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Wood Barn Farm (South East) (Weald (Sussex/Surrey))


A drilling rig is now on the site and drilling is taking place at Broadford Bridge. UKOG plan to drill a test well into the Kimmeridge Clay shale formation which has previously been targeted at Balcombe, Horse Hill and Brockham.

The site can be hard to find, this is the postcode for the Broadford Bridge junction: RH14 9EB

UK Oil and Gas (UKOG) one of the companies behind the Horse Hill oil well near Gatwick, has done a deal with Celtique Energie and Magellan to acquire 100% of PEDL234. This includes extensions to planning and environmental permissions to drill the Broadford Bridge exploration well.

As of September 2014 the site had been constructed and the companies had 3 years to drill. Work stopped when Celtique and Magellan were in legal dispute over the site.

Planning Applications

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Licensee Planning ID Notes Submitted Decision Status Consultation
UK Oil and Gas Investments (UKOG)WSCC/052/12/WCThe siting and development of a temporary borehole, well site compound and access road including all ancillary infrastructure and equipment, on land at Wood Barn Farm, Broadford Bridge, for the exploration, testing and evaluation of hydrocarbons in the willow prospect.20/07/201210/08/2012GrantedClosed
UK Oil and Gas Investments (UKOG)WSCC/029/17/WCAmendment of condition no. 2 of planning permission WSCC/052/12/WC to allow for a further 12 months of continued operations to enable the completion of phase 3 testing and phase 4 restoration or retention 07/07/201712/09/2017GrantedClosed

Environmental Permits

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Licensee Permit ID Notes Comments open Comments deadline Status Consultation
UK Oil and Gas Investments (UKOG)EPR/AB3806CG/A001Application from Celtique Energie Weald Limited for an environmental permit for the management of extractive mining waste, resulting from the prospecting for oil and gas at Broadford Bridge30/04/201430/05/2014GrantedClosed
UK Oil and Gas Investments (UKOG)EPR/AB 3806 CGVariation of its
existing Mining Waste Permit, EPR/AB3806CG for carrying out well testing in the Broadford Bridge ‐ 1 borehole.