Third Energy

About This Project

Third Energy owns a number petroleum licences and producing wells across North Yorkshire. Mercury has worked with Third Energy and its planning and safety consultants on a number of schemes including:

  • Ebberston Moor Early Development Scheme (EDS) – this was a scheme which involved re-using the existing well at the Ebberston Moor‘A’ wellsite and connecting to the nearby NGN gas pipeline. This scheme was particularly sensitive as it was inside the North York Moors National Park.
  • Ebberston Moor Pipeline – the second phase of the EDS development which would be carried out after the EDS, providing the first element of the scheme was viable.

The proposed development included:

  • Conventional gas production from the existing well (Ebberston Moor-1) at the Ebberston Moor ‘A’ Well Site;
  • Construction of one 8” diameter steel underground pipeline from the existing Ebberston Moor ‘A’ Well Site to deliver hydrocarbons to the KGS at East Knapton where the gas would be combusted to produce electricity.

Again, the scheme was sensitive as it involved work inside the National Park and involved engagement with two planning authorities – the National Park and the county council.

  • Ebberston South – a proposed joint development with Moorlands Energy which would involve using the existing well within the National Park along with new water production and reinjection wells and a pipeline to the Knapton Generating Station.

This scheme was sensitive as it involved activity (including a new water injection technique) inside the National Park along with a pipeline spanning two planning authorities.

  • Kirby Misperton 8 well – Mercury provided communications and stakeholder engagement support on a scheme to extend the production well at KM8 with a deeper exploration element. This scheme was sensitive as it involves penetrating and hydraulically fracturing the Bowland Shale horizon.

All of the schemes were consented at the first time of asking.