These Regulations come into force on 30 June 2015 and apply to England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
They set out the requirements for licence applications for:

landward petroleum exploration;
seaward petroleum exploration;
methane drainage;
petroleum exploration and development; and
seaward area production.

Applications for licences: general
Applications can be made by any person.
Furthermore, applications must:

in the case…

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