We are continuing to test the shale gas exploration well in Preston New Road, Lancashire, and the coiled tubing remains clearly and visibly attached to the coiled tubing tower on site above the well. We have completed a series of smaller fracks along the length of the horizontal well to gather data to assess the micro-seismic response of the shale rock 2km below the surface. We have said many times in recent days and weeks, to both local people and any media who have asked for an update, that we are now analysing that data as well as drawing on expert advice to determine how we can further optimise our hydraulic fracturing programme within the very rigorous operating boundaries of the micro-seismic traffic light system. These updates have included the reassurance that there are no issues with well integrity and there are equally no problems with the impermeable membrane underlying the site.
Lancashire-based shale gas exploration company Cuadrilla Resources confirms that the AJ Lucas Group Limited (AJL)