LONDON--Petroceltic International PLC (EG5A.DB), an upstream oil & gas exploration company, said Wednesday Eni Spa (E), as operator of the Carisio permit in the Western Po Valley, has lodged an application with the Ministry of Economic Development requesting a further suspension of the permit.
-Suspension will enable Eni to incorporate all latest technologies in order to identify a new well location and drilling plan which enables all well objectives to be achieved, while meeting local stakeholder concerns with respect to distance of the wellsite from the village of Carpignano Sesia.
-Petroceltic is fully supportive of Eni's ongoing efforts to ensure a successful outcome to the permitting process for the drilling of the Carpignano Sesia exploration well.
-Eni has a 47.5% interest in the well; Petroceltic has 47.5% and Condotte has 5%.
-Petroceltic shares at 0730 GMT down 4 pence, or 3.03%, at 136 pence valuing the company at 246.19 million pounds.
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