Gatwick Gusher: Exceeding Expectations

Posted: February 16, 2016 by tallbloke in Energy, solar system dynamics


The Daily Telegraph, 16 February 2016

Shares in UK Oil and Gas Investments soared by as much as 77pc after the Aim-listed developer announced that oil from its well near Gatwick Airport in Surrey flowed at a faster rate than expected.  UK Oil and Gas (Ukog) has claimed that oil from the so called “Gatwick gusher” at Horse Hill flowed from 900m below ground level to the surface without extra help from operators, and at a better rate than expected of 463 barrels a day.

Ukog and its partners in Horse Hill have claimed that more than 9.2 billion barrels of oil lie under the 55 square kilometre licence area in the Weald Basin. –Jillian Ambrose, The Daily Telegraph, 16 February 2016

  1. tom0mason says:

    An island with tons of coal lying just below the surface untouched (see Here and Here ), while the ‘controversial technique known as fracking to exploit gas’ — BBC© is restrained by protest and government inaction, allowing gas to dangerously seep out. Now gallons of oil gushes up to the surface besidde a major airport,
    At this rate the nation is likely to self ignite!
    Certainly with all this ‘free’ energy resources lying around and ready to sell, we’ll be able to buy more windfarms, eh? 😦

  2. oldbrew says:

    Resolutely ignoring the facts in pursuit of hopeless ideology is the order of the day in UK energy policy, but as it’s oil not gas maybe the regulators won’t try to kill it?

  3. PeterMG says:

    We need this oil so we can run all the diesel generators that backup our wind and solar. And the irony of ironies is that in the long term it would actually pollute our world less, just so long as you are not stupid enough to consider CO2, N2 or H2O pollutants.