Corallian as Exploration Operator for Licences P2235 and P1918 is pleased to report that the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Offshore Petroleum Regulator for Environment and Decommissioning (OPRED) has completed its review of the Environmental Statements, the representations received from consultees and the additional information provided by Corallian for the proposed Wick and Colter wells. OPRED has advised the Oil and Gas Authority of its in-principle agreement to the issue of the relevant consent for both projects.
There are several regulatory approvals and notifications still required before the consenting process is completed for the wells. When all the necessary approvals have been obtained, the wells will be drilled as a back-to-back programme using the ENSCO-72 Jack-Up rig, and subject to the approvals being in place Corallian will commence the programme with the drilling of the Wick well during December 2018. Following completion of the Wick well, the rig will be mobilised from the Moray Firth to the English Channel to drill the Colter well.
Fraser Well Management Limited will be the Well Operator for the drilling of the wells. Orbis Energy Limited are the environmental consultant to the projects. No further announcements are planned by Corallian until all the approvals are in place and the drilling has commenced.