Our work in Singleton
The Singleton Oil Field
The Singleton well site has been producing oil and gas since the Singleton field was first discovered in the 1980s.
The site has been developed over the past 25 years and, since 2009, has operated 6 oil and gas wells which produce approximately 500 barrels of oil per day.
IGas Energy plc has operated the site since acquiring previous operators, P.R. Singleton Limited, in 2012. Since we took ownership we have continued to invest and upgrade the site and these applications are part of that process.
Our plans at Singleton
Following discussions with the South Downs National Park Authority, we plan to submit two planning applications.
The first application is to drill two further standard production wells and an additional two oil storage tanks, matching the existing tanks, to handle the expected increase in production. These will sit alongside the existing tanks and will have no additional impact on the appearance of the site.
The second application is to install Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) equipment, where natural gas is compressed under pressure so large volumes can be stored in small places, and upgrade the onsite office accommodation.
This will enable us to collect the gas produced from the wells, to be fed into the National Grid, enabling us to cease/reduce flaring, improving the environmental and economic credentials of the site.
Both applications will also include requests to extend the current production life of the oil field by 15 years, allowing us to continue to extract oil and gas.
These applications form part of a programme of ongoing investment and improvements at the site.
None of these applications are for extraction of gas from shale rock and do not involve the process of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) for that purpose.