Rules For Hydrocarbons, Exploration And Exploitation, And The Arrangements For Payment Of The State Fee And The Amount Of

Original Language Title: Noteikumi par ogļūdeņražu meklēšanu, izpēti un ieguvi un valsts nodevas maksāšanas kārtību un apjomu

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Cabinet of Ministers Regulations No. 597 Riga 2007 (4 September. 49.6, §) rules on hydrocarbons, exploration and exploitation, and the arrangements for payment of the State fee and the amount Issued in accordance with the law "on Earth" article 4, fourth paragraph, article 10 of the first, second, fourth, seventh and tenth i. General questions 1. down of the activities of prospecting, exploring for and producing hydrocarbons licensing arrangements of the activities of prospecting, exploring for and producing hydrocarbons arrangements in the territory of the Republic of Latvia on land and sea as well as the national toll for the use of the subsoils license and payment arrangements. 2. The terms used in the following terms: 2.1 experimental hydrocarbon extraction-extraction of hydrocarbons from exploratory drilling;
2.2.-embedded 3D delimited hydrocarbon stocks in the bowels of the Earth;
2.3. the licensee-merchant, that in accordance with the procedure laid down in these provisions was issued licence;
2.4. the license area of the sea-the Cabinet area prospection, exploration and production of hydrocarbons within the territorial sea of the Republic of Latvia or in the exclusive economic zone (hereinafter referred to as the sea), which limits the lines with specific latitude and longitude coordinates, as well as national borders and the economic zone boundaries and coastline where the licensee has the right to carry out a complex search or research and mining;
2.5. the licence area on land-the Cabinet defined area in the territory of the Republic of Latvia on land that the licensee has the right to carry out the search of hydrocarbons or hydrocarbon exploration and extraction;
2.6. the operator-hydrocarbon exploration and mining foreman. II. Licensing the overall arrangements 3. Merchant may initiate as well as hydrocarbons, hydrocarbon exploration and extraction only if it has received a license in these regulations. 4. the Ministry of the economy shall be issued and recorded the following license: 4.1 license for hydrocarbons-without competition;
4.2 license for exploration and production of hydrocarbons: 4.2.1. exploration and production of hydrocarbons in the sea or in the State-owned land-tender, with the exception of those rules specified in paragraph 66;
4.2.2. the exploration and production of hydrocarbons, which are not state-owned,-without the tender land owner or his authorized economic operator chosen if it complies with this provision in paragraph 69 and 74. 5. determination of the sea license area propose Ministry of economics or business person who wants to carry hydrocarbons or hydrocarbon exploration and exploitation of the sea. 6. determination of the license area to sa ground may propose to the owner of the land in question (the owner) or his (her) an authorised person. 7. land owners or their authorized person can land to combine one licence area, if these lands have a common border. In that case, the land owners or their authorized person submitted to the Ministry of Economic Affairs joint submission with the suggestion of the license area. 8. the economic Ministry proposal on determination of hydrocarbons in the license area of the search, as well as exploration and production of hydrocarbons shall be based on the application of the agent. 9. in search of hydrocarbons or hydrocarbon exploration and extraction agent shall submit the application to the Ministry of economy with the proposal for the establishment of a licence area (annex 1), except where the proponent is the Ministry of economy. 10. Ministry of the economy within 30 days of the submission of the appearance. 11. If the proponent does not submit all these rules, the information specified in annex 1, and documents of the Ministry of economy asked it to submit within 30 days. If a proponent does not submit within the time limit set by the Ministry of the economy required the decision to reject the application and inform the agent when you send the application back. 12. the proponent may submit an application. 13. If the application, information and documents annexed thereto meet the requirements of this regulation, the Ministry of economy prepared a draft order of the Cabinet of Ministers on the license area. 14. land owner (owners) or his (her) the person entitled under those provisions 89 may propose to expand the search of hydrocarbons or hydrocarbon prospecting and mining license area to adjacent land, subject to the agreement of the owners of the land. In this case, the land owners or their authorized person submitted the application to the Ministry of the economy on the amendment of the licence area (annex 2). 15. This provision 88. in the case referred to in paragraph licensee may propose to expand the search of hydrocarbons or hydrocarbon prospecting and mining licences in the sea area or State-owned land. To propose amendments to the licence area, the licensee shall submit to the Ministry of economy in the application for the amendment of the licence area (annex 2). 