UK Oil & Gas PLC (London AIM: UKOG) is pleased to announce that West Sussex County Council's ("WSCC's") Planning Committee have approved, by a significant 10-1 majority vote, a 2 year planning permission extension to its Broadford Bridge-1/1z ("BB-1") Kimmeridge oil discovery, located in licence PEDL234 (UKOG 100%). The planning extension, which was recommended by WSCC's planning officer, will expire on 31 March 2022.
In order to confirm the decision to further sidetrack and test BB-1, UKOG will use the extension period to evaluate future Kimmeridge well and test results, which are planned by both the Company and other operators before March 2022.
Stephen Sanderson, UKOG's Chief Executive, commented:
"The Kimmeridge play, where UKOG holds industry leading knowledge and an unrivalled acreage position within the sweet spot, remains of primary Company interest. This extension will enable us to incorporate key future well and test information into our understanding of this new play before any further appraisal of our BB-1 Kimmeridge discovery."