The Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) has today released a set of data collected during Cuadrilla’s hydraulic fracturing operations at Preston New Road in 2018.
In February 2019, the OGA announced it would work with recognised and independent geologists and scientists with expertise in hydraulic fracturing, to carry out a scientific analysis of the data gathered during Cuadrilla’s operations at Preston New Road. This is not a review of the traffic light system.
This analysis has now commenced and the OGA has appointed leads for the following workstreams:
- Forecasting the distribution and magnitude of seismicity - led by the British Geological Survey
- Impacts of ground motion from seismicity - led by Dr Ben Edwards
- Real-time forecasting to mitigate effects of seismicity – led by Nanometrics Inc.
- Induced seismicity and potential subsurface mechanisms - led by Outer Limits Geophysics
The OGA will continue to provide updates on its website.Keep me informed