Hydraulic Fracture Plan - Consolidated Onshore Guidance Nov 2017

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Dear Oil and Gas Authority,

I refer to the OGA's Consolidated Onshore Guidance issued in November 2017 (https://www.ogauthority.co.uk/media/4475...) :

1. According to the guidance HFP is required for any fracking operation. Can you please define what this means and whether it includes acid fracking and/or matrix acidising (both are stimulation methods and distinct from acid wash)?

2. On 12th October 2017 you issued completion consent for Brockham BRX4Z sidetrack. BRX4Z has not been completed yet. If the operator of the site plans to carry out hydraulic fracturing that is below the volumes of associated hydraulic fracturing, will you require a fresh completion application including a HFP, or is the document already in place (dated 12 Oct 2017) sufficient?

3. Has a HFP been submitted for Brockham in the last 6 months?

4. How many HFPs have been submitted across the South East of England in the last 6 months? I'd like to request copies of relevant documents.

Yours faithfully,

Ada Zaffina

OGA Correspondence,

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