The thirteenth Crawberry Hill Liaison committee was held on 7 November 2013. Since the demobilisation of the site in June it has been cleared and remained secure. In the interim time Rathlin Energy's geologists and support teams have analysed the core samples and cuttings from the drilling operations.

The Geological analysis of the well, following the drilling work over the summer, suggested that further testing is warranted. The next phase of testing will be in the New Year and would look to further understand the reservoir properties of the rock, and whether it has the capability to produce oil or gas. This phase is under the current planning permission.
Work is expected to commence once all permits are in place and the new "work over" drill has been secured. This is expected to be around March. During operations security will be on site 24/7; lighting will be similar to last time and noise levels are expected to be lower. The drill element is expected to take 2 weeks. The monitoring equipment will stay in place as long as required. Once monitoring complete it will be removed. If gas is detected in the next phase then flaring will occur. This is likely to last a number of days.
The next meeting of the committee is in late January and any further developments re timing etc will be posted on the website and the noticeboards in the village.
N.B.-Rathlin management are keen to know if anyone sees anything they are unhappy with so that it can be resolved. They have urged all of us to contact your community representatives should you have any concerns at all. They can, if required, immediately access the key Rathlin personnel. Further information can be found on the company website at: Fuller notes from all the meetings can be found in the 'Yorkshire' section.
Bishop Burton Community Representatives – David Oxtoby 07889730753; Margaret Hebb (01964)551315.

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