Rathlin Energy has given notice that work could start next week at its exploration site in East Yorkshire.
Opponents of oil drilling at Biscathorpe in the Lincolnshire Wolds have protested against the start of site construction work.
The company behind the Horse Hill exploration site near Gatwick Airport has released details of plans to drill four more wells to produce oil for 20 years.
The oil and gas company, Rathlin Energy, has applied to extend its planning permission for a well site north of Hull for the second time.
Villagers have highlighted what they believe is the threat to five species of owl on land next to the IGas shale gas site at Misson, in north Nottinghamshire.
The oil company, Egdon Resources, should get another three years to drill an exploration well at North Kelsey in Lincolnshire, planners have recommended.
Five women were arrested in the past week in protests outside the IGas shale gas exploration site at Misson in north Nottinghamshire.