California Quarry


Planned well is being spun by Infrastrata as conventional (targeting offshore licence P1918) but would also drill through the Lias shale formation, which the Britsh Geological Survey is promoting as containing over a billion barrels of shale oil, providing the company with data needed to gain investment for further work. Exploitation of Lias shale in Wessex Basin could lead to drilling of hundreds/thousands of wells across Purbeck and Isle of Wight.

Planning expires 30-09-2019

Planning Applications

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Licensee Planning ID Notes Submitted Decision Status Consultation
Infrastrata PLCPL154613Temporary planning permission for the construction of a wellsite, with associated portable cabins for the storage of equipment and for staff accommodation, the drilling of an exploratory borehole, undertaking of production tests and retaining the site and wellhead valve assembly gear for evaluation of a conventional hydrocarbon reservoir.05/08/201304/12/2013GrantedClosed

Environmental Permits

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