Work is underway at Angus Energy’s oil site at Brockham, near Dorking, in Surrey. But the company appears reluctant to reveal details of what it is doing.
UK Oil and Gas Investments, one of the companies behind the Horse Hill oil well near Gatwick, has paid £3.5m for a Petroleum Exploration and Development Licence (PEDL) in the West Sussex Weald.
Campaigners against oil exploration at Horse Hill near Gatwick are planning a march and mass cycle to the site next week.
The rig needed to test the flow of oil at the Horse Hill exploration well near Horley in Surrey was installed this afternoon.