This is an independent study conducted by the British Geological Survey (BGS) of shale gas and shale oil resources in the Wessex Area as an extension to the previously published Weald Basin shale resource assessment study.

Geoscientists from the BGS have reviewed the geology and estimated the in-place resources for the volume of shale gas and oil in the ground. Reserve and recovery estimation is not possible at this stage. In order to estimate the shale gas and oil reserves, drilling and testing of new wells will be required to understand if commercial production rates could be achieved.

Shapefiles and geodatabase

Wessex Weald Depth Grids

Wessex Shapefiles