ltd

Horse Hill Developments Ltd 

43.6

As above

Isle of Wight (Onshore) 2, 3

PEDL331

65%

UKOG

UKOG

200.0

Preparing Arreton-3 oil discovery appraisal well planning submission

Markwells Wood 2

PEDL126

100%

UKOG (GB) Limited

UKOG (GB) Limited

11.2

Revised drilling and testing planning application underway

 

Notes:

 

1. Oil field currently in production.

2. Oil discovery pending development and/or appraisal drilling.

3. Exploration asset with drillable prospects and leads. PEDL234 contains the Broadford Bridge-1 and 1z
  discovery well, the extension of the Godley Bridge Portland gas discovery plus further exploration
  prospects.

4. UKOG has a 100% interest in Kimmeridge Oil & Gas Limited, which has a 100% interest in PEDL234.

5. Oil discovery with successful flow test in 3 zones, further long-term testing scheduled in 2018

6. UKOG has a direct 49.9% interest in HHDL, which has a 65% interest in PEDL137 and PEDL246.

 

 

The information contained within this announcement is deemed by the Company to constitute inside information under the Market Abuse Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014.


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