IGas has confirmed that it has delivered most of the drilling equipment to its Tinker Lane shale gas site in north Nottinghamshire.
In a statement to the community liaison group, the company’s communications manager said:
“As some of you will know, we have mobilised the rig to site this week. All the main equipment is now on site and the rig will now be built. I will update further once I know more about operational timeline”.
Local people and opponents of IGas’s activities had reported deliveries of equipment last week amid a large police presence.
The Tinker Lane site is the first IGas development to see shale gas drilling and the first shale gas exploration site in the East Midlands.
The most recent formal statement to IGas shareholders was in August 2018, when the company said it expected to spud the Tinker Lane well in the fourth quarter of 2018.