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Unconventional oil and gas: decommissioning, site restoration and aftercare – obligations and treatment of financial liabilities

Published: 8 Nov 2016

Research into decommissioning, site restoration and aftercare – obligations and treatment of financial liabilities.

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Unconventional oil and gas: decommissioning, site restoration and aftercare – obligations and treatment of financial liabilities
Definitions

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Definitions

Term

Definition

Coalbed Methane

Gas extracted from coal seams

Coal Seam Gas

Australian term for coalbed methane

Hydraulic fracturing

A process used to increase the permeability of a rock through the creation of networks of interconnected fractures by the injection of pressurised fluids

Licensing Authority

Currently the Oil and Gas Authority, however, licensing powers for onshore oil and gas in Scotland will be devolved to the Scottish Government under the Scotland Act 2016.

Local Authority

The Scottish council area in which a UOG development is located

Oil and Gas UK

The representative body for the UK offshore oil and gas industry

Permeability

A measure of the ability of a rock to allow fluids to pass through it

Sedimentary Rock

A rock generally formed by the deposition of the weathered remains of other rocks or by the deposition of the results of biogenic activity

Shale

A fine grained sedimentary rock

Shale Gas

A natural gas found in shale. Can also be referred to as unconventional gas

United Kingdom Onshore Oil and Gas

The representative body for the UK onshore oil and gas industry

Well Integrity

The ability of the well to prevent hydrocarbons or operational fluids leaking into the surrounding environment


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