The Goddard licence, P2438, was awarded to IOG at 100% working interest in October 2018 in the 30th Licensing Round, of which 50% was farmed-out to CalEnergy Resources Limited in Q3 2019.  A commitment to drill an appraisal well on the Goddard structure has been made within 3 years of licence award, i.e. by October 2021.

The discovery lies 70 km north of the Norfolk coast in 25m water depth, 5km to the south of the Perenco operated West Sole field and 11km north of the Pickerill Field.

  Net Contingent Resources (Bcfe)


1C 2C 3C

Goddard Discovery

27  54  101
  Net Unrisked Prospective Resources (Bcfe)
  Low Best High
Goddard 'Flank 1' 14 24 41
Goddard 'Flank 1' 7 12 15

(Source: ERE Equipoise CPR October 2018)


The Goddard discovery, (previously known as Glein) was proven by well 48/11a-12 drilled by Arco in 1994.


The current development plan for Goddard is to develop the field from a total of 3 wells.  These wells are planned to be horizontal hydraulically stimulated wells to achieve maximum flow rates.

The three development wells are likely to be drilled by a jack-up unit through a suitable Normally Unmanned Installation.  The possibility of sub-sea completions would also be evaluated as part of the field development plan optimisation.

The export of gas is possible via a 45km pipeline to IOG’s Blythe Hub then to a tie-in to the recommissioned Thames pipeline.