Tinker Lane Update: Restoration Completed at Tinker Lane

IGas Asset manager reported to the CLG today as follows: I'm happy to report that the restoration of Tinker Lane is now complete. Restoration was completed on Friday afternoon at 14:00 with both the landholder and Notts CC in attendance.…

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Tinker Lane Update: Restoration To Begin

We learnt today that Gas have informed NCC that they are about to move into the restoration phase at Tinker Lane. The letter dated 1st July is available here. We will provide images of the restoration throughout the programme of…

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Tinker Lane Update: NCC Site Visit Report 1st May 2019

We have received a visit report from IGas, of a site visit and report by NCC undertaken on 1st May 2019. The visit was as part of a routine monitoring programme to check compliance with the Conditions attached to the…

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Tinker Lane: Update from IGas 18th April 2019

A Non-Material Amendment to remove the blocks in the layby during both the Evaluation and Restoration phases has not been approved. Highways rightfully pointed out that the Layby is within the Visibility Splay and as vehicle movement will be high…

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Tinker Lane Update: 30 Years Gas Found in East Midlands?

We were asked to comment today by the Nottingham Post on an article that appeared today in the Sun newspaper. The Sun article referenced what appears to be a press release issued by INEOS who have a 45% interest in…

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Tinker Lane Update: Plugged and Abandoned

In a trading update issued today IGas formally declared that the Tinker Lane borehole had been plugged and abandoned with restoration of the site to follow. An extract from that statement follows: "We reached TD of the Tinker Lane well…

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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…

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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…

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Tinker Lane Update: De-mobilising Tinker Lane Site

In response to questions raised by several of you about the current activities on site at Tinker Lane, IGas have today confirmed the following. "We have completed the logging of the well and are now de-mobilising equipment off site. There…

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Tinker Lane Update: Drill Rig Being Dismantled

Overnight the drill pipe rack and access gantries have been taken down and work is continuing on site (by the sound of it) to dismantle the beast. HGV's carrying unused chemicals and casing, and some curtain siders, all departing Tinker…

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Tinker Lane Update: Spring(s) Clean

Plenty of activity on site today. Not the antics of the drillers to which we are now accustomed but a more considered approach, tarting up the rig. Using cherry picker, jet washer and mop and bucket it seemed that the…

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Tinker Lane Update: Tinker Lane Community Update

At the meeting of the Community Liaison Group (CLG) last evening it was reported that some local people, who are represented on the CLG, had not received their copies of the Tinker Lane Community Update flyer. A bundle of flyers…

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Tinker Lane Update: Drilling Underway Again

From observers at the gate of Tinker lane today we understand that the rig has been operational throughout the day. It is taking some 3 hours (give or take) between adding new lengths of drill pipe, believed to be about…

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Tinker Lane Update: Drilling Starts at Tinker lane

Whilst we await a declaration from IGas, all signs were that this morning at 08:00am drilling was already underway at Tinker Lane. Drill pipe seen disappearing down the hole and tell tale graunching noises gave us the distinct impression that…

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Tinker Lane Update: Rig Images 19th November

Several of you reported that the rig was lit up overnight and we thought it appropriate to take a few daytime images of the site. Our images are taken over the fence and it certainly looks as though the rig…

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Tinker Lane Update: Rig Assembly Now Well Advanced

With equipment being delivered on a daily basis the site is beginning to fill up and it appears that the rig itself is taking shape. There has been a certain amount of traffic disruption locally as oversize loads/HGV's made their…

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Tinker Lane Update: Events of 12th and 13th November

Quite a lot going on, both on and off of the Tinker lane site on the 12th and 13th November. A splendid set of images from both of those days by local photographer Eric Walton. Our thanks to Eric for…

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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…

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