Abandonment and plugging of Markwells Wood/ post abandonment scheme

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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?

Yours faithfully,

Emily Mott
Markwells Wood Watch
Weald Action Group

BEIScorrespondence@beis.gov.uk on behalf of BEIS Correspondence Team, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

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Dear Ms Mott,

Please find attached our response to your recent enquiry by email on 4
December 2018.

Regards,

BEIS Ministerial Correspondence Unit