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If the Kimmeridge limestone flows oil at Brockham that would surely be positive for Holmwood.|
|Common sense will prevail for the next drill on Wressle I am sure.
|The story as it played out.
|Doing good Mr pasty, hope you are too chap! Its hard to say, its the first time I've ever seen this happen. EOG has been an incident free operator onshore UK for longer than I can remember, must be 10 years plus. Its just who is on this council and how close the site is to their mates houses I guess! It does seem rather odd as you say that they can drill a well no problems, but complete it for production is a no no. Most of the risk of drilling fluid escaping is during the drilling, it'll be a closed system now when the well's been completed and cased. Its just strange whatever their decision is based on. It should be government led though and not a lottery of small councils deciding the future of O&G, especially conventional. There's still a few £bn down there yet in the UK without fraccing. They'll get this overturned imo but it adds unnecessary complications and delays.
|Barking, fracking mad Greens and Councillors...|
|Approval will come to drill on Wressle. Greens got it wrong as per usual.|
|Hi Mr Pasty,
Its a small conventional reservoir, not even deviated in any way, its a straight forward shallow conventional well.
|malky is on the case
I may be wrong but I never thought that Wressle was a doubt on planning grounds, it is not a frac job as far as I am aware and so I need to chat to some of the participants before I say any more!"
edit.. this is from 'Malky's blog', http://www.malcysblog.com/|
|Field development onshore should be reallocated to the same system as handles offshore. Development decisions should be made with submission of the EIA and development plans to the DECC. They can handle the development of offshore projects many times this size in areas of environmental importance, it should be really straight forward for these small projects onshore. DECC should be more than capable of deciding the environmental impact of a tiny onshore development and subsequently granting planning permission. These wooly-hat local councils haven't got a clue. There hasn't been one serious ground water contamination from the UK oil industry to date.
|The only serious doubt NGMS is there a 'right' side to your bed in the morning.
The government has already gone into some detail about what happens with planning committees who make emotional decisions on oil planning applications.
and I think the council knew that yesterday as they subsequently approved the borehole application. The planning inspector should return his decision within 12 weeks which is about the same time as it will take for the base level to be established for groundwater monitoring which is the purpose of the boreholes.
If you followed the meeting yesterday at least two of the councilors ignored legal opinion as well as overriding the Environment Agency which is frankly appalling.
Hence I am not sure that what happened yesterday will have any significant impact on the schedule for Wressle. What did occur though was a huge buying opportunity which I took advantage of.|
|So realistically there had to be serious doubt that there will be any production from Wressle within the next two years or more.Government really does need to legislate to make such activities easier.As I understand matters if they lose an appeal it can go to the Secretary of State for a final judgement.|
|I am sure that the facts will emerge in due course but it's a very sad state of affairs if organisations are permitted to spend time and money exploring for hydrocarbons and are then prevented from producing them.|
|Actually thinking about it this decision could be good news for future exploration planning permissions. I would hope that the government will introduce measures to ensure that planning permission for exploration wells will encompass likely future production as well.
At the moment its like asking for planning permission to build a swimming pool and then when you have done that asking for planning permission to fill it.|
|I got some more as well - if anybody for one moment thinks a UK Oilfield will not be developed for the good of the nation using techniques that are in use only a few kilometres away then I would find that exceedingly strange. I always try and look on the bright side and I think this decision will wake the government up to call in the planning decision process for operations like this. If a conventional well that has already been drilled for God's sake cannot go into production then the onshore exploration industry might as well shut down now.
As I posted on the other board - a straightforward appeal to the planning inspector should take 14 weeks. Just about the same time it will take to collect the base sample for groundwater monitoring.|
|EDR first to rns..
Egdon Resources plc (AIM:EDR) announces that the North Lincolnshire County Council's Planning Committee has today refused planning consent for the development of the Wressle Oil Field at Lodge Farm, Wressle, North Lincolnshire.
At the same meeting the application for the installation of groundwater monitoring boreholes was approved.
Mark Abbott Managing Director of Egdon Resources plc, said:
"We are very disappointed by the decision of the Committee that goes against the positive recommendation of their Planning Officer which was determined after an extensive and thorough review of our proposals.
Our business has been operating exploration and production sites in a safe and environmentally sensitive manner across the region for many years, engaging with communities, employing local people and investing in the local supply chain.
We will now take time to consider our options including our right to bring forward an appeal."|
|you wait all you like for 4p, im buying now|
|Thinking of picking up some more but this has got further to fall in my view - headlines like this will create a reaction from the loose money - could be some bargains at 4p|
|managed another 160k at 5.25.. it will be appealed no doubt|
|No worries there just a further delay. The second application was approved by them to allow the boreholes for water samples. Seemed to escape everbodoes attention that EDR need to drill these and monitor for three months anyway before commencing production.
I think the council's legal team will be having a talk with the councillors now to let them know the bad news of how much money they will have lost the council in legal fees as the appeal process starts.|
|when is the planning meeting ?
edit... today, probably 2pm
|Mr Pasty, better off buying more PVR imo.|
|I was thinking of buying some of those ... mmmm ... maybe.|
|Agree with the both of yous.. I have Petel resource (pet), with two farmed out blocks with woodside, just waiting to go, in Irish Atlantic, and its not moved one iota.|