Of The Activities Of Prospecting, Exploring For And Producing Hydrocarbons Rules

Original Language Title: Ogļūdeņražu meklēšanas, izpētes un ieguves noteikumi

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Cabinet of Ministers Regulations No. 691 in Riga in 2005 (13 September. No 51 12) of the activities of prospecting, exploring for and producing hydrocarbons rules Issued in accordance with the law "on Earth" article 4, fourth paragraph, article 10 of the second, fourth, seventh and tenth i. General questions 1. determines the search of hydrocarbons and hydrocarbon exploration and extraction of hydrocarbons licensing procedures, search and exploration and extraction of hydrocarbons of Latvian territory and exclusive economic zone, as well as the amount of use of the subsoils permission (license) and payment arrangements.
2. The terms used in the following terms: 2.1 experimental extraction of hydrocarbons, hydrocarbon extraction from exploration drilling;
2.2. deposits: the 3D stocks of hydrocarbons in enclosed Earth;
2.3. the licensee — the merchant who established these rules have been issued permission (license);
2.4. licence area in the sea — the Cabinet area of prospection, exploration and production of hydrocarbons in the Republic of Latvia, the territorial sea, exclusive economic zone (hereinafter referred to as the sea), which limits the lines with specific latitude and longitude coordinates, as well as national borders, 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. operator — hydrocarbon exploration and mining foreman;
2.7. extraction of hydrocarbons — work that is performed in order to obtain the licence area also hydrocarbons, hydrocarbon extraction device works, installation and exploitation of hydrocarbon extraction drilling, oil pumping capacity, gas or water suction works, pre-treatment of hydrocarbons, accumulation and storage of hydrocarbons, as well as transportation to the place of loading;
2.8. the hydrocarbon exploration: geological, ģeofizikāl, ģeoķīmisk, and other works, to assess the amount of deposits of hydrocarbons and their value, including exploration drilling and installation of experimental hydrocarbon extraction, drilling, as well as the documentation for the data processing and evaluation;
2.9. prospecting for hydrocarbons —, ģeofizikāl and ģeoķīmisk, to find the future perspectives for hydrocarbon deposits, as well as in those works, the resulting data processing and evaluation.
II. Licensing the overall arrangements in the territory of the Republic of Latvia and the exclusive economic zone 3. Merchants can start and make hydrocarbons, as well as the exploration and extraction of hydrocarbons only if it has received permission (license) to these regulations.
4. the Ministry of the economy shall issue such authorisations (licences): UR4.1.at (license) allows you to search for hydrocarbons;
UR4.2.at (license) allows for hydrocarbon exploration and production.
5. the economic Ministry's permission (license) issued by: 5.1 a complex search (without competition);
5.2. the exploration and production of hydrocarbons in the sea or in the State-owned land by tender, with the exception of those rules specified in paragraph 68;
5.3. the exploration and production of hydrocarbons (without competition) land that is not public property, land owner or his authorized economic operator chosen if it complies with this provision in paragraph 71 and 76.
6. authorisation (licence) to search for hydrocarbons and hydrocarbon exploration and production issued and recorded in the Ministry of economics.
7. License area detection agent (hereinafter agent) in the sea may be the Ministry of economics or business person who wants to make a search of hydrocarbons or hydrocarbon exploration and mining works in the sea.
8. the determination agent license area on land may be the land owner or his authorized person.
9. land owners or their authorized person his own farmland can be combined in one license area, if these lands have a common border. Land owners or their authorized person submitted to the Ministry of Economic Affairs joint submission of the license area determination of initiation.
10. the Ministry of Economic Affairs a proposal on the area of the licence to search for hydrocarbons, as well as exploration and production of hydrocarbons shall be based on the application of the agent.
11. the search of hydrocarbons or hydrocarbon exploration and extraction agents shall provide the Ministry of the economy of the area of the licence application discovery proceedings (annex 1).
12. Ministry of the economy within 30 days of the submission of the appearance.
13. If the proponent has not submitted all the information specified in annex 1, and documents, the economic Ministry asking 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.
