LOCAL ECONOMY BOOST DURING HYDRAULIC FRACTURING

The Lancashire economy received nearly a £2m boost during the final quarter of 2018, when the first hydraulic fracturing into shale rock took place in the UK for seven years. Data from Cuadrilla’s latest Putting Lancashire First tracker revealed that direct spend with suppliers in the county soared to £1.8m during the three months to […]

CUADRILLA SHALE GAS INITIAL FLOW TEST RESULTS

Cuadrilla today announced results from its flow-testing of the UK’s first ever horizontal shale gas exploration well, drilled through the shale rock more than 7,500 feet beneath the Preston New Road exploration site in Lancashire. The company, based in nearby Bamber Bridge, said that the drilling, hydraulic fracturing and flow testing of the first horizontal […]

MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM CUADRILLA AND SEE YOU IN 2019

Lancashire’s shale gas exploration company Cuadrilla today said it was demobilising some equipment from its exploration site before Christmas, but already looking forward to welcoming it back in 2019. And the team, which is based in Bamber Bridge, Lancashire and operates the UK’s first horizontal shale gas exploration wells in Preston New Road, near Blackpool, […]

CUADRILLA STATEMENT ON 0.9ML RED EVENT

“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 […]

CUADRILLA STATEMENT ON 1.5ML TRAILING EVENT

A series of micro seismic events in Blackpool have been recorded on the British Geological Survey website this morning following hydraulic fracturing at our shale gas exploration site in Preston New Road, Lancashire. The largest recorded was 1.5ML (local magnitude) at about 11.20am. This occurred after hydraulic fracturing had finished for the day. According to […]

Cuadrilla statement on report in The Guardian

Cuadrilla’s statement following a recent report in The Guardian, which referred to a comment made during a private meeting with The Green Party on a tour of the Preston New Road site earlier this year. A spokesperson for Cuadrilla said that the interpretation of the quote was a disappointing attempt by the Green Party to […]

FIRST SHALE GAS PRODUCED FROM PRESTON NEW ROAD

Cuadrilla announced today that it has begun to see natural gas flow to the surface from its shale exploration well at the Preston New Road site. The gas returned to surface, along with water being recycled from the shale rock, after hydraulic fracturing a small section of the shale surrounding the first horizontal exploration well. […]

CUADRILLA STATEMENT ON 1.1ML RED EVENT

Cuadrilla can confirm that a micro seismic event measuring 1.1ML (local magnitude) was detected at about 11.30am today (Monday, October 29) whilst the team were hydraulically fracturing at our exploration site in Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, Lancashire. This is the latest micro seismic event to be detected by the organisation’s highly sophisticated monitoring systems […]

CUADRILLA STATEMENT ON 0.76ML RED EVENT

A micro seismic event of 0.76ML (local magnitude) was detected just after 11.30am this morning at Cuadrilla’s shale gas exploration site in Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, Lancashire. Cuadrilla was hydraulically fracturing the shale rock adjacent to a horizontal well at the time and the seismicity is classed as a red event in line with […]

CUADRILLA STATEMENT ON 0.3ML AMBER EVENT

A micro seismic event of 0.3ML (local magnitude) was detected just after 4pm this afternoon at Cuadrilla’s shale gas exploration site in Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, Lancashire, which will be classed as an amber event in line with the traffic light monitoring system regulated by the Oil and Gas Authority. It is anticipated that […]