The BDF drilling rig 28 has arrived on location at the Lidsey Oil Field (PL241 production License), located onshore near Bognor Regis, West Sussex in the Weald Basin.
The field was discovered by the Lidsey-X1 well drilled by Carless Exploration in 1987 and is contained within a tilted fault block structure, dip closed to the north and fault sealed to the south.
The oil-bearing reservoir is the Middle Jurassic Great Oolite limestone similar to that of the Humbly Grove and Horndean fields which have been in production since the late 1980s
The current well is capable of producing c.40 bopd; it is currently shut in pending drilling of the new well, the Lidsey-X2 horizontal production well, which should increase this production rate several fold. The cost of the new well is around £2.3 million.
The Lidsey-X2 production well will target the upper crest of the producing Great Oolite reservoir. It passes through the Kimmeridge layers allowing for the detailed logging and sampling of drill cuttings. This data will be analysed and compared to the results Angus had at Brockham-X4Z.
The new well should be complete at the end of October and ready for production. On August 9th 2017, Angus received permission from the Oil and Gas Authority to drill and then produce the Lidsey-X2 horizontal.The only outstanding permit application is "Angus Energy Weald Basin No3 Limited: environmental permit application advertisement" with consultation due to close with the Environment Agency on September 29th 2017. All other approvals from the OGA etc. have been received.