Horse Hill Tight Oil Fracking Threat To The Weald
The recent flow test of a well at Horse Hill in Surrey, targeted the Kimmeridge Clay and deeper Lias shale formations. This “tight oil” deposit is similar to the Bakken Shale in North Dakota. Fracking company UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) are planning to return to conduct further testing and their recent announcements to shareholders reveals their long term goal. Tight oil extraction would require a dense pattern of wells (up to 8 per square mile) covering large areas of the Weald.
With the threat of thousands of wells across the region, plus processing plants, pipelines and waste sites UKOG’s strategy has been to focus attention just on what they are doing now and try to distract from the big picture. The huge investment needed means, that like most other UK fracking companies, their ultimate goal is most likely to sell out to much large company. UKOG will need planning permission and more sites to move their fracking plans forward. Now is the time to get organised and resist.
See Fracking The Weald: The Growing Tight Oil Threat for more information.
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