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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



Launch Registration

Registration is now open to attend the opening in London on 23 October 2014 of the 5th competitive bidding round to explore for hydrocarbons in the offshore Rovuma, offshore Zambezi and Angoche and onshore around the Pande-Temane concession and Palmeira areas will be formally announced in London on 23 October 2014.

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INP Bidding Round Pre anouncement Press Release

5º Concurso para concessão de áreas para pesquisa e produção de petróleo


Fifth Mozambique Licensing Round

The Institute of National Petroleum (INP) has confirmed that a competitive bidding round to explore for hydrocarbons in the offshore Rovuma, offshore Zambezi and Angoche and onshore around the Pande-Temane concession and Palmeira areas will be formally announced in London on 23 October 2014.

A total of fifteen blocks will be included in the Mozambique Fifth License Round, comprising some 76,800 sq kms of acreage, will be included in the round.

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, will be posted on the following websites following the Announcement on 23 October: www.inp-mz.com and www.inp.gov.mz.


Conference Update

ERCL was pleased to participate in the HGS-PESGB 13th Conference on African E&P, “Africa: A World of Opportunities”, held in Houston in September 2014. This annual event provided an opportunity for ERCL to demonstrate some of its ongoing projects in Mozambique, Namibia, Madagascar and Equatorial Guinea to oil company delegates.

ERCL will also be exhibiting at forthcoming events, including the 21st Africa Oil Week (Africa Upstream) event in Cape Town (booth number 89) and at PETEX in London (booth number A52) in November.

More information on these events can be seen at http://www.globalpacificpartners.com/events/?id=873 and http://www.petex.info/


ERCL Opens Mozambique Data Room

Following signature of a multi-client agreement with INP (Institute of National Petroleum – Mozambique) in 2013, ERCL opened a data room at its offices in June 2014 for companies wishing to view the INP released data. The data room project includes technical data packages, including well data, seismic data and technical reports connected to the forthcoming licensing rounds. ERCL has provided INP with a duplicate copy of the data room project to host data rooms at INP offices in Maputo.

More information about these data packages can be found on our website at www.ercl.com/multi-client/mozambique.