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The Hydrocarbons Licensing Directive Regulations 1995

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6.—(1) Subject to paragraph (2) below, the Secretary of State shall ensure that—

(a)a licence only grants an entity exclusive rights for the period which is necessary for the proper performance of the activities authorised by the licence; and

(b)the duration of the licence does not exceed the period necessary to carry out the activities authorised by the licence.

(2) The Secretary of State may extend the term of a licence if—

(a)the terms and conditions of the licence permit an extension of the term;

(b)the licensee has performed its obligations in accordance with the terms and conditions of the licence; and

(c)the term of the licence has proved, or is likely to prove, insufficient for the licensee to complete the activities authorised by the licence.

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