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Acquisition of Further Interest in HHDL

Mon, 20th Aug 2018 07:00

RNS Number : 2237Y
UK Oil & Gas PLC
20 August 2018
 

 

UK Oil & Gas PLC

("UKOG" or the "Company")

 

Acquisition of Further Interest in Horse Hill Oil Discovery and Licences, Weald Basin, UK

 

UK Oil & Gas PLC (London AIM: UKOG) is pleased to announce that it has entered into sale and purchase agreements with Gunsynd PLC ("Gunsynd") and Primorus Investments PLC ("Primorus") to acquire their combined 7% shareholding in Horse Hill Developments Ltd ("HHDL"), the operator and 65% interest holder in the Horse Hill-1 ("HH-1") Portland and Kimmeridge Limestone oil discovery and 55 square mile (143 km2) PEDL137 and PEDL246 licences ("the Licences"). Upon completion, the Company will hold a majority 56.9% HHDL shareholding, equating to a 36.985% beneficial Licence interest, the largest single beneficial interest holding in both Licences.

 

As previously reported in July and August, a comprehensive 150-day Extended Well Test programme, designed to confirm the HH-1 well's commerciality is in progress. Results to date from the Portland oil pool have been very positive, with short-term high rate tests achieving stable implied daily pumped rates of 401 and 414 barrels of oil per day of dry 36 API oil over two periods of 6 and 2 hours, respectively. Testing of the two Kimmeridge Limestone oil pools will commence following completion of the Portland test.

 

Transaction Summary

 

For a total consideration of £1,925,000, the Company will receive Gunsynd's 2% and Primorus' 5% shareholding in HHDL, equating to a further 4.55% beneficial interest in the Licences. The total consideration, with an effective date of 17 August 2018, comprises £425,000 payable in cash and £1,500,000 through the issue of 85,714,286 new ordinary shares in UKOG ("Consideration Shares"). The Consideration Shares are calculated based on the closing UKOG share price on 16 August 2018 of 1.75 pence. Completion of both acquisitions, which will be announced in due course, is conditional on HHDL consent. In the year ended December 2016, HHDL made a loss of £146,208.

 

Stephen Sanderson, UKOG's Chief Executive, commented:

 

"Although modest in overall size, these acquisitions, the first under the Company's new AIM operating company status, are highly strategic in that they deliver to UKOG, the driving force behind the HH-1 Portland and Kimmeridge oil discovery, a majority 56.9% shareholding in HHDL. Importantly, the resultant 36.985% beneficial Licence interest also makes UKOG the largest single party in the HH-1 discovery and Licences. In cooperation with the remaining co-venturers, the Company can now effectively steer the project directly towards planned permanent production and potentially significant cash flow in 2019.

 

These acquisitions are also fully in line with UKOG's strategy of increasing its working interests in key assets to gain effective control and operatorship."

 

Qualified Person's Statement

 

Rob Wallace,  UKOG's principal technical advisor, who has over 40 years of relevant experience in the oil industry, has approved the information contained in this announcement. Mr Wallace is a Chartered Scientist, Chartered Geologist and Fellow of the Geological Society of London, an active member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, a member of the Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britain and a member of the South African Geophysical Society .

 

For further information, please contact:

 

UK Oil & Gas PLC

Stephen Sanderson / Kiran Morzaria                                                      Tel: 01483 243450

 

WH Ireland (Nominated Adviser and Broker)

James Joyce / James Sinclair-Ford                                                           Tel: 020 7220 1666

 

Cenkos Securities PLC (Joint Broker)

Joe Nally / Neil McDonald                                                                           Tel: 0207 397 8919

 

Public Relations

Brian Alexander / David Bick                                                                      Tel: 01483 243450

 

 

UKOG Licence Interests

 

The Company has interests in the following UK licences:

 

Asset

Licence

UKOG's Interest

Licence Holder

Operator

Area (km2)

Status

Avington 1

PEDL070

5%

UKOG (GB) Limited

IGas Energy Plc

18.3

Field currently shut in

Broadford Bridge 3

PEDL234

100%

UKOG (234) Ltd 4

UKOG (234) Ltd 4

300.0

BB-1 & 1z completed, preparing two further planning applications

Holmwood 3

PEDL143

40%

UKOG

Europa Oil & Gas (Holdings) plc

91.8

Holmwood-1 exploration well planned in 2018

Horndean 1

PL211

10%

UKOG (GB) Limited

IGas Energy Plc

27.3

Field in stable production

Horse Hill 5

PEDL137

36.985%

Horse Hill Developments Ltd 6

Horse Hill Developments Ltd 6

99.3

Production tests ongoing, further appraisal well(s) scheduled for 2018/19

Horse Hill 5

PEDL246

36.985%

Horse Hill Developments Ltd6

Horse Hill Developments Ltd 6

43.6

As above

Isle of Wight (Onshore) 2, 3

PEDL331

65%

UKOG

UKOG

200.0

Preparing planning submission  for Arreton-3 oil discovery appraisal well

Markwells Wood 2

PEDL126

100%

UKOG (GB) Limited

UKOG (GB) Limited

11.2

Revised drilling and testing planning application underway

                Notes:

