Saltfleetby, Lincolnshire

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Current facilities at Saltfleetby site B. Image: Angus Energy

Last updated 15/10/2022

Key facts

Address: North End Lane, South Cockerington, East Lindsey, Lincolnshire

Planning application: Two applications submitted

  1. Update current use of site to incorporate on-side gas prodcessing
  2. 750m extension of pipeline to the National Grid Terminal

Operator: Angus Energy

Licence: PEDL005

Status:  Eight gas wells drilled, of which seven are completed and licensed for production (Source: Angus Energy). Suspended following closure of Theddlethorpe Gas Terminal in 2018.  Taken over by Angus Energy and gas flowing again. Planning applications approved by Lincolnshire County Council.


12 October 2022

Spud date for sidetrack put back to 24-26 October 2022. Details

30 September 2022

Drilling of delayed sidetrack put off until 20 October 2022. Details

25 August 2022

Shares in Angus Energy rise on news that the Saltfleetby site has begun processing wellhead gas. Details

24 May 2022

Shares fall as Angus Energy acquires 100% of Saltfleetby gas project. Details

16 March 2022

Reconfiguration of Saltfleetby site and installation of processing equipment approved by Lincolnshire planners. Details

23 December 2021

Angus Energy seeks consent to reconfigure Saltfleetby gas site. Details

1 December 2021

Sidetrack drilling delayed until spring 2022. Details

26 October 2021

Angus Energy reports increased estimates of cash flow from Saltfleetby but delays expected in gas flow. Details

9 September 2021

Angus Energy seeks consent for gas refinery at Saltfleetby. Details

2 August 2021

Saltfleetby gas field “on track for December” – Angus Energy. Details

26 July 2021

Saltfleetby sidetrack approved. Details

9 June 2021

OGA approves plans for Saltfleetby gas field. Details

13 May 2021

Saltfleetby loan signed with Mercuria Energy Trading Limited and Aleph Saltfleetby. Details

4 November 2020

Angus Energy reports that it has acquired a gas metering and analysis system for its site at Saltfleetby, along with two Caterpillar gas driven engine systems, two compressor units and a shrouded flaring system. The company said its 4″ pipeline connection was within 15m of the transmission grid entry point at Theddlethorpe

23 September 2020

Angus announces it is to borrow £12m to redevelop Saltfleetby. Details

12 August 2020

Angus Energy announces an agreement with a division of Royal Dutch Shell for the entire gas production at Saltfleetby. Details

7 August 2020

Lincolnshire County Council officials approve plans under delegated powers for a new pipeline from Saltfleetby to the National Grid. Details

30 August 2020

Angus revises forecasts for resumption of gas production from Saltfleetby gas field. Details

9 July 2020

Angus reports National Grid has agreed to carry out work on the construction of facilities at Theddlethorpe in connection with plans for Saltfleetby in Lincolnshire. Details

11 June 2020

Prior approval of Saltfleetby processing facilities by Lincolnshire County council under delegated powers. Details

4 June 2020

Angus Energy announces application to extend Saltfleetby pipeline. Details

1 May 2020

Angus Energy says it expects to submit a planning application in a week for onsite gas processing at Saltfleetby. Second application for extension of pipeline likely to be submitted in late May. Details

5 March 2020

Angus says it is counting on production from Saltfleetby to mark a “turnaround in the group’s fortunes. Details

22 January 2020

Angus confirms it has submitted a field development plan for Saltfleetby. Details

2 December 2020

OGA approves transfer of Saltfleetby to Angus. Details

25 October 2019

Angus estimates decommissioning costs at Saltfleetby would be £1.25m. Details

11 October 2019

Angus Energy managing director says he has “very high level confidence about Saltfleetby as a producing and cash-generating asset”. Details

19 June 2019

Angus seals deal for Saltfleetby gasfield. Details

16 May 2019

Angus plans to use decommissioning money to connect Saltfleetby gas field to the grid. Details


Permission granted to convert the field into a storage facility


Wingas acquires field from Roc Oil

11 July 2003

Drilling starts on Saltfleetby-7

December 1999

Production begins

March 1999

Consent granted to develop the field