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The Petroleum Licensing (Exploration and Production) (Seaward and Landward Areas) Regulations 2004

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. 1.Citation and Commencement

  3. 2.Interpretation

  4. 3.Model Clauses

  5. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      MODEL CLAUSES FOR EXPLORATION LICENCES

      1. 1.Interpretation

      2. 2.Grant of Licence

      3. 3.Prospecting methods

      4. 4.Term of licence

      5. 5.Right of Licensee to determine licence

      6. 6.Payment of consideration for licence

      7. 7.Commencement, abandonment and plugging of Wells

      8. 8.Distance of Wells from boundaries of Exploration Area

      9. 9.Avoidance of harmful methods of working

      10. 10.Fishing and navigation

      11. 11.Licensee to keep records

      12. 12.Returns

      13. 13.Licensee to keep samples

      14. 14.Reports to be treated as confidential

      15. 15.Power to inspect records

      16. 16.Rights of access

      17. 17.Power to execute works

      18. 18.Indemnity against third party claims

      19. 19.Agreement not to assign

      20. 20.Power of revocation

      21. 21.Arbitration

      22. 22.Ministry of Defence

      23. 23.Department for the Environment Food and Rural Affairs/Scottish Executive

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      MODEL CLAUSES FOR PRODUCTION LICENCES RELATING TO FRONTIER AREAS—NO BREAK CLAUSE

      1. 1.Interpretation, etc

      2. 2.Grant of Licence

      3. 3.Term of Licence

      4. 4.Option to continue Licence into a Second Term

      5. 5.Option to Continue Licence into a Third Term

      6. 6.Option to continue the Licence after the Third Term

      7. 7.Power further to extend term of Licence

      8. 8.Right of Licensee to determine Licence or surrender part of Licensed Area

      9. 9.Areas surrendered

      10. 10.Payment of consideration for Licence

      11. 11.Measurement of Petroleum obtained from the Licensed Area

      12. 12.Keeping of accounts

      13. 13.Working obligations

      14. 14.Development and production programmes

      15. 15.Provisions supplementary to clause 14

      16. 16.Commencement and abandonment and plugging of Wells

      17. 17.Distance of Wells from boundaries of Licensed Area

      18. 18.Control of Development Wells

      19. 19.Provision of storage tanks, pipes, pipelines or other receptacles

      20. 20.Avoidance of harmful methods of working

      21. 21.Appointment of operators

      22. 22.Fishing and navigation

      23. 23.Training

      24. 24.Unit development

      25. 25.Directions as to Oil Fields across boundaries

      26. 26.Licensee to keep records

      27. 27.Returns

      28. 28.Licensee to keep samples

      29. 29.Reports to be treated as confidential

      30. 30.Inspection of records etc.

      31. 31.Rights of access

      32. 32.Power to execute works

      33. 33.Right of distress

      34. 34.Diligence

      35. 35.Indemnity against third party claims

      36. 36.Advertisements, prospectuses etc.

      37. 37.Restrictions on assignment, etc.

      38. 38.Power of revocation

      39. 39.Arbitration

      40. 40.Ministry of Defence

      41. 41.Department for the Environment Food and Rural Affairs/Scottish Executive

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      MODEL CLAUSES FOR PRODUCTION LICENCES RELATING TO FRONTIER AREAS—INCLUDING BREAK CLAUSE

      1. 1.Interpretation, etc.

      2. 2.Grant of Licence

      3. 3.Term of Licence

      4. 4.Option to continue Licence into a Second Term

      5. 5.Expiry of the Licence on Failure to Complete Certain Work

      6. 6.Option to Continue Licence into a Third Term

      7. 7.Option to continue the Licence after the Third Term

      8. 8.Power further to extend term of Licence

      9. 9.Right of Licensee to determine Licence or surrender part of Licensed Area

      10. 10.Areas surrendered

      11. 11.Payment of consideration for Licence

      12. 12.Measurement of Petroleum obtained from the Licensed Area

      13. 13.Keeping of accounts

      14. 14.Working obligations

      15. 15.Development and production programmes

      16. 16.Provisions supplementary to clause 15

      17. 17.Commencement and abandonment and plugging of Wells

      18. 18.Distance of Wells from boundaries of Licensed Area

      19. 19.Control of Development Wells

      20. 20.Provision of storage tanks, pipes, pipelines or other receptacles

      21. 21.Avoidance of harmful methods of working

      22. 22.Appointment of operators

      23. 23.Fishing and navigation

      24. 24.Training

      25. 25.Unit development

      26. 26.Directions as to Oil Fields across boundaries

      27. 27.Licensee to keep records

      28. 28.Returns

      29. 29.Licensee to keep samples

      30. 30.Reports to be treated as confidential

      31. 31.Inspection of records etc.

