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Fracking Companies


Information on the major players pushing fracking, unconventional and invasive gas mining in the UK (please e-mail us with any information):

Fracking (Shale and Coal Bed Methane)

Underground Coal Gasification

  • Cluff Natural Resources

    One of the UK’s most visible prospective UCG companies. Founded by multi-millionaire Algy Cluff who made his fortune in gold-mining in Africa and North Sea Oil.

  • Clean Coal Syngas LLP

    Hold a number of Underground Coal Gasification licenses around the UK.

  • Riverside Energy

    Australian UCG company. Best known for it’s licence covering a large area of the Thames Estuary.

    • Address: Belgrave House 39 -43 Monument Hill, Weybridge, Surrey, United Kingdom, KT13 8RN
  • BCG Energy

    BCG currently focuses specifically on UCG operations via subsidiary companies. Best known for it’s licence in the Firth of Forth, Scotland.

  • Five-Quarter Energy

    Five Quarter are one of the UK’s most advanced UCG companies and have been successful in securing government backing for it’s proposed UCG project in the North East of England. The company coined the term ‘Deep Gas Winning’ in an attempt to shirk the negative publicity associated with UCG.

  • Europa Oil & Gas

    Hold two Underground Coal Gasification licenses around Humber Estuary.


  • PR Marriott Drilling

    The Marriott Drilling Group is the largest onshore deep drilling company based in the United Kingdom operating 20 drilling and workover rigs.

  • Meehan Drilling

    Meehan Drilling provides a wide range of services to public, private and agricultural sectors including Oil & Gas Drilling, Water Well Drilling, Directional Drilling, Trenchless Installation and Geothermal Drilling.

  • Moorhouse Drilling and Completions

    Moorhouse Drilling & Completions is a small independent consultancy company which plans and manages oil and gas well drilling projects for clients around the world.

    • Address: Moor House Bessingby Way Bessingby Industrial Estate Bridlington East Yorkshire YO16 4SJ
    • Phone: +44 (0) 1262 608731
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  • Geometric Cofor

    Geometric Cofor are a drilling company which have previously drilled wells for Dart Energy.

    • Address: Unit 4, Evans Business Centre, Nobel Way, Dinnington, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S25 3QB
    • Phone: +44 (0) 114 321 2430
  • British Drilling and Freezing

    British Drilling and Freezing Company Limited (BDF) and its Boldon Drilling and BB Drilling divisions, is the UK's largest onshore drilling contractor.

    • Address: Private Road No 3., Colwick Industrial Estate, Colwick, Nottingham NG4 2BB
    • Phone: +44 (0)115 9611300
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  • Hydracat

  • Dril Corp


  • Applied Seismology Consultants

    ASC specialises in providing microseismic monitoring of rock masses particularly applied Shale Gas/oil. They offer seismic monitoring services aimed at mapping the position, growth and effectiveness of frack-jobs and monitor toxic fluid migration.

    • Address: 5 Claremont Buildings, Claremont Bank, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY1 1RJ
    • Phone: +44 (0)1743 271440
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  • TESLA Exploration

    Most visible seismic testing company in the UK. Has reputation for trespassing on private land and threatening residents. Has been used by some of the country's most aggressive shale/coal bed methane exploration companies including IGas.

  • CGG

    Global seismic-testing company. Has offices in Crawley. Has operated in the largest U.S shale plays including Marcellus and Haynesville. Best known in UK for conducting seismic testing on the Fylde Peninsula, Lancashire for Cuadrilla Resources.

  • Geotechnical Engineering

    Geotechnical Engineering are based in Gloucester, but do work all over the UK. They are not seismic specialists but are used by UK-based fracking companies to conduct seismic testing. They conducted Cuadrilla Resources original seismic tests on the Fylde Peninsula, Lancashire alongside CGG back in 2011.

  • Landtech Geophysics

    Micro-seismic testing company looking to place itself in the centre of the UK fracking market. Has ties to underground coal gasification (UCG) development via it's partnership with the Welsh Seren Project.