16. The Ministry of Economics, the application for amendment of the licence area and the appearance of the Cabinet of Ministers a draft Ordinance prepared these rules 10, 11, 12 and 13 above. 17. search of hydrocarbons or hydrocarbon exploration and mining works for the geological and ģeofizikāl the owner of the data is the licensee. 18. If hydrocarbons or coal for hydrogen research are associated with movements or the use of the aircraft, the licensee must obtain a permit and must comply with the following regulations for the procedure in question permits foreign research vessels, as well as special aviation jobs. 19. the Ministry of the economy and the State Agency "Latvian environment, geology and Meteorology Agency (hereinafter Agency) work with hydrocarbons or hydrocarbon exploration and mining works, geological and ģeofizikāl obtained data and information under the freedom of information act in the second part of article 5 and article 7. III. the hydrocarbons licensing procedures 20. Licence to search for hydrocarbons: 20.1. licence;
20.2. information about licensees (operators of the company, registration number, place of registration and registered office);
20.3. the period of validity;
20.4. the license Board plane coordinates to land the Latvian LKS92TM or ellipsoidal coordinate system (geographic) coordinates WGS 84 in the sea;
20.5. in search of hydrocarbons;

20.6. the order in which the transferred information, data, reports, and samples were obtained for hydrocarbons. 21. the licence is not exclusive for hydrocarbons. Per license for hydrocarbons in the area may be issued multiple licenses. 22. If the licensee is a license to search for hydrocarbons, it does not provide an advantage to get a license for exploration and production of hydrocarbons. 23. the license shall be issued on hydrocarbons for up to five years. 24. by order of the Cabinet of Ministers on the determination of the license area to search for hydrocarbons or such order rejecting the draft economic Ministry 15 days inform the agent (except when the initiator is Ministry of Economics). 25. by order of the Cabinet of Ministers on the determination of hydrocarbons in the area of the licence to search on land that is not state-owned land, land owner or his authorized person chooses the operator (hereinafter the applicant), qualifying for a licence to search for hydrocarbons. 26. by order of the Cabinet of Ministers on the determination of the license area to search for hydrocarbons in the sea or in State-owned lands, the Ministry of Economy published in the newspaper "Gazette", as well as in the official journal of the European Union invitation to applicants to apply for a license to search for hydrocarbons. 27. in order to receive a license to search for hydrocarbons cabinet within the license area, the applicant shall submit the application in the Ministry of the economy of a licence to search for hydrocarbons (annex 3). The application of these provisions are added to annex 3 of the specified documents. 28. the Ministry of the economy within 30 days of the applicant's application to assess compliance with this provision 3. the requirements set out in the annex. If the submitted information and documents comply with the requirements of the Ministry of economy shall issue a licence to search for hydrogen in coal. 29. If the applicant has not submitted all 3 of these rules, the information specified in annex and documents of the Ministry of economy asked it to submit within 30 days. If the applicant has not submitted within the time limit set, the Ministry of the economy required the decision to reject the application and inform the applicant by sending the application to the back. 30. the applicant may submit the application. IV. procedures for hydrocarbons 31. Licensee no later than 30 days before the commencement of the works submitted to the Ministry of economy for hydrocarbons in the working timetable in duplicate. The schedule specifies the license within the work programme of work planned search initiation and completion deadlines. The Ministry of Economic Affairs sent the Agency for hydrocarbons the graphic one copy. 32. The licensee is obliged in accordance with the procedure laid down in the licence submit Agency data, samples and information collected for hydrocarbons. 33. the seismic exploration in the sea, the licensee shall have the right to seismisko measurements continue license area adjacent area not exceeding 2000 meters away from the area of the licence. The licensee of the said works and shall inform them of the time the Ministry of the economy and shall be the subject of a written agreement for seismic works (hereinafter-the agreement) with the adjacent area of the licence the licensee, if any. The licensee written agreement five days after they are submitted to the Ministry of Economy of the sign and started work. 34. in carrying out seismic surveys on the land, the licensee shall have the right to seismisko measurements continue license area adjacent area not exceeding 500 meters away from the area of the licence. The licensee of the territory concerned with land owners reach a written agreement about the seismic prospecting works and perform it. The licensee written agreement five days after they are submitted to the Ministry of Economy of the sign and started work. V. research and extraction of hydrocarbons licensing procedure 35. General License for hydrocarbons exploration and production: 21.8. the grounds for issue of the licence;
