Full speed ahead for Hurricane’s Lancaster plans

Hurricane Energy is cracking on with plans to extract oil from 4,000 feet beneath the seabed after its North Sea Lancaster asset was officially designated as an oilfield. The Surrey-based company was founded in 2005 by chief executive Robert Trice to discover and develop oil from naturally fractured “basement” reservoirs in rock that was formed more than 2billion years ago. It has just achieved official oilfield status for Lancaster, located west of Shetland, from the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA).