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Energy Act 2008

Section 6: Terms and conditions

25.This section enables the Secretary of State to determine the terms and conditions of a licence. Subsection (2) allows the commencement and duration of the licence to be linked to that of the corresponding lease or authorisation from The Crown Estate.

26.Subsection (3) allows a licence to permit the licence holder to transfer the licence to another person or to include another person as a party to the licence, subject to any conditions set out in the licence.

27.The conditions of the licence may, under subsection (4), also include a requirement for the licence holder to obtain the prior consent of the Secretary of State or another person (such as the Health and Safety Executive) for acts specified in the licence. This could include, for example, a requirement for such consent for the drilling of a well. The licence may provide for the consent itself to be subject to conditions. Subsection (5) makes it clear that one of those conditions might be the modification of the licence in a specified respect.

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