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November 4, 2019 No Comments

Leading onshore shale gas exploration operator Cuadrilla today announced results from laboratory testing of the natural gas flowing to surface from its second horizontal well, drilled through the shale rock some 7,500 feet beneath its flagship site in Preston New Road (PNR) Lancashire. Testing of the flow rate of natural gas from the PNR2 well […]

Microseismic event stops Preston New Road operations

Microseismic event stops Preston New Road operations

August 22, 2019 No Comments

Cuadrilla was forced to halt fracking at its shale gas site near Blackpool in Lancashire on Wednesday night after triggering the largest tremor recorded at the location. A spokesman for Cuadrilla confirmed that micro seismicity had been detected at 8.46pm by the highly sophisticated monitoring system in place at the shale gas exploration site at […]

Cuadrilla Halts Fracking Operations in UK

Cuadrilla Halts Fracking Operations in UK

December 17, 2018 No Comments

“A series of micro seismic events in Blackpool have been recorded on the British Geological Survey (BGS) website today 14 December. The largest recorded was 0.9ML (local magnitude) at about 2pm. This occurred whilst we were hydraulically fracturing at the Preston New Road exploration site. “Detected by Cuadrilla’s sophisticated monitoring system, and verified by the […]

Announcement of first national UK onshore oil and gas college

November 12, 2014 No Comments

The first national UK shale colleges were today given the go-ahead by Business, Enterprise & Energy Minister Matthew Hancock MP. The new centres of excellence will train a generation of onshore oil and gas specialists, helping the UK to seize the economic opportunities offered by natural shale gas. The National College for Onshore Oil and […]

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Natural gas from shale in the UK

June 14, 2013 No Comments

On 13 June 2013 we signed an agreement with Cuadrilla Resources to acquire 25% of their exploration licence for the Bowland shale in Lancashire, North West England. The licence itself covers an area in the region of 1,200km2 near Blackpool on the Fylde coast. Initial data suggests there could be 200 trillion cubic feet of […]

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