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United Oil & Gas PLC (UOG)


Friday 01 February, 2019

United Oil & Gas PLC

CPRs for Crown Discovery and Waddock Cross Field

RNS Number : 7487O
United Oil & Gas PLC
01 February 2019

United Oil & Gas PLC / Index: LSE / Epic: UOG / Sector: Oil & Gas

1 February 2019

United Oil & Gas PLC ("United" or the "Company") 

CPRs for Crown Oil Discovery and Waddock Cross Field



·    Crown Oil Discovery, North Sea - 6.35 MMstb of gross unrisked 2C oil contingent resources assigned to the Crown Discovery in the North Sea by ERCE

·    Waddock Cross Field, Wessex Basin - Updated gross unrisked 2C oil contingent resources of 1.55 MMstb assigned to the Waddock Cross Field in the Wessex basin by ERCE

·    Combined net unrisked 2C oil contingent resources from the two assets of 6.45 MMstb to United

·    Provides support to Company estimates of existing risked portfolio value of close to US$80 million

·    Further CPRs for the Colibri prospect offshore Jamaica and onshore Italy licences due shortly


United Oil & Gas Plc, the London Stock Exchange listed oil and gas exploration and development company, is pleased to announce the results of an independent Competent Person's Report ('CPR') prepared by ERC Equipoise Ltd ('ERCE') for the Crown Oil Discovery on licence P2366 in the Central North Sea and the Waddock Cross Field on Licence PL090 in the Wessex Basin.


The Crown CPR, which is the first CPR commissioned by United on the Crown Discovery, estimates gross unrisked 2C oil contingent resources of 6.35 MMstb for this asset.


The updated CPR on the Waddock Cross Field is based on recently reprocessed seismic, and has increased the gross unrisked 2C oil contingent resources from 1.23 MMstb to 1.55 MMstb.


The above CPRs form part of a number of reports that have been commissioned by the Company. CPRs covering the large undrilled Colibri prospect on the Walton-Morant Licence offshore Jamaica and the Selva Gas Field on the Podere Gallina licence onshore Italy are currently being finalised.  The CPR results for the Crown and Waddock Cross licences are outlined in the table below:



Gross Unrisked Oil Recoverable Contingent Resources (MMstb)

Net Unrisked Oil Recoverable Contingent Resources (MMstb)







Crown (95%)







Waddock Cross (26.25%)







1)     "Gross Contingent Resources" are 100% of the volumes estimated to be recoverable from the field without any economic cut-off being applied.

2)     "Net Contingent Resources" are UOG's working interest fraction of the gross Contingent Resources

3)     Contingent Resources are estimates of volumes that might be recovered from the field under as yet undefined development scheme(s). It is not certain that the field will be developed or that the volumes reported as Contingent Resources will be recovered.

4)     The volumes reported here are unrisked in that they have not been multiplied by a chance of development.


Crown Discovery

This is the first CPR for the Crown Discovery.  A farm out process to seek other industry partners to move the Crown Discovery forward is already underway, and has seen considerable interest within the industry. These new CPR numbers, which in the Company's view are based on a conservative assessment of recovery of the in-place oil, will be invaluable in the farm-out process as they provide necessary data to give greater certainty to potential investors.


Waddock Cross Field

The Waddock Cross CPR updates previous independent estimates and is based on reprocessed and improved data.  Both the oil in - place and recoverable resources estimates have increased.  This CPR, along with other analysis already completed, will guide the Company and the operator in developing a drilling plan for the licence, with a well targeted later this year. 


United Oil & Gas PLC CEO, Brian Larkin, said: 

"Audited gross 2C oil contingent resources of nearly 8 MMstb, with over 6.4 MMstb net to United, for just two of our UK assets represents an excellent outcome.   Updated volumetrics are due shortly for the large undrilled Colibri prospect on the Tullow Oil-operated Walton-Morant licence, offshore Jamaica and also for the development stage Selva Gas Field, onshore Italy and I look forward to sharing the results of these in due course. 


"Since our inception, United has procured a portfolio of exceptional assets, normally beyond the scope of a company of this size.  While we will continue to build our portfolio, adding licences where we see opportunity, 2019 will see a greater emphasis on unlocking the value of our asset base.  Independent verification, through CPRs on each asset, will form an important part of this process.  There will be an extensive operations programme, beginning imminently with the Colter drill and including further activity in Italy, moving to production in 2020.  We will also seek to unlock value through farm downs in Jamaica and in our Crown discovery, the commerciality of which is supported by the CPR estimates reported here.   With Company estimates of close to US$80m NPV of assets already in place, we look forward to growing awareness of the considerable strength of the United business."




ERC has given its consent to the reference to its CPR in this announcement. ERCE confirms it has reviewed this announcement and confirms that the estimates of Contingent Resources have been correctly extracted from the CPR. The CPR has been signed by Simon McDonald who has over 40 years of relevant experience in the oil industry.



For more information please visit the Company's website at or contact: 


United Oil & Gas Plc (Company)


Brian Larkin

[email protected]



Optiva Securities Limited (Broker)


Christian Dennis

+44 (0) 20 3137 1902



Beaumont Cornish Limited (Financial Adviser)


Roland Cornish and Felicity Geidt

+44 (0) 20 7628 3396



Murray (PR Advisor)

+353 (0) 87 6909735

Joe Heron



[email protected]



St Brides Partners (Financial PR/IR)


Frank Buhagiar and Juliet Earl

+44 (0) 207 236 1177







Notes to Editors


United Oil & Gas plc (UOG) is listed on the main market of the London Stock Exchange. United was established to explore, appraise and develop low risk assets in Europe and to develop higher risk, higher impact exploration projects in the Caribbean, Latin America and Africa.


The following table outlines the Company's licence interests:




United Interest

 Next Stage of Development


Podere Gallina Licence

Po Valley Energy Limited


CPR nearing completion

Infrastructure build 2019

Production in 2020

Further seismic to identify other opportunities in licence 2019


Waddock Cross Field

Egdon Resources UK Limited


Development drilling targeted in 2019


PL090 Exploration

Egdon Resources UK Limited


Technical work to de-risk exploration targets continuing



Corallian Energy Limited


Colter Drill commencing near term


PEDL 330

Corallian Energy Limited


Technical work to de-risk exploration targets continuing


PEDL 345

Corallian Energy Limited


Technical work to de-risk exploration targets continuing



United Oil & Gas Plc


CPR Complete

Seismic reprocessing underway ahead of likely Farm Down Process



Tullow Jamaica Ltd


CPR nearing completion

Interpretation of Seismic ongoing ahead of Farm Down Process


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