The Horse Hill well near Horley in Surrey found oil in three unconventional rock formations, according to the results of analysis released yesterday. Anti-fracking campaigners say it confirms their suspicions about the site near Gatwick Airport.
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 […]
New Scientist magazine says the Balcombe area of West Sussex could be one of the best places to drill for onshore oil after a study of shale rock throughout England. The study’s leader, Alastair Fraser, of Imperial College London, told the magazine: “Our analysis highlights the Balcombe area […]
28th February 2014 A freedom of information request has confirmed that Cuadrilla carried out no seismic surveys in the Balcombe area and is relying on data from the 1990s, which one geologist has said is inadequate. Last year, Cuadrilla drilled a vertical and a horizontal oil exploration well […]