Egdon Resources plc and its partners (Blackland Park Exploration Limited and Stelinmatvic Industries Limited) announce signature of an Opt-in Agreement ("The Agreement") with Total E&P UK Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Total SA, in respect of UK Onshore Petroleum Exploration and Development Licence PEDL209 ("The Licence") located in Lincolnshire. The Licence covers an area of 64 square kilometres and is located adjacent to licences PEDL139/140 (the subject of the recently announced farm-in by Total) and PL161/162 where Egdon has further interests. The Licence is located in the eastern part of the Gainsborough Trough geological basin.
Under the terms of The Agreement, Total will have an option to farm-in to PEDL209 exercisable until 31 December 2015, and will earn a 50% interest in The Licence by paying 100% of an exploration programme of up to £13.47 million (ca. $22 million) which would include seismic acquisition and the drilling of a well. Egdon will continue to be the operator of PEDL209 with Total becoming the operator following the carried work programme.