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Oil Company Say They Won't Frack In Dorset

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9:11am 22nd August 2013

The company behind plans to carry out a seismic survey across a large parts of Dorset, hoping to discover oil, say they have no intention of 'fracking'.

As we revealed here on Wessex FM yesterday, the search for oil's starting next month with  shockwaves being sent into the earth, the responses will identify if any areas will be economically viable enough to drill.

Egdon have issued the following statement to Wessex FM:

"Egdon Resources, which has held interests in Dorset since 1998, is the operator of licences PEDL237 and PL090 which cover an area to the south and east of Dorchester in the county of Dorset.  The Company is planning to undertake a 3-Dimensional ("3D") seismic survey over part of the licence. Seismic surveying measures low energy sound waves, generated using specialist tractors operating on roads and tracks, which are reflected from rock layers deep underground.  The technique, which has no environmental impact, is used to create an image of the structure of potential petroleum reservoirs deep underground.
 
Egdon are hoping the new information will confirm the presence of "conventional" oil prospects previously indicated on historical seismic surveys acquired in the area between the 1970's and 1990's. Before any drilling can commence, Egdon must amongst other things, seek, and gain, approval through the planning process.
 
It must be emphasised that Egdon has no plans to undertake any hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") in these licences."

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