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The Petroleum Licensing (Exploration and Production) (Landward Areas) Regulations 2014

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14.—(1) The Licensee shall keep in the United Kingdom full and correct accounts in a form from time to time approved by the Minister of—

(a)the quantity of Petroleum in the form of gas won and saved;

(b)the quantity of Petroleum in any other form won and saved;

(c)the name and address of any person to whom any Petroleum has been supplied by the Licensee, the quantity so supplied, the price or other consideration therefor and the place to which the Petroleum was conveyed pursuant to the agreement for such supply; and

(d)such other particulars as the Minister may from time to time direct.

(2) The quantities of Petroleum stated in such accounts may exclude any water separated from the Petroleum and shall be expressed as volumes in cubic metres measured at, or calculated as if measured at, a temperature of 15° Celsius and a pressure of 1.0132 bar but if the Minister serves notice in writing on the Licensee determining any other manner in which any quantity of Petroleum or any quantity of any form of Petroleum is to be expressed that quantity shall be so expressed.

(3) Such accounts shall state separately the quantities of Petroleum used for the purposes of carrying on drilling and production operations and pumping to field storage and the quantities not so used, and in the case of Petroleum not in the form of gas shall state the specific gravity of the Petroleum and, if Petroleum of different specific gravities has been won and saved, the respective quantities of Petroleum of each specific gravity.

(4) The Licensee shall within two months after the end of each Half Year in which this licence is in force and within two months after the expiration or determination of this licence deliver to the Minister an abstract in a form from time to time approved by the Minister of the accounts for that Half Year or for the period prior to such expiration or determination as the case may be.

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