Hundreds of gas wells to be constructed on Lough Allen Basin

Tamboran Resources expect to drill hundreds of gas wells over the next 15 years on the Lough Allen Basin, with the majority located in Co Leitrim. Richard Moorman CEO of Tamboran Resources, one of the companies in possession of an onshore petroleum licence to explore the Lough Allen Basin for commercial gas has told the Leitrim Observer, “The best gas is in Leitrim.”

Tamboran Resources expect to drill hundreds of gas wells over the next 15 years on the Lough Allen Basin, with the majority located in Co Leitrim.

Richard Moorman CEO of Tamboran Resources, one of the companies in possession of an onshore petroleum licence to explore the Lough Allen Basin for commercial gas has told the Leitrim Observer, “The best gas is in Leitrim.”

Tamboran Resources expect to drill hundreds of gas wells over the next 15 years on the Lough Allen Basin, with the majority located in Co Leitrim.

Richard Moorman CEO of Tamboran Resources, one of the companies in possession of an onshore petroleum licence to explore the Lough Allen Basin for commercial gas has told the Leitrim Observer, “The best gas is in Leitrim.”

Despite having a licence to explore a large portion of the basin which covers five counties, Tamboran said they will be seeking to drill for gas only in Leitrim, Fermanagh and Cavan. He said, “we expect to drill hundreds of wells over 15 years.”

He noted the most concentrated gas is in Leitrim and their main focus will be south of Thur mountain, not far from Glenfarne. “We like what we see there,” he commented.

Legally the gas companies do not need to consult or work with local planners at any stage of their progress, but Tamboran Resources want to work closely with Leitrim County Council. Mr Moorman and Tony Brazley an Irish Representative of the Company met with Leitrim County Council planners, officials and County Manager last week and committed to keeping the council informed every step of the way.

Mr Moorman told the paper that their biggest obstacle to extracting the gas, is “the cost.” He said the American equipment is “too big” for Ireland and does not adhere to the emission standards here. They will need to build new equipment fit for purpose. He projected it could cost up on w6m to construct each well. He also said they expect to build pads with 6-12 wells on each pad, pads will be situated at least 2-4kms away from each other.

For more on this story and to read an exclusive interview with Richard Moorman see this week’s Leitrim Observer.