Bridge energies,

a lease for oil made
in France.


A vision for the future

Fossil fuel energy remains key to our modern world and is the core of our activity. As a player in the ecological transition within our regions, Bridge energies has set itself the objective of developing and promoting the value of rethinking energy. This virtuous vision of resource exploitation marks a strong commitment for our company.

The synergy of energies

The exploitation of new resources is a major challenge for energy players. In order to find and develop innovative cross-cutting projects, Bridge energies has created its Bridge val sector.

​Involvement in serving the region


local production


responsible production


made in France


In addition to our commitments, Bridge energies is carrying out a number of CSR actions to meet the challenges of the energy transition.

Bridge energies FAQ

This section includes the most frequently asked questions from our fellow citizens.
Bridge energies answers with full transparency.

Why is it necessary to inject water?

The water that we inject via injection wells is produced water. The effluent produced by producing wells is a mixture of water and oil. This effluent passes through a separator which, by a simple difference in density between the water and the oil, allows us to separate the oil from the water. The oil is stored in a tank before being sent to a refinery. The water is stored in a buffer tank before being re-injected into its original geological reservoir through an injection well.

Therefore, no water (tap water or spring water) is consumed in the production of oil from the Nonville reservoir.

Why ask for new drillings and a geographical extension when the Hulot law is phasing out the exploitation of fossil fuels in France?

Law No. 2017-1839 of 30 December 2017 phases out the research and progressive exploitation of hydrocarbons. This law particularly stipulates:

  • That no new exploration licenses for hydrocarbons will be granted, which brings an end to exploration for new reservoirs.
  • Existing leases will not be renewable beyond 2040 except for specific situations of converting operations to obtain a linked substance (e.g. sulphur or geothermal energy).
  • The ban on exploring for and exploiting oil and gas, including shale gas, is strengthened by supplementing the provisions of the law of 13 July 2011 prohibiting the practice of hydraulic fracturing.

The Bridge Energies lease has been awarded for 25 years until 2034. Bridge Energies therefore remains within the legal and regulatory framework in its applications for drilling works.
Requests to extend the geographical scope of Bridge Energies submitted since 2016 pursuant to the provisions of articles L. 142-12 and L. 142-13 of the French Mining Code, which are unaffected by the law of 30 December 2017. Unfortunately, the Minister of Mines does not deal with our cases. This affects our projects and our development is extremely limited.

The studies carried out for the development of this field and the construction of the production center represent an initial investment that must be developed over the long term, i.e. over the life of the reservoir (duration of the lease).

Why build new platforms?

The location of a new platform is naturally decided on the basis of the potential of the subsoil, but also on the basis of all the surface and environmental constraints. For this reason, they are very often located on agricultural land, especially on cultivated plots. All environmental protection (Natura 2000, ZNIEFF, ZICO, etc.) is integrated into the various projects at a very early stage.