IGas have advised us that the work to install the conductors has been completed successfully. The conductors have been installed down to bedrock to a depth of approximately 60 metres. From the aerial photo, taken again by Eric Walton, the two conductor pipes are shown clearly standing proud of the cellar base. Have to say I have been rather confused about this, the narrative from the documentation submitted to NCC Planning Committee spoke thus:
- creation of a wellsite platform using impermeable geotextile membrane layers covered by a layer of aggregate hardstanding and the installation of a 4m deep wellhead cellar with associated steel conductors (the development would incorporate 2 cellars, though only one well is applied for and would be drilled; the spare cellar is a back-up and is simply acontingency measure).
IGas have since pointed out that on drawing TL3/03, Proposed Site Construction Phase, there is marked up on the cellar plan view a Backup/spare well and Well 1. It didn’t occur to me that this meant that two conductors would installed. The confusion is over the term “drilled”. Seemingly the use of the term “drilling” applies to the main drill (down through the conductor pipe) of which there will be one only, unless something goes wrong with that. All cleared up then! Any questions channel them through your local CLG representative or simply use the contact form on this website.