PEDL203 – Kirklington

The currently shut-in Kirklington oilfield is located in Nottinghamshire, situated in the East Midlands Province immediately south and along trend with the Eakring oilfield.

Kirklington was originally discovered by BP in 1985 and produced oil from two Carboniferous reservoirs, the Crawshaw sandstone and the Chatsworth Grit.

The Kirklington-3 and the Kirklington 3-Z sidetrack wells were drilled by the operator in 2010 and produced from only one of nine potential pay zones until mid-2013. The well is currently shut in on a care and maintenance programme. The STOIIP is believed to be approximately 4.23 million barrels of oil with only 1% of this figure having been produced to date.

Production facilities are believed to be “ready to go” once remedial work has been conducted to site equipment should a future production decision be made.

Various studies are ongoing to evaluate completion and enhanced recovery options, both mechanical and chemical which could be applied to the unswept oil reservoirs present to enable further production from Kirklington.

The interests held in PEDL203 following this transaction are as follow:


Holding (%)

Egdon Resources U.K. Limited


Terrain Energy Limited


Union Jack Oil plc