Just as we were surmising that drilling would start in early September at Tinker Lane, IGas have announced in a Trading Statement issued today that as a consequence of delays in their preparations they are now pushing back to start in Q4, presumably an early October start. The statement also implies that Tinker lane will be drilled before Springs Road. The relevant section from the Trading Statement is shown below.
Tinker Lane – we have experienced some delays in our final preparations and now expect to spud our first shale appraisal well in North Nottinghamshire at Tinker Lane in Q4 2018
Springs Road – construction works are nearing completion. As we have satisfied Condition 21 through the ongoing monitoring of site noise this has enabled us to resume works through the bird breeding season
Reasonable for the CLG to ask for a little more detail on the delays. Watch this space!
Pictured above is another image from the set taken on 1st August showing the fabrication adjacent to the well cellar.