35.2. information about licensees (operators of the company, registration number, place of registration and registered office);
35.3. the period of validity;
35.4. the license Board plane coordinates to land the Latvian LKS92TM or ellipsoidal coordinate system (geographic) coordinates WGS 84 in the sea;
22.1. the hydrocarbon research distribution over the years;
35.6. the research work the minimum program and its costs;
22.2. the order in which the transferred information, data, reports, and samples were obtained for hydrocarbons and mining jobs. 36. a licence to exploration and production of hydrocarbons shall be issued for a period of up to 30 years, including research-up to five years. If the license for exploration and production of hydrocarbons has been issued for a shorter period of time, the economic Ministry may extend the period of validity of a licence for the time with a predetermined time limit not exceeding 30 years. 37. the licence for hydrocarbon exploration and production gives the exclusive right to extend the period of validity of a licence for the production of hydrocarbons up to 30 years. 38. The Cabinet of Ministers order for coal exploration and extraction of hydrogen on land provides the license area, not less than 15 hectares. 39. If more economic operators want to carry out a joint exploration and extraction of hydrocarbons, they create a partnership for qualifying for a licence. 40. If the licence is issued to a partnership, the licence indicates the operator in the company staff. 41. the Ministry of the economy shall issue the licence to the exploration and production of hydrocarbons based on hydrocarbon exploration and extraction in the Licensing Commission (hereinafter the Commission) decision. 42. the Commission consists of seven members at the proposal of the Minister of the economy adopted by the Cabinet of Ministers. The Commission consists of the Ministry of economy, Ministry of finance, Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of the environment of delegated representatives. 43. the Commission shall be valid if they are sitting on more than half the members of the Commission. The minutes of the Commission. 44. the work of the technical Commission shall ensure the Ministry of economics. Vi. exploration and extraction of hydrocarbons licensing procedures at sea or in the State-owned land 45. Ministry of Economics 280 days after issuing an order of the Cabinet of Ministers on the determination of the issue of the licence area licensing tender in the exploration and production of hydrocarbons in the sea or in State-owned lands (hereinafter referred to as the competition). 46. The invitation to tender (hereinafter notice) shall be published in the newspaper "Latvian journal" and in the official journal of the European Union. 47. the invitation indicating the following information: 29.3. issuing tender (Ministry of Economy);
47.2. the license type;
47.3. the contest rules at the place, time, and contact;
47.4. fee for receipt of the tender regulation-350 lats;
29.5. the submission deadline;
29.6. other information that members may be required to produce high quality tender. 48. for the submission of tenders shall not be less than 90 calendar days from the publication of the invitation in the "journal" and in the official journal of the European Union. 49. The competition rules are developed and approved by the Ministry of the economy. 50. the tender shall determine: 50.1. information on the subject of the invitation to tender;
50.2. application design, filing and recording procedures;
50.3. the content and qualification requirements for tenderers according to paragraph 51 of these regulations;
50.4. the validity of the application;
50.5. the interpretation of contest rules;
50.6. amendment and cancellation procedures, topping;
50.7. opening of tenders;
50.8. application procedures and criteria for assessment under this provision, paragraph 52;
50.9. rights and duties of the Commission;
50.10. non-refundable participation fee-1500 dollars-and payment arrangements;
50.11. the samples of the preparation;
50.12. other information required in the tender process. 51. to participate in the contest, participants are qualified. Qualifications of members according to the contest rules laid down in the following documents and certify information: 51.1. the Member application form;
51.2. information about members;
51.3. information about the participant's experience, featuring the ability to perform hydrocarbon exploration and extraction of the license area;
51.4. the minimum hydrocarbon exploration work program, including research work, deadlines and costs;
51.5. a document showing that the participant has implemented quality management system according to the standard EN ISO 9001:2000 EN "quality management systems-requirements" or the equivalent standard;
