Winchester Energy Ltd (WEL) is an Australian incorporated oil and gas exploration company which was founded in 2014 by Messrs Peter Allchurch, Neville Henry and John D. Kenny for the primary purpose of acquiring oil and gas leases and working interests in areas situated on the Eastern Shelf of the Permian Basin in Texas, USA, a location which offers prospective Cline Shale unconventional oil opportunities at shallow depth together with attractive conventional oil targets in the Ellenburger "E" Interval at slightly greater depth.