‘Outstanding’ oil flow produced by Gatwick Gusher

NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT

By Paul Homewood

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http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/outstanding-oil-flow-produced-by-gatwick-gusher-a6945341.html

News from the failed Independent, which will be guaranteed to make Geoffrey Lean’s hair stand on end!

The exploration company said it had completed its final test at Horse Hill, just north of Gatwick Airport, and that the aggregate flow from three layers of oil-bearing rock had been 1,688 barrels per day.

“The flow test results are outstanding, demonstrating North Sea-like oil rates from an onshore well,” said UKOG executive chairman Steve Sanderson. “This simple vertical well has achieved an impressive aggregate oil rate equivalent to 8.5 per cent of total UK onshore daily oil production.

“We are delighted, therefore, that this discovery has the serious prospect of being a meaningful addition to the UK’s own supply of oil in a period where North Sea production is declining more rapidly than expected.”

He said that the final tests, from the Portland sandstone level, had actually been…

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