14. the proponent may submit an application.
15. If the application and the following information and documents comply with the requirements of these regulations, the Ministry of economy prepared a draft order of the Cabinet of Ministers on the license area.
16. The land owner or his authorized person in accordance with the provisions of paragraph 93 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).
17. This provision 91. 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).
18. 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 12, 13, 14 and 15 above.
19. The licensee is search of hydrocarbons or hydrocarbon exploration and mining works for the geological and ģeofizikāl the owner of the data.
20. If hydrocarbons or hydrocarbon exploration works are associated with the movement of the ship or 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.
21. the Ministry of the economy and the Latvian environment, geology and Meteorology Agency deal 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. work of the hydrocarbons licensing 22. Authorisation (licence) to search for hydrocarbons: 22.1. reasons permit (license) issued;
22.2. information about licensees (operators of the company, registration number, place of registration and registered office);
UR22.3.at (license) allows for life;
22.4. the licence area and its geographical coordinates of vertices;
22.5. in search of hydrocarbons;
22.6. the order in which the transferred information, data, reports, and samples were obtained for hydrocarbons.
23. Permission (license) to search for hydrocarbons is not exclusive. Per license for hydrocarbons in the area may be granted more permissions (licenses).
24. If the licensee is a permit (license) for hydrocarbons, it does not provide an advantage to get permission (license) for the exploration and production of hydrocarbons.
25. Authorisation (licence) to search for hydrocarbons is issued for a period of up to five years.
26. After the adoption of the order of the Cabinet of Ministers on the determination of the hydrocarbons of the license area in the search for work, the Ministry of the economy 15 days inform the agent.
27. 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 merchants (hereinafter the applicant), which lays claim to the permit (license) for the reception of hydrocarbons.
28. After the adoption of the 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 permission (license) for a complex search.
29. in order to obtain permission (license) to search for hydrocarbons cabinet within the license area, the applicant shall submit the application to the Ministry of Economy of the permit (license) for a complex search (annex 3). The application shall be accompanied by documents specified in annex 3.

30. the Ministry of the economy during the 30dien applicant shall assess the conformity of the application 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 the authorisation (licence) for hydrocarbons.
31. If the applicant has not submitted all the information specified in annex 3, and documents of the Ministry of economy please submit them to 30dien. 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.
32. the applicant may submit the application.
IV. work of the hydrocarbons of the order 33. Licensee no later than 30 days before the commencement of the works submitted to the Ministry of economy for hydrocarbons in the work schedule. The schedule set out in the authorization (license) within the work programme of the search work and planned completion date.
34. The licensee is obliged to license (authorization) in order to submit to the Latvian environment, geology and Meteorology Agency data, samples and information collected for hydrocarbons.
35. the seismic exploration in the sea, the licensee shall have the right to seismisko measurements continue license area adjacent territory, up to a maximum 2000metr distance from the boundary of 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 referred to as 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.
36. 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 shall reach a written agreement with the land owner of the territory concerned about seismic research and time. The licensee written agreement five days after they are submitted to the Ministry of Economy of the sign and started work.
V. hydrocarbon exploration and extraction in the licensing arrangements 37. General Permit (license) for the exploration and production of hydrocarbons: 37.1. reasons permit (license) issued;
37.2. information about licensees (operators of the company, registration number, place of registration and registered office);
UR37.3.at (license) allows for life;
23.2. license area and its geographical coordinates of vertices;
37.5. the hydrocarbon research distribution over the years;
23.4. the minimum exploration work program and its costs;
37.7. the order in which the transferred information, data, reports, and samples were obtained for hydrocarbons and mining jobs.
38. a permit (license) for the exploration and production of hydrocarbons is issued for a period of up to 30 years, including studies, up to five years. If a permit (license) for the exploration and production of hydrocarbons has been issued for a shorter period may be extended by the Ministry of economy of the hydrocarbons exploration and production permission (license) for a period of time, which, together with the predefined time limit not exceeding 30 years.