51.6. document which certifies that the Member is initiated by the European Parliament and of the Council of 19 March 2001, Regulation (EC) no 761/2001 allowing voluntary participation by organisations in a Community eco-management and audit scheme (EMAS) or standard EN ISO 14001:2005 EN "environmental management systems-requirements with guidance for use", or equivalent environmental management standards;
32.1. the participant's annual reports for the last two financial years;
32.2. the merchant copy of the registration certificate;
51.9. bank security (guarantee) or equivalent document attesting that the participant is able to provide the minimum financial hydrocarbon exploration work programs;

51.10. document which certifies that the Member has paid the membership fee. 52. The invitation to tender shall include the following criteria: 52.1. the member financial indicators;
52.2. the way in which the participant offers to make hydrocarbons, and start it (minimum programme);
52.3. the member experience research and extraction of hydrocarbons. 53. The contestants compliance with qualification requirements shall be evaluated by the Commission. 54. The Commission shall examine the applications of members and only those who comply with this rule in paragraph 51 and contest rules requirements. 55. The Commission shall evaluate the applications of participants, giving them points according to that rule 52. the criteria set out in paragraph 1. 56. The invitation to tender shall lay down the procedures for the award of points for each criteria. 57. the Commission's meetings are closed, except where the hearing is open to applications. 58. the Commission on the winner recognised their players, which have the most points, but not the least, as set out in the tender regulations. 59. If the application does not comply with these rules or the competition rules, the Commission has not evaluated, but it shall draw up a report and inform the applicant in writing, within 15 days after the session of the Commission. 60. If several applications of participants receive the same number of points as the winner acknowledges that the application to receive a higher number of points for the minimum programme of work and experience of the participant for hydrocarbons and mining jobs. 61. If the contest has received only one application and it complies with these rules and requirements set out in the regulations, the Commission may decide that the applicant is a contest winner. 62. The Commission shall decide on the issue of exploration and production of hydrocarbons to the successful candidate. 63. The contest results within 15 days of the adoption of the Commission's decision shall be published in the newspaper "Gazette", sent to the publication in the official journal of the European Union and shall notify in writing all tenderers. 64. The competition for hydrocarbons exploration and production is considered not to have occurred if: 64.1. no applications have been received;
64.2. Commission decision is a rejection of all applications;
64.3. contest winner has abandoned the license. 65. If the contest according to paragraph 64 of these rules not proved to have occurred, the Ministry of economy 180 days of announcing a new contest, on notice to the newspaper "Latvian journal" and in the official journal of the European Union. 66. The contest will not be held if the license area is extended this provision set out in paragraph 88. VII. research and extraction of hydrocarbons licensing arrangements for land that is not public property. 67 After issuing an order of the Cabinet of Ministers on the determination of the license area of the exploration and production of hydrocarbons or such order rejecting the project's economic Ministry 15 days inform the agent (except when the initiator is Ministry of Economics). 68. by an order of the Cabinet of Ministers on the determination of the license area of the exploration and production of hydrocarbons land owner or his authorized person chooses an applicant for a licence for exploration and production of hydrocarbons. 69. in order to receive a license for exploration and production of hydrocarbons cabinet within the license area, the applicant shall submit the application to the Ministry of the economy (annex 4). The application of these provisions are added to annex 4 under documents. 70. the application of the Commission. 71. the Commission within 30 days after receipt of the application, whether the application submitted by the applicant and the information complies with this provision 4. requirements set out in the annex. 72. If the applicant has not submitted all the rules laid down in annex 4. documents and information, please submit them to the Commission within 30 days. If the applicant has not submitted within the time limit set by the necessary documents, the Commission shall decide to reject the application and inform the applicant by sending the application to the back. 73. If the application complies with this provision 4. requirements set out in the annex, the Commission shall assess, by assigning points according to the rules set out in annex 5 of the evaluation criteria. 