HOUSTON, June 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Endeavour International Corporation (NYSE-Amex: END) announced today that the United Kingdom Department of Energy and Climate Control (DECC) has approved plans for the development of the Baachus oil field in Block 22/6a in the Central North Sea. Endeavour holds a 10 percent interest in the 2005 discovery.
We are pleased that the energy minister has accepted our group's plan to develop the Baachus field, said William L. Transier, chairman, chief executive officer and president. This is the first approval of four field development plans that Endeavour has submitted for review by the UK government, and we are encouraged that the other three projects will be approved over the next 12 months.
The plan calls for a subsea development with three wells to be drilled and linked to production facilities at the nearby Forties Field, the largest oil field in the North Sea operated by Apache Corporation. Apache also operates and holds a 70 percent working interest in the Baachus development with the remaining 20 percent interest held by Shell UK. First production is planned for the first half of 2011.
Endeavour International Corporation is an oil and gas exploration and production company focused on the acquisition, exploration and development of energy reserves in the North Sea and the United States. For more information, visit http://www.endeavourcorp.com.
Certain statements in this news release should be regarded as forward-looking statements within the meaning of the securities laws. These statements speak only as of the date made. Such statements are subject to assumptions, risk and uncertainty. Actual results or events may vary materially. The estimates of recoverable resources per well and completed well costs included herein are based upon other typical results in these shale plays and may not be indicative of actual results.
SOURCE: Endeavour International Corporation
CONTACT: Investor Relations, Mike Kirksey of Endeavour InternationalCorporation, +44-(0)-207-451-2364 or +1-713-307-8788; or UK Media, PhilipDennis, +44-(0)-207-743-6363, or Henry Lerwill, +44-(0)-203-178-6242, bothof Pelham Public Relations, for Endeavour International Corporation