Tinker Lane Update: Rumours Tinker Lane Early Demise Unsubstantiated

Tinker Lane Update: Rumours Tinker Lane Early Demise Unsubstantiated

Rumours abound that IGas had indicated to the Springs Road (SR) CLG last week that a decision had already been taken to abandon the well at Tinker Lane. We contacted the IGas Communications Manager, who attends the SR CLG who gave us the following statement: [read more …]

Tinker Lane Update: Radioactive Concerns Updated Information

Tinker Lane Update: Radioactive Concerns Updated Information

At the recent CLG, concerns were raised about safety issues surrounding the radioactive source that was used in the wire line logging operation undertaken on the Tinker Lane borehole. The exchange was as follows: The IGas Communications Manager (IGas) was asked about the container that [read more …]

Tinker Lane Update: IGas Disappointed Not to Have Encountered the Bowland Shale

Tinker Lane Update: IGas Disappointed Not to Have Encountered the Bowland Shale

In an Operational Update today IGas announced that it had reached the bottom of the borehole and had not encountered the Bowland Shale. The full text as follows: Operational Update – Tinker Lane Well IGas announces that, following spudding of the well on 27 November [read more …]

Tinker Lane Update: Natasha Engel Commissioner for Shale Gas, Letter to Editors

Tinker Lane Update: Natasha Engel Commissioner for Shale Gas, Letter to Editors

Dear Editor, Re: News coverage of earthquakes caused by fracking My name is Natascha Engel and I have recently been appointed as the Government’s new Commissioner for Shale Gas. In this role I have been visiting groups and residents in areas around the UK affected [read more …]

Tinker Lane Update: More Heavy Equipment Delivered to Tinker Lane Today

Tinker Lane Update: More Heavy Equipment Delivered to Tinker Lane Today

Another convoy of heavy equipment was delivered to Tinker lane today. Equipment included some rather large mud pumps (2 off), generator and what appeared to be heavy duty pipe manifolds. The image shows one of the mud pumps as it enters the bellmouth. The image [read more …]

Tinker Lane Update: IGas Confirm Single Cabin Placements on Drilling

Tinker Lane Update: IGas Confirm Single Cabin Placements on Drilling

IGas confirmed yesterday that the two high stacking of cabins is a temporary measure. Local people had concerns that the noise profile of the rig might be adversely affected. The top cabins will be removed before drilling starts. See full story here: t.co/Al8is0ArP0 This update [read more …]