      32. 32.Rights of access

      33. 33.Power to execute works

      34. 34.Right of distress

      35. 35.Diligence

      36. 36.Indemnity against third party claims

      37. 37.Advertisements, prospectuses etc.

      38. 38.Restrictions on assignment, etc.

      39. 39.Power of revocation

      40. 40.Arbitration

      41. 41.Ministry of Defence

      42. 42.Department for the Environment Food and Rural Affairs/Scottish Executive

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      MODEL CLAUSES FOR STANDARD PRODUCTION LICENCES

      1. 1.Interpretation, etc.

      2. 2.Grant of Licence

      3. 3.Term of Licence

      4. 4.Option to continue Licence into a Second Term

      5. 5.Option to continue the Licence after the Second Term

      6. 6.Power further to extend term of Licence

      7. 7.Right of Licensee to determine Licence or surrender part of Licensed Area

      8. 8.Areas surrendered

      9. 9.Payment of consideration for Licence

      10. 10.Measurement of Petroleum obtained from the Licensed Area

      11. 11.Keeping of accounts

      12. 12.Working obligations

      13. 13.Development and production programmes

      14. 14.Provisions supplementary to clause 13

      15. 15.Commencement and abandonment and plugging of Wells

      16. 16.Distance of Wells from boundaries of Licensed Area

      17. 17.Control of Development Wells

      18. 18.Provision of storage tanks, pipes, pipelines or other receptacles

      19. 19.Avoidance of harmful methods of working

      20. 20.Appointment of operators

      21. 21.Fishing and navigation

      22. 22.Training

      23. 23.Unit development

      24. 24.Directions as to Oil Fields across boundaries

      25. 25.Licensee to keep records

      26. 26.Returns

      27. 27.Licensee to keep samples

      28. 28.Reports to be treated as confidential

      29. 29.Inspection of records etc.

      30. 30.Rights of access

      31. 31.Power to execute works

      32. 32.Right of distress

      33. 33.Diligence

      34. 34.Indemnity against third party claims

      35. 35.Advertisements, prospectuses etc.

      36. 36.Restrictions on assignment, etc.

      37. 37.Power of revocation

      38. 38.Arbitration

      39. 39.Ministry of Defence

      40. 40.Department for the Environment Food and Rural Affairs/Scottish Executive

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      TWO YEAR BREAK CLAUSE

      1. 1.After paragraph (1) of model clause 3 in Schedule 4...

      2. 2.For references to “the Work Programme” in model clauses 4(2)(b)...

    6. SCHEDULE 6

      MODEL CLAUSES FOR PETROLEUM EXPLORATION AND DEVELOPMENT LICENCES

      1. 1.Interpretation

      2. 2.Right to search and bore for and get Petroleum

      3. 3.Term of Licence

      4. 4.Option to continue Licence as to part of the Licensed Area

      5. 5.Continuance of Licence after the Second Term

      6. 6.Power further to extend term of Licence

      7. 7.Right of Licensee to determine Licence or surrender part of Licensed Area

      8. 8.Consequences of determination or surrender by Licensee

      9. 9.Payment of consideration for Licence

      10. 10.Measurement of Petroleum obtained from the Licensed Area

      11. 11.Keeping of accounts

      12. 12.Working obligations

      13. 13.Development and production programmes

      14. 14.Provisions supplementary to clause 13

      15. 15.Commencement and abandonment and plugging of Wells

      16. 16.Distance of Wells from boundaries of Licensed Area

      17. 17.Control of Development Wells

      18. 18.Provision of storage tanks, pipes, pipelines or other receptacles

      19. 19.Avoidance of harmful methods of working

      20. 20.Appointment of operators

      21. 21.Fishing and navigation

      22. 22.Training

      23. 23.Unit development

      24. 24.Licensee to keep records

      25. 25.Returns

      26. 26.Licensee to keep samples

      27. 27.Reports to be treated as confidential

      28. 28.Inspection of records, etc.

      29. 29.Rights of access

      30. 30.Power to execute works

      31. 31.Right of distress

      32. 32.Diligence

      33. 33.Indemnity against third party claims

      34. 34.Advertisements, prospectuses, etc.

      35. 35.Restrictions on assignment, etc.

      36. 36.Power of revocation

      37. 37.Arbitration

    7. SCHEDULE 7

      THREE YEAR BREAK CLAUSE

      1. 1.After paragraph (1) of model clause 3 in Schedule 6...

      2. 2.For references to “the Work Programme” in model clauses 4(1)(b)...

  6. Explanatory Note

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