Seepage of fluids onto the well pad at Cuadrilla Preston New Road Site 10th August 2018

Awdurdod Gweithredol Iechyd a Diogelwch Nid oedd gan y wybodaeth y gofynnwyd amdani.

Dear Health and Safety Executive,

In this request I refer to the following images of the Cuadrilla Well sit at Preston New Road:

9th August 2018
Before aggregate covered the fluids
1) https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=...

after the aggregate covered up the fluids:
2) https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=...

10th August 2018
3) https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=...

You can see that between 2) and 3) there has been considerable seepage.

Please provide a copy of the following:

1) A copy of any reports made by Cuadrilla to yourselves to notify you of seepages from the well(s)
2) All weekly cement bond logs

Yours faithfully,

Helen Chuntso

Awdurdod Gweithredol Iechyd a Diogelwch

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Dear Ms Chuntso

 

Environmental Information Request Reference No: 201808161

 

Thank you for your request for information about:

 

Seepage of fluids onto the well pad at Cuadrilla Preston New Road site
10^th August 2018

 

Your request was received on 10 August 2018 and I am dealing with it in
accordance with the Environmental Information Regulations 2004. Under the
terms of the Regulations you are entitled to a response within 20 working
days of receipt.

 

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fully informed of the reasons for this and will tell you when you can
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Awdurdod Gweithredol Iechyd a Diogelwch

Dear Helen

 

Environmental Information Request Reference No: 201808161

 

Thank you for your request for information about:

 

Copy of any reports made by Cuadrilla to HSE to notify any seepage(s) from
the well

All weekly cement bond logs

 

Which was received on 10 August 2018 and I am writing to acknowledge
receipt of this request.

 

I can confirm that your request is being dealt with under the
Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR). However, I must advise
you that following a search of our paper and electronic records, I have
established that the information you requested is not held by the Health
and Safety Executive.

                               

HSE has not received a report from Cuadrilla in relation to any seepage.
There are a specific set of occurrences that the well operator must report
to HSE under RIDDOR ([1]Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous
Occurrences Regulations 2013):

 

o a blowout, which includes any uncontrolled flow of well fluids;
o the unplanned use of blowout prevention equipment;
o the unexpected detection of H[2]S (hydrogen sulphide – an explosive
gas);
o failure to maintain minimum separation distance between wells;
o mechanical failure of any safety-critical element of a well.

 

Reporting of well incidents enables HSE to investigate those that would
have an effect on well integrity and ensures the well operator secures
improvements to their operations.

 

There is no legal requirement for Cuadrilla to provide weekly cement bond
logs to HSE and, as a consequence, they are not held by us.

 

General guidance on how the Health and Safety Executive deals with
requests under the Freedom of Information Act and Environmental
Information Regulations can be found on the HSE website at
[2]http://www.hse.gov.uk/foi/index.htm

 

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decision. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:

 

Information Commissioner’s Office

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Wilmslow

Cheshire

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Email: [3][email address]

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Yours sincerely

 

Dave

 

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