An anti-drilling protester locked himself on to a tanker visiting the Horse Hill exploratory oil site near Gatwick this morning.
The rig needed to test the flow of oil at the Horse Hill exploration well near Horley in Surrey was installed this afternoon.
David Lenigas is retiring as chairman of UK Oil and Gas Investments plc, one of the companies behind the Horse Hill exploratory oil well near Gatwick. He has been replaced by Steve Sanderson, who will remain as chief executive.
UK Oil & Gas, one of the companies behind the Horse Hill well near Gatwick, announced this morning a new estimate of up to 9.2bn barrels of oil in its licence areas.
Gatwick oil find could be 70% higher than previously thought – not good news say Friends of the Earth
The volume of oil in the area round Gatwick could be 70% higher than previously estimated, according to UK Oil and Gas.
Magellan Petroleum, the American company with an interest in the Horse Hill well near Gatwick, has commented on the announcement about huge quantities of oil in the Weald made by its partner UK Oil & Gas Investments.