Abandonment and plugging of Markwells Wood/ post abandonment scheme
Emily Mott made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy This request has been closed to new correspondence. Contact us if you think it should be reopened.
Dear Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy,
WIth regard to Markwells Wood -1, onshore oil well which is currently in the plugging and abandoning phase by UK Oil and Gas at Forestside, West Sussex.
1. Who will be responsible for the monitoring of the well post abandonment?
2. Who would be liable for any clean up/mitigation if there was
contamination due to well integrity failure, leaking or migration of
hydrocarbons from the bottom of the well post restoration at MW-1 and
after the end of the operators license term?
Markwells Wood Watch
Weald Action Group
Dear Ms Mott,
Please find attached our response to your recent enquiry by email on 4
BEIS Ministerial Correspondence Unit
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