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The Petroleum (Production) (Seaward Areas) (Amendment) Regulations 1995

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Model clauses for exploration licences

9.—(1) Schedule 5 to the Principal Regulations (model clauses for exploration licences in seaward areas or in landward areas below the low water line) shall be amended as follows.

(2) In model clause 12 (licensee to keep records), for sub-paragraph (3) substitute—

(3) The Licensee shall deliver copies of the said records, plans and maps referred to in the two foregoing paragraphs to the Minister when requested to do so 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.

(3) In model clause 13 (returns) after paragraph (3) insert the words—

(4) The licensee shall comply with any request for information made in accordance with paragraph (3) above 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.

(4) In model clause 15 (reports to be treated as confidential) for sub-paragraph (iv) substitute—

  • the Minister, the said Council and any other such body shall be entitled to publish any of the specified data of a geological, scientific or technical kind either


    after the expiration of the period of five years beginning with the date when the data was due to be supplied to the Minister in accordance with clause 12 or 13 of this licence, or if earlier, the date when the Minister received that data; or


    after the expiration of such longer period as the Minister may determine after considering any representations made to him by the Licensee about the publication of data in pursuance of this sub-paragraph.

(5) In model clause 21 (power of revocation) for sub-paragraph (2)(f) substitute—

(g)if the licensee is a company, the licensee’s ceasing to direct and control either—

(i)its operations under the licence; or

(ii)any commercial activities in connection with those operations from a fixed place within the United Kingdom;.

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