Angus Energy has been granted permission for the drilling of a second production well at its Lidsey Oil Field on the south coast of England.
West Sussex County Council approved planing consent for the new Lidsey-X2 onshore production well at the onshore field, near Bognor Regis.
The planning consent covers the development and operation of a three wellhead and beam pump oil production facility plus ancillary works.
The first well has already been drilled at the site (Lidsey-X1) and the tophole/cellar completed and installed to enable a second well to be drilled (Lidsey-X2).
This second well is planned to be drilled to a depth of approximately 1,000 metres and will target the upper crest of the Great Oolite reservoir.
Jonathan Tidswell-Pretorius, the Company’s Chairman, said: “The Lidsey-X2 well fully aligns with our business plan of providing low cost, low geological risk, long term conventional oil production.
“Lidsey-X2 will target the upper crest of the producing Great Oolite reservoir and will also pass through the Kimmeridge layers allowing us to electronically log the layers and sample the drill cuttings for a detailed comparison to the encouraging results Angus encountered at Brockham-X4Z.”
Oil and Gas Authority will also need to provide consent to drill the second well.