BALLINLEA 2

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General informations:

Administrative Information
Operator: 
Rathlin Energy Ltd
License or consession: 
PL3/10
Permits granted: 
E/2013/0093/F
Permitting authorities: 
DOE Northern Ireland
Additional information about licence and permit: 
Application received, DOENI confirmed that ES required
Administrative country&region&county: 
  • United Kingdom
  • NORTHERN IRELAND
Geological Information
Location: 
Latitude: 55.195636000000
Longitude: -6.369776000000
Geological Formation: 
Carboniferous
Operational Information
Main Category: 
Shale Gas Wells
Borehole direction: 
Vertical
Drilling Status: 
Completed
Environmental information
EIA/Screening: 
Yes
Baseline, Monitoring Report: 
b
EIA Year: 
2014
Environmental Data(data resolution): 
Medium
Total volume of water used for the fracturing: 
0 m3

Baseline:

Constant

Quality and flow characteristics of surface and ground water
Number of aquifers/water-bearing levels and their interrelations: 
4 (Oligoncene clays, Palaeogene basalt, Ulster White Limestone, Dalradian rocks)
Depth to the top aquifer: 
< 10.00 m b.g.l.
Type of groundwater table (confined/unconfined): 
locally confined
Vertical separation distance between fractured zone & groundwater: 
2700.00 m
Distance between the exploration fracturing site and nearest surface water: 
40.0000 m
Soil condition
Topsoil preservation: 
stored in the earth bunds on the western boundary of the site
Sealing: 
Membrane made from Polyethylene and protective geotextile
Land use
Proximity to residential areas; population, people/ km2: 
73.25/km2 in Moyle
Size of land take: 
0.96 ha
Changes in land morphology: 
not mentioned
Imprint on the landscape: 
negligible
Topography changes: 
not mentioned
Agricultural/ ecological value of the site: 
Agricultural Crop land and grass land
Biodiversity
Consequences to biota: 
not to bats, otters, badgers, smooth newts and birds
Impact on species subject to individual protection: 
not to bats, otters, badgers, smooth newts and birds
Proximity to protected/ sensitive areas: 
6km Sheep Island
Status of infrastructure and buildings
Distance to residential area/ other buildings: 
80 m
Drill site access roads: 
"The upgraded entrance will consist of precast concrete kerbs and channels, tarmac at surface and surface water drainage"...
Existing wells and abandoned structures (before fracturing)
Existing gas/oil wells: 
Ballinlea 1 Well
Existing water wells: 
5 water wells

Baseline T0

Air quality
NOx: 
11.10-34.87 μg/m3

Reports:

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