04Mar / 2013

UKOOG Publishes UK Industry Guidelines For Shale Gas Operations

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The United Kingdom Onshore Operators Group (UKOOG), the representative body for UK onshore oil and gas companies published on 28th February industry guidelines covering best practise for shale gas operations in the UK.

The guidelines were written by a high level workgroup comprising operating and service companies as well as The Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC), The Health and Safety Executive (HSE), The Environment Agency (EA) and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA).

20Feb / 2013

ACUMEN Project website now LIVE

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Following the announcement last year that GGS are working with the Environment Agency along with other partners on the ACUMEN project – GGS are pleased to announce that the project has now a website.

18Feb / 2013

New GGS Training Events Announced for 2013

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GGS are pleased to announce seven new training events for 2013. These two day training events are located throughout the UK and in brief will consist of:

DAY 1: Ground-Gas Monitoring & Guidance

DAY 2: Ground-Gas Protection Measure Design, Installation & Verification

13Feb / 2013

UK Onshore Oil & Gas: New Era Begins

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During the Autumn 2012 the UK government has issued a number of significant statements and announcements, including:

  • The Gas Generation Strategy which recognised the potential, and provided positive support for, shale gas exploration
  • The Chancellor’s Autumn Statement highlighted review of taxation for shale gas to improve the economics of operations

12Feb / 2013

GGS to present at the Environmental Protection UK Ground-Gas Seminar

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GGS are pleased to be invited to present at the Environmental Protection UK Ground-Gas Seminar at the University of Wolverhampton on the 25th February 2013. Our Technical Director, John Naylor will be speaking on the interpretation of continuous monitoring along with Keiron Finney of University of Wolverhampton and former Environment Agency landfill gas expert.

21Jan / 2013

Republic of Ireland gets serious on tackling Radon

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On the 17th January, the draft national radon control strategy was launched at the National Radon Forum in Dublin, Ireland. It is estimated 200 premature deaths per year are a result of exposure to elevated radon concentrations. In its draft strategy the Irish Government plan to shake up awareness for radon in the following 6 areas:

07Jan / 2013

Continuous Monitoring and The Government’s Response to The Royal Society and Royal Academy of Engineering’s Shale Gas

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Royal Society Report Front Cover

13Dec / 2012

DECC announce that ‘Fracking’ for shale gas can resume

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The Energy and Climate secretary Ed Davey announced today that exploratory hydraulic fracturing for shale gas can resume in the UK.

Mr Davey said “Shale gas represents a promising new potential energy resource for the UK. It could contribute significantly to our energy security, reducing our reliance on imported gas, as we move to a low carbon economy”

05Dec / 2012

Walsworth Common Part IIa

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GGS are pleased to announce that we have been commissioned by North Hertfordshire District Council to undertake a Part 2A Contaminated Investigation of a former landfill site.

01Dec / 2012

Cuadrilla Anniversary

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GGS is celebrating the 12th month anniversary of being appointed by Cuadrilla to provide independent environmental monitoring services in the UK.

Through our experience, GGS has developed a flexible approach to risk management and environmental monitoring to provide cost-effective services commensurate with environmental sensitivity.