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Weeton

Our Preese Hall site is located in Weeton. Planning consent was granted by Lancashire County Council (LCC) in October 2009 to drill a vertical exploration well into the shale rock, hydraulically fracture the shale and test the flow rate of natural gas from the shale. The well at Preese Hall was drilled to a depth of 9,200ft, with work commencing in August 2010. During hydraulic fracturing, in the spring of 2011, induced seismicity was experienced near the site; you can read more about it here.

Cuadrilla announced in December 2013 that the Preese Hall well was to be plugged with cement and the site restored to Greenfield status. This restoration work was completed in April 2015 in accordance with the planning permission granted by LCC.

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  • The groundwater at the site has been monitored post well plugging in April 2015 and results have been supplied to the Environment Agency and the other regulatory bodies. Monitoring of the data shows that there have been no leaks to the environment, nor is it believed that there is any prospect of such leaks. The well integrity is secure and always has been since the well was drilled and fractured.

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  • LATEST NEWS
  • The groundwater at the site has been monitored post well plugging in April 2015 and results have been supplied to the Environment Agency and the other regulatory bodies. Monitoring of the data shows that there have been no leaks to the environment, nor is it believed that there is any prospect of such leaks. The well integrity is secure and always has been since the well was drilled and fractured.