The 14th UK onshore licensing round has been launched and it includes acreage in the prospective Bowland Shale and Midland Valley. Since the last round, shale plays in the UK onshore sector have generated large amounts of interest and government support has been clear. However, progress has been slow and a number of barriers need to be overcome to achieve commercial production.
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Launch of the 14th UK onshore licensing round
The drivers and challenges for the shale gas industry