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Picture post: Rig dismantled and equipment moved off IGas site at Tinker Lane

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Breaking down the drilling rig at the IGas shale gas site at Tinker Lane, Nottinghamshire, 2 January 2019. Photo: TinkerLane.co.uk

Images from the IGas site at Tinker Lane in north Nottinghamshire this morning confirm that the company has begun demobilising and removing equipment.

The rig has been dis-assembled and early this morning lorries took off liquid waste and drill pipes. More vehicles entered and left the site during the day.

The demobilisation follows an IGas statement on 17 December 2018 that the Tinker Lane well had failed to discover the primary target, the Bowland shale formation. Details

The company said it would now conduct a comprehensive logging programme of the well”. This would be crucial, the company said, to “understanding the geological setting and help to refine our basin modelling”. The results would also satisfy the work programme obligation on the exploration licence, PEDL200.

Tinker Lane was one of just three wells drilled by the UK onshore oil and gas industry during 2018. This was a 68-year low in drilling activity. DrillOrDrop report

IGas is now expected to move on to its other local site, at Misson Springs, where it has permission to drill two shale gas exploration wells.

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IGas shale gas site at Tinker Lane, Nottinghamshire, 2 January 2019. Photo: TinkerLane.co.uk

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Demobilisation of the rig at IGas shale gas site at Tinker Lane, Nottinghamshire, 2 January 2019. Photo: Tina English

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Demobilisation at IGas shale gas site at Tinker Lane, Nottinghamshire, 2 January 2019. Photo: Tina English

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Lorries arriving to remove equipment from the IGas shale gas site at Tinker Lane, Nottinghamshire, 2 January 2019. Photo: Tina English

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Lorry loaded with drill pipes leaving the IGas shale gas site at Tinker Lane, Nottinghamshire, 2 January 2019. Photo: TinkerLane.co.uk

DrillOrDrop Tinker Lane details and timeline and photo page

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  1. If you believe that Sherwulfe-good luck. But, if you want to visit a container port and view the more efficient white goods being unloaded from China you might just want to calculate how much electricity was used to make that fridge freezer in China and that electricity is now no longer being used within the UK, where the previous less efficient fridge freezer may have been made some years ago. Or the next container full of “galvanised” goods that rust after a few years, that used to be made in the Midlands.

    Yep. We can destroy industry in this country and export it overseas and then we will reduce electricity usage in the UK and have it increase in China (for example) which will have a more uncontrolled impact upon climate change. But that’s okay, because we want to focus on high tech. Ermm, I think others have the same idea, but to them, it is both rather than either/or.

    Good one, Sherwulfe. A true believer, with blinkers in place.

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