UK company extracts oil with unique technique

Oil company Hurricane Energy has completed tests of two wells near Lancaster and has extracted oil using a method no other player has succeeded in using.

Photo: PR Hurricane Energy

UK-based Hurricane Energy completed a 72-hour oil extraction test in a rock structure no other company has succeeded in tapping. The test concluded Tuesday.

This method involves hydraulic fracturing – Hurricane's specialty – of fractured basement subsea granite fissures.

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