Tamboran Resources have confirmed that they will concentrate their gas exploration programme in the Republic, exclusively in North Leitrim.
By Fiona Heavey
CEO of Tamboran Resources, Richard Moorman told the Leitrim Observer “We have ruled out everything in the project area except north County Leitrim and west County Fermanagh. Thur Mountain is still the target exploration area.”
More specific details on the areas they will target in north Leitrim are expected to be released later this week, but at the moment it seems to be confined to the larger Glenfarne area.
The company will not be continuing their exploration of gas in West Cavan, Roscommon or Sligo as the gas extraction will not be commercially viable in those counties.
Mr Moorman recently returned to Vancouver following an investment campaign in Hong Kong and Singapore this month.
The gas company “expect 40 to 60 multi-wellpads to be possible over the next 15 years in north Leitrim. At a maximum size of 2.5 hectares (7 acres) per multi-wellpad, our maximum surface needs are about 150 hectares (420 acres), so surface impact will be very minimal.”
Mr Moorman said there has been no land acquisition in the county as of yet, but he has been quoted saying they are looking at real estate for sale in the area.
As a result of the recent fracking ban in Co Sligo, Tamboran Resources have withdrawn all plans to provide a course in IT Sligo for up to 1,200 prospective employees.
Mr Moorman told the paper, “I can confirm that we have cancelled plans to use any services from County Sligo including the training programme (for our future workforce of 600 to 1,200 people) that we had met and discussed with IT Sligo on several occasions. County Roscommon is similarly excluded.
To read the full story see this week’s Leitrim Obsever.