Europa Given the Go-Ahead for Drilling in Lincolnshire

The Directors of Europa Oil & Gas (Holdings) plc announced that planning permission has been granted for the drilling of the West Firsby-9 well by Lincolnshire County Council.

West Firsby-9, which will be a sidetrack of West Firsby-8, is anticipated to be drilled as soon as practicable in the core producing part of the field. This forms a part of the ongoing program of work to increase production levels in the West Firsby and Crosby Warren Fields.

"This planning decision allows us to press ahead with the planning of this key development well," said Paul Barrett, Managing Director of Europa. "Continued strong oil prices underline the importance of Europa's ongoing oil production enhancement program."