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  1. #91
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    Default Re: Studland Bay - what you need to do

    See they drilling for oil in the area now

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-dorset-47290198

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    Default Re: Studland Bay - what you need to do

    Quote Originally Posted by Ian h View Post
    See they drilling for oil in the area now

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-dorset-47290198
    Its a geological survey of the extent of the Colter oilfield which was first found in 1986. Latest results suggests there is a substantial oil reserve. The rig has been granted an extension of its licence to drill on this site to the intense fury of the local conservationists. NGM predicted that it would devastate Poole Bay when it blows out and leaks oil everywhere. Interesting idea as it is doing a geological survey and will not be bringing hydrocarbons to the surface!
    Is Conservation for wildlife or conservationists?
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    Default Re: Studland Bay - what you need to do

    It is drilling a well into the reservoir and it might core across the reservoir and will very likely run logs across the reservoir zone. If hydrocarbons are present then they could be brought to the surface in the core or the logging tools. If the reservoir is over pressured then there is a risk of an uncontrolled flow at surface. If this happens, then it is highly probable that a blow out prevented will close on the well long before hydrocarbons reach the surface. It has been known that rigs fail to shut the blow out preventer and a blow out occurs. The risk is there, they are drilling an appraisal well to determine the extent of an existing field, or if it is a new area it will be an exploration well. I doubt that it is anything to worry about such are the controls required to get the permit to drill.
    Last edited by BlowingOldBoots; 23-04-19 at 16:38.

  4. #94
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    Default Re: Studland Bay - what you need to do

    Quote Originally Posted by BlowingOldBoots View Post
    It is drilling a well into the reservoir and it might core across the reservoir and will very likely run logs across the reservoir zone. If hydrocarbons are present then they could be brought to the surface in the core or the logging tools. If the reservoir is over pressured then there is a risk of an uncontrolled flow at surface. If this happens, then it is highly probable that a blow out prevented will close on the well long before hydrocarbons reach the surface. It has been known that rigs fail to shut the blow out preventer and a blow out occurs. The risk is there, they are drilling an appraisal well to determine the extent of an existing field, or if it is a new area it will be an exploration well. I doubt that it is anything to worry about such are the controls required to get the permit to drill.
    Been and gone. They were confirming bits about the Whych Farm field that is being pumped by directional drilling from within Poole Harbour. I was looking forward to sailing around the rig!

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    Default Re: Studland Bay - what you need to do

    NGM is trying to take the Secretary of State to Court for extending the drilling period without proper appraisal. He's even Crowd Funded an initial 12k to take it forward!
    Is Conservation for wildlife or conservationists?
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    Default Re: Studland Bay - what you need to do

    Quote Originally Posted by oldharry View Post
    NGM is trying to take the Secretary of State to Court for extending the drilling period without proper appraisal. He's even Crowd Funded an initial 12k to take it forward!
    Another month's salary in hand then.
    Sermons from my pulpit are with tongue firmly in cheek and without any warranty!

  7. #97
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    Default Re: Studland Bay - what you need to do

    Quote Originally Posted by oldharry View Post
    NGM is trying to take the Secretary of State to Court for extending the drilling period without proper appraisal. He's even Crowd Funded an initial 12k to take it forward!
    NGM would be better of helping a local farmer. I was up by Long Island in Poole Hrb and the noise wrecked the peace and quiet of the area.
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-dorset-48022001

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