 

1. Oil field currently in production.

2. Oil discovery pending development and/or appraisal drilling.

3. Exploration asset with drillable prospects and leads. PEDL234 contains the Broadford Bridge-1 and 1z
  discovery well, the extension of the Godley Bridge Portland gas discovery plus further exploration
  prospects.

4. UKOG has a 100% interest in UKOG (234) Ltd, which has a 100% interest in PEDL234.

5. Oil discovery with successful flow test in 3 zones, further long-term testing scheduled in 2018

6. UKOG has a direct 56.9% interest in HHDL, which has a 65% interest in PEDL137 and PEDL246.

 

 

The information contained within this announcement is deemed by the Company to constitute inside information under the Market Abuse Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014.


This information is provided by RNS, the news service of the London Stock Exchange. RNS is approved by the Financial Conduct Authority to act as a Primary Information Provider in the United Kingdom. Terms and conditions relating to the use and distribution of this information may apply. For further information, please contact rns@lseg.com or visit www.rns.com.
 
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DateSourceHeadlineCategory
18-Oct-18 07:00RNSPortland Declared Commercially ViableResults and Trading Reports
10-Oct-18 13:55RNSEWT Update: Horse Hill-1Results and Trading Reports
05-Oct-18 11:30RNSExtended Well Test and Regulatory UpdateCompany Announcement - General
25-Sep-18 07:00RNSCompletion of Further Interest in HHDLCompany Announcement - General
11-Sep-18 16:24RNS18-month Planning Extension ApprovedCompany Announcement - General
10-Sep-18 12:30RNSEWT Updates, Portland & Kimmeridge Oil DiscoveryResults and Trading Reports
06-Sep-18 18:03RNSExercise of WarrantsCompany Announcement - General
04-Sep-18 11:22RNSUpdate - Holmwood Licence (PEDL 143)Company Announcement - General
03-Sep-18 12:24RNSHigh Court Grants Interim InjunctionCompany Announcement - General
30-Aug-18 07:00RNSAcquisition of Further Interest in Horse HillMergers, Acquisitions and Disposals
29-Aug-18 09:05RNSSecond Price Monitoring ExtnCompany Announcement - General
29-Aug-18 09:00RNSPrice Monitoring ExtensionCompany Announcement - General
24-Aug-18 16:40RNSSecond Price Monitoring ExtnCompany Announcement - General
24-Aug-18 16:35RNSPrice Monitoring ExtensionCompany Announcement - General
20-Aug-18 07:00RNSAcquisition of Further Interest in HHDLMergers, Acquisitions and Disposals
13-Aug-18 14:00RNSExercise of WarrantsCompany Announcement - General
03-Aug-18 11:30RNSPortland high-rate flow test successfully completeCompany Announcement - General
31-Jul-18 14:00RNSSchedule 1 Update - UK Oil & Gas PlcCompany Announcement - General
31-Jul-18 12:34RNSResult of General MeetingResults and Trading Reports
18-Jul-18 14:00RNSPortland Extended Flow Test ("EWT")Company Announcement - General
13-Jul-18 12:36RNSCorporate Update & Notice of GMCompany Announcement - General
12-Jul-18 16:00RNSSchedule 1 - UK Oil & Gas PlcCompany Announcement - General
09-Jul-18 14:05RNSSecond Price Monitoring ExtnCompany Announcement - General
09-Jul-18 14:00RNSPrice Monitoring ExtensionCompany Announcement - General
09-Jul-18 11:05RNSSecond Price Monitoring ExtnCompany Announcement - General
09-Jul-18 11:00RNSPrice Monitoring ExtensionCompany Announcement - General
09-Jul-18 07:00RNSCorporate Update: Change of AIM Trading StatusCompany Announcement - General
04-Jul-18 07:00RNSSuccessful Placing to Raise £2mResults and Trading Reports
03-Jul-18 14:00RNSPrice Monitoring ExtensionCompany Announcement - General
02-Jul-18 16:40RNSSecond Price Monitoring ExtnCompany Announcement - General


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