REVIEW: UK Onshore Exploration SIG Meeting
By Jerry Field, Egdon Resources
Following on from the UK Onshore Exploration SIG’s successful inaugural meeting in January, the second meeting of the group took place on the evening of Tuesday 1 May 2018 at The Crown Tavern, Clerkenwell Green. This gathering was preceded by the first meeting of a group of volunteer members who had expressed an interest and agreed to participate in a Steering Committee for the SIG which will oversee the future development and management of the group.
About 35 members attended the main SIG meeting and were provided with an excellent presentation by Ian Roche of Aurora Energy Resources entitled “Formby: The Once and Future Oilfield??” in which he recounted the history of one of the earliest UK producing oilfields, reviewed the regional geological setting and exploration history, and looked forward to future evaluation of the unconventional resources potential of the area which could provide a second life for the field. Aurora also very kindly sponsored the meeting with the result that attendees enjoyed not only the presentation but also some complimentary snacks and refreshments and the opportunity to meet others in an informal atmosphere afterwards.
Looking forward, the Steering Committee concluded that the SIG should meet 3 times annually in late January, late April, and late September, with the intention of having a guest presenter at each meeting. The next meeting is therefore scheduled for Tuesday 25th September at 6.30pm again at The Crown Tavern, Clerkenwell Green. All PESGB members who have an interest in the UK Onshore or in landward exploration and production are welcome to attend.