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Drilling license renewal for Gatwick oil discovery

06 May 2015

The company that found a major oil field near Gatwick has confirmed it plans to have its well tested this year.

Last month UK Oil & Gas Investments said drilling at the site at Horse Hill had revealed the Weald Basin had 158m barrels of oil per square mile.

HHDL, the license operator, intends to conduct a flow test on Horse Hill-1 later this autumn, and if these tests are successful, HHDL will seek to work with oil regulator Oil & Gas Authority, and other regulators to fast track the license.

HHDL started drilling at the site in September 2014.