Brockham Oil Field FAQs

1. Do you ‘frack’ or plan to “frack” at the Brockham Oil Field?

No. We are a conventional oil production company.

2. Are you drilling at Brockham Oil Field?


3. What exactly are you doing?

Angus Energy is turning on the existing well BR-X4Z.

4. What does that mean?

The Company is testing and analysing the Well’s ability to flow oil.

5. If you are not drilling, how will you conduct the test?

Simply put, the Well is drilled therefore all we have to do is ‘turn on the tap’. It is more complex of course, but in many ways, it is similar to turning on a kitchen tap.

6. Do you inject waste water into the well?

No. Production from the Portland reservoir at Brockham is a natural mix of oil and water (the water is not potable, nor is it from an aquifer, it is just part of the reservoir). The water is separated from the oil and placed back where it came from. No water is added nor is the water a waste product.

7. Will you be using any type of acid? Any type of waste water? Any other chemicals?


8. Is water extracted from the local aquifers?

No. No groundwater is extracted from anywhere in Brockham except from the reservoir itself. As we said, that water is put back where we found it.

There is no ground water abstraction anywhere near the site. The nearest is over 3km away which is used for irrigation. The wells, which are sealed by cement, do not pass through nor are near any potable water sources.

9. Will you be continuously flaring?

No. We do not have permission, nor did we seek permission to continuously flare.

However, we have a flare on-sight as a safety measure for emergencies.

We don’t need a flare because we have a better solution. The Company has an agreement with the Oil & Gas Authority (“OGA”) to use this programme to install a generator to capture any gas produced. The power generated will be supplied to the local grid.

10. Will the site be emitting Hydrogen Sulphide (H2S)?

No. There is no H2S present therefore none can be released.

11. Will you be using any other toxins that can harm the environment?

As we said, acid will not be used, nor will any other chemicals be used. No toxins will be released because none are present.

12. Are you in compliance with future EA requirements, what is being called modern requirements?

We are in compliance with all the expected new requirements from the EA.

13. Are you using any new or controversial techniques?

No. We do not frack. The entire operation is using techniques that have been used for the last hundred years. They are well understood, tried tested and very safe.

14. How will your commercial testing programme affect your closest neighbours?

The Brockham Oil Field has been in production for over 30 years. Nothing changes.

The field occupies less than 1% of a 500 acre private farm and cannot be seen from public roads. We fully expect that our Kimmeridge programme will have a negligible impact.

We invite you to watch this video.