Enegi Oil Plc will undertake a defined programme of work, on areas of interest within the Clare Basin, within the two year option period, which expires on 28th February 2013. There are various elements in the work programme, including the delineation of prospective areas, the quantification of their gas potential, the identification of potential drilling targets and the identification of optimal well design. Depending on the results of the programme of work, an application may be made for an Exploration License over all or part of the areas covered by ON11/1 for the right to conduct drilling activities.
The area covered by onshore petroleum licence ON11/1 contains the Doonbeg №1 wildcat well drilled in 1962. A full suite of downhole petrophysical logs exists for the well, which was drilled to a depth 3353m.
On January 9th 2012, in response to a presentation by Dr. Aedin McLoughlin organized by Clare Fracking Concerned, Clare County Council voted to lobby Minister Pat Rabbitte to ban fracking in Ireland. More importantly, the council also decided to put in train a process to amend the Clare County Development Plan to ban fracking with the county.