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Cheshire CBM unconventional play



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Report summary

In the Cheshire Basin, located in northwest England, the coals occur as many stacked seams over a large depth range and exhibit relatively low permeability.  Successful exploitation is expected to require multi-lateral wells targeting a number of seams. The UK has a high gas price, liberalised gas market, substantial coal reserves and a government supportive of unconventional gas development.  However, operators face significant issues in exploring and developing plays.  Accessing land for...

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Table of contents

  • Key facts
    • Commercialisation overview
    • Update messages
    • What to watch
  • Location maps
  • Timeline
  • Geology
  • Reserves and resources
    • Gas market
  • Infrastructure
    • Fiscal terms
    • Environment/regulation
    • Land access/permitting
    • Supply chain
    • Water procurement/disposal
  • Key companies
  • Economic assumptions
  • Economic analysis

Tables and charts

This report includes 11 images and tables including:


  • Key facts: Table 1
  • Cheshire Basin Geological Characteristics
  • Cheshire Basin Resources/Reserves Build-up
  • Resource/Reserve Assumptions
  • Economic assumptions: Table 1
  • Cheshire Basin Economics
  • Economic analysis: Table 2


  • Cheshire Basin Map
  • Position of Key Companies
  • Type Well Annual Production
  • Economic analysis: Image 2

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