Britain's IGas has won planning consent from Nottinghamshire County Council to develop a shale gas well site and drill an exploratory well at Tinker Lane, the company said.
The council gave IGas permission late last year to carry out exploration work at Springs Road in order to test whether the shale rock present is suitable for fracking.
"At this stage we, as well as other onshore operators around the country, are trying to establish if the significant quantities of gas that we have identified exist in the right formations to be commercially prospective," CEO Stephen Bowler said.
"Results from these [two] wells will help us better understand the shale gas potential in North Nottinghamshire," he said.
Britain is estimated to have enough trapped shale gas to meet its gas needs for decades. However, the use of fracking is opposed by environmental campaigners.
Permian oil production is expected to rise by 40,000 barrels per day to about 4.18 million barrels per day in April.
Spirit Energy has brought the Oda Field online in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea five months ahead of schedule and under budget.
Petrobras and partners have invested roughly US$30 billion in the exploration and development of the field.