Projects

Deep Underground Coal
Gasification

Cluff Natural Resources currently has 100% working interest in eight Deep Underground Coal Gasification ('UCG') Licences in the UK covering a total of 61,274 hectares of Carmarthenshire and the Dee Estuary, the North Wales/Merseyside border, the Firth of Forth near Kincardine, Scotland, North Cumbria, Largo Bay Durham North, Durham South and Maryport.

Licences awarded to the Company

 

Kincardine

 

The map below shows the Company's Kincardine Project Area, located in the Firth of Forth near Kincardine, Scotland, consisting of a licence area of 3,687 hectares.

 

An independent consultant, Belltree Group Ltd, has confirmed a JORC Compliant Resource of 335 million tonnes of coal of which 247 million tonnes is measured and indicated. Cluff Natural Resources will to work closely with residents, local authorities, regulators and other stakeholders throughout the site selection and planning process for the UK’s first deep offshore UCG project

READ: KINCARDINE RESOURCE ESTIMATE PRESS RELEASE

 

Point of Ayr Project

 

The map below shows the Company's Dee Estuary Project, located on the borders of Merseyside and Northern Wales, consisting of an area of 6,953 hectares.

 

READ: POINT OF AYR COAL EXPLORATION TARGET PRESS RELEASE

 

Loughor Estuary


The map below shows the Company's Loughor Estuary Project, located in Carmarthenshire, Wales, consisting of a licence area of 4, 207 hectares.

 


Largo Bay

The map below shows the Company's Largo Bay Offshore Area, consisting of a licence area of 7,796 hectares.

 

North Cumbria

The map below shows the Company's North Cumbria Offshore Area, consisting of a licence area of 8,238 hectares.

Durham North

The map below shows the Company's Durham North Offshore Area, consisting of a licence area of 10,052 hectares.

Durham South

The map below shows the Company's Durham South Offshore Area, consisting of a licence area of 10,338 hectares.

 

Maryport

The map below shows the Company's Mayport Offshore Area, consisting of a licence area of 10,003 hectares.

These licences were selected based on the thickness and quality of the coal and relative shallowness for drilling depths to access the coal seams and also because the drill hole platforms can be located on land rather than offshore on more costly facilities. The Company intends to carry out scoping studies on the licences and identify an area for test production.

Cluff Natural Resources on Deep UCG

The Company believes UCG will evolve into a major contributor to the UK’s energy future and that Cluff Natural Resources is in the vanguard of this process. The directors are assembling a portfolio of Deep UCG licences in the UK, and raising the profile of Deep UCG by explaining the outstanding potential benefits available from the process, both offshore and onshore, to the UK energy sector.

Deep UCG provides many technical and economic advantages compared with coal, natural gas, coal bed methane and surface gasification. Amongst these are that Deep UCG is a clean and safe process that will enable billions of tonnes of so-called ‘stranded’ coal to be exploited. The capital costs are highly competitive vis-à-vis all other processes and gas turbines burning Deep UCG gas should yield significantly more energy than those using either natural gas or coal bed methane. There are minimal exploration risks as the presence and quality of the coal have already been established from the comprehensive coal mining database that is available.


READ: ENVIRONMENTAL AND COMMERCIAL ADVANTAGES OF DEEP UCG