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30Information and samples plans: termination of rights under offshore licences
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(1)This section and sections 31 to 33 make provision in relation to the preparation of information and samples plans in connection with licence events.

(2)The following definitions apply for the purposes of this section and those sections.

(3)“Licence event” means—

(a)a transfer of rights under an offshore licence, whether in relation to all or part of the area in respect of which the licence was granted,

(b)a surrender of rights under an offshore licence in relation to all of the area in respect of which the licence was granted, or in relation to so much of that area in respect of which the licence continues to have effect,

(c)the expiry of an offshore licence, or

(d)the revocation of an offshore licence by the OGA.

(4)“Relevant licence”, in relation to a licence event, means the licence in respect of which the licence event occurs.

(5)“Responsible person” in relation to a licence event, means the person who is or was, or the persons who are or were, the licensee in respect of the relevant licence immediately before the licence event.

(6)“Information and samples plan”, in relation to a licence event, means a plan dealing with what is to happen, following the event, to—

(a)petroleum-related information held by the responsible person before the event, and

(b)petroleum-related samples held by that person before the event.

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