39. a permit (license) for the exploration and production of hydrocarbons give exclusive rights to extend permission (license) validity period up to 30 years for the production of hydrocarbons.
40. the Cabinet of Ministers draft order in the exploration and production of hydrocarbons on the land provides the license area, not less than 15hektār.
41. If more economic operators want to take together for hydrocarbons and mining jobs, they create a partnership that lays claim to permission (license).
42. If permission (license) is issued to a partnership, then the authorisation (licence) means a partnership in the trades.
43. the Ministry of the economy shall issue the authorisation (licence) for the exploration and production of hydrocarbons based on hydrocarbon exploration and extraction in the Licensing Commission (hereinafter the Commission) decision.
44. 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.
45. the Commission shall be valid if they are sitting on more than half the members of the Commission. The minutes of the Commission.
46. the work of the technical Commission shall ensure the Ministry of economics.
Vi. The hydrocarbon exploration and extraction of licensing arrangements for the sea or State-owned land in the Ministry of Economics 47 180 days after the adoption of the 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).
48. The invitation to tender (invitation) published in the newspaper "Latvian journal" and in the official journal of the European Union.
49. the invitation indicating the following information: 30.5. issuing tender (Ministry of Economy);
UR49.2.at allows (license);
30.6. the contest rules at the place, time, and contact;
49. fee for receipt of the tender regulation — 350 lats;
30.8. the submission deadline;
30.8. other information that members may be required to produce high quality tender.
50. 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.
51. The contest rules are developed and approved by the Ministry of the economy.
52. the tender shall determine: 52.1. information on the subject of the invitation to tender;
52.2. the application design, filing and recording procedures;
52.3. the content and qualification requirements for tenderers according to this provision, paragraph 53;
52.4. term of validity of the application;
52.5. Charter interpretation;
52.6. amendment and cancellation procedures, topping;
52.7. opening of tenders;
52.8. application procedures and criteria for assessment under this rule 54;
52.9. rights and duties of the Commission;
52.10. non-refundable membership fee of 1500 lats-size: and payment arrangements;
52.11. preparation of the sample;
52.12. other information required in the tender process.
53. the licensing tender participant is qualified. Qualifications of members according to the contest rules laid down in the following documents and certify information: UR53.1.dal participants included in the application form;
53.2. information about members;
53.3. information on the experience of the participants, who describes its ability to carry out complex research and extraction of the license area;
53.4. minimum hydrocarbon exploration work program, including research work, deadlines and costs;
13. a document showing that the participant has implemented quality management system according to EN ISO 9001:2000 EN "quality management systems-requirements" or the equivalent standard;
53.6. 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 EN 14001:2005 EN ISO "environmental management systems-requirements with guidance for use", or equivalent environmental management standards;
UR53.7.dal participants included in the annual reports for the last two financial years;
53.8. the merchant copy of the registration certificate;
bank guarantee is 53.9. (warranty) or equivalent document attesting that the participant is able to provide the minimum financial hydrocarbon exploration work programs;
53.10. document which certifies that the Member has paid the membership fee.
54. the permission (license) to assign to the invitation to tender shall include the following criteria: UR54.1.dal participants included financial indicators;
54.2. the way in which the participant offers to make hydrocarbons, and start it (minimum programme);
54.3. work experience in exploration and extraction of hydrocarbons.
55. The contestants compliance with qualification requirements shall be evaluated by the Commission.
56. The Commission shall examine the applications of members and only those who comply with this rule in paragraph 53 and contest rules requirements.
57. The Commission shall evaluate the applications of participants, giving them points according to the rules laid down in point 54 of the criteria.
58. The invitation to tender shall lay down the procedures for the award of points for each criteria.
59. the Commission's meetings are closed, except for the application of the opening session.
60. the Commission on the winner recognised their players, which have the most points, but not the least, as set out in the tender regulations.
61. If the application does not comply with these rules or the competition rules, the Commission has not evaluated them, but makes up for it in the Protocol and in writing, inform the applicant of the Commission 15dien meetings.
