Summary of recent activity and expected operations at key sites, including applications, decisions, company plans and licence changes.
The list is organised alphabetically by county or unitary authority and then by site. Click on the bold red site name to take you to more detailed information.
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Last updated 5/3/2020
Doe Green, Farnworth Road, Penketh, Warrington WA5 2TU, Ineos Shale
Status: Gas production
Ince Marshes, Plot 11 Ince Resource Recovery Park, Lordship Lane, Frodsham, PEDL190, IGas
Status: Pre-planning for proposal to drill and frack for shale gas. Application expected after result of Ellesmere Port inquiry.
Athelhampton Road, Puddletown, PEDL327, South Western Energy
Status: Application for construction of site compound and drilling a single vertical well for the appraisal and production of oil
East Riding of Yorkshire
Airth, PEDL133, Ineos
Status: long-running planning dispute – planning inquiry due to be reopenedby Scottish government
Horndean oil field, PL211, IGas
Status: Producing oil field – next to Markwells Wood PEDL216, with interest from UKOG for horizontal drilling
Isle of Wight
Godshill, PEDL331, UK Oil and Gas Investments PLC
Status: Site and proposals announced at public meeting in December 2019. No applications but expected soon.
Altcar Moss, near Formby PEDL164, Aurora Energy Resources
Status: Consultation on application to drill and frack for shale gas. Provisional date for decision 27 March 2020. Council experts say seismic data and conclusions are outdated.
Elswick, near Blackpool, EXL269, Cuadrilla Elswick
Status: Production site with application for retention for five more years. Next available meetings 22 April 2020 and 3 June 2020.
Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, PEDL165, Cuadrilla site photos
Status: Two shale gas wells drilled and partially fracked, both causing earth tremors. Now suspended. PNR1z plugged. Pressure test underway on PNR2.
Saltfleetby, North End Lane, South Cockerington, East Lindsey, Lincolnshire, PEDL005, Angus Energy
Status: Suspended but plans to restart production and reconnect to gas grid.
Ebberston Moor wellsites, PL077, Third Energy
Status: Various planning permissions
Dunsfold/Loxley, land south of Dunsfold Road and east of High Loxley Road, Surrey, PEDL234, UK Oil & Gas
Status: Two planning applications and published for oil and gas exploration and appraisal, consultation completed, no firm date for decision
Horse Hill, near Horley, PEDL 137, Horse Hill Developments Ltd
Status: Permissions for total of six additional production wells and 20 years of production; two wells drilled and currently being tested. Well intervention operation in HH-2z underway to find source of water.
Davyhulme, PEDL193, IGas
Status: Permission granted for 25 years in 2015 but no activity.
Broadford Bridge, Adversane Lane, near Billingshurst RH14 9EB, PEDL234, UK Oil & Gas plc
Status: Application submitted for extension of permission for two years to March 2022. Decision expected March 2020. Currently suspended.
Storrington, Pulborough Road, Storrington, RH20 4HP, PL205, IGas
Status: Producing oil site
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- Dorset: Wytch Farm and Kimmeridge
- Neath-Port Talbot: Foel Fynyddau
- North Yorkshire: Pickering
- Vale of Glamorgan: Cowbridge
- Swansea: Bryntywod, Llangyfelach
- Warrington: Land south east of M6 jct 21, next to the Thelwall viaduct
- Other active or planned sites in Northern Ireland, Scotland or Wales