Roughly one or two hectares of land are cleared for a drilling site. Roads are constructed to connect the site to main public roads. Typically, a well site will hold large equipment, such as the drilling rig and cranes, generators, storage tanks for fluids and trucks.
Several (up to 10 or more) separate wells can be drilled from the same pad.
The details of the site will be set out and approved in the original planning application.