62. If several applications of participants receive the same number of points, then the winner is recognized it, which receives the highest number of points for the minimum programme of work and experience of the participant for hydrocarbons and mining jobs.
63. where the licensing tender is 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.

64. the Commission by Member recognition for winning the permission (license).
65. 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.
66. The competition for hydrocarbons exploration and production is considered not to have occurred if: UR66.1.nav no applications received;
66.2.ar Commission decision is a rejection of all applications;
66.3. the contest winner is refused permission (license).
67. If the contest according to the provisions of paragraph 69 not proved to have occurred, the Ministry of economy of the 180dien during the period of validity of the new contest, on notice to the newspaper "Latvian journal" and in the official journal of the European Union.
68. Licensing is not to hold a competition, if the license area is extended that rule 91 in the case.
VII. The hydrocarbon exploration and extraction work in the licensing arrangements for land that is not public property 69. By an order of the Cabinet of Ministers on the determination of the license area for hydrocarbons and mining jobs in the Ministry of economy of the 15dien inform the agent.
70. After the adoption of the order of the Cabinet of Ministers on the determination of the license area for hydrocarbons and mining works the land owner or his authorized person chosen applicants who qualify to receive a permission (license) of the hydrocarbons exploration and mining works.
71. in order to obtain permission (license) for the 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 shall be accompanied by the document referred to in annex 4.
72. the application of the Commission.
73. the Commission within 60 days after receipt of the application, whether the application submitted by the applicant and information 4. requirements set out in the annex.
74. If the applicant has not submitted any document laid down in annex 4 and information, please submit it 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.
75. If the application complies with the 4. requirements set out in the annex, the Commission shall assess, by assigning points according to annex 5, the assessment criteria set out in.
76. The minimum number of points, which must be received by the Commission to take a decision on granting the permission (license), has 21 points.
77. If the application meets the assessment criteria laid down in annex 5, and its rating is lower than the rules set out in paragraph 76 of the minimum number of points, the Commission shall decide on the issuance of a permit (license) for the hydrocarbon exploration and mining works.
78. If the application does not meet the assessment criteria laid down in annex 5, or its rating is lower than this provision in paragraph 76 a set minimum number of points, the Commission shall decide to reject the application and shall return it to the applicant.
79. the applicant may submit the application.
80. The economic Ministry's permission (license) for the exploration and production of hydrocarbons shall be issued on the basis of the decision of the Commission.
VIII. The hydrocarbon exploration and extraction procedures 81. Licensee operator functions can take the same or to transfer 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.
82. in order to initiate any hydrocarbon research, licensee no later than 30dien before the start of work submitted to the Ministry of Economy: 82.1. minimum work schedule program execution, indicating permission (license) a minimum work program set out in the hydrocarbon exploration work planned commencement and completion dates;
82.2. the protection plan.
83. The Ministry of economy 60dien after the document submission may request the licensee to supplement, amend or resubmit these provisions referred to in paragraph 82 of the documents if they do not meet the eligibility requirements.
84. The licensee may initiate hydrocarbon research, if 60dien after the document submission, the submission of amendments or additions have been received from the Ministry of Economic Affairs regulations 83 the request referred to in paragraph.
85. The licensee is obliged to execute the license the minimum work program rules referred to in paragraph 82 the graphic within.
86. If the licensee that have received permission (license) for the 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, then it 60dien after work schedule within the time-limit set in the State budget contributions do not meet the cost of the work according to the amount of money specified in hydrocarbon exploration and mining permit (licence).
87. If the licensee wishes to make further studies of hydrocarbons that is not specified in the permit (licence) minimum set to work in this 30dien before the additional work shall be submitted to the Ministry of the economy, in addition to carrying out the work programme and its timetable.
88. If the licensee wishes to conduct experimental production of hydrocarbons, it is 15 days prior to the experimental work of extracting the hydrocarbons shall be submitted to the Ministry of the economy work out schedule indicating the planned mining volumes, as well as the initiation and completion deadlines. 30dien after the completion of the pilot got the licensee shall submit to the Ministry of the economy and the Latvian environment, geology and Meteorology Agency report which specifies the actual quantities of hydrocarbons, obtained the observed debut and actual work terms.
