Wressle-1 Well Gets Testing Permit

Companies involved in the Wressle-1 well in Lincolnshire, England, reported Thursday that a permit for testing operations was issued by the UK Environment Agency on December 1.

The issuing of the permit means that the firms expect to start mobilization to the Wressle-1 site, which is located on onshore license PEDL180, during the week beginning January 5, 2015, with testing operations to start shortly afterwards. However, the permit includes additional monitoring requirements that mean that the operator of the well will have to submit a revised method statement.

An evaluation of log data from the Wressle-1 well, and elevated gas readings recorded while drilling, indicate the presence of potential hydrocarbon pay in three main intervals. The well has been completed with a 4.5-inch liner to enable selective and sequential testing of these intervals, according to operator Egdon Resources. The test operations are designed to determine the hydrocarbon type and potential flow rates of the Wressle-1 discovery.

Egdon Managing Director Mark Abbott commented in a company statement:

"We are pleased to have the [Environment Agency] permit in place and can look forward with a clear timeline now for the commencement of testing of up to three potentially hydrocarbon bearing zones at Wressle-1 with mobilisation planned to start immediately in the New Year."

Egdon has a 25-percent interest in Wressle-1, while Celtique Energie Petroluem, Europa Oil & Gas and Union Jack Oil hold 33.33-percent, 33.34-percent and 8.33-percent stakes respectively.


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