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Picture post on IGas Notts shale sites: Misson rig installed and Tinker Lane cleared

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IGas shale gas exploration site at Misson Springs, Nottinghamshire, 18 January 2019. Photo: Eric Walton

Drone pictures of IGas’s Misson Springs shale gas site in north Nottinghamshire show that the drilling rig and other equipment has now been installed.  

The company has permission to drill two wells at Misson: one vertical to 3,500m and one deviated to a depth of 4,350m.

The most recent company statement said IGas expected to spud (begin drilling) at Misson in the first quarter of 2019.

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IGas shale gas exploration site at Misson Springs, Nottinghamshire, 18 January 2019. Photo: Eric Walton

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IGas shale gas exploration site at Misson Springs, Nottinghamshire, 18 January 2019. Photo: Eric Walton

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IGas shale gas exploration site at Misson Springs, Nottinghamshire, 18 January 2019. Photo: Eric Walton

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IGas shale gas exploration site at Misson Springs, Nottinghamshire, 18 January 2019. Photo: Eric Walton

Protest

Opponents of IGas’s operation at Misson gathered outside the site today as part of an ongoing protest.

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Protest outside IGas’s Misson Springs site in north Nottinghamshire, 21 January 2019. Photo: Tina English

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Protest outside IGas’s Misson Springs site in north Nottinghamshire, 21 January 2019. Photo: Tina English

More pictures of Misson Springs on DrillOrDrop’s photo page and key facts on our timeline

Tinker Lane

IGas’s other local site, at Tinker Lane, has now been cleared.

All that remains is a container and well-head equipment. This follows the company’s statement that the vertical well had failed to encounter the target Bowland Shale.

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IGas shale gas exploration site at Tinker Lane, Nottinghamshire, 18 January 2019. Photo: Eric Walton

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IGas shale gas exploration site at Tinker Lane, Nottinghamshire, 18 January 2019. Photo: Eric Walton

Protest

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Copse near Tinker Lane, former location of camp established by opponents off IGas’s operation, 18 January 2019. Photo: Eric Walton

A protection camp in a copse near the site was also cleared earlier this month.

More pictures of Tinker Lane on DrillOrDrop’s photo page and key facts on our timeline

8 replies »

    • The copse at Tinker Lane, the site of the former protector camp,certainly looks far better and more attractive to wildlife than the scar on the landscape left by IGas.

      • Pauline
        I would agree that the copse looks more attractive to wildlife. Once Igas have finished with their site it should return to farmland, ( as it was prior to use ), so may remain less attractive to wildlife than the copse in perpetuity. Maybe the land owner gets a better return from IGas than farming that bit of land, so I guess they would not be in any hurry to have it restored? Time will tell.

    • The word is getting around,

      “It’s not gone very well,” said Peter Styles, an emeritus professor of geophysics at Keele University, who has advised the British government and industry on fracking and seismic matters. “They’ve probably lost the public argument.”

    • Vewright
      It looks fine to me, although I fully expect it will, like many old well sites in Notts, return to farmland.
      A number though have been left fallow, as a welcome sanctuary for wildlife amid the factory farming, others are now in forested areas.

  1. All looks pretty neat and Gold Standard. One site cleared and another about to be tested. Wild life can return to the copse-including any owls that wish to.

    -10C forecast for certain areas tonight. Nuclear too expensive, no wind or sun yesterday in my area.

  2. Interesting little ‘photo showing the antis so keen to add to the particulates! “Open fires and stoves cause 38% of particulate emissions, the most damaging form of air pollution”.

    Oops! More anti collateral damage.

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