89. The licensee experimental production of hydrocarbons can do no more than 180dien after submission of the notification of the Ministry of the economy.
90. The hydrocarbon exploration or mining drilling on land may only be fitted to any point on the hole of the orthogonal projection of the surface of the ģeoīd should be not less than 180 m from any property line of the land not included in the license area, except in the case where the licensee has received the land owner's written permission to install a borehole.
91. If the licensee for hydrocarbons in deed establishes that hydrocarbons deposits exceeds the limits of the license area, he shall notify the Ministry of the economy: 91.1. If hydrocarbons deposits outside the license area continues the sea or State-owned land;
91.2. land owner if the hydrocarbon deposits outside the license area will continue on land that is not public property.
92. the extension of the licence area is happening this rule 16, 17 and 18.
93. A licensee within 60 days of the hydrocarbons exploration work minimum and additional programs (if any) shall submit to the Ministry of Economy of the execution and the Latvian environment, geology and Meteorology Agency report that contains embedded and its evaluation, including stocks of hydrocarbons, as well as indicate whether will start production of hydrocarbons from hydrocarbon deposits, estimated.
94. If the evaluation of the embedded report the licensee declares that it will start the extraction of hydrocarbons, it before extracting the work submitted to the Ministry of Economy: 94.1. deposits of hydrocarbons and hydrocarbons extraction of preparation of the work plan;
94.2. the protection plan.
95. The hydrocarbon deposits, preparation and extraction of hydrocarbons in the plan the licensee shall show the following: UR95.1.pl ānoto hydrocarbons extraction volumes over the years, 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;
95.2. technological structures and equipment technical design (design stage) and disposition scheme;
UR95.3.pl ānoto of hydrocarbon extraction and the use of the embed duration;
95.4. the hydrocarbon extraction, transportation, storage and transhipment technology description.
96. The Ministry of economy 60dien after the document submission may request the licensee to supplement, amend or re-submit this 94 rules. documents referred to in paragraph 1 if they do not comply with this provision or paragraph 94.95.
97. The licensee may start, if within a period of 60 days after the documents submitted, the topping or amendment submission is not received from the Ministry of Economic Affairs 96. these provisions referred to in the request.
98. The licensee each year up to April 1, the Ministry of the economy shall be submitted and the Latvian environment, geology and Meteorology Agency report on the follow-up to and the volumes of hydrocarbons by months in the preceding calendar year in accordance with the submitted deposits of hydrocarbons in the preparation and use of hydrocarbon extraction plan.
99. Get hydrocarbons at sea or on State-owned land to become the licensee's property the moment 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. Fees for permission (license) fee for a permit 100 (licence) for hydrocarbons has 500 lats.
101. The fee for a permit (license) for the exploration and production of hydrocarbons on land is 2000lat for one license.
102. the fee for a permit (license) for the exploration and production of hydrocarbons in the sea is 75000lat.

103. the fee for a permit (license) payable before permission (license), and it is included in the State budget.
104. If the licensee changes, the new permissions (licenses) of the issue is 250lat. The fee for a permit (license) payable before permission (license), and it is included in the State budget.
X. national participation in the exploration and extraction of hydrocarbons in the sea or in the State-owned land can participate in 105 National hydrocarbon extraction on State-owned land or sea.
106. State your participation in implementing the production of hydrocarbons with a corporation in which all shares owned by the State (public corporation).
107. The public corporation may participate in the production of hydrocarbons to cover a specific part (hereinafter public participation part) of hydrocarbon extraction costs and receive a proportional share of the income from it.
108. the State establishes a corporation within six months after the issue of a permit (license).
109. the State Corporation's shareholders is the Ministry of economy.
110. 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.
