Stifling heat and the fumes spewing from bumper-to-bumper SUVs and large luxury vehicles hit me in the face as I walked out of the airport in Dubai. Back in 2012, I was visiting one of the least sustainable cities on Earth, attending the industry-sponsored Global Water: Oil and Gas Summit, which featured representatives from Shell, Saudi Aramco, and Conoco-Phillips as speakers. Dubai was a fitting location for the bizarre grouping of polluters, resource extractors, and opportunists to meet and discuss the best way to divvy up and profit from using the world’s water for oil and gas development.
nfraStrata has confirmed a company structure shake-up as it divests the majority its exploration-based assets in a bid to refocus on its gas storage project in Northern Ireland.
The independent petroleum exploration and gas storage company has sold its exploration portfolio to Corallian Energy for £540,000 cash and retained interests in each of the assets without obligations for future investment.
Rain envelops the helicopter as it banks over the Sperrin Mountains and few landmarks can be identified in the green Northern Ireland countryside below. But Patrick Anderson is in no doubt about what he sees through the mist: potential for one of the best gold mines in the world.
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Part 2 here. You can see the horizontal ‘salt’ wells on page 13 of this document below. This document was a presentation by Andrew Hindle to Energy Ireland in 2012, The images on each page give the game away.