Third Energy - Kirby Misperton (KM8 well) information page

Closed 31 May 2020

Opened 1 Jun 2017


Regulation of Third Energy’s Kirby Misperton (KM8 well) site

Third Energy plans to carry out hydraulic fracturing (fracking) at its KM8 well site. We have previously consulted on their applications for the environmental permits required. These were issued in April 2016. They set out legally binding conditions for operation covering groundwater, surface water, emissions, safe storage of waste, noise from mining waste and groundwater activities. The permits also include pre-operational conditions, monitoring and reporting requirements.

We will regularly update this page with information from our audits and site inspections and reports from the operator. Previously, this information would only have been held at our offices on the Public Register. Whilst that will continue, we hope that this is helpful in making information easier for you to access.

We have issued our latest update to the local community. 

October 2018 Update

Pre-Operational Conditions

The permit for operations at KM8 granted to Third Energy in April 2016 includes a number of pre-operational conditions that have to be met before the operator can carry out the hydraulic fracturing operations.

Pre-operational condition 2 requires our approval of a written Hydraulic Fracture Plan. This plan sets out how the operator will control and monitor the fracturing process. Pre-operational condition 3 requires approval of an Emissions Monitoring Plan.

We have now completed a detailed technical assessment of the plans and are satisfied that Third Energy has demonstrated that it has appropriate procedures in place.

Hydraulic Fracturing Plan

Waste Management Plan

Emissions monitoring plan

Additional information

Compliance Report pre-op2

Compliance Report pre-op2 questions

Compliance Report pre-op3

Compliance Report Waste Management Plan

Waste Management Plan letter

This page is intended to provide information on the KM8 well site operations only. All other public register information on Third Energy permits is held at our Leeds office and can be accessed by appointment. 

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