111. If a participating country in the production of hydrocarbons, and the tender shall permit (licence) include the following: 111.1. State percentage of participation;
the Corporation pays only 111.2. hydrocarbon extraction costs according to national interests;
111.3. 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 until such time as the licensee shall submit to the Ministry of Economy of hydrocarbons deposits use preparation and extraction of hydrocarbons in the plan;
111.4. Corporation receives income from the production of hydrocarbons in proportion to the part of the State's participation, including from the experimental mining;
the licensee must switch 111.5. collaborative agreement with the National Corporation, which defines permission (license) the mutual cooperation of members. Collaborative project of the Treaty adds a licensing tender rules.
112. Collaborative agreement must be concluded within 15 months after the authorization (license) issued.
113. Collaborative agreement States: 113.1. collaborative management institution and its expertise;
113.2. and the national licensee corporations of the mutual obligations and responsibilities;
113.3. and the National Corporation of licensee responsibility towards third parties;
extraction of hydrocarbons 113.4. program and budget preparation;
113.5. operator selection procedures, functions, rights, duties and responsibilities;
113.6. deciding on collaborative issues, public corporation, and the licensee is their participation shares corresponding to the number of votes;
voting rule 113.7. collaborative management institution;
113.8. other conditions that parties consider important.
114. Collaborative agreement must be submitted to the Ministry of Economic 14dien after signing it.
115.40 months permission (license) issued by the Ministry of the economy, submit to the Cabinet a draft concept of national interests, for the financing of the following variants: 115.1. public participation is financed from the State budget;
115.2. public corporation means necessary to take on the financial market through a State guarantee;
115.3. the part of the State's participation is not funded.
116. If the Cabinet decides on the participation in the financing of part of the country selling his ownership interest in the auction or renounces it and 30dien the licensee shall notify the licensee.
XI. the search of hydrocarbons and hydrocarbon exploration and extraction work monitoring 117. Environment, geology and Meteorology Agency conducted a search of hydrocarbons and hydrocarbon exploration and extraction of geological monitoring: 117.1. work plan of geological expertise;
117.2. Geological control in the course of implementing projects;
117.3. expertise in the preparation of an opinion.
118. the national regulatory authorities, when carrying out a search of hydrocarbons and hydrocarbon exploration and extraction control in production of hydrocarbons offshore sites for a planned check 48stund before they report to 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 work stop 119. Licensee no later than 180dien before the cessation of production of hydrocarbons shall be submitted to the Ministry of Economy of the cessation of the work plan: 119.1. the licensee waive permission (license);
119.2. authorization (license) expired;
119.3. licensee wishes to terminate the hydrocarbon exploration or extraction of one or more devices.
120. the working plan should provide for termination of the dismantling of the equipment and the equipment dismantled for transport arrangements or possible future operation of that equipment, borehole tamponēšan, soil conditioning after the dismantling of equipment and the other with the cessation of production of hydrocarbons related work.
121. If the licensee waive permission (license) or the use of the equipment intends to terminate unintended circumstances, it shall forthwith notify the Ministry of the economy. The notification shall contain information in accordance with this rule 119 and indicate the reason why the use of the equipment is terminated.
122. an authorisation (licence) suspended or cancelled in accordance with the law "on the Earth" in article 16.
123. The licensee is obliged to ensure that, before the license area of abandonment in State-owned land or sea to run job termination plan with vintage equipment, borehole tamponēšan, land conditioning, as well as other work-related activities and suspension perform authorization (license) the licensee of certain obligations.
XIII. circumstances of force majeure 124. 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 permission (license) 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 permissions (licenses).
125. The licensee is not responsible for the permit (license) for non-execution of obligations or due to the delay, failure, or if the delay is due to force majeure circumstances.
126. The licensee must immediately be reported to the Ministry of Economy of force majeure circumstances, adding his available information relating to the nature of the circumstances and their consequences, and make the work possible mitigation.
127. If force majeure circumstances stop prevents or makes it impossible for hydrocarbons exploration and mining works, permission (license), as well as permissions (licenses) of the individual resulting obligations are due for the period be extended, equal to the force majeure circumstances, the duration and the time required for the activity to resume.
