Expansion and long-term production planned at East Yorkshire well site

DRILL OR DROP?

Rathlin Energy has revealed proposals to add six new wells at its West Newton A wellsite in Holderness and seek consent for 25-years of production.

The West Newton-A well site in East Yorkshire, 2020. Photo: Used with the owner’s consent

In a short statement on its website, the company said it planned to drill, test and produce from up to six new wells. It also wanted to test, appraise and produce from the existing two wells.

Rathlin said East Riding of Yorkshire Council had ruled that the proposed expansion would not need an environmental impact assessment.

News from Rathlin Energy’s website

The company said it would carry out a public consultation on the plans “over the coming months”, before submitting a formal planning application.

Neither Rathlin nor East Yorkshire Council have published the resulting size of the expanded site if the plans were approved. But maps on the council’s planning…

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