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.
Opponents of IGas’s operation at Misson gathered outside the site today as part of an ongoing protest.
More pictures of Misson Springs on DrillOrDrop’s photo page and key facts on our timeline
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.
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