Horse Hill was granted full long-term production consent by the Oil and Gas Authority on 12 March 2020.
23rd March RNS "Whilst UKOG's primary focus will remain on maintaining continued long-term stable and profitable oil production at Horse Hill ........." "HH-1 in stable oil production" It matters not one iota that HH-1 does not meet your expectation.
They have also drilled 5 wells even if two are called sidetracks they are "well bores".
You really are a moaning minnie who does need to get his facts right before mouthing off.
Probably best if you read the new application form on the page below. You will need to pick Application Form - Public Copy from the drop down list tab and choose "27 Jul 2020 Application Form - Public Copy". If you read page 2 you will understand why there is a delay at Arreton.
The University of Glasgow has been forced to withdraw an online ban imposed on an emeritus professor after he criticised the fracking industry.
David Smythe, a geophysicist and well-known fracking critic, took the university to court in 2017 after it cancelled his university email address and cut off his online access to scientific journals in the library. He accused the university of trying to silence him because of his views on fracking.
The university has now restored his access, and agreed to pay his legal and other costs amounting to over £12,000. It says it regrets the dispute and has no reason to doubt Smythe’s integrity.
DEVELOPMENT AFFECTING ROADS TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING GENERAL DEVELOPMENT ORDER 1992 Applicant: Mr & Mrs Gordon Location: High Billinghurst Farm, High Loxley Road, Loxhil Development: Change of use of barn together with associated extensions and alterations to provide events venue (Class D2) and the provision of additional parking area. Contact Officer Matthew Strong Consultation Date 26 June 2018 Response Date 4 July 2018 THE COUNTY HIGHWAY AUTHORITY has undertaken an assessment in terms of the likely net additional traffic generation, access arrangements and parking provision and are satisfied that the application would not have a material impact on the safety and operation of the adjoining public highway. The County Highway Authority therefore has no highway requirements. Note to Planner The applicant is reminded that vegetation should be regularly maintained where the entrance track meets the public highway, to ensure maximum visibility is achievable at all times. It is not considered that the proposal will give rise to any significant highway issues.
StoneFold 7.2 is the chartered depth in feet. You then add on the height of tide to get the real depth. The Rix Merlin has a draft of 3.2m so she can get alongside at any time. The real problem you have is the cleaning of the tanks between cargoes. Most tankers these days of that size are product tankers and it is a couple of days to clean them before they can carry diesel/petrol/heating oil etc. Not really an option imo especially if they are stopping it even for the amount of oil they use on the island now. A dedicated towable barge would be best if they can produce enough.
RE: SCC,Make a decision.. Over-rule it, or UKOG will appeal...28 Jul 2020 11:51
This is how UKOG shot themselves in the foot!!! DATE 19TH APRIL 2019 which is after flow testing at BB and HH has taken place.
"Flow tests and pressure data from the Broadford Bridge and Horse Hill Wells Sites have been sub-commercial which is why the ‘potential means of recovery’ needs to be tested at Loxley in compliance with SMP Policy MC12. This is precisely why the sidetrack well (L-1z) forms part of the development proposal. L-1z will allow alternate completion methodology, new completion fluids and the possible use of small-bore radial drilling to be deployed in the search for higher sustainable recovery rates. Knowledge gained at Loxley would be used elsewhere within the PEDL-234 licence area to benefit hydrocarbon recovery."
Excerpt from page 24 of 87 of PLANNING STATEMENT AND ENVIRONMENTAL REPORT PREPARED BY Nigel Moore Project Manager
It's on page 3 of the attachments tab as 21/05/19 Amended Planning Statement and Environmental Report
Why would you drill a vertical exploration well and not then drill the others as horizontals? I can see the wells from 2 onwards costing us more than $1.5m each. They are after our expertise after all.