128. If force majeure circumstances permit (license) for these objectives is not possible, the Ministry of Economic Affairs jointly with the licensee, shall decide on the permission (license) the amendment or authorization (license).
XIV. Closing questions 129. 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 permission (license) the prospection, exploration and production of hydrocarbons are issued according to the rules in force before the entry into force of these regulations.
130. before the entry into force of these regulations issued (license) is valid until the authorisation (licence). The licensee must comply with the conditions of a permit (license) and these rules. The Ministry of economy shall inform the licensee of the entry into force of these regulations, if they are directly affected by it.
131. The provision referred to in paragraph 44 of Commission to create, within three months following the entry into force of these regulations. Evaluation of the application for authorisation (licence) for the exploration and production of hydrocarbons, being launched after the establishment of the Commission.
132. Until such time as it is established the National Corporation for the implementation of the State's participation in the production of hydrocarbons, the permit (license) for the participation of Latvia in the part managed by 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 a. Halloween economic Minister A.r. Kariņš Editorial Note: rules shall enter into force on 16 September 2005.
 
1. the annex to Cabinet of Ministers of 13 September 2005, regulations no 691 economic Minister A.r. Kariņš annex 2 of the Cabinet of Ministers of 13 September 2005, regulations no 691 economic Minister A.r. Kariņš
 

3. the Cabinet of Ministers of 13 September 2005, regulations no 691 economic Minister A.r. Kariņš annex 4 of the Cabinet of Ministers of 13 September 2005, regulations no 691 economic Minister A.r. Kariņš annex 5 of the Cabinet of Ministers of 13 September 2005, regulations no 691 evaluation criteria to get permission (license) for the exploration and production of hydrocarbons, which are not public property 1. Applicant's financial performance. The maximum number of points 6 (six): 1. Equity: 1) up to 70000 dollars — 0.5 points 2nd) from 70001lat-210000 lat-1 paragraph 3) from 210001 lat-350000 dollars — 2 points 4) from lat-490000 350001 lat — 2.5 points) from 5 lats-LVL 630000 490001-3 point 6) from lat-750000 LVL 630001 — 3.5 points 7) from lat-850000 750001 lats – 4 points 8) from 850001 lat-950000 lat — 4.5 points 9) from 9500001-1050000 lats-LVL 5 points 10) above 1050001 LAT: 6 points 1.2. revenue. The maximum number of points (six) 6:1) up to 0.5 points 140000 pounds-2) from the late to 280000 140001 lat-1 paragraph 3) from lat-420000 280001 lat-1.5 points 4) from lat-560000 420001 lat-2.5 point 5) from lat-560001-700000 lat 3 point 6) from lat-700001 2100000 lat-3.5 points) from 2100001-7 lat 4200000 lats – 4 points, 8) from 4200001 late-late-4.5 points 6300000 9) from 6300001-lat, lat 7700000 5 points 10) above the 7700001 lat: 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 UR2.3.izp down borings: UR2.3.1.par each to fill in holes drilled, 10 point UR2.3.2.par each drilling below fill — 5 points 2.4. other research methods — 2 points 3. Applicant's experience in the production of hydrocarbons : UR3.1.gad à hydrocarbons obtained (on average over the last five years): UR3.1.1.par every 1 million. BBL-1.5 points UR3.1.2.nav mining — minus 4 points 3.2. operator's practical work experience of exploring for and producing hydrocarbons. The maximum number of points 6:3.2.1. experience has more than 21 years — 6 points 3.2.2. experience from 16 – 20 years – 4 points 3.2.3. experience from 11-15 years-3 point 3.2.4. experience from 5 to 10 years — 2 points 3.2.5. experience from 1-4 years: 1 paragraph 3.2.6. experience is less than 1 year — 0.3 points 3.2.7. experience — minus 4 points 3.3.to Executive practical work experience (in years) research and extraction of hydrocarbons that working relationship the applicant has more than six months.
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 A.r. Kariņš