Greenland Gas & Oil gets new license, provides Jameson update
LONDON -- Greenland Gas & Oil Limited (‘GGO’ or the ‘Company’) is pleased to confirm the award of a new license and extension of existing licenses, as well as provide details of upcoming operational activities on its Jameson Land acreage located onshore south-east Greenland.
The Government of Greenland has awarded GGO a 93.75% operating interest (Nuna Oil A/S holding 6.25%) in a new license 2018/40 to the north of GGO’s existing licenses through its open-door license process. The Government of Greenland has also approved an extension of sub-period 1 of the existing licenses, 2015/13 and 2015/14, through to Dec. 31, 2020. Fiscal terms of all three licenses are unchanged from the initial license terms, while ongoing financial obligations have been rationalized across all three licenses.
GGO CEO Mark Bilsland said, “This is exciting news as it allows us to commence detailed planning for a drilling program commencing in the fall of 2020. The award of the new license 2018/40 will enable us to access the full potential of the basin as we can now include the area to the North of our existing licenses in our detailed basin modelling and well planning.
In-house geological and geophysical work confirms substantial potential for hydrocarbon discoveries across eight different formations and play concepts, with total unrisked recoverable resource estimates remaining in the range of 300 MMbbl (P90) to 28 MMbbl (P10) with a P50 estimate of 3.3 Bbbl.
The drilling program is provisionally expected to cover two winter seasons, commencing winter 2020/21 with a minimum of two wells per season. GGO is currently assessing the need for further infill seismic in some areas of the license and will be acquiring additional high definition full tensor gravimetric (eFTG) data over potential drilling locations in May/June this year.”
GGO Chairman Rod McIllree said, “We are very pleased with the support we have received from the Greenland Government, this marks a very positive step towards the next phase of activity and growth of the company.”
Greenland Minister of Industry and Energy, Aqqalu Jerimiassen said, “The Government of Greenland is delighted that Greenland Gas & Oil has increased its license holding and is actively planning for drilling activity. This marks a strong first step in our new oil & gas strategy, focusing initially on promoting onshore exploration activity.”