Oil and gas exploration company IGas Energy said on July 4 it plans to drill up to two new exploratory oil wells in the Weald Basin in southern England.
The company also said it was unable to finalize a deal with Onshore Petroleum Ltd. to sell its non-core assets, which will now remain with IGas.
IGas produces around 2,200 barrels of oil equivalent a day from more than 100 sites across Britain. The Weald Basin is the source of around half of the company’s current production.
The initial well will explore the resource potential of the Portland Sandstones and the Kimmeridge Micrites, which it estimated had hydrocarbon volumes in place of about 300 million barrels.
The company will shortly start discussions with Surrey County Council and other stakeholders before submitting a planning application.
George Solich’s FourPoint will join forces with Double Eagle to form DoublePoint with more than 70,000 acres in the core of the Midland Basin.
SRC Energy said the acquisition of about 30,000 acres will boost its leasehold by 50% and its drillable locations by 55%.
For years, the hinterlands of the Permian Basin have suffered, yet E&Ps in the Delaware and Midland basins are returning to the periphery of the play, and many of them have something to prove—or at least prove up.