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

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11.—(1) If requested to do so by the Minister on or before the first day of any month in which this licence is in force, the Licensee shall furnish to the Minister on or before the fifteenth day of that month a return in a form from time to time approved by the Minister of the progress of the Licensee’s operations in the Exploration Area. Such return shall contain a statement of all geological work, including surveys and tests by any physical or chemical means, which has been carried out and the areas in which and the persons by whom the work has been carried out and the results thereof.

(2) If so instructed by the Minister, within two months after the end of each calendar year which falls wholly or partly within the period during which this licence is in force and within two months after the expiry or determination of this licence the Licensee shall furnish to the Minister an annual return in a form from time to time approved by the Minister of the operations conducted by the Licensee in the Exploration Area during that year or the period prior to such expiry or determination as the case may be.

(3) If so instructed by the Minister, the Licensee shall submit to the Minister a plan upon a scale approved by the Minister showing all works executed by the Licensee in connection with exploration activities under this licence.

(4) The Licensee shall furnish to the Minister such other information, including information in the form of maps and plans, as to progress of the Licensee’s operations in the Exploration Area as the Minister may from time to time require.

(5) The Licensee shall comply with any requests for information made in accordance with paragraph (3) either—

(a)within any time limit specified in the request; or

(b)if there is no time limit specified, within four weeks of the request.

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