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A PEDL is awarded for six years initially on the basis of the applicant demonstrating technical and financial competence and an awareness of the environmental issues. The licensee is also required to demonstrate that they have obtained access rights from relevant landowners and complied with other statutory planning laws). Work commenced on site, drilling the first test well in August 2010 at Preese Hall Farm followed by a second at Grange Hill Farm later that same year. Work on the third, near the village of Banks, commenced in August 2011.
15 percentage of the value of the gas produced. This has resulted in the landowners acquiring considerable personal wealth from the development of shale gas wells. The population density in the areas of production is often very low, so few people are aﬀected by the issues associated with the development of the exploration and production wells. In the UK the situation is entirely diﬀerent. The mineral rights in most of the UK are owned by the state and, as such, while landowners can get money for the disruption and loss of crops, the value the landowners receive is small compared with the US.
Estimated Ultimately Recoverable (EUR) refers to a given well or field over its lifetime and accounts for its production to date and anticipated recovery. This measure is closer in sense to a reserve. 34 The estimate is in the form of a range in order to reflect geological uncertainty. The lower limit of the range is 822 trillion cubic feet (tcf) and an upper limit of 2281 tcf, but the central estimate for the resource is 1329 tcf (see Figure 6). This shale gas estimate is a resource figure and so represents the gas that is thought to be present, but not the gas that it might be possible to extract.