Empyrean Energy PLC (LON:EME) boss Tom Kelly told investors it is an exciting time for the company, as it confirmed that drilling is now underway on the Dempsey 1-15 exploration well.
The well in California’s Sacramento Basin is targeting a possible 1 trn cubic feet of gas resources.
In a statement, Empyrean confirmed that drilling got underway on August 2 and it has so far been drilled down to 230 feet.
It is expected that the programme, to drill down to 10,000 feet, will take between 30 and 40 days to complete.
“This is an exciting time for Empyrean and we look forward to updating our shareholders on the drill progress over the coming weeks," Tom Kelly said in the statement.