Angus Energy

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Angus Energy was awarded five oil and gas licence blocks covering about half of the Isle of Wight in 2015 under the Oil and Gas Authority's 14th licensing round in autumn 2015.

It is a partner of UK Oil and Gas Investments.[1]In 2016 it said it planned to conduct '2D seismic surveying' and drill five new shale wells.


Brockham field in Surrey not commercial without fracking company admits

Angus began a well test programme at Brockham in December 2018, but the flow test did not achieve sustainable flows of oil.

In June 2019 Angus Energy announced that the Kimmeridge formation at Brockham would not produce commercial quantities from the Brockham X4z well without fracking. As a result, it said it was considering selling the Brockham field.

Shares in Angus Energy dropped 60% after the company's admission.[2]

Balcombe, West Sussex

In 2018 Angus took over as operator of the Balcombe 2z oil well, first drilled by site partner Cuadrilla in 2013. Angus carried out limited flow tests in September 2018. In mid-February 2019 Angus announced it would be carrying out further well tests.

Fracking injunctions

In December 2018 Angus Energy's injunctions against protest by 'persons unknown' at its sites at Balcombe in West Sussex and Brockham in Surrey were renewed in the High Court. Judge Simon Barker QC, however, told the firm to drop the controversial list of individuals, groups and web addresses that were part of previous versions of the injunction, and had been bought from a private security company which had compiled the list for another oil company.



Lobbying and PR firms retained


Andy Rowell, New documents suggest Angus Energy 'breached planning' conditions in Brockham, Spinwatch, 7 June 2017


  1. Oil and gas: licensing rounds,, accessed 14 November 2016.
  2. Paul Seaman, Angus conference call: “Kimmeridge oil not mature at Brockham”, DrillorDrop, 11 July 2019, accessed same day