Angus Energy announced this afternoon it was seeking permission for a 24-month extended production test at its Balcombe oil exploration well in West Sussex.
UK Oil & Gas plc has given details of a proposed new well site in Surrey.
The number of onshore oil and gas wells drilled in the UK in 2018 was a 68-year low for the industry.
The expected planning application for four production wells at the Horse Hill oil site near Gatwick has been published.
A local campaign group is raising money to pay for air and water monitoring at an oil site in the Surrey greenbelt because it says the work is not being done by the environmental regulator.
Opponents of an unauthorised oil well drilled at Brockham in Surrey were visibly shocked by a vote to grant retrospective planning permission today.
The leading company behind exploration at the so-called “Gatwick Gusher” oil site has said all the consents are now in place to allow extended flow testing to begin “shortly”.