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Shale found at the Horse Hill well in Surrey is a world class source rock for oil, according to the new chief executive of the UK Oil and Gas, the company behind the operation.
Oil bonanza or shale fail? Reaction to the British Geological Survey report on oil and gas in the Weald
26th May 2014 “So much for Britain’s fracking revolution” said the Daily Mail in response to last week’s report on oil and gas potential in southern England. Usually a supporter of the government’s push for fracking, the paper headed its story: How the oil field found beneath The Weald […]
Weald shale oil could be a “difficult play” for fracking industry – and there’s no shale gas, report finds
23rd May 2014 There could be up to 8 billion barrels of oil under the Weald in southern England, according to a report out today. But it may be difficult to extract – and there’s unlikely to be any shale gas.
23rd May 2014 The British Geological Survey has published its report on the Weald shale report. The report, commissioned by the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC), says the range of shale oil in place is estimated to be between 2.20 and 8.57 billion barrels (bbl) or 293 and […]
14th May 2014 The study by the British Geological Survey of potential oil and gas resources in the Weald will be “finished fairly soon”, a shale gas conference heard this morning.
A round-up of fracking news from February 2014. 28/2/14A freedom of information request to the Department of Energy and Climate Change confirms that Cuadrilla did not seismic surveys at Balcombe. The most recent surveys, according to DECC, were 2d surveys and were carried out in the 1900s