Lansdowne Oil and Gas Plc is an Irish independent oil and gas exploration company. An operator of its own exploration drilling, the company is not involved in any production drilling activities. The company’s business is solely in exploration and appraisal. So far it has been very geographically focused, pursuing opportunities in the North Celtic Sea Basin (NCEB) off Ireland’s southern cost. It holds rights to three standard licences and one licensing option. The agreements mainly covers the shallow waters of the NCSB that is proven in oil and gas prone.
North Celtic Sea vs. North Sea
Lansdowne Oil and Gas Plc has purposely targeted the Irish offshore shallow shelf areas for exploration and exploitation. Comparing to the busy activities in the neighboring North Sea, the proven oil and gas productive NCSB is still relatively under explored. Besides, shallow water drilling always provides a low cost environment. Considering both factors, the company expects to achieve higher returns on investments in the medium term. With a knowledgeable and experienced management team and the technical force that is supported by the company’s comprehensive database, Lansdowne is very competitive within the industry in the North Celtic Sea region.
Long Term Commercial Oil vs. Near Term Shallow Gas
Lansdowne Oil and Gas Plc continually evaluates drillable and quality prospects on its licensed areas. Three oil exploration wells have been successfully drilled and tested with positive oil flows. The drilling areas are proven oil productive horizons that are right beneath a gas field discovered in the 1970s. The company’s gas exploration and appraisal assets sit on both sides of a gas field operated by the integrated oil giant, Marathon Oil of U.S. other gas positions also include some identified Jurassic exploration targets.
Shares of Lansdowne Oil and Gas Plc (LOGP) are listed on the London Stock Exchange’s Alternative Investment Market and were at 5.50p as of 10 August 2010.