Latest information concerning ERCL

The Petroleum Directorate of Sierra Leone extends agreement for the Getech Group’s Advisory & Support Services

Getech is pleased to announce a new agreement to provide advisory and technical support services to the Petroleum Directorate of Sierra Leone through its wholly owned subsidiary, ERCL.

The mission of the Petroleum Directorate is to facilitate the exploration and development of Sierra Leone’s petroleum resources for the long-term benefit of its people, through the development of regulatory guidelines and monitoring contract compliance, having due regard for the economy, the environment, safety, technology, as well as balancing the interests of the nation and investor.

ERCL Limited, a Getech Group company, has been working with the Petroleum Directorate since 2016, providing a long-term counterpart training programme for the Directorate’s technical team in Freetown, with initial funding from the World Bank’s EITAP programme.

The new agreement focuses on building a national database to transform access to data and information needed by organisations in the petroleum sector to help them make their investment decisions. To fast-track insight into the prospectivity of the region, ERCL will leverage its geoscience expertise and add value to the national database by developing a series of technical studies. In its commitment to capacity building, ERCL will also continue to provide technical support, technology transfer and counterpart training to the Petroleum Directorate’s technical team.

Getech’s CEO, Jonathan Copus, explains more about the benefits that Getech can offer to government agencies: “Having visited the Petroleum Directorate offices and met its team, headed by Director General Raymond Kargbo, I am excited at the prospect of broadening our long term relationships in Sierra Leone. Our Government Services team designs, manages and supports licence and bidding rounds for countries all over the world and we understand how to create an environment of benefit to both the government and investor.” The Getech Group has a long history of assisting Governments and National Oil Companies with License Rounds, Data Management, Capacity Building and Advisory services all over the world to develop their nation’s natural resources.

The work in Sierra Leone joins similar Getech Group projects in Africa, the Americas and Middle East.


Oil and Gas Outlook for Sierra Leone Presentation

Sierra Leone - Oil and Gas Outlook Presentation

On Thursday 27th July at a meeting of the PESGB 3 Counties Regional Group in Henley on Thames UK, John Clark from ERCL (A Getech Group Company) presented an Oil and Gas Outlook for Sierra Leone on behalf of the Petroleum Directorate of Sierra Leone. Four members of the Petroleum Directorate technical team attended the meeting who were on a two week visit to the UK.

The talk was a great success and was well-attended by oil industry representatives. The presentation focussed on the recent activity in Sierra Leone and the future, with the Petroleum Directorates data room now open in Freetown.


Getech Group Providing Petroleum Licence Round Support in Lebanon

Lebanese Petroleum Authority (LPA)

Getech Group company ERCL, is pleased to announce an extension of its agreement to provide the Lebanese Petroleum Authority (LPA) with consultancy services in conjunction with the recommencement of the first Lebanese License Round.

The Getech Group has a long history of assisting Governments and National Oil Companies with License Rounds, Data Management, Capacity Building and Advisory services all over the world to develop their nation’s natural resources.  The work in Lebanon joins similar Getech Group projects in  Africa, the Americas and Middle East.

Download Press release: 10-05-17 Getech Providing Petroleum Licence Round Support in Lebanon



UK 29th Round – Technical Evaluation and Screening

Separate studies available now for Mid North Sea High area and Rockall Trough
High grading plays for detailing prospect evaluation

ERCL is pleased to announce completion of our Multi-Client Technical Evaluation and Screening Studies for the 29th Round Blocks. Two areas have been investigated, the Mid North Sea High area and the Rockall Trough, and are available to purchase on a non-exclusive (multi-client) basis. Each evaluation is a screening of UK 29th Round blocks using all the publically available well data, OGA seismic data and gravity and magnetics data. Additional information has also been used to refine and extend our interpretations, namely:

  • Getech Globe New Ventures platform to investigate reservoir provenance
  • Getech’s industry-leading G&M database to help constrain depth to basement and
  • Thermal history studies undertaken by Geotrack on both a basin scale and regionally along the UK Atlantic margin to determine source rock maturity and hydrocarbon generation history. Whilst OGA has released the basic AFTA and VR data for selected wells, no interpretation or thermal history reconstruction work has been released.

Areas of interest have been highlighted and ranked, detailing plays which warrant a more detailed prospectivity evaluation. Items to be delivered with each study are:

  • ArcGIS project – integrating all available data
  • Report – summarises plays in each area
  • Powerpoint – detailing plays investigated
  • Kingdom project – with key horizons interpreted

For further information regarding the Mid North Sea High or Rockall Trough Technical Evaluation and Screening Studies please contact Martine Davies or Sarah-Jane Kelland.

A summary flyer is available via the link below, and a more detailed Project Outline is available on request.

ERCL 29th Round Study Flyer Apr 16



Mozambique License Round APPLICATION EXTENSION TO 30th JULY 2015

The National Petroleum Institute (INP) has to announce following a request from companies a further delay to the fifth licensing round to allow the completion of the required legal documentation.

The Fifth Licensing Round is now scheduled to close at;
12:00 noon on Thursday 30th July 2015.

The opening of the Fifth License Round was announce in Maputo and London on the 23rd October 2014. A total of fifteen blocks are included comprising some 76,800 sq kms of acreage in the offshore Rovuma, offshore Zambezi, offshore Angoche, onshore around the Pande-Temane concession and onshore Palmeira areas.

Further details of the Fifth License Round, including Application Guidelines, the Model Contract, the Petroleum Law, Petroleum Regulations, Bidding Parameters, Technical Data and Data Packages and Data Room access, are available and posted on the license round website at www.inp-mz.com.

For further details please contact:
NATIONAL PETROLEUM INSTITUTE
Telephone: +258 82 30 81570
Fax:          +258 21 320 932
Email: info@inp.gov.mz

Download Press Release 15 April 2015


Conditional Acquisition of ERCL Ltd by Getech Group plc

The directors of ERCL and Getech are delighted to announce the acquisition of ERCL by Getech Group plc as also announced to the Stock Exchange today.

ERCL will continue to trade as ERCL, but now as an integrated part of the wider Getech group. We are sure that our relationship with all of our customers will benefit from the acquisition, and we look forward to continuing our ongoing and future projects.

The directors believe the new combined Group will be able to offer a significantly more comprehensive range of services and products, addressing exploration and development issues across a broader spectrum of client workflows

For further details please email info@ercl.com

Download Press Release: 24-03-15 Conditional Acquisition of ERCL by Getech

Visit Getech Website: www.getech.com


Mozambique 5th Round now closes 30th April 2015

Following representation from the industry, the National Petroleum Institute (INP) is pleased to announce that the deadline for applying in the fifth licensing round has been extended to allow companies additional time to complete their applications.

The Fifth Licensing Round is now scheduled to close at;
12:00 noon on Thursday the 30th April 2015.

The opening of the Fifth License Round was announced in Maputo and London on the 23rd October 2014. A total of fifteen blocks are included comprising some 76,800 sq kms of acreage in the offshore Rovuma, offshore Zambezi, offshore Angoche, onshore around the Pande-Temane concession and onshore Palmeira areas.

Further details of the Fifth License Round, including Application Guidelines, the Model Contract, the Petroleum Law, Petroleum Regulations, Bidding Parameters, Technical Data and Data Packages and Data Room access, are available / will be posted from the license round websites at www.inp-mz.com.

For further details please contact:
NATIONAL PETROLEUM INSTITUTE
Telephone: +258 82 30 81 57 0
+258 21 320 932
Email: info@inp.gov.mz

Download Press Release 26 Dec 2014 – English