74. The minimum number of points that must be received in order to enable the Commission to take a decision on the grant of a licence, has 21 points. 75. If the application meets the assessment criteria laid down in annex 5 of these rules, and its rating not lower than 74 of these rules the minimum number of points, the Commission shall decide on the issue of exploration and production of hydrocarbons. 76. If the application does not meet the assessment criteria laid down in annex 5 of these rules, or the rating is lower than the 74 of these rules the minimum number of points, the Commission shall decide to reject the application and shall return it to the applicant. 77. the applicant may submit the application. 78. the Ministry of Economic Affairs license exploration and production of hydrocarbons shall be issued on the basis of the decision of the Commission. VIII. The hydrocarbon exploration and extraction procedure 79. Licensee operator functions can take the same or put it to another operator. Regardless of who performs the functions of the operator, for the hydrocarbon exploration and extraction process in the license area and their compliance with the laws and requirements of responsible is the licensee. 80. to start any research work of hydrocarbons, the licensee not later than 30 days before the commencement of the works submitted to the Ministry of Economy: 80.1. minimum work schedule program execution in duplicate. The schedule specifies the minimum specified in the licence provided for in the programme of work of the hydrocarbons exploration work planned commencement and completion dates, as well as the construction permit number, date of issue and the issuer. If the work will be carried out with existing holes or be drilled new hole, this borehole location, and its name or number. The Ministry of Economic Affairs sent the Agency a minimum work schedule program execution one copy;
80.2. labour protection plan. 81. the Ministry of the economy, within 30 days after the submission of a document may require a licensee to supplement, amend or resubmit this rule 80. documents listed, if they do not meet the eligibility requirements. 82. The licensee may initiate hydrocarbon exploration works, if within 30 days after the submission of the document, check the information, document or amendment submission replenishment has not received from the Ministry of the economy, this provision in paragraph 81 of that demand. 83. The licensee is obliged to execute the license the minimum work program rules referred to in paragraph 80 work schedule deadlines. 84. If the licensee, which received a license for exploration and production of hydrocarbons in the sea or on State-owned land, does not meet any of the minimum exploration work programme in full, it is 60 days after the end of the period set in the schedule of the national contributions in General does not meet the cost of the work according to the amount of money specified in hydrocarbon exploration and extraction licenses. 85. If the licensee wishes to make additional coal for hydrogen research, not specified in the licence specified the minimum work program, 30 days before the commencement of the work submitted to the Ministry of the economy, in addition to carrying out the work programme and its timetable. The licensee within 30 days after the completion of any additional survey data of hydrocarbons, samples (only agency) and a summary of the results in two copies shall be submitted to the Ministry of the economy. The Ministry of Economic Affairs sent the Agency additional hydrocarbons research work and results summary one copy. 86. If the licensee wishes to conduct experimental production of hydrocarbons, it is 30 days prior to the experimental work of extracting the hydrocarbons shall be submitted to the Ministry of the economy work out schedule in duplicate. The schedule specifies the coordinates of each bore the name or number, number of drillings, as well as the planned procurement volume and debut, equipment used, and completion deadlines. 30 days after the completion of the pilot got the licensee shall submit to the Ministry of Economic Affairs report. The report indicates the coordinates of each bore the name or number, number of drillings, the actual quantity of hydrocarbons obtained in each hole together and by month, observed debut (barrels a day), the actual work time, mining technology description. The Ministry of economy shall forward to the Agency the work schedule, one copy. 87. The licensee experimental production of hydrocarbons can take no longer than 180 days after the date of notification of the Ministry of the economy. 88. If the licensee hydrocarbon research establishes that hydrocarbons deposits exceeds the limits of the license area, he shall notify the Ministry of the economy: 88.1. If hydrocarbons deposits outside the license area continues the sea or State-owned land;

