Inoes Shale will have its case for carrying out geophysical surveys in Nottinghamshire heard at the High Court.
The company said the judge would have the authority to grant access to National Trust land at Clumber Park.
Ineos accused the National Trust of refusing point blank to discuss the subject.
The matter was referred to the High Court by the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA), according to Ineos.
The company said the OGA had categorised geophysical surveys as “non-intrusive”.
Lynn Calder, commercial director of Ineos Shale, said: “Legal action has been the last resort and we have used powers which prevent landowners from blocking projects which benefit the wider community and the nation as a whole.
“These surveys are both routine and necessary across the UK, including on National Trust land.
“The National Trust’s position is very disappointing as we have had positive relationships with a range of stakeholders and landowners during surveys.
“We have addressed a variety of stakeholder concerns in the past and are sorry the National Trust wouldn’t even have discussions with us in this case owing to a political objection to shale gas.”
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