IGas Energy, a gas producer and developer of unconventional gas resources in the UK, has increased average gas production at its Doe Green site near Warrington in Cheshire by around 40%.

The company said it achieved this increase following the implementation of several measures designed to optimise the de-watering process at the site’s DG2 well.

The contributing laterals have now been producing at the increased rate of around 60,000 standard cubic feet per day of high quality coalbed methane (CBM) for over six weeks.

IGas has been steadily producing gas and generating electricity for over a year from Doe Green and remains on track to establish a CBM full production site next year in the UK, the company said.

The company has applied for planning permission for two more wells at Doe Green to increase its operations on the site.