What is covered by Crogga’s licence?

In October 2018, the Isle of Man Government awarded Crogga a licence for natural gas appraisal and development rights for ‘Block 112/25, an area in Isle of Man waters off Maughold Head (‘the Crogga Field’)READ MORE

Will Crogga’s activities jeopardise the Isle of Man’s UNESCO Biosphere status?

No, Crogga’s activities will not impact the Isle of Man’s status as a UNESCO Biosphere. For more information on the Isle of Man’s Biosphere status visit the official websiteREAD MORE

What happens after the seismic survey is completed?

After the seismic survey is completed, the data will be reviewed and we will undertake a comprehensive assessment of the gas reserves and the validity of extraction. This will take some time to complete, but following this, we will be able to update the Government, our investors and the Manx general public on the potential of the licence area. The findings will also dictate the plan for the next steps. Each stage of appraisal and development is subject to consentREAD MORE

Will the seismic data be shared?

Yes, we will share the seismic data with Isle of Man Government. The completion of the seismic survey will furnish the Government with a detailed environmental and geological survey of the seabed in the survey area. This will allow improved environmental and fisheries management of the area going forwardREAD MORE

If seismic surveys were conducted in 1987, 1992 & 2015, why do they need repeating?

The survey we will be completing will be a 3D assessment of the seabed and underlying geology. The 1987 and 1992 surveys were sparse 2D surveys that cannot provide the detailed and accurate 3D image required. The 2015 Dong Energy survey focused on the shallow geology for the placement of wind turbines, whereas the Crogga survey will appraise the geology over two kilometres below the seabed. This will provide the most detailed picture the Island has of the seabed to date.  READ MORE

Will the seismic activity have an impact on the environment?

Crogga is committed to minimising the impact of operations on the environment. Seismic surveys have been shown to only have short term, minor and temporary impact. A detailed Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) has been carried out by international consultants which confirms this to be the case. The EIA will also enable us to time the survey for minimal impact on fisheries and fish stocks. Natural gas developments are highly regulated and monitored but we plan to go beyond this. The Crogga survey will exceed (JNCC) Joint Nature Conservation Committee guidelines for seismic surveys. We will have Passive Acoustic Monitoring (PAM) andREAD MORE