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Reference Number InnUK/131856/01
Title Shale Gas Play Definition using Controlled Source Electro-Magnetic Geophysics
Status Completed
Energy Categories FOSSIL FUELS: OIL, GAS and COAL(Oil and Gas, Non-conventional oil and gas production) 100%;
Research Types Applied Research and Development 100%
Science and Technology Fields ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES (Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences) 100%
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Project Contact
No email address given
Wardell Armstrong International Limited
Award Type Feasibility Study
Funding Source Innovate-UK
Start Date 01 May 2015
End Date 30 April 2016
Duration 12 months
Total Grant Value £74,544
Industrial Sectors
Region West Midlands
Programme Competition Call: 1406_FS_ENRG_SG - Shale Gas. Activity Developing technologies for safe and responsible exploration of shale gas
 
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , Wardell Armstrong International Limited (66.798%)
  Other Investigator Project Contact , Ineos Upstream Limited (33.202%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , University of Edinburgh (0.000%)
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Objectives
Abstract It is proposed to carry out a feasibility study into the innovative use of 'Controlled Source Elecro-Magnetic' (CSEM) methods to assist with the definition of Shale Gas within the Carboniferous shales beneath the Midland Valley of Scotland. The CSEM equipment, which has been demonstrated in other applications is owned by Edinburgh University (Project Partner) uses non-intrusive geophysical techniques to probe to depths of up to 3,000m below ground surface. The equipment is unique and has never before been used in the unconventional gas sector. The site of the field test will be near Deerdykes, Lanarkshire. The PEDL for the site is held by ReachCSG (Project Partner) who have extant planning permission to drill a shale gas exploration borehole. Data from the CSEM would be compared with seismic data and assist with targetting drilling. Wardell Armstrong will provide Project Management and due diligence for the project, along with geological input, logistics and permitting services. The key objective of the study is to prove the potential of CSEM as a cost effective, safe and reliable technology for the better definition of Shale Gas resources.It is proposed to carry out a feasibility study into the innovative use of 'Controlled Source Elecro-Magnetic' (CSEM) methods to assist with the definition of Shale Gas within the Carboniferous shales beneath the Midland Valley of Scotland. The CSEM equipment, which has been demonstrated in other applications is owned by Edinburgh University (Project Partner) uses non-intrusive geophysical techniques to probe to depths of up to 3,000m below ground surface. The equipment is unique and has never before been used in the unconventional gas sector. The site of the field test will be near Deerdykes, Lanarkshire. The PEDL for the site is held by ReachCSG (Project Partner) who have extant planning permission to drill a shale gas exploration borehole. Data from the CSEM would be compared with seismic data and assist with targetting drilling. Wardell Armstrong will provide Project Management and due diligence for the project, along with geological input, logistics and permitting services. The key objective of the study is to prove the potential of CSEM as a cost effective, safe and reliable technology for the better definition of Shale Gas resources.It is proposed to carry out a feasibility study into the innovative use of 'Controlled Source Elecro-Magnetic' (CSEM) methods to assist with the definition of Shale Gas within the Carboniferous shales beneath the Midland Valley of Scotland. The CSEM equipment, which has been demonstrated in other applications is owned by Edinburgh University (Project Partner) uses non-intrusive geophysical techniques to probe to depths of up to 3,000m below ground surface. The equipment is unique and has never before been used in the unconventional gas sector. The site of the field test will be near Deerdykes, Lanarkshire. The PEDL for the site is held by ReachCSG (Project Partner) who have extant planning permission to drill a shale gas exploration borehole. Data from the CSEM would be compared with seismic data and assist with targetting drilling. Wardell Armstrong will provide Project Management and due diligence for the project, along with geological input, logistics and permitting services. The key objective of the study is to prove the potential of CSEM as a cost effective, safe and reliable technology for the better definition of Shale Gas resources.
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