- Oil company United Oil & Gas said a development lease had been awarded for the development of a discovery at the Abu Sennan Licence in Egypt, of which the company owns 22%.

Approval had been won from the country's petroleum minister and involved a lease covering the ASD-1X discovery.

Production had commenced from the ASD-1X well with initial gross rates of 1,295 barrels of oil per day.

United Oil & Gas said the commencement of production was achieved less than two months from the announcement of the initial discovery in April.

At 9:10am: [LON:UOG] United Oil Gas Plc share price was 0p at 2.45p

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