88.2. land owner if the hydrocarbon deposits outside the license area will continue on land that is not public property. 89. the licence area extends this rule 14, paragraph 15 and 16. 90. The licensee within 30 days after the coal a hydrogen research work the minimum and additional programs (if any) shall submit to the Ministry of Economy of the Executive report in two copies. The report shall include deposits geological characteristics and its economic assessment, including hydrocarbons and total available inventory, as well as indicate whether will be launched from the estimated production of hydrocarbons deposits. The Ministry of Economic Affairs sent a copy of the report to the Agency. 91. If the evaluation of the embedded report declares that the licensee will start the extraction of hydrocarbons, that before the said work shall be submitted to the Ministry of the economy: 91.1. deposits of hydrocarbons and hydrocarbons extraction of preparation of the work plan in duplicate. The Ministry of Economic Affairs sent a copy of this plan in the Agency;
91.2. labour protection plan. 92. The hydrocarbon deposits, preparation and extraction of hydrocarbons in the plan the licensee shall show the following: 57.2. planned volumes of production of hydrocarbons together and over the years the expected average debut (barrels a day), the use of embedded, exploration and production of hydrocarbons in the planned drilling and suctions of gas or water drilling scheduled for that number, as well as their placement;
92.2. technological structures and equipment technical design (design stage) and disposition scheme;
92.3. hydrocarbon extraction, transportation, storage and transhipment technology;
92.4. common and accessible hydrocarbon stocks and the description of the calculation method. 93. the Ministry of the economy, within 30 days after the receipt of a document may require a licensee to supplement, amend or re-submit this provision 91. documents listed, if they do not comply with this rule 91 or 92. the requirements set out in paragraph. 94. The licensee may start, if within 30 days after the submission of the document, the amendment to the submission or supplement is not received from the Ministry of Economic Affairs regulations referred to in paragraph 93 of the request. 95. The licensee each year up to April 1, the Ministry of the economy in the report shall be submitted in two copies of the works progress and the volumes of hydrocarbons by months in the preceding calendar year in accordance with the submitted deposits of hydrocarbons and hydrocarbon production the use of mining work plan, as well as the total and the inventory and losses on December 31 of the reporting year. The Ministry of Economic Affairs sent the Agency a copy of this report. 96. The sea or on State-owned land to get hydrocarbons become the property of the licensee when they cross the measurement location. The measurement location is a complex mining equipment the point at which oil or natural gas reaches the bore flange linked measuring device (meters). IX. State fee for the license fee for 97. State license for hydrocarbons has 500 lats. 98. the national fee for a license for hydrocarbons exploration and production on land is 2000 lats. 99. the national fee for a license for exploration and production of hydrocarbons at sea is 75000. 100. the national fee for a license fee before receiving a licence fee, and submit a copy of the identity document. National fee including the State budget. 101. If the licensee changes, the State fee for the issue of new licences is 250 lats. The State fee for the license fee before receiving a licence. National fee including the State budget. If the license is lost, stolen, destroyed or damaged, the licensee shall issue a duplicate licence, based on the licensee's application with an explanation. Issue of duplicate licence free of charge. X. national participation in the exploration and extraction of hydrocarbons in the sea or State-owned land in the country can take part in 102. hydrocarbon extraction on State-owned land or sea. 103. the state his involvement in the production of hydrocarbons is implemented by a capital company, which all holdings owned by the State (hereinafter referred to as the national capital company). 104. The public corporation may participate in the production of hydrocarbons to cover a specific part (hereinafter-State interests) of hydrocarbon extraction costs and receive a proportional share of the income from it. 105. the State establishes a corporation within six months after the licensee has submitted that rule 91.1. in point plan. 106. the State Corporation's shareholders is the Ministry of economy. 107. the license area at sea or on State-owned land, the order of the Cabinet of Ministers provides for public participation in the project share of 10% in each license area or from 0 to 50 percent, if there are special grounds. 108. If a portion of the State's participation in the contest rules and the licence shall contain the following conditions: 108.1. State ownership percentages;
108.2. Corporation pays only for the production of hydrocarbons under the national interests;
108.3. licensee that is not in the public interests covered by the State Manager, participation in the appropriate part of the expenses of the production of hydrocarbons to the day until it made the Ministry of Economy of hydrocarbons deposits, preparation and extraction of hydrocarbons in the plan;
