The last excavator was moved off Rathlin Energy’s Crawberry Hill drilling site in East Yorkshire this afternoon. All the cabins have now gone and a small tarmac access to the field is all that remains of the site, where a well was sunk in 2013.
Rathlin Energy announced on 12 August 2015 that it was withdrawing from the site near Beverley for technical and commercial reasons. It cited the low oil price and said the costs of testing the well could not be justified. More details
These pictures illustrate the restoration back to a field. All the images are used with the photographers’ permissions.