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CUADRILLA SUBMITS APPLICATION FOR FINAL HYDRAULIC FRACTURING CONSENT FOR ITS SECOND HORIZONTAL WELL AT LANCASHIRE SHALE GAS EXPLORATION SITE

Cuadrilla has today (3 August 2018) submitted an application to the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) for consent to conduct hydraulic fracturing operations in its second horizontal shale gas exploration well at the Preston New Road site in Lancashire.

Consent to conduct hydraulic fracturing operations in the first horizontal exploration well on the site was granted last month.

The second horizontal well, drilled through the Upper Bowland shale at an approximate depth of 2,100m below the surface, extends laterally for some 750 metres through the shale gas reservoir and was completed in mid-July.

Cuadrilla expects to start hydraulic fracturing at Preston New Road within the next two months.

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