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Upstream licensing

In the interest of a competitive internal market in hydrocarbon provision, authorizations for the prospection, exploration and production of hydrocarbons may only be granted following a procedure in which all interested entities may submit applications.

Notices inviting applications are published in the Official Journal of the European Communities at least 90 days before the closing date for applications, and links to these are provided in these pages.

Key Documents:

  Hydrocarbons Licensing Directive (Internal market in oil & gas upstream sector)
Directive 94/22/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 30 May 1994 on the conditions for granting and using authorizations for the prospection, exploration and production of hydrocarbons
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26.4.2006
Communication from the Government of the Republic of Poland concerning Directive 94/22/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 30 May 1994 on the conditions for granting and using authorisations for the prospection, exploration and production of hydrocarbons (1) and the competent authorities specified pursuant to Article 10 of Directive 94/22/EC

21.4.2006
Notification by the Czech Republic pursuant to Article 10 of Directive 94/22/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 30 May 1994 on the conditions for granting and using authorisations for the prospection, exploration and production of hydrocarbons

20.4.2006
Communication by the Government of the Slovak Republic of a list of the competent authorities and concerning Directive 94/22/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 30 May 1994 on the conditions for granting and using authorizations for the prospection, exploration and production of hydrocarbons

20.4.2006
Notice inviting applications for authorisation to prospect for hydrocarbons in block B14 of the Dutch continental shelf

16.3.2006
United Kingdom Government notice concerning European Parliament and Council Directive 94/22/EC of 30 May 1994 on the conditions for granting and using authorisations for the prospection, exploration and production of hydrocarbons

8.3.2006
Communication from the French Government regarding an application for an exclusive licence to prospect for oil and gas, designated ‘Permis de Mairy’

8.3.2006
Communication from the French Government regarding an application for an exclusive licence to prospect for oil and gas, designated ‘Permis de Joigny’

8.3.2006
Notice inviting applications for authorisation to prospect for hydrocarbons in block Q11 of the Dutch continental shelf
24.2.2006
Notice of application for a licence to explore for geothermal resources (Sicily)
28.12.2005
Communication from the French Government regarding an application for an exclusive licence to prospect for liquid and gaseous hydrocarbons, designated the ‘Claracq Licence’
28.12.2005
Communication from the French Government regarding an application to extend the exclusive licence to prospect for liquid and gaseous hydrocarbons designated the ‘Lavignolle licence’
28.12.2005
Communication from the French Government regarding applications for exclusive licences to prospect for liquid and gaseous hydrocarbons, designated the ‘Etampes licence’ and the ‘Malesherbes licence’
28.12.2005
Notice inviting applications for authorisation to prospect for hydrocarbons in block L3 of the Dutch continental shelf
28.12.2005
Notice inviting applications for authorisation to prospect for hydrocarbons in block Q14 of the Dutch continental shelf

28.12.2005
Notice inviting applications for authorisation to extract hydrocarbons in the Oosterwolde area on Dutch territory

28.12.2005
Notice inviting applications for authorisation to prospect for hydrocarbons in block P8 of the Dutch continental shelf

28.12.2005
Notice inviting applications for authorisation to prospect for hydrocarbons in block P5 of the Dutch continental shelf

28.12.2005
Notice inviting applications for authorisation to prospect for hydrocarbons in block P4 of the Dutch continental shelf

28.12.2005
Notice inviting applications for authorisation to prospect for hydrocarbons in block M11 of the Dutch continental shelf

28.12.2005
Notice inviting applications for authorisation to prospect for hydrocarbons in block M10 of the Dutch continental shelf

28.12.2005
Notice inviting applications for authorisation to prospect for hydrocarbons in block M8 of the Dutch continental shelf

28.12.2005
Notice inviting applications for authorisation to prospect for hydrocarbons in block segment L1b of the Dutch continental shelf

28.12.2005
Notice inviting applications for authorisation to prospect for hydrocarbons in block F14 of the Dutch continental shelf

28.12.2005
Notice inviting applications for authorisation to prospect for hydrocarbons in block F18 of the Dutch continental shelf

3.2.2006
Communication from the French Government regarding an application for an exclusive licence to prospect for liquid and gaseous hydrocarbons, designated the ‘Bleue Lorraine Sud Licence’

3.2.2006
Communication from the French Government regarding an application for an exclusive licence to prospect for liquid and gaseous hydrocarbons, designated the ‘Rigny-le-Ferron Licence’

3.2.2006
Communication from the French Government regarding an application for an exclusive licence to prospect for liquid and gaseous hydrocarbons, designated the ‘Montargis Licence’

7.12.2005
Notification by the Hungarian Government under Directive 94/22/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 30 May 1994 on the conditions for granting and using authorizations for the prospection, exploration and production of hydrocarbons

7.12.2005
Communication from Ireland pursuant to Directive 94/22/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 30 May 1994 on the conditions for granting and using authorisations for the prospection, exploration and production of hydrocarbons. Announcement of 2006 Licensing Round — Slyne, Erris and Donegal Basins

1.12.2005
Announcement of invitation to apply for petroleum production licences on the Norwegian Continental Shelf — 19th Licensing Round

 

last update: 19-06-2008