The number of onshore oil and gas wells drilled in the UK in 2020 fell to a 70-year low.
The number of onshore oil and gas wells drilled in the UK in 2019 was up slightly on 2018, which was a 68-year low for the industry. This year, operators spudded (began drilling) four, or possibly five wells, depending on how you count your wells.
UK Oil & Gas plc has announced the start of drilling at its Horse Hill site near Gatwick Airport.
Investors in the West Newton oil and gas site north of Hull have announced that drilling is underway on a second well.
IGas has confirmed its first shale gas well at Springs Road in north Nottinghamshire has reached its total depth of 3,500 metres and encountered all three targets.
Drilling a second well at Rathlin Energy’s exploration site in East Yorkshire is due to start next month, an investor in the project announced this morning.
IGas told shareholders this morning it was making plans to restore the Tinker Lane site in north Nottinghamshire after drilling failed to find the Bowland shale.
IGas said this morning it had begun drilling its shale gas well at Misson Springs in north Nottinghamshire.
Drone pictures of IGas’s Misson Springs shale gas site in north Nottinghamshire show that the drilling rig and other equipment has now been installed.
The number of onshore oil and gas wells drilled in the UK in 2018 was a 68-year low for the industry.