Let's play spot the oil field. This one's in Poole, and is undoubtedly bigger than any deposit under Leith Hill.
Leith Hill, Surrey. Oil Drilling!!!!
Let's play spot the oil field. This one's in Poole, and is undoubtedly bigger than any deposit under Leith Hill.Posted 7 years ago #
I used to live in Poole, and you could definitely see the loom from it at night, even with the reduced lighting requirements.
I also seem to remember there being some pretty stringent requirements on the oil company to do this in a way that didn't ruin the area, including drilling at an angle et cetera. If all oil fields looked like Poole, we'd be laughing, wouldn't we? Shame it's an exception to the rule, rather than the norm. There are plenty more oil field pics to be seen on't Google.
I'm really curious as to how they are going to get the necessary trucks up there, to be honest. Coldharbour lane is narrow, and would have to be widened from the Dorking end. If the trucks were coming up from Shere, that's a bigger distance, and it will pass a load more houses.
A couple more questions:
1) How will the oil be transferred out of the area? Pipeline? Tanker? If the former, will this mean a pipeline will have to be dug in, again across an AONB? If the latter, then again, what about the ancient sunken lane this will have to be trucked down?
2) How long will the prospecting take? A couple of months? Will there be lighting for the rig at night, and what about flares and the rest? If oil is found, what will the extraction look like?
Still curious about all this.Posted 7 years ago #
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