On 3rd September Total took a stake of 40pc in two drilling licenses in Lincolnshire,
which were owned jointly by a number of much smaller companies: IGas, eCORP,
Egdon Resources and Dart Energy (Telegraph, 2014 4
). This represents a significant
development in the UK shale gas market as this is potentially the start of the large
energy operators taking a speculative interest in the potential returns of fracking in
Your have been employed as a consultant to advise IGas on the development of a
high level project plan outlining how to proceed in the fracking market in the UK.
You must first evaluate potential delivery options which must cover
Where in the UK should they target operations
What kind of technology should they use.
Once you have completed this you should then develop a high level project plan for
your preferred option.