Last equipment moved off Rathlin’s Crawberry Hill well site

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.


Early afternoon today (11 April 2016)

Crawberry Hill restoration

Site restoration, April 2016

Crawberry Hill April 5th

Site restoration, Spring 2016

Crawberry Hill 2 April 5

Site restoration, Spring 2016

Crawberry Hill 131115 Decommissioning detail 1

Well decommissioning in November 2015

Crawberry Hill 131115  Decomissioning

Well decommissioning in November 2015

This report is part of DrillOrDrop’s Rig Watch project. Rig Watch receives funding from the Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust. More details here

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  1. at last another ecocider leaves a well site…………it was well worth the months we spent on the tower and on the roadside verge to stop Rathlin fracking………….wishing all fellow protectors good health for a job well done….

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