Wressle, Appleby, North Lincolnshire

Wressle drilling 2014 Egdon

Key facts

Address: Lodge Farm, Clapp Gate, Appleby DN15 0DB

Planning application for production: MIN/2016/810

North Lincolnshire Council decision notice

Planning application for variation of condition to retain well site for further 12 months PA/2017/268

Planning application for exploration: MIN/2013/0281

PEDL180 and PEDL181

Timeline

21 February 2017

Upland UK and Europa Oil & Gas agree an extension to the deadline for Upland’s 10% farm-in to the Wressle PEDLs 180 and 182. The deadline has been extended from 31 March 2017 to 30 September 2017. Details

22 February 2017

Egdon makes an application PA/2017/268 for variation of condition 24 of MIN/2013/0281 to allow the retention of the well site for a further twelve months. Details

8 February 2017

Egdon to appeal against refusal of planning permission and make a new application for oil production. Details

11 January 2017

North Lincolnshire Council’s planning committee refuses permission by 7 to 3 with one abstention for 15 years of oil production at the site. The committee approves an application for groundwater monitoring boreholes. Live updates from the meeting, breaking news and reaction

3 January 2017

Planners recommend approval of the application on 3 January Details.

25 November 2016

Egdon announces it has raised £2,06m through an open offer of shares – Managing Director, Mark Abbott, says the company is now “well capitalised” and is focussing on consent for the development of the Wressle oil field

24 November 2016

Europa Oil & Gas sells a 10% interest in PEDL180 and 182 which include the Wressle oil field for £1.85m to Upland Resources (UK Onshore) Ltd

1 November 2016

Egdon announces in its accounts for the year ended 31 July 2016 that

“Wressle is expected to impact positively on production and revenues”.

Revenues for the year were down 23.3% to £1.59m but losses were also down, at 40% to £2.60m Details

26 September 2016

Egdon announces estimates by ERC Equipoise Ltd that the Wressle well has a gross mean discovered stock tank oil initially in place of  14.18m across the Ashover Grit, Wingfield Flags and Penistone Flags, of which 2.15m stock tank barrels is classified as discovered Details

31 August 2016

Public consultation on application for oil and gas production closes

28 July 2016

Consultation closes on variation of environmental permit

5 July 2016

North Lincolnshire Council validates Egdon Resources’ application (PA/2016/808) to install four groundwater monitoring boreholes at the existing Wressle 1 well site

30 June 2016

Environment Agency opens consultation on variation of environmental permit (EPR/AB3609XX/V003)

20 June 2016

North Lincolnshire Council validates Egdon Resources’ application (MIN/2016/810) for site retention and oil and gas production for 15 years at the Wressle well

3 June 2016

Application for variation of environmental permit at Wressle-1 well site Details

22 October 2015

Egdon announces it is working towards a field development plan for the Wressle oil and gas discovery Details

4 September 2015

Egdon announces it is suspended operations on the Penistone Flags oil zone. A planned oil injection test to determine reservoir permeability was not carried out because of delays from the Environment Agency in clarifying whether the permit covered the operation. Both oil and gas flowed with no evidence of water, the company says. Details

21 July 2015

Egdon announces its extended well test on the Penistone Flags achieved average rates of 131 barrels of oil per day over three days and gas flows of 182 barrels of oil equivalent per day. Problems with downhole testing equipment meant the Ashover Grit test could not be carried out. Details

18 June 2015

Egdon announces the start of the extended well test at Wressle-1 Details

27 March 2015

Egdon announces it recovered 98.5 barrels of oil from the Penistone Flags zone of the Wressle-1 well Details

3 March 2015

Tests carried out on first set of perforations in the Penistone Flags reservoir, Egdon reports. The test resulted in gas flow rates of 1.7m cubic feet of gas per day, with associated oil of up to 12 barrels of oil per day and no free water. Details

19 February 2015

Test operations completed on Wingfield Flags reservoir, Egdon announces Details

9 February 2015

Egdon announces completion of tests on the Ashover Grit reservoir, resulting in oil production rates equivalent to 80 barrels of oil per day along with 47,000 cubic feet of gas per day Details

4 December 2014

Egdon announces it expects to begin mobilisation for testing at Wressle in the week beginning 5 January 2015 Details

1 December 2014

Environment Agency issues permit variation of waste permit for testing at Wressle-1 well Details and here

6 October 2014

Environment Agency issues radioactive waste permit (HB3295DH) for Wressle-1 wellsite

2 September 2014

Egdon announces the depth of three intervals in the Wressle-1 well: Penistone Flags (19.8m), Wingfield Flags (5.64m) and Ashover Grit (6.1m) Details

23 August 2014

Wressle-1 well reaches depth of 2,240m Details

19 July 2014

Wressle-1 well spudded Details

9 July 2014

Application (EPR/HB3295DH/A001) to Environment Agency for a radioactive substances activity permit for Wressle-1 well site

17 March 2014

Environment Agency issues mining waste permit (AB3609XX/V002) for Wressle-1 well

18 June 2013

North Lincolnshire council grants planning permission for an exploratory borehole to a depth of about 2,300m Decision notice

8 May 2013

Egdon announces a farm-out of an interest in PEDL180 to Union Jack Oil, under which Union Jack will pay 16.66% of the cost of the Wressle-1 exploration well to earn an 8.33% interest in the PEDL and the part of the field which extends into PEDL182 Details

19 March 2013

Egdon submits planning application for temporary wellsite and exploratory borehole (MIN/2013/0281)

10 February 2012

Egdon announces completion of 3d seismic surveys across the Broughton and Wressle prospects to the east and south east of Scunthorpe in north Lincolnshire Details