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)
A subsidiary of AIM listed company IGas Energy trying to exploit Coal Bed Methane (CBM) and Shale Gas in Cheshire, East Midlands and Scotland after buying Composite Energy and Greenpark Energy in 2011/2012. French utility firm GDF Suez is investing £24 million to help Dart explore for CBM/shale gas in England.
An AIM listed company trying to exploit Coal Bed Methane (CBM) and Shale Gas mainly in the North West and East Midlands. French oil giant Total SA is investing £29.5 million to help IGas explore for shale gas in Central England. IGas also owns Dart Energy.
A Privately owned company trying to exploit shale oil and gas in Lancashire and Sussex. Investors in Cuadrilla include Australian company AJ Lucas, US Riverstone LLC and more recently UK utility company Centrica has brought 25% of Cuadrilla’s licences in Lancashire.
Ineos anticipates being a major player in the Shale Gas industry.
The principal business of Rathlin Energy is in the exploration for, and development of, oil and gas reserves in Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
Third Energy Holdings Limited is financed by private equity. It has several wholly owned subsidiaries, Third Energy Onshore Limited, Third Energy Offshore Limited and Third Energy Services Limited.
Magellan's UK position consists of interests in seven exploration permits located in or adjacent to the Weald Basin, which is geographically situated southwest of London and which contains multiple unconventional and conventional oil and gas prospects.
- Address: 2nd Floor, 2 City Place, Beehive Ring Road, Gatwick, West Sussex, RH6 0PA
- Website: www.magellanpetroleum.com
- Address: Unit 13 51 Village Farm Road, Village Farm Ind Estate, Pyle, Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan, CF33 6BL
- Website: www.companiesintheuk.co.uk/ltd/coastal-oil-and-gas
InfraStrata is an independent petroleum exploration and gas storage company. The Company is focused on two areas in the UK, in Dorset, England and Antrim, Northern Ireland.
- Address: InfraStrata plc 80 Hill Rise Richmond Surrey TW10 6UB
- Phone: +44 (0) 20 8332 1200
- Website: www.infrastrata.co.uk/
ReachCSG operates the DECC hydrocarbon licence PEDL162 in the Midland Valley of Scotland.
Tamboran Resources Limited is a private international exploration company focused on finding and developing unconventional oil and gas resources in multiple basins around the world.
Alkane has various onshore Petroleum Exploration and Development Licences ('PEDLs') with its main operations based on a portfolio of coal mine methane ('CMM') sites.
- Address: First Floor Unit 9, Bridgend Business Centre, Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan, CF31 3SH
Shale Energy PLC is an independent gas business and emerging coal bed methane (CBM) and shale gas developer.
Hutton Energy has four onshore UK licenses, PEDL 254, 255, 204 and 208 covering approximately 111,000 acres in the East Midlands.
Aurora Energy Resources Limited, a UK company based in Aberdeen, holds Petroleum Exploration and Development Licence (PEDL) 164 covering 100km2 of West Lancashire and Merseyside.
- Address: Westfield Estate Milltimber Aberdeen AB13 0EX United Kingdom
- Website: www.aurora-energy-resources.com
Johnson Thallo Energy Ltd is a new Independent Oil and Gas Company focused on the Extraction of Crude Oil and Natural Gas.
- Address: 40 Cornwall Gardens, London SW7 4AA, United Kingdom
Energi Oil is a UK based fracking company with plans to extract shale gas in the Clare Basin in Ireland
- Address: Wisby A Site, Eagle Moor, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN6 9DP, UK
- Phone: +44(0)1522 500539
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- Address: 21 St Thomas St, Bristol BS1 6JS, UK
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- Address: 50 Lothian Rd, Edinburgh EH3 9WJ, UK
- Address: Blackstable House, Longridge, Stroud GL6 7QX , UK
- Website: www.heycoenergy.com/content/operations/international/
Underground Coal Gasification
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.
Hold a number of Underground Coal Gasification licenses around the UK.
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 currently focuses specifically on UCG operations via subsidiary companies. Best known for it’s licence in the Firth of Forth, Scotland.
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.
Hold two Underground Coal Gasification licenses around Humber Estuary.
The Marriott Drilling Group is the largest onshore deep drilling company based in the United Kingdom operating 20 drilling and workover rigs.
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 & Completions is a small independent consultancy company which plans and manages oil and gas well drilling projects for clients around the world.
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 Company Limited (BDF) and its Boldon Drilling and BB Drilling divisions, is the UK's largest onshore drilling contractor.
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
- Website: www.appliedseismology.com/
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.
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 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.
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.
A waste management service involved in treating and disposing of waste flowback fluids after hydraulic fracturing has taken place.
Contractors for Cuarilla Resources and IGas Energy.
- Address: Kirkburn Manor, Main Street, Kirkburn, Driffield YO25 9DU
- Phone: +44 (0) 1377 229138
- Website: www.totalenvironmental.co.uk/
Waste removal contractors for Cuadrilla Resources.
AdvanSci is a specialist applied scientific and engineering consultancy which provides strategic and technical services in the fields of radioactive, non-radioactive and hazardous wastes management.
Envireau Water is a specialist consultancy providing guidance on design, management and regulatory issues relating to water management and environmental issues in the UK and worldwide.
Waste management and transport company provided services to Cuadrilla at the Shale Gas exploration site in Balcombe.
Hazardous waste disposal company planning to take solid radioactive waste from Cuadrilla at the company’s Kings Cliffe landfill.
Transport contractors for Cuadrilla Resources.
Haulage company which provides transport services to a number of fracking companies, including IGas Energy and Cuadrilla Resources.
- Address: 128 St. Johns Road, Buxton, Derbyshire SK17 6UR
- Phone: +44 (0) 7780 994 080
- Address: 32 15 Kirkton Ave, Dyce, Aberdeen AB21 0BF, UK
- Phone: +44(0)1224 723571
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