Lansdowne Oil & Gas - Update on Barryroe
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Update on Barryroe
"Barryroe Update, Strategic Review and Licence Update
Exola DAC, a subsidiary of Providence and operator of the Barryroe Field, has notified APEC that it has commenced the regulatory process required to transfer the 50% equity in Standard Operating Licence ("SEL") 1/11, which contains the Barryroe field ("Barryroe"), currently assigned to APEC, back to the original owners. This will result in
Exola DAC as operator of Barryroe has recommenced the farm-out process and a number of companies are actively assessing the field data. Following the Company's review of the field's resource potential, which confirms that there is a considerable gas resource within the Barryroe structure in addition to the recognised oil resource, which was the original focus of the farm-out process, several additional companies not included within the initial process have expressed interest in the gas potential and have been invited into the data room.
The Barryroe appraisal work programme is expected to include at least two appraisal wells and an extended production test. The Barryroe structure has been independently verified as containing large volumes of both gas and oil, and the proposed appraisal programme is expected to confirm the presence of either a large oil field with a gas cap or a large gas field surrounded by an oil rim. The programme will also assess reservoir continuity. The appraisal programme is being designed to directly address these reservoir uncertainties, and deliver the information required to support development planning ahead of an investment decision.
The independently verified reports of the hydrocarbons recoverable within the Barryroe field concluded that a mid-case of 346 MMBOE of 2C resources was present within the Middle and Basal Wealden sands. (Note: 1BOE ~6SCF of gas).
In addition to the discovered resources within the Barryroe structure, the Jurassic formation beneath the field remains undrilled. Deepening one of the appraisal wells to assess this additional potential deeper in the Barryroe structure is under consideration.
Providence Resources is assessing the potential for a carbon neutral gas development as an option for the Barryroe field. Several nearby depleted gas fields are being prepared for decommissioning, and a number of industry studies have assessed their potential for carbon sequestration (CO2 storage within the depleted gas fields). It may be possible to minimise the carbon footprint of a Barryroe development by recycling some of the existing pipelines and infrastructure associated with the depleted fields and participating in a broader carbon capture initiative.
Exola DAC as operator of SEL 1/11 has received approval to apply for a site survey at a third appraisal location on the Barryroe field. This application was submitted to ensure all preferred appraisal locations are operationally ready. The application is subject to public consultation and review in accordance with applicable directives.
Following the appointment of a new Chief Executive Officer in early January, the board and management team are primarily focused in the short to mid-term on the successful appraisal of the Barryroe field and on finalising plans to facilitate its future development
The Barryroe field contains the potential for additional resource within the Jurassic formation which lies beneath the discovered reservoirs. The Jurassic formation remains undrilled and this potential will be prioritised ahead of the remaining exploration within the Providence portfolio.
All exploration licences are being re-assessed based on cost and relevance to the new business model.
Following on from the RNS dated
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