Monday 12 November 2018

UKELA London Meeting

Fracking Update 

Please join us for this early evening session on Fracking


Herbert Smith Freehills

Exchange House, Primrose St, London EC2A 2HS


6pm to 7.30pm (registration from 5.30pm)

followed by drinks and networking

We are delighted to welcome the following expert speakers:

Charlotte Dyer (HSF LLP) who will cover: 

•             The planning framework for fracking applications

•             The revised NPPF

•             The Government consultation on bringing fracking within the NSIP regime


Julie Vaughan (HSF LLP) who will cover:  

•             the various elements of the environmental permitting framework as it applies to shale gas activity now

•             environmental regulation of shale gas in a post-Brexit world – what could change


Ken Cronin Chief Executive, United Kingdom Onshore Oil and Gas who will cover 

Overview of the regulatory environment in the UK – Summary of the role of each regulator (HSE, EA, OGA, MPA and BEIS) and how it all stacks together, some of the areas of overlap and concern and talk about recent developments and government announcements 


David Abrahams (FoE) 

An overview of legal issues relating to fracking and (in particular) the requirement for hydraulic fracking consent

Govt consultation on extending Permitted Development to include “non-fracking drilling”

Chaired by Richard Wald, UKELA Trustee and barrister at 39 Essex Chambers

UKELA is very grateful to HSF for hosting this event