Rathlin Energy signals start of work at East Yorkshire well site

West Newton B trenching 1

Archaeological trenches dug at Rathlin Energy’s West Newton-B site

Rathlin Energy announced today it had given notice of the start of activities at a new well site in East Yorkshire.

In a brief statement on its website, the company said:

“Rathlin Energy (UK) Limited provided notice on Tuesday 17 March 2020 to East Riding of Yorkshire Council regarding the start of activities at the West Newton B wellsite.”

The company was required by a condition of its planning permission to notify the council at least 14 days before activities began.

The statement added:

“Rathlin Energy (UK) Limited will provide further operational updates on this website when appropriate.”

Earlier this year, East Riding of Yorkshire Council issued closure orders for three roads around the West Newton-B site until July 2021.

West Newton B location Rathlin Energy

Location of site (red triangle) and access track.

Planning permission for two wells at West Newton-B was granted in June 2015.

In December 2017, Rathlin told residents that work on the access road was due to be completed by March 2018.

But the only site work carried out so far has been some archaeological survey trenches. Another condition of the consent required work to begin by June 2020.

In November 2018, Rathlin said it would drill a second well at the nearby West Newton-A site before moving on to West Newton-B.

A flow test on the West Newton-A2 well was suspended in August 2020 after the focus of exploration switched from gas to oil.

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