Frack Free Formby has studied a number of maps showing geological features and protection areas around Aurora’s proposed fracking site at Great Altcar. These maps have now been converted to the same scale and combined, in order to demonstrate some of the constraints governing the direction of lateral drilling from the well pad.
The end result (above) shows the major fault lines running close to the proposed well pad and potential subsurface works, the nearby groundwater protection area and monitoring points, the flood defence area around the site, and the boreholes drilled in and around the old Formby oilfield.
It clearly demonstrates the problems and constraints of drilling lateral wells deep underground in the location chosen by Aurora, and in other parts of PEDL 164.
Please click on the above map or here to see how the different layers of the maps were combined.