108.4. Corporation receives income from the production of hydrocarbons in proportion to the part of the State's participation, including from the experimental mining;
108.5. licensee shall conclude a contract with the national collaborative Corporation. The contract defines the license conditions of cooperation between the participants. Collaborative project of the Treaty adds a licensing tender rules. 109. Collaborative agreements be concluded within 15 months after the license is issued. 110. Collaborative agreement provides: 110.1. collaborative management institution and its expertise;
110.2. the licensee and the public corporation of the mutual obligations and responsibilities;
110.3. the licensee and the public corporation's liability towards third parties;
110.4. hydrocarbon extraction and preparation of the budget of the programme;
110.5. operator selection procedures, functions, rights, duties and responsibilities;
110.6. deciding on the collaborative issues, public corporation, and the licensee is their participation shares corresponding to the number of votes;
110.7. the voting procedure for the collaborative management institution;
110.8. other conditions that parties consider important. 111. Collaborative agreement shall be submitted to the Ministry of the economy within 14 days of its signing. 112.40 months after the granting of the Ministry of economy, submit to the Cabinet a draft concept of national interests, for the financing of the following options: 112.1. national interests is financed from the State budget;
112.2. public corporation means necessary to take on the financial market through a State guarantee;
112.3. part of the State's participation is financed. 113. If the Cabinet decides not to finance the part of the State holding sold their interests in the auction or renounces the right of the licensee within 30 days and notify the licensee. XI. the search of hydrocarbons and hydrocarbon exploration and extraction of the monitoring agency shall take 114. search of hydrocarbons and hydrocarbon exploration and extraction of geological monitoring: 114.1. work plan of geological expertise;
114.2. the geological controls in the course of implementing projects;
114.3. opinions of expertise. 115. the national regulatory authorities, monitoring for hydrocarbons and hydrocarbon exploration and mining jobs in the offshore coal mining sites, the hydrogen of the scheduled 48 hours before the examination, they shall notify the Ministry of the economy and the licensee. You can also participate in the examination of the Ministry of Economic Affairs officials. XII. the search of hydrocarbons and hydrocarbon exploration and extraction of 116. termination the licensee not later than 180 days prior to the termination of production of hydrocarbons shall be submitted to the Ministry of Economy of the cessation of the work plan: 116.1. the licensee surrenders the licence;
116.2. license validity period expires;

116.3. licensee wishes to terminate the hydrocarbon exploration or extraction of one or more devices. 117. the work plan provides for termination and dismantling of equipment dismantled equipment transportation policy or the future of this lifetime of equipment, borehole tamponēšan, land conditioning after the dismantling of the equipment and the other with the cessation of the production of hydrocarbons related jobs. 118. If the licensee surrenders the licence or intends to terminate the use of the equipment is not planned because of circumstances, it shall forthwith notify the Ministry of the economy. The notification shall contain information pursuant to paragraph 116 of those rules and specify the reason for termination of use of the equipment. 119. the licence is suspended or cancelled in accordance with the law "on the Earth" in article 16. 120. The licensee is obliged to ensure that, before the license area of abandonment in State-owned land or sea to be job termination plan with vintage equipment, borehole tamponēšan, land conditioning, as well as other work-related activities and the suspension of the licence shall comply with certain obligations of the licensee. XIII. circumstances of force majeure 121. Cases of force majeure within the meaning of these provisions are exceptional circumstances beyond the control of the licensee, not under his control and interfere with the licence obligations. As force majeure circumstances shall be considered natural disasters, fire, which is not the fault of the licensee, as well as war, terrorism, riots, strikes, the highest State power and administration decisions and bans or other exceptional circumstances that prevent or hinder the licensee to make the production of hydrocarbons, or access to, the licensed territory. 122. The licensee is not liable for the obligations set out in the licence or not executing the delay, if the failure or delay is due to force majeure circumstances. 123. The licensee shall immediately notify the Ministry of Economy of force majeure circumstances, adding his available information relating to the nature of the circumstances and their consequences, and the consequences of those actions. 124. If circumstances of force majeure, delays the end or make it impossible for hydrocarbons exploration and mining works, the term of validity of the licence, as well as of the resulting separate licence obligation due for the period is extended, equal to the force majeure circumstances, the duration and the time required for the job to start. 125. If for reasons of force majeure the licence that is not possible the attainment of the objectives of the Ministry of economy, together with the terms of the license, the licensee shall decide on amendment or termination of the license. XIV. Closing questions 126. before the entry into force of these provisions announced licensing competitions for the prospection, exploration and production of hydrocarbons in force, and these competitions are applications reviewed and evaluated, as well as licenses for the prospection, exploration and production of hydrocarbons are issued according to the rules in force before the entry into force of these regulations. 127. before the entry into force of these regulations issued licenses are valid until the deadline laid down in the licence. The licensee must comply with the license terms, and these terms. 128. The provisions referred to in paragraph 42 of Commission to create, within three months following the entry into force of these regulations. Evaluation of the application, to get the license for hydrocarbons exploration and production, is being launched after the establishment of the Commission. 129. Until such time as it is established the National Corporation for the implementation of the State's participation in exploration and extraction of hydrocarbons, the license of the State administration of national interests in the investment and development agency of Latvia. Informative reference to European Union Directive provisions included in the law arising from the European Parliament and of the Council of 30 May 1994, Directive 94/22/EEC on licensing and terms of use of the prospection, exploration and production of hydrocarbons. Prime Minister-Minister of defence (A) the Minister of Economic Affairs Slakter. J. Bailey annex 1 Cabinet 4 September 2007 regulations No 597 economic Minister j. Malcolm annex 2 Cabinet-September 4, 2007 regulations No 597 economic Minister j. Malcolm annex 3 Cabinet 4 September 2007 regulations No 597 economic Minister j. Malcolm annex 4 Cabinet 4 September 2007 regulations No 597 economic Minister j. Malcolm annex 5 Cabinet-September 4, 2007 regulations No 597 evaluation criteria to get the license for exploration and production of hydrocarbons, which are not public property 1. Applicant's financial performance. The maximum number of points 6 (six): equity capital: 1.1 1.1.1. up to 70000 dollars-0.5 points 1.1.2. of the 70001 lat to lat-210000 1 paragraph 1.1.3. from 210001 to 350000 lats-LVL 2 points 1.1.4. of late to 490000 350001 lats-2.5 points 1.1.5. from late to 630000 LVL 490001-3 point 1.1.6. from up to 750000 630001 lat lat-3.5 points from lat to 1.1.7 750001 850000 lats-4 points from 850001 lats to 1.1.8.950000 lats-4.5 points 1.1.9. from 950001 LAT to lat-1050000 5 points more than 1050001 1.1.10 lats-6 points 1.2. revenue. The maximum number of points 6 (six): 1.2.1 to 140000 lats-0.5 points 1.2.2. from 140001 lat to lat 280000-1 paragraph 1.2.3 of the lats to 420000 280001 lats-1.5 points 1.2.4 of the lat to lat 420001 560000-2.5 points 1.2.5 of the lat to lat 560001-700000 3 point 1.2.6. from late to 2100000 700001 lats – 1.2.7.3.5 points from 2100001 lat to lat 4200000-4 points from 4200001 late to 1.2.8.6300000 lats-1.2.9 from 6300001 4.5 points late to 7700000 lats-5 points 1.2.10. more than 7700001 late-6 points, 2. The manner in which the applicant proposes to carry hydrocarbons (minimum programme) and start it: seismic studies 2.1 2D-4 points 2.2. seismic survey 3D or 4 d-7 points 2.3. exploration drilling: 2.3.1 for each hole that will reach the rock fill,-10 points for each borehole 2.3.2, which reach the Ordovician sediments,-6 points 2.4. other research methods-2 points for each 2.5 before the license area discovery hole of Muggle artifacts installed (technical condition inspection, exploration, mining, conclusion)-4 points.
3. The applicant's experience in the production of hydrocarbons: 3.1 the quantity of hydrocarbons per year (average of the last five years): 3.1.1 for each 1 million. BBL-1.5 points 3.1.2. no mining-minus 4 points 3.2. operator's practical work experience of exploring for and producing hydrocarbons. The maximum number of points 6 (six): 3.2.1. experience is more than 21-6 points 3.2.2. experience from 16 to 20 years-4 points 3.2.3. experience from 11 to 15 years-3 point 3.2.4. experience from 5 to 10 years-2 points 3.2.5. experience from 1 to 4 years-1 paragraph 3.2.6. experience is less than 1 year-0.3 points 3.2.7. experience-minus 6 points 3.3 to managerial staff practical work experience (in years) research and extraction of hydrocarbons with whom the applicant is employed for more than six months.
4. for each employee in the lead (which is full of life (CV) is attached to the application) year of service for hydrocarbons and mining jobs are assigned to 0.5 points. Economic Minister j. Malcolm