The oil company, Angus Energy, has applied for permission to produce from its Lidsey site near Bognor Regis in West Sussex for another 10 years.
Angus Energy has said it expects to test its newly-acquired well at Balcombe in West Sussex, before turning to Brockham in Surrey.
An anti-drilling campaigner who delayed the transport of an oil rig by spending the night on the delivery lorry has been found guilty.
A campaigner who spent a night on top of a lorry carrying a drilling rig said people who oppose the onshore oil and gas industry must be able to take action.
Staff transporting a drilling rig between oil exploration sites in Sussex did not know the delivery was in breach of planning conditions, a court heard today.
Angus Energy announced this morning it would be producing oil from four wells in the Weald in southern England in the first three months of this year.
The number of onshore oil and gas wells drilled in the UK in 2017 was another 50-year low for the industry.