Angus Energy did not have permission to drill a new sidetrack at Brockham in Surrey and does not have consent for production, the county council has told an industry regulator.
One of the regulators of the UK hydrocarbon industry has criticised the quality of information it holds on oil and gas wells.
The company behind plans to frack a shale gas well at Kirby Misperton in North Yorkshire has submitted a final document for approval.
The companies behind the Horse Hill oil well near Gatwick have been granted a five-year extension to their exploration and development licences, the operator has announced.
Documents released yesterday confirm that council planners told Angus Energy that it did not have permission to drill a new side-track well at its Brockham site in Surrey.
The number of onshore oil and gas wells drilled in the UK in 2016 was the lowest for nearly 50 years, according to data from the Oil and Gas Authority.
Egdon Resources announced today that it had taken over Celtique Energie’s interests in two oil and gas exploration licences.