Providence Resources has been given more time to develop its work programme for its Barryroe licence.
The Barryroe Partners have been granted a 2-year extension to the term of the First Phase of SEL 1/11 to July 2019 and overall term to July 2021 by the Minister for Communications, Climate Action & Environment subject to the Barryroe Partners carrying out a work programme that includes the evaluation of newly reprocessed 3D seismic data together with an assessment of the Jurassic and Triassic exploration potential of the licence area.
Chief executive Tony O’Reilly said: “We are very pleased to be granted these extensions to the Barryroe licence, which provides additional security of tenure whilst we continue the farm-out process. The Barryroe partners are in dialogue with a number of parties regarding advancing the appraisal of Barryroe through to first oil.
“The extension work programme includes evaluating the deeper exploration potential of the licence, which offers exciting upside, over and above the substantial resources already identified in Barryroe.”