Dear Health and Safety Executive,
Please could you provide dates of inspections (both statutory and informal) of the Coal Bed Methane well constructed by IGas at Portside, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire as required under Well Design and Construction Regs 1996.
Please could you also provide a copy of those inspection reports.
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Dear Mr. C Watson
Environmental Information Regulations Reference No: 201707416
Thank you for your request for information about:
1. Provide dates of inspections of the Coal bed Methane
well-constructed by IGAS at Portside, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire as required
under Well Design and Construction regulations 1996.
2. Provide copy of Inspection reports.
Your request was received on 26th July 2017 and I am dealing with it under
the terms of the Environmental Information Regulations 2004.
I can confirm that the Health and Safety Executive holds the following
An Inspection report dated the 18th December 2014
The report is being partially disclosed as personal information has been
redacted by virtue of Regulation 13 (Personal Information).
Please be advised that the Ellesmere Port well was not drilled for coalbed
methane but was an exploratory well drilled to explore the hydrocarbon